Speaker: Rev. Shayna Appel

Rev. Shayna Appel began serving ASC as its contract minister in September 2016. Ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2006, Shayna’s ordination was recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 2014. She is currently serving at First Church in Jaffrey (NH) as well as here at ASC. Shayna generally preaches at ASC on the second and forth Sunday’s of each month, as well as Christmas and Easter.

“The Rest of the Way”

Our Soul Matters them for the month of February is “Resilience.” And, along with the question, “What does it mean to be a people of resilience?” we are asked, “When did we decide that resilience was a solo project?”

It’s all a reminder that … read more.

Christmas Eve Service

Come celebrate at the edge of tradition, and mayhem, as we we offer ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’!  This story helps us learn to find the spirit of Christmas in the most unexpected places…and people!


This Sunday we continue with our theme of the month; awe and wonder.  Two weeks ago we explored some of the surprising benefits of awe.  So, if awe and wonder are so great, why do some of us have such a hard time opening ourselves … read more.

In Awe of Awe

Throughout the month of December we are exploring what it means to be a people of awe and wonder. Join us this Sunday as we explore how a change in perspective changes awe and wonder from an experience that makes us feel small to one that might invite … read more.

“The Eyes Have It!”

(The driveway has been sanded and the service will happen as planned.)

Continuing with this month’s theme of “Attention” and “Prayer,” we will look at both the inadvertent foci we are unconsciously drawn back to over and over again and the hope beyond this tired old … read more.


 This month we find ourselves at the intersection of “Attention” and “Prayer.”  This Sunday we will look at how each influences the other!


A Sermon Offered to All Souls Church; UU

 November 10, 2019

Rev. Shayna Appel


Welcome & Announcements

Chalice Lighting by Rev. Harold Babcock [adapted]

As we light our … read more.

Belonging Here

“Belonging Here” follows up on a sermon offered two weeks ago in which we took a look at the internal (soul) and external (spirit) dimensions of belonging.  Building on that foundation, this Sunday we will explore what it means to belong here, at All Souls … read more.