“Flags! Flags! Flags! with Rev. Anton Jacobs
Rev. Anton Jacobs is back by popular demand. You may remember that Anton was a favorite guest speaker a few years back as he ministered to All Souls during a difficult time for us. Anton says, “We’re watching an orgy of flagdom in connection with the World Cup and July 14 is Bastille Day. The gist of what I’ll be doing is affirming that what really counts is not the flag that flies over a land but the reality of freedom, peace and justice in the land.”
“To Boldly Go: A Journey into the Spirituality of Science Fiction” with Zarrin Reynolds
Geeks unite as we examine the spiritual and life lessons to be learned from sci-don literature, movies and television. Certified geekhood not required, but a questing mind and a laughing heart are a must!
“First Freedom – Freedom of Religion” with Barbara Griggs & Friends
What were our Founding Fathers thinking when they forged the First Amendment? What were the religious perspectives of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Madison; and what did they bring to the creation of the Federal Government’s relationship with religion in our new country?
“Science and Spirit” with Keely Schneider
We kick off our season of summer services with a consideration of how the methods and the discoveries of science can inform our spiritual lives. The meaning we make for living is always shaped by our understanding of what and how the world is, and the stories we tell about what we know for sure. How can science and spirit be partners, rather than contestants for our loyalty?
“Inquiring Minds” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
The tradition of a Question Box Sunday appears to be unique to Unitarian Universalism, but it goes back a long way in our tradition. This is your chance to ask something that you have always wished to hear about from the pulpit; 3 x 5 cards are available in the Communications Center, and you can leave your question in Kendyl’s mailbox, or you can tweet your question to @AllSoulsKC. Kendyl says, “It really is a better experience if I have a chance to put the questions in some sensible order, and think about them for a little while, but I will answer as many as I can in the time available.”
“Are We Post-Racial Yet?” with All Souls Racial Justice Committee
As Barak Obama’s presidency begins its last quarter, what has been achieved for the black community in America? What remains to be overcome? Musical and spoken word artists will help us consider what freedom means for our celebration of Juneteenth today.
“Tolerance, Diversity and other All Souls Myths” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
We take pride in being an open and creedless institution. Can it be, however, that we have a hidden and unwritten dogma that is narrow, exclusive, and intimidating? This auction sermon explores how All Souls might become a more tolerant and diverse church that can better serve current and future members.
“Graduation and Bridging Ceremony” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
As we send our graduates out into the world of their futures, we also welcome the young people who enter the community of their high school years. Celebrate with us the turning of the wheel of time, and the rainbow bridge into maturity, power, and adventure.
“To Rest In Peace” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
Memorial Day invites us to remember with gratitude the sacrifices of those who have died in humanity’s endless wars, hoping to defend their homes and loved ones from oppression and violence. Their deaths are worthy of our thoughtful reverence, while at the same time calling us to challenge the habits that foster making war. The greatest honor to our veterans would be a peaceful world.
“New Visions” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
As we prepare for our annual congregational meeting, some reflections on what it means to “do church” in the 21st century. How do Oranje Casino maakt gebruik van de secure online gaming casino software van het in de online gaming markt toonaangevende Nederlandse bedrijf Swissgame, met referenties als Clubmeter, Reno Casino en diverse TV-gerelateerde betaalde online games. we meet the enduring needs of the human condition with the tools of today? We will welcome our newest members into this covenant community, and the choir will sing.