Saturday February 2, 2013

WEST BRATTLEBORO -- All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist invites all to worship on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m.

The topic for Sunday’s service will be "Spiritual Practice -- To Cultivate the Soul." What is referred to today as spiritual practice, in the 19th century Transcendentalist movement called it "self-culture," meaning the cultivation of one’s soul. This Sunday, All Souls’ minister, the Rev. Barbro Hansson will explore February’s theological theme, "Spiritual Practice," and what can be learned from Unitarian Transcendentalist forebears and Henry David Thoreau. The All Souls Choir, under the direction of Ede Thomas, will sing "Kyrie" by Linda Spevacek.

Those interested are welcome from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parlor for a small group ministry session of deep listening and personal sharing on the theme of "Spiritual Practice."

This Sunday the children will begin crafting Valentines for shut-ins in the community, an All Souls Church tradition. This year they will be guided by artist Maisie Crowther who has designed a special card just for this occasion.

Nursery care will be provided. Contact Llora Kressmann, acting director of Religious Education, at dre@ascvt.org or 802-245-9377. 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. For more information or directions, call the church office at 802-254-9377, e-mail office@ascvt.org or go online to www.ascvt.org.