WEST BRATTLEBORO -- All Souls Unitarian Universalist invites all to worship on Sunday, March 16, at 10 a.m. "Rejoice in the Ides of March" will be this week’s topic.

In New England people have to make it through a fifth season before spring arrives. During Mud Season they can get terribly stuck, literally and metaphorically, but the Ides of March may offer some life-redeeming hope to their weary souls.

This Sunday, the Rev. Barbro Hansson will explore the promise and hope found in new beginnings. May Sarton’s poem, "Mud Season" will be featured during the service. The All Souls Choir, under the direction of Ede Thomas, will sing "A Living Dream," music by Jonathan Adams, from the poem by Henry David Thoreau.

National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath takes place this weekend. Places of worship across the nation join the National Cathedral, PICO and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of nearly 50 denominations and faith-based organizations, to reflect, unite and act on the issue of gun violence. All Souls will mark the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath with a special reflection by All Souls’ member, Rebecca Balint.

All Souls at the West Village Meeting House, is located at 29 South St., across the road up from the West Brattleboro Fire Station and village green. Nursery care is available. For information call the office at 802-254-9377, e-mail office@ascvt.org or