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Mary Alice Gensor Roberts |August 12, 1936 – August 1, 2020

By the request of the children of Mary Allice, this Memorial Tribute was written by their cousin Captain Michael Hall, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy. Mary Alice Roberts was born on August 12, 1936 in Kansas City, Kansas. She was the oldest child of George Grisnik and Anna Zager, both first generation Americans of Croatian […]

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John Gingerich | December 2, 1921 – June 5, 2020

John C. Gingerich, Lawrence, KS passed away peacefully at Brandon Woods on June 5, 2020. During his 98 years with us, he was a United Methodist minister, social justice activist, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. During his lifelong fight for social justice, he never became a cynic. He was, at heart, an optimist who understood […]

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Linda K. Jones | May 20, 1952 – June 8, 2020

Linda K Jones passed peacefully on June 8th, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, to become one with the Universe.  After almost two years of battling metastatic breast cancer, to say Linda lost would be inaccurate; she never stopped fighting – her spirit and determination always shined through. Linda was born in Lyndon, KS on May […]

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ART IN CONTEXT | With Peggy Schrock

An online class about visual culture and changing human values Fridays on Zoom 1:00-2:30, beginning July 10 We’ll discuss and answer questions such as: why ancient art in general rejected the idea of “reality” in depictions of the world; how Roman art and architecture reveals an obsessive quest for power; why Christians briefly rejected all […]

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The Ruby Parade | Rev. Kendyl Gibbons’ 40th Anniversary | May 24, 2020

What a fabulous celebration last weekend!  It was both humbling and inspiring to receive so many messages of appreciation and shared memories.  Thanks to Andrea, Barbara, Rebecca, Angie, Jill, Anthony, and all those who worked so hard to organize this recognition of the 40th anniversary of my ordination; it was very joyful!  I loved seeing many […]

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Every Little Bit Helps | a member’s request

I am so grateful for the creative generosity of Alan and Susan, and the enduring support of our members!  The message and ministry of All Souls is needed in these challenging times, both within our congregation, and in the larger community we serve — and your gifts make it possible.  Thank you! – Rev. Kendyl […]

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Charlotte Marie Reynolds | July 29, 1953 – April 2, 2020

Charlotte Marie Reynolds, age 66, who was born on July 29, 1953, passed away on April 2, 2020 after an unexpected medical event. She was preceded in death by her mother, Avery Lorie Benning and her grandparents, John Edward Benning, and Cora Isabel (Ross) Benning, who farmed in Wayne, Nebraska and had a dairy farm […]

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Courtney Perkins | Dec 25, 1926 – April 30,2020

Courtney Webster Perkins, 93, son of Charles and Clara Schneider Perkins, passed away on April 30, 2020 at his home in Independence, Mo. Courtney was born and lived most of his life in Kansas City, Mo where he practiced law for over 45 years. In 1944 he began his college education at Kansas City Junior […]

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Joe Williams | 2/28/1933 – 4/15/2020

Joe Williams was always happy to engage in an intense discussion, maybe even a debate, but he didn’t care for casual small talk.  The happiest times of his life were on a sailboat, and he was one of the fortunate few who was able to spend decades doing his favorite thing, with a beloved partner […]

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How to Make a Mask

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