All Souls Church Mission Statement

All Souls is a welcoming spiritual community.
We seek truth, practice love, and celebrate life.

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Sunday Service 10 AM
Worship Service Theme:          Finding a Path to Peace

October 2, 2016   The Importance of Place The Covenants We Make to the Earth        Speaker: Gary Pabst
As we celebrate water communion we will visit our attachments to place. We are all intimately tied to our physical and biological environment. The Biologist, Edward O. Wilson introduced the biophilia hypothesis suggesting that there is an instinctive bond between human beings and other living systems.  This leads us to recall our 7th principle “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence.” And finally, what does this mean for our reaction to the reality of human caused climate disruption.

Worship Service Theme:  “Expressions of American Life”

October 9, 2016   Expressions of Beauty
Honoring Native American Day with Bryan Akipa and JR LaPlante
The rich culture, history and spirit of our Lakota-Dakota-Nakota neighbors will fill our sanctuary leading up to Native American Day which is Monday, October 10th. Bryan Akipa is a traditional flute player performing on wood flutes he has carved. An enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, Bryan received the 2016 National Heritage Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. In the pulpit will be JR LaPlante, enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, attorney, Avera Director of Tribal Relations, and South Dakota’s first cabinet Secretary of Tribal Relations (2011 – 2014), who will share “Reflections on Native American Day in South Dakota.”

October 16, 2016   Expressions of the Protectors    Speaker: Matthew West   

October 23, 2016    Expressions of Truth    “What is Truth?”     Speaker:    Peter Holland
The search for truth is the religious/spiritual core of modern Unitarian Universalism and it distinguishes our church from others who at their core dispense truth. What are the consequences of this search for us and for the larger society? How should we conduct our search? What standards of truth surround us?
Which ones should we emulate?

October 30, 2016   Expressions of RemembranceRemembering Our Loved Ones Together    Speaker:  Shared Remembrances
The fall season is a time when many cultures and religions around the world honor loved ones who have passed.  During this shortened service, we will explore some of those traditions, especially Samhaim, the Fall Pagan rite.  Children and adults will be invited to light a candle and share a picture, food item, or totem that reminds them of a loved one who has passed.  Those who have participated in a Religious Education activity during the month of October will share a shrine piece they have made themselves.  After the shortened service, people will choose a memorial project to create and add to the shrine. 
This memorial will be a growing tribute as we continue to add pieces through November 27th when we will use the alter as a centerpiece to celebrate our passage from grief to gratitude.
*Be sure to gather up special pieces you would like to use as a tribute to a loved one.  These could be recipes, favorite sayings, honors and awards, pictures, articles of clothing, old jewelry, etc.

 

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Job Opening

Religious Education Coordinator Position    
Do you love learning and enjoy facilitating learning for others? All Souls is accepting applications for a Religious Education Coordinator.
The RE Coordinator is a new position that will coordinate religious education programs for all ages consistent with UU principles. This part-time position requires 8 hours per week, including Sunday mornings and one Wednesday evening per month.
We are seeking a person who has:
• Knowledge of (or willingness to learn about) Unitarian Universalism and world religions
• Proven experience as an office or program coordinator or a similar role
• Good working knowledge of Word, Excel,PowerPoint, Outlook and the ability to do Internet research.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Experience with planning and implementing programs and activities.
To request a copy of the job description or to submit a resume, e-mail: allsoulssfdocs@gmail.com

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All Souls Church
2222 South Cliff, Sioux Falls, SD

Phone: 605-338-8652
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Now is the time, and here is the world, committed to our trust; and any form of activity that looks another way in neglect of their pressing appeals, may well be suspected as an evasion or a romance.
James Martineau