Reverend Don Chatfield
All Souls Interfaith Gathering Lead Pastor
Welcome to All Souls Interfaith Gathering! We are an inclusive spiritual community where all are welcome.
Perhaps you’ve heard about the meaningful spiritual offerings at All Souls. Or, you might have heard of the inspiring music we offer. You may know people who are deeply connected to our spiritual community. Of course, our meeting place speaks to our deep connection to the environment. Whatever has drawn you to All Souls, we’d love to have you come for a visit. What can you expect when you arrive?
All of our members first attended All Souls as a visitor, so we want to make you feel at home. Most of us were not raised in an interfaith setting, and we come from many spiritual perspectives. You’ll be received with a warm personal welcome.
Whether you’re attending a meditation session, a Music and Spirit Service, or a class, you’ll notice that we’re individuals with diverse tastes. Feel free to wear what makes you comfortable.
Your children are welcome to stay with you throughout a Music and Spirit service. We love having little ones with us during the service. Feel free to ask a greeter for coloring sheets or a Buddha board to entertain your children during service.
We take an offering at most of our meetings to support the work at All Souls. We do not expect visitors to contribute, although gifts are always welcome.
We understand that being a visitor in a new spiritual community can feel overwhelming. We will not single you out or ask you to introduce yourself. You’ll simply be welcomed to our community as we explore finding deeper meaning. If you wish, you can sign up to receive our email newsletter to receive information about upcoming services and programs.
Handicap parking is available directly in front of the All Souls building on the asphalt parking area. For the time being, we are holding all meetings and services on the back lawn overlooking Lake Champlain. Simply walk around the south end of the building where you will be greeted in the Staff Parking Lot.
At All Souls, we focus on the perennial wisdom found in the teachings of the world’s faiths. Our spirituality and practice is based on our personal experiences and shared values instead of dogma or creeds. We highly value contemplation as a pathway to deeper spirituality. Our Sunday Morning Meditation includes a 30-minute silent sit and our Music and Spirit Services include a time of meditation and prayer.
Many have asked what it means to be “interfaith.” Interfaith means many things to different members of our congregation. For some it means remaining rooted in your traditional spiritual path while learning from other teachings. For others, it means adopting teachings and practices from diverse paths to meet individual needs. Whatever you’re seeking, we hope you’ll come to visit us at All Souls sometime soon.
With peace and blessings,
Rev. Don Chatfield, Ph.D.
Reverend Don Chatfield (right), Karen Chatfield (left), and Lily (center).