Rev. Georganne Greene
Minister

 

Robert Traynor
Parish Administrator

(413) 773-5018

administrator@uugreenfield.org

 

Barbara Weeks
Music Director

music@uugreenfield.org

 

Spring Office Hours:

Monday: 2-5 PM

Wednesday: 10 AM-2 PM

Friday: 2-5 PM

For storm cancellations, check this website, watch your e-mail or listen to WHAI at 98.3 FM.



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Save The Dates!

Sat Mar 28 @12:00PM - 02:30PM
Stone Soup Cafe
Sat Mar 28 @01:30PM -
The Writers' Group
Fri Apr 03 @04:00PM - 08:00PM
Stone Soup Cafe food prep
Sat Apr 11 @05:30PM -
Book Group
Sat May 16 @06:00PM - 11:59PM
Heather Neal's 50th Birthday Party
Sat Jun 13 @03:00PM - 12:00PM
Seth Glier - SSC fundraiser
Welcome to All Souls

Welcome to All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Greenfield, Massachusetts!  At All Souls, 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, March 29, 2015

The Struggle

Worship Leader: Dan Tinen

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musician: Lauren Bell

Terrorist attacks in the name of the Islamic religion have Unitarian Universalists struggling with many issues.  We believe that people should be free to express themselves, and be free to follow their own conscience in matters of religion.  We also believe in multicultural understanding and mutual respect, and oppose racism in the guise of satire.  Yet we cannot deny that we have some real disagreements with fundamentalists of every stripe.  Dan Tinen, a member of All Souls who has spoken at many UU churches, will share his personal struggles inspired by these issues at our service on Sunday morning at 10:30 AM.

 
Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Beloved

Reverend Georganne Greene

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musicians: Laura Siersema and the All Souls Choir

 


 
Sunday, April 12, 2015

What Difference Does It Make

Worship Leader: Reverend Sue Bowman

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musician: Daphne Bye

Come explore the "So What" of Easter.  It's a day of festivity and a signal of spring (we hope!) but what happens in its aftermath?   What do we do after we've consumed the chocolate and found all the Easter eggs?

Reverend Sue Bowman served in ministry in Northern California for 12 years and has continued ministry here in Greenfield for another 14 years with hospital chaplaincy, supply preaching, leading groups and participation in The Interfaith Council of Franklin County. She is also now a Hospice volunteer.

Please note that there will be a Congregational Meeting at noon following this service.  Please see the April Clarion for the Warrant items.

 
Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Transformative Power of Compost and New Beginnings

Worship Leader: Rev. Trystan Greist

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Musician: Peter Skolnick

 

Trystan Marl Greist has been a member of All Souls for many years. He came to us from a brief tenure as a Buddhist clergy with Nipponzan Myohoji. He was raised Nazarene in Kansas. Currently, he combines a deeply personal spirituality with a deep and abiding passion for gardening and animals. He is married to, and madly in love with, Arjuna Greist.

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. This season's awesome power serves to inspire the organic and spiritual processes that drive our personal journeys through life. Many times we suffer broken stems and branches, heartbreaks that force us all the way back down to our roots. There, curled tight, sheltered, resting in the quiet dark, we await the return of the sun, with its beckoning warmth, that calls us all to a new reaching up and out. We grow and form new shapes, necessarily different from before. Nature never repeats herself. Let us celebrate together the energizing revival engendered by Spring, and honor its healing process on our lives. We sleep, and we awaken. It's a never ending cycle of hope.