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Service: “A New and Unsettling Force” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. I hope you know the story by now. We didn’t learn about it in history class when I was growing up, it would not have fit the dominant narrative that my generation of white public school students were supposed to be learning. In point of fact, this was […]

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Service: “To Learn the Future” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Let me give you fair warning; this lies in store for all of us, whatever your current age may be. If you live long enough – and it doesn’t have to be all that long; probably well before you are ready for it – children take over the […]

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Service: “Arise, All Souls 150th Anniversary Celebration” with 150th Anniversary Committee

Click here to start at the sermon. Good morning, and welcome, on this very special day! Happy Anniversary, All Souls! In case you are visiting us today for the first time, We are delighted that you are here, But you should be warned that things are going to be a little different from usual, as […]

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Service: “Spring Awakenings” May 27, 2018 with Jack Gaede

Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. The setting is 1890 in Germany. Teenagers are slowly waking up to their emerging desires, questions, fears, and insecurities. And the adults in their lives (both teachers and parents) refuse to answer these questions and realities head-on. Moritz is afraid of his body’s changes and confused […]

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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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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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