For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.
— Ezra 7:10
Ezra lived in a difficult time: many of the people of Israel were exiled and enslaved, the great Temple was in ruins, the walls of Jerusalem were broken. But for him the first priority was to study the Word of God — and do so not just to puff himself up with knowledge, but to do it — to follow God's commandments — and to teach what he learned to others.
Here at All Souls we try to follow the example of Ezra. We believe that we honor God by studying His Word, and by learning the stories of those who have preceded us in the faith, and by understanding the liturgies (themselves drawn almost wholly from Scripture) by which we worship Him. We study so that we can worship God more richly, obey Him more consistently, and make the Good News of Jesus Christ known to others. Our Sunday school classes, mid-week evening programs, and bible studies seek to create a community of lifelong learners.
how can I jump in?
From Labor Day to Memorial Day, at 10.00a, we meet together for in-depth study about our faith.
We have several other groups that you can join to get connected to our community.
And if you are in college, we have ways for you to join into our community as well.
If all of this interests you, consider signing up to be a member.