What's Happening at All Souls Braintree
Stay connected while physically apart. Join us for an online meet up or Sunday Service.
Because of COVID-19, the church's regularly scheduled programs have moved online wherever possible.
The activities below are taking place using the ZOOM Online platform.
Open to All Souls Members, Friends and Visitors unless otherwise noted
Join us for conversation and companionship.
All our meetings, connection circles, groups and services are gathering online at this time on Zoom https://zoom.us/j/96571006038
Sunday Service: Sundays at 10:30 am
Book Group: Tuesday, April 6 at 7 pm
Development Committee: Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 pm
Community Conversation: Saturday, April 10 from 2-4 pm: Envisioning Community Care
Social Action Committee: Tuesday, April 13 at 7 pm
Service and Music Committee: Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 pm
Board of Trustees: Monday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
May Chimes Monthly Newsletter Deadline: Friday, April 23
Writing Group: Wednesday, April 28 at 4 pm
Connection Circle Open Chat: Mondays at 3:30 pm
Connection Circle Directed Conversation: Fridays at 10 am
* Please note that Magic Years Nursery School, Amy's Dance and Market2Day are using the church building. See calendar for details.
Every week there are two opportunities for you to connect with other people on Zoom for conversation and community. Our meetings last for one hour, are confidential and very supportive. We always begin with time for each person to “check in” with how they are doing, or what’s on their mind; but doing so is always optional.
All Souls Monday Mid-day Meetup
Every Monday afternoon at 3:30, we let the conversation evolve informally. Like many conversations, we never quite know what topic will pop up. We might wander from sharing suggestions for books, movies and TV shows, to cleaning tips for your microwave! Sometimes a serious or personal topic springs from our initial check-ins, and group members become compassionate listeners.
All Souls Friday Online Coffee Hour
Every Friday morning at 10:00, we build more structure into our conversation, which is similar in feel to small group ministry. After a brief check-in, a volunteer from the group presents something they have prepared in advance to focus the direction of the discussion.
Past topics have included inspirational poems, heartfelt songs, trivia games, meditations or just lots of laughs as we shared fun childhood memories. We are enriched as we learn about the interests and experiences of the presenters as well as of the other participants.
Those who attend these groups have frequently said that the Connection Circles help them feel less isolated. We’d love to have you join us as we grow our community and stay connected!
All Souls Writing Group
All Souls Writing Group will meet Wednesday, April 28, at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Friendship will be our theme for the month.
What Is friendship? We know it when we have it. Friends make us feel better. Friends validate our feelings and ideas. They lead us to introspection and belief in ourselves.
The following are some ideas on friendship:
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
– Arnold H. Glasgow
Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
– Tennessee Williams
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
– Abraham Lincoln
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
– Maya Angelou