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Service: “Changing Church” May 20, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Renovation construction projects, like the one in which we are currently engaged, notoriously take longer, cost more, and cause more inconvenience than anybody anticipated they would in the beginning. Ours has been no exception. You can do all the planning you want in advance; you will always discover […]

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Service: “Love, Power and Fear” May 13, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. In 1908, when the U.S. Congress first voted on the proposal to establish Mother’s Day as an official holiday, one member of the opposition joked that if it indeed passed, they would find themselves also obligated to create a Mother in Law’s Day. The bill failed that year, […]

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Service: “Music Sunday” May 6, 2018 with Anthony Edwards

Music Sunday! The All Souls Choir and Music Director Anthony Edwards will present Dream of Freedom, a choral suite featuring the works of Langston Hughes (1902–1967). Langston Hughes, born in Joplin, MO, was an American poet, novelist, and playwright whose African-American themes made him a primary contributor to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. He […]

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May 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

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Service: “RECLAIM: Black Lives of UU Revival” April 29, 2018 with Rev. Osagyefo Sekou

Click here to start at the sermon. We are proud to be the host congregation for the first weekend-long revival, RECLAIM, hosted by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. And we are excited to have Rev. Osagyefo Sekou, noted activist, public theologian and musician out of St. Louis, join us as our guest minister this Sunday.

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Service: “Redder Apples” April 22, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. My father, whose ashes we interred at Arlington National Cemetery last week, was an officer in the Navy and the Naval Reserve, and spent his career working for the Naval Research Laboratory. He never actually spent very much time at sea, but images of ships nevertheless call him […]

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Service: “What Wondrous Love” April 15, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. “Life,” said the Buddha famously, “is messed up. Inherently. From the get-go. Deal with it.” I’m paraphrasing, as usual, but that’s the essence of his insight; everybody is running around the world trying to figure out what we did wrong that is causing us so much pain, and […]

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“What Feeds Us” April 8, 2018 with Jack Gaede

We live in a capitalistic and advertising-soaked economy that is subtly and constantly encouraging us to consume perpetually more, even though we might already be full—whether that is food, clothes, books, movies or news. We are what we consume. What would happen if we were able to be more mindful about what we were consuming […]

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“Feast of Fools” April 1, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, Easter is supposed to be about spring, right? Tulips, bunnies, fancy hats? April fool! Oestara, the ancient goddess of the east, of dawn, and of springtime, is fickle – teasing us with warmer days and crocus blossoms, only to smack us again with frosty mornings and snow […]

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April 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

Click on the following to download the current newsletter: April FLAME 2018

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