Tag: Worship

Worship Committee

The worship committee is responsible for Sunday services whenever the minister is not in the pulpit. Presently our minister is contracted for two Sundays a month. Other Sundays may see a guest preacher or speaker, or a lay leader providing the service. Worship associates provide assistance to both the minister and other speakers. They may … Continue reading Worship Committee

Committee on Ministry

The overall purpose of the Committee on Ministry (CoM) is to strengthen the quality of the ministry of the entire church as embodied in the work of the minister, congregational committees and lay leadership. The CoM oversees the quality of relationships within the congregation and works to enhance communication and ways of working together as … Continue reading Committee on Ministry

Pastoral Care

All Souls Church is a community of caring. There are challenges that we all might face and go through – death and loss, intimate struggles, conflicts and experiences where we may need the counsel and support of our minister, Rev. Telos Whitfield. She is available to offer confidential pastoral care and support to our members … Continue reading Pastoral Care

Memorial Services and Funerals

When a member or friend of All Souls Church dies, a memorial service is usually held in the church. The congregation’s minister will officiate at this memorial service, planning the details with the individual’s family. Very much like other worship services, a memorial service will have music, singing, prayers, readings, and a eulogy. Great care … Continue reading Memorial Services and Funerals


A wedding ceremony is a sacred event that we would be honored to host at All Souls UU Church. Rev. Telos has performed many wedding ceremonies in sanctuaries, barns, chapels and open fields. She works with a couple to honor their faith traditions and family heritage to co-create a ceremony that represents who they are, … Continue reading Weddings

Child Dedications

We dedicate children to All Souls Church in West Brattleboro in a ceremony that contain some elements similar to a baptism. We ask the congregation to dedicate itself to the infant or child while asking the child’s parents to do the same. A child dedication is a covenant between parents and their congregation. The parents … Continue reading Child Dedications

Holidays and Traditions

As Unitarian Universalists, we at All Souls honor and celebrate a wide range of holidays and occasions over the course of a year.  Unlike other faith traditions that regularly use a collection of scripture readings appointed for a given day or occasion, the topics and themes for Unitarian Universalist holiday worship services are usually chosen independently … Continue reading Holidays and Traditions

UU Principles and Sources

Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote seven Principles, which we hold as strong values and moral guides. As Rev. Barbara Wells ten Hove explains, “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” They are: The inherent worth and … Continue reading UU Principles and Sources

Worship at All Souls

Every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM we gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion. Our worship services are weekly … Continue reading Worship at All Souls

Our Symbol: The Flaming Chalice

A flame within a chalice (a cup with a stem and foot) is a primary symbol of the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. Many of our congregations kindle a flaming chalice in gatherings and worship services and feature the chalice symbol prominently. Hans Deutsch, an Austrian artist, first brought together the chalice and the flame as … Continue reading Our Symbol: The Flaming Chalice