New to All Souls Church Unitarian?


Welcome, one and all, to our Unitarian Universalist religious community. We welcome you, whatever your tradition, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, or age. In our presence, may you move in the ways of truthfulness, service, and peace.

Attending services for your first time? If you have any questions, stop by our greeters tables (16th St. entrance before service; Pierce Hall after service). All are welcome to come to Pierce Hall after service for snacks or, on certain Sundays, lunch.

For those attending with children, you are welcome to worship as a family in the Sanctuary or, if you prefer, you are welcome to bring your children to the Nursery or religious education classes held on the lower level of the building. The usher can direct you there. Pagers are available that allow you to return to the Sanctuary and still be alerted as necessary; you may also stay in the Nursery and use earphones that let you hear the service from there.

Unsure what our services might be like? Listen to a couple of our past sermons.

Interested in becoming a member of All Souls?

Becoming a member is a commitment – one that we hope will enrich your life. All Souls encourages all members to

  • worship regularly at Sunday services
  • serve the church
  • connect with other All Souls congregants; and
  • support All Souls with generous financial contributions.

Step 1: About All Souls

Learn and ask questions about Unitarian Universalism and All Souls Church. This informal session lasts about an hour.

All are welcome to attend these sessions, which are offered on the first Sundays of the month after each worship service. Attendance does not constitute a commitment to join All Souls.

Step 2: Joining All Souls

This session, offered several times throughout the year, provides prospective members with the opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, All Souls Church, and what being a member means. At the end, they may sign the Membership Book, make their pledge of financial contribution, and have their picture taken for the member directory.

Next session: Sunday, September 22, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (click to register)

Questions? Contact Gary Penn (; 202.517.1465)

Step 3: New Member Ingathering Sunday

New members are introduced and formally welcomed to the community through an ingathering ceremony during a Sunday service.

Next ingathering: TBA

Roots & Wings

Roots & Wings is a six-session exploration of All Souls, Unitarian Universalism, and your own spiritual journey. It's also a great way to bond with a smaller group of your fellow congregants. Register through the links below.



Unitarian Universalism and All Souls


These videos from the Unitarian Universalist Association talk about our liberal faith and how, here at All Souls, we try to reflect our  multiracial, multicultural community in the ways we worship.