All Souls Kansas City

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Services now available live and archived on YouTube

  Most services are now streamed live and and archived on YouTube. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Guest speakers may decline from one or both options. In this case there would be no recording.   Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

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“Paths of Resistance,” October 14th, 2017, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

For if we can be faithful to what this one day offers, and what it asks of us, and if that day serves to bend the arc of justice and in some way redeem the suffering of the world, that is as much as anybody needs to pray for. Click here to go to the […]

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“Looking Backward or Moving Forward?,” October 1, 2017, Jack Gaede, Intern Minister

In my study of Unitarian Universalism, I have often been left in awe at our ability to encounter and accept revolutionary ideas. And yet I have also been consistently surprised by the history of our own self-centeredness. Click here to jump to the sermon. Picture it with me…the year is 1543. The printing press has […]

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“As We Were Saying…,” September 24th, 2017, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Religious community is a powerful force, but it has its limitations.  It cannot hold back the hurricane winds, or stop the slow grinding of tectonic plates that makes for earthquakes.  It cannot change the outcome of past elections, nor prevent the misuse of power by corrupted souls.  Some would say that the gods can do […]

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“Healing Waters Ingathering,” September 17th, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Wade a little deeper, farther from the shore; Let the current lift and lead me, more and more.    

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“All Souls History of Dedication to Social Justice,” August 20, 2017, 150th Anniversary Committee

All Souls Covenants           1887 We, the undersigned, unite as members of the Unitarian Church, known as All Souls Church of Kansas City, Missouri. By thus uniting, we desire to promote the public worship of God, and the practice of the precepts of Christianity. We hereby pledge ourselves to employ our […]

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“For the Longest Time, ” February 26, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

What I also know is that adventures are good for us.  Shaking up the routine is a way of renewing our creativity, and perspective, and energy.  And as precious as our covenant connections are, sometimes it’s important to try out our solo wings for a while. Click here to start at the sermon.  So can […]

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“Meeting at the Intersection,” February 19, 2017, Kendyl Gibbons

  I believe, and our religion teaches, that the path of right relation and liberation begins with the holy silence of authentic listening, and the speaking of long-silenced voices into that attention; telling their stories, and their pain, and their truth. Action that comes before that human connection of hearing at a deep level, is […]

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“Been Down That Road,” February 12, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

If you were accused of being a Unitarian Universalist, would there be enough evidence to convict you? Not long ago, this question was so absurdly hypothetical that it clearly constituted a kind of thought experiment, an examination of what difference, if any, your announced religious commitment makes in your life.   Click here to jump to […]

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‘Why Islam Is a Threat,” February 5th, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to jump to the sermon.   “We must respond to Trump the way victims of trauma respond to abuse. We must carry out acts of civil disobedience and steadfast defiance to re-empower others and ourselves.  We must build communities where we can find understanding and solidarity. We must fend off the madness and […]

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