July 5 Traditionally we do not have a service on the 4th of July weekend.
July 12 Eleanor Allen
The Gift of Strawberries
From the book “Braiding Sweetgrass” by
Robin Wall Kimmerer. We have invited three smaller congregations to join us.
July 19 Robert South
What Does the Future Hold?
What is in your future and that of the
people closest to you? What is in the future for All Souls? What is in the future for Watertown and
Northern New York? What is in the future for the country and the world? Come and join in the circle
July 26 Harriet McMillan
I Spend my Days Surrounded by Thieves, Drug Dealers and Murderers. Don’t you?
This was a sermon written and delivered by our own Roz Cook at her church in Arizona. Roz may actually read this to us from her home in Arizona.
August 2 Andre and Judy de Zanger
Freedom and the Quest for Wholeness
What a long time it can take to become the person one has always been,” says the writer and teacher Parker Palmer. This sermon is inspired by Palmer’s words. I want to explore the ways in which the human soul goes into “hiding” because of acculturation, oppression, or trauma. Psychologists have a term for it, disassociation, and some indigenous cultures call it “the loss of soul” while offering options for healing, such as “soul retrieval” journeys. Join me to look at the ways we can free our truest, most authentic selves and lead lives of presence and wholeness. As Zora Neale Hurston once said, “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place”.
August 9, 16, 23, 30 To be announced.
September 6 Traditionally we do not have a service on Labor Day Weekend.
Rock and Water Ingathering Service
A reminder for our first regular service in
September...whether you spend your time this summer on a "stay-cation"; enjoying day trips; or
bravely venture out of state...remember to gather a bit of water and a small rock (a shell, a shed
feather, an acorn or other small found token would also work) to help tell your summer stories
during our traditional Rock and Water Ingathering Service