Themes

All Souls – Tulsa: Three-Year Cycle of Themes

All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa describes their use of the themes-based approach as follows

“The program is anchored around monthlytheological themes (one theme per month) that are the focus of churchlife and programming across the lifespan. There are three years worthof monthly themes and the cycle begins again in the fourth year. Eachtheme has a story associated with it and the story offers language,symbols and metaphors on the theme. The congregation is offeredmultiple ways to engage the themes through worship, classes, smallgroups, newsletter articles, spiritual homework, at-home family practices, a reading list for further reading on the theme and more.”

 

The following chart lists All Souls-Tulsa’s three-year cycle of themes.

 

Click on a theme to be taken to a page with a variety of resources.

The following chart lists All Souls-Tulsa’s three-year cycle of themes.Click on a theme to be taken to a page with a variety of resources.
First Year Second Year Third Year
Faith Vocation & Calling Vision
Death Unity & Diversity Evil
Forgiveness Gratitude Covenant
Hope Peace God
Justice Grace Creation
Love Prayer/Spiritual Practice Religious Authority
Brokenness Letting Go Redemption
Transformation Salvation Freedom
Transcendence Truth Mercy

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