|About Us | All Souls Church Watertown NY|
The Mission of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church is to create an environment in which personal and spiritual growth is encouraged; and where each of us is free to explore our individual beliefs and search for meaning.
We strive to be a warm, supportive, nurturing and inclusive religious community where all people are respected and honored because of their uniqueness.
We promote acceptance, diversity and social justice through our dealings with each other and our actions in the local and global community.
Office HoursMonday and Friday
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
All Souls History
Universalism in the Watertown area has its roots in early 1800s in Sackets Harbor where Edmond Luff, an English emigrant, preached until 1822. In Watertown the first Universalist society was loosely organized in 1820. The first ecclesiastical body met on June 21, 1823.
The plans for building a house of worship were formalized, and 18 months later the church on the southeast corner of what is now Public Square, was dedicated. The dedication sermon was given by Hosea Ballou (1771-1852) largely credited with founding the Universalist Church.
The first church burned in 1850 and a larger brick building, called the First Universalist Church, was built on the same site. In 1905 the brick church was sold and in 1907 a new building on Washington Street was dedicated. That church served as All Souls until December 13, 1984 when it was destroyed by fire.
All Souls then built their present home, a modern, energy efficient church on Gotham Street, which was dedicated in September 1987. That service featured the then president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, Rev. William Schultz.
Now Let There Be An Offering: Keepers Of The Dream
Rev. Eugene "Guy" LaMothe
For nearly 190 years the All Souls Congregation has been a beacon of hope in the North Country,
The Joys of the Season - Part 3
After these last few months of "winter, the season which keeps on giving", just about everyone is ready for
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|Weekly Shepherd's Post 03-07-14|
Date: March 7, 2014
Greetings to the Members and Friends of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.
Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 am: March 9
“Suppose everybody in the world loves universally,
loving others as one’s self.”
-- Mozi 400 BCE
Presenter: Robert South: “The Mozi is unquestionably one of the most important books in the
history of Chinese philosophy... This body of doctrine purportedly offers a definitive cure for the
significant social ills of its time. But more than that, the ideas advanced have an enduring
relevance going beyond the confines of a particular culture or epoch.”
Join the All Souls community for a rewarding and thought provoking worship experience.
Notice: Adult Life-Span Learning Module offered by Robert South
Sunday, March 9, 9:15am, Informal Lounge
Join with Robert South to begin the exploration of Rev. Dick Gilbert’s extremely popular and
engaging adult religious education curriculum, Building Your Own Theology.
‘Based on the assumption that everyone is their own theologian, this classic UU adult
education program invites participants to develop their own personal credos.’
Team Armadillo’s 2nd Annual “Last Frost” Vendor and Craft Show
On March 8th, Team Armadillo of Chalice Circle CUUPS and All Souls UU Church will hold
its second annual “Last Frost” Vendor and Craft Show at All Souls UU Church, 10-3, 1330
Admission to the AIDS Walk fundraiser is a $2 donation at the door.
LaMont's Food Fair from Glenfield will provide concessions from their food trailer,
donating 20% of sales to the Armadillos.
The Armadillos would love to have more people join the team! Become an Armadillo! To
find out more info about this show, or help the Armadillo's, or to Join the Armadillo team,
contact Susie Curtis or Jim Yerdon.
Follow Team Armadillo on their Facebook page:
Memoir Writing Workshop
Everyone has a story to tell. Whether your life seems
unconventional or relatively normal, there’s bound to be
something fascinating to share. Starting April second, please join
us on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 for a free, five week memoir
writing workshop hosted by Derek LaLonde. We will focus on
several ways to organize and transform anecdotes from memory
to interesting written stories. Georgette, Eric, Robert, Joann and
Derrick welcome your presence. Please email or call Derek
LaLonde (email@example.com),(315-486-5200) for details.
Keeping in Touch:
Rev. Guy LaMothe is available for conversation and consultation in the Pastor’s Study. Typical
office hours are Tuesdays 9-3 and Fridays 9-11:30 (or at other times by appointment). To arrange a
meeting, or simply to speak over the phone, call the Office at (315) 788-2742, or call Rev.
LaMothe directly (315) 405-0455 (cell), or (315) 848-3703 (home). No topic or question is too big
or small. Email also works great: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday and Friday
1330 Gotham Street
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AFTER SERVICE, IN SOCIAL HALL
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• About All Souls events, and to submit an event, contact us here.
• St. Lawrence District events found on district Web site - www.sld.uua.org.
• For the Unitarian Universalist movement, visit the UUA Web site at www.uua.org.