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“The Promise and the Practice,” November 12th, 2017, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

How can we learn to stop putting white consciousness and comfort at the center of our common life, and become intentional about lifting up the voices and experience of people of color? What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might […]

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“(Trans)gressing Boundaries,” November 5th, 2017, with Jack Gaede

I wonder what strength has it taken for you to be you? What fences have you busted out of? What voices did you refuse to listen to? What was keeping you small? You might not know what strength it takes to be me, but what about you? Click here to start at the sermon.   […]

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“Semper Reformanda” October 29, 2017, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Our culture celebrates the last day of October as Halloween, but that same day is also memorable as the anniversary of the defiant act that initiated the Protestant Reformation. This week it will be 500 years since the German monk Martin Luther posted his 95 claims about the corruptions of the Catholic Church on the […]

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“Immunities,” October 22, 2017, with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

I want to propose that what we do, right here in this religious movement, and this very church community, is to try to build those immunities.  If we are effective in what we are attempting, both in our religious education program, and in our mission and covenant work as a whole, we would make the […]

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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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