MAY 12 - 19

May 12

Sunday at All Souls | 11:15 am

"For What Binds Us" with Rev. Galen Guengerich

Join us after the service in Reidy Friendship Hall for Coffee Hour!

Order of Service

This Sunday's Musical Program:

A Soft Place to Land from Waitress - Sara Bareilles

To My Old Brown Earth - Pete Seeger

Ich habt nun Traurigkeit, from Ein Deutsches Requiem - Johannes Brahms

  • Children's Choir

10:30 AM | Classroom 2A

Children will start in the Sanctuary this Sunday!

  • Religious Education: Mother's Day Activity (Ages 5-12)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM | The Ware Room


All Souls will soon be the home of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program!

This Summer & Fall we are partnering with Stoneledge Farm to bring fresh fruits and veggies to the neighborhood.

The 2024 CSA share delivery season dates are June 10 - November 5th & pick-up will be Tuesday evenings. All extra fruits and vegetables will be donated to the All Souls food security programs. Please email with any questions!


Come sing with us! The historic choir of All Souls NYC and Musica Viva NY is holding auditions for volunteer choir positions on May 11! All voice parts welcome.

To schedule an audition, please email

Auditions will be held on tomorrow at All Souls NYC. The ideal auditionee will have strong sight reading skills and choral singing experience.


The printable calendar is here! Use the link below to access a printable calendar of events for May 2024.

Copies are available in the Vestibule on Sundays.

May 2024 Calendar (PDF)

MONDAY: May 13

Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom

Meditation & Discussion | 10 AM | Zoom

Writers Group | 6 PM | Zoom


Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom

Dharma Study Group | 1 PM | Zoom

Women’s Empowerment Circle | 5:30 PM | Zoom

Future Leadership Task Force Listening Circle | 6 PM | Zoom

Community Choir | 6:30 PM | The Sanctuary

The League | 7 PM | Zoom


Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom

Poetry & Conversation | on hiatus

Women's Alliance Monthly Meeting | 12 PM | RFH

Trip to the Shantideva Center | 12 PM

Stories with Soul | 6:45 PM | Zoom

“To Do” by Kate Walbert

Read by Dana Ivey

Host: Neil Osborne


Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom

Transforming Our Suffering | 10 AM | Zoom

Children’s Choir | 4:45 PM | The Ware Room

FRIDAY: May 17

Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom


Community Meditation | 8:30 AM | Zoom

SUNDAY: May 19

Sunday Worship Youth Service! 11:15 AM | The Sanctuary

Coffee Hour | 12:15 PM | RFH

Souls in Service Committee Launch |12:15 PM | Forrest Church Gallery

Newcomer Bagel Brunch | 12:15 PM | Reidy Friendship Hall

Board Meeting | 1 PM | Forrest Church Gallery

Deacons Meeting | 1 PM | The Ware Room

Musica Viva NY Presents: Perpetual Light | 5 PM | The Sanctuary

Pre-concert talk at 4 pm | Reception following the concert in Reidy Friendship Hall!


All Queer Souls Friendship Circle

Saturday, May 11 | 10 AM | Zoom

Join LGBTQIA+ members and friends at All Souls for discussion and community. The All Queer Souls Friendship Circle meets every other Saturday on Zoom!

This is an open group - you are welcome to join at any time.

Future Leadership Task Force Listening Circle

Tuesday, May 14 | 6 PM | Zoom

These circles are an opportunity for the congregation, guided by the Future Leadership Task Force, to reflect on the current All Souls leadership model (e.g., roles responsibilities and functions of the Board, ministers, and congregants), assess current governing policies and bylaws, explore UUA and other best practices, and eventually make recommendations to the Congregation and the Board.

The League

Tuesday, May 14 | 7 PM | Zoom

Join the League for community and conversation! Kevin Billet will introduce his idea for a new group at All Souls addressing food issues, sustainability and wellness.

Visit to the Shantideva Dharma Center

Wednesday, May 15

12 - 4 PM

Join us in Brooklyn for lunch followed by a visit to Shantideva Center, All Souls' partner dharma center. Venerable Robina Courtin will lead a teaching on "The Workshop is in the Mind." She will also provide an introduction to the gompa, the room in which meditation and teachings take place.

An offering is requested for the teaching. Please email to register. All are welcome!

WA Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 15 | 12 PM | RFH

Lunch (BYO), socializing, a business meeting, and a speaker. We’ll provide coffee, tea, and a sweet.

Elizabeth Hope Clancy (Beth) will speak on “Broadway to Mesopotamia: a costume designer’s journey.” Beth has designed costumes for Tony Award-winning plays, Broadway premieres by Edward Albee and Arthur Miller, Shakespeare in the Park, opera, dance and more. A longtime member of All Souls and soprano in the choir, Beth is a granddaughter of the late WA member Betty Clancy. In recent years she has made intensive studies of the ancient textiles and dress of Mesopotamia.

All Souls Youth Service

Sunday, May 19 | 11:15 AM | The Sanctuary

Come hear from the All Souls teens and celebrate their hard work! Join us on Sunday, May 19th for our annual youth service. Coming of Age students will give their credo statements followed by the High School students bridging ceremony.

Souls in Service Committee Launch

Sunday, May 19 | 12:15 PM | Forrest Church Gallery

Help launch the Souls in Service Committee! Our vision is to provide a range of service opportunities, commensurate with varying levels of availability, that respond to the diverse needs in our community. We want to hear from members of the congregation about what service projects will be the most meaningful. This includes both existing projects and projects that we will develop.

Please join Souls in Service Sunday, May 19th during coffee hour in Forrest Church Gallery as we start to plan a future of joyful service activities. If you have any questions, please contact Judith Moldover or send an email to

All Souls Board Meeting

Sunday, May 19th | 1 PM | Forrest Church Gallery

All are welcome and encouraged to attend All Souls board meetings!

Musica Viva NY will be presenting its concert “PERPETUAL LIGHT: Mozart and Golijov," in the sanctuary at All Souls NYC on Sunday May 19 at 5pm. As usual there will be a pre-concert talk at 4pm and this will feature Trent in conversation with Alejandro and David & Susan Rockefeller (both Board members of the Oceana Foundation). 


Mozart’s Requiem—a swansong of sorts that has been shrouded in mystery from its inception—has fascinated performers, musicologists, and audiences for almost a quarter of a millennium. The Musica Viva NY choir and orchestra pair Mozart’s masterpiece with an equally imposing work by the brilliant Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, Oceana.


Tickets are $50 ($30 for students/artworkers) available at the door and at the link below.

Get your tickets now!


Coffee Hour, Ushering, Garden Committee, Religious Education, Food Security Programs & so much more!

Find out what volunteer opportunities are currently available at the link below!



All Souls publishes two email newsletters: The All Souls Weekly, the Friday email which announces upcoming events for the next week; and Today at All Souls, which arrives at 8 am every morning and includes the Zoom information for events that day. We also produce a weekly Buddhism & Mindfulness newsletter and a weekly Education newsletter.

To subscribe, email Communications Assistant, Taylor at and specify which newsletter(s) you would like to receive.


If your group would like something added to our public congregation calendar and shared in our Friday email, please submit to our Communications Assistant, Taylor:

Submissions for the Friday email must be received by the previous Sunday at 4 pm (at least 5 days before the email it is intended for).

Printable Calendar: Submissions or changes in regularly scheduled programming must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior (i.e. March 15th for the April calendar).

If you need to reserve space for an in-person event or meeting at All Souls, please contact our Director of Growth, Cecily: