WEST BRATTLEBORO -- All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist invites all to worship Sunday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jane Thickstun returns to All Souls Church as guest preacher. "As Unitarian Universalists, we talk a lot about justice," she comments, "but what about mercy? How does mercy play out in our lives?" In her sermon, she will explore mercy as the highest form of compassion, and how it can have a powerful effect on those who bestow it as well as on those who receive it.
The All Souls Adult Choir, under the direction of Ede Thomas, will sing the anthem for Sunday, "O Vos Omnes," composed by Pablo Casals, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations.
The All Souls Church Faith Formation for Children will begin exploring the theme of Unity this Sunday through the Council of All Beings, an exercise in deep ecology developed by John Seed and Joanna Macy. Children spend time in the woods, choose an element from nature, create masks and then speak for their element in a council format.
Long time teacher and environmentalist and All Souls member, Charles Butterfield, will lead the Council of All Beings over two Sundays. All Souls Church is a Welcoming Congregation and a Green Sanctuary located at 29 South St. across the road from the West Brattleboro Fire Station and Village Green.
Faith Formation at All Souls Church is offered to children in grades 1-9. Nursery care is provided every Sunday. For more