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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church

About All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
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Mission Statement

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.

People

    • Georgette Spinelli, Board president
    • Jo Reid, Board vice president
    • Robert South, Board secretary
    • Mary Ann Sawyer, Board treasurer

 

  • Laurie Pretory, office secretary

 

Office Hours (effective 11/10/2014)

Tuesday:  9 am to 1:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 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.

 

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March 2015

Services & Events

March 8

Wonder Women: Narrative and the Soul's Odyssey

Rev. Azande Sasa

In honor of Women’s History Month. It will be a reflection upon the remarkable ordinary stories

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March 15

Rev. Guy LaMothe

Sustaining the Chalice Flame: On Heritage, Hope & Pledges of Loyalty

For nearly 190 years the All Souls Congregation has been a beacon of hope in the

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News & Events

New Office Hours

Beginning Nov. 10, 2014

Tuesday: 9 am - 1:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

 
Sunday Social Hour
COFFE/TEA/SNACKS  AND FELLOWSHIP
 AFTER SERVICE, IN SOCIAL HALL
 
For More Info
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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.