Past Class Offerings:

Resurrection, part  taught by the Rev. Michael Lemaire. This class begins the second part of the three part series on the resurrection. Last spring we explored the range of beliefs that were present in the pagan and Jewish community about life after death. In this second part, we will explore the resurrection as reflected in the letters of Paul. The writings of Paul predate the Gospels by 20-40 years and are the earliest articulation of the Christian understanding of resurrection. By exploring Paul’s conversion, his early teaching in 1 Thessalonians and 1 Corinthians and his late in life reflection in 2 Corinthians, we will try to understand what the early Christian community understood happened to Jesus, what that meant for those who followed him, and how those beliefs evolved through time. Please feel free to join us for one or more of the classes as you are able. All are welcome (even if you didn’t catch part 1!). Missed week 2? click here (week 1, unfortunately was not recorded). Click here to watch week 3. Click here to watch week 4.

A Practice of Prayer on Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24. Strengthen your relationship with the Holy One as we explore a variety of prayer practices together. How and why do we pray? What are some resources to support individual prayer in The Book of Common Prayer? If you have it, please bring your own Book of Common Prayer––digital PDF, interactive or hard copy of your choice. Drop in class will be led by The Rev. Marguerite Judson, Sundays 10:10-11:00 am, in the Common Room/Library and on Zoom (click here).  Click here to watch Week 1 about how & why we pray and click here to access the handout. Click here to watch Week 2 about using the Book of Common Prayer in your personal prayer life, and click here to access the handout. Click here to watch week 3 about praying the Book of Psalms. Click here to watch week 4 about silent and contemplative prayer, and click here to access the handout. 

Repairing the Breach: Addressing Racism Locally

  • October 3: What Does More Equitable Policing Look Like in Practice? w/Michael Lewis from our Racial Justice Team, Councilmember Kate Harrison from the City of Berkeley, and Perfecta Oxholm, PhD Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy (click here to watch the recording). 
  • October 10: Looking in the Mirror: Microaggressions & Implicit Bias w/Wendy Calimag from our Racial Justice Team & The Rev. Laura Eberly (click here to watch the recording).
  • October 17: Criminal Justice Reform & Legislation w/Don Gates from our Racial Justice Team & Angelo Sandoval from The Ella Baker Center (click here to watch the recording).

Planting Churches: Why here? Why now? In this class we’ll take a look at what it means to plant the seeds of what might become new churches and communities. We’ll talk about why we think churches still need to be planted in this 21st century world and how worship can work towards (in the words of our own Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers) serving the “common good.” We’ll talk specifically about All Souls in this context and the new Sunday Night Service which is set to launch on November 7th. Week 1, Week 2, Week 3

2020-21 classes, click here.