The dynamic Religious Education Program at All Souls is where children, youth and families come together to build community dedicated to our mission of spiritual growth. Each Sunday, a team of teachers, parents and program staff create a safe space that fosters creativity, curiosity and openness. At 10:00 a.m., we have a curriculum-based program from Tapestry of Faith. At 11:15 a.m., we offer creative arts such as drama and children's choir. In addition, we encourage social justice engagement with our community and the world. And of course worship is a central aspect of our religious life.
Good morning, and welcome to All Souls! My name is Rebecca Randall. My family has been coming to All Souls since I was four years old, and I’m now in 7th grade in the Sunday School program. So I have grown up Unitarian Universalist. My parents like to tell the story of how, when I was in Kindergarten, they asked me what I learned in Sunday School that day. Apparently, I told them that I had learned Moses led the Jews out of Egypt… to New York City. Obviously, my understanding of that story, as well as our Unitarian Universalist beliefs, has been changing as I’ve learned more. It’s sometimes difficult to explain to my friends what I do on Sundays. I go to a church, but I’m not a Christian. I love our Passover Seder, but I’m not Jewish. When I’ve tried to explain my religion to my friends, I have found it difficult – and, like my Kindergarten understanding of the Moses story, not always quite right. I’ve said that it’s a mix of different religions, or that UUs can choose to believe whatever they want to believe. Here at All Souls, I’m continuing to figure out what being a Unitarian Universalist means – and the one thing I am sure of is that this is a great place to explore that question.