Rev. Georganne Greene
Minister

 

Robert Traynor
Parish Administrator

(413) 773-5018

administrator@uugreenfield.org

 

Barbara Weeks
Music Director

music@uugreenfield.org

 

Winter Office Hours:

Monday: 2-5 PM

Wednesday: 2-5 PM

Friday: 1-5 PM

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Save The Dates!

Fri Jan 30 @04:00PM - 08:00PM
Stone Soup Cafe food prep
Sat Jan 31 @12:00PM - 02:30PM
Stone Soup Cafe
Sat Feb 21 @05:30PM -
Book Group
Welcome to All Souls

At All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Greenfield, Massachusetts, our mission is to welcome all who seek fellowship in our liberal religious tradition; to nurture the spiritual well-being of our children and ourselves; to show that people can transcend differences; to nourish and enrich each other in a common spiritual quest; and to provide information and opportunities for members of All Souls and others to act upon the issues of injustice and inequity.

We are a lay-led congregation which enjoys a diversity of speakers and viewpoints. We believe that there is an element of truth in everyone’s voice and faith practices - Humanist, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, religious naturalism, and others. What holds us together are our Unitarian Universalist principles of justice, tolerance, and freedom, lived with love, compassion and respect for one another. We covenant to listen and care for one another, even when we may disagree with one another.


Upcoming Sunday Services

 
Sunday, February 1, 2015

Mindful With The Seeds

Reverend Georganne Greene

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musicians: Laura Siersema, All Souls Choir
 
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Immigration -- A Love Story?

Worship Leader: Andrew Baker

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musicians: Peter Jones

As a congregation, we have voted to focus our social justice work on the issue of immigration over the past few years.  Those of us who have taken action have worked mainly on assisting local undocumented immigrants who are facing deportation.  However, we have not yet really explored together what it might look like to have a positive national immigration policy that is sensible, compassionate and just, and how to effectively enforce it.  Nor have we really faced the fact that any policy other than unrestricted entry means that some people will be invited to visit, work legally or become citizens, and other people will be required to leave.  Is our approach as citizens to the social and personal challenges this reality presents different than our approach as members of a religious community or as conscientious individuals?  Should it be?  What does it mean to you to be standing on the side of love when it comes to immigration?  How many hats do you wear?  I invite you to explore these questions with me.

Andrew Baker has been a member of All Souls UU Church of Greenfield for over 20 years and currently serves on the Stewardship Committee, helping members and friends gather the pledges needed to keep All Souls going each year.  He lives in Shelburne Falls with Andrea Griswold, where they have helped launch five children into adulthood.  Andrew works on community development projects in the Pioneer Valley, on energy retro-fitting their 157 year old house for this climate-changing century, and is enjoying his new role as a first-time grandpa.

 
Sunday, February 15, 2015

And Then Some

Worship Leader: Reverend Dr. Ken Downes

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musician: Julia Bady

On Valentine’s Weekend, Rev. Dr. Ken Downes from Shelburne Falls will help us reflect on the “And Then Some” nature of love, marriage, friendships, and ALL of our important relationships that, at their heart, are “And Then Some” propositions.  This theme of giving something extra beyond the bare minimum (beyond what the world and others expect) is a recurring theme in many religious traditions and we will explore this theme in the context of human relationships, ethical decision-making, and current world events.

It is difficult to define the professional resume of the Rev. Dr. Ken Downes because it varies from day to day. Upon completion of his educational training in 1986, he was in full-time church leadership, including service at the First Baptist Church of Littleton from 1991-1999. In subsequent years, Ken dramatically diversified his work to include stay-at-home Dad, building contractor, interim minister at five congregations, professional vocalist, transition management consultant, pastoral psychotherapist, baseball coach, and office manager for his wife’s elder law practice. When he is not doing one of these things he is either planning or pursuing his love of travel. Ask him about his recent trip to Newfoundland or upcoming trips to Uruguay and the Dominican Republic.

 
Sunday, February 22, 2015

By Far The Hardest Part

Reverend Georganne Greene

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musicians: Stephen Page, All Souls Choir