All Souls Kansas City

Sunday Services

Service, December 21, 11:15 am

“Special Effects” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons Thousands of year ago, people spent vast energy to mark the path of the sun from solstice to equinox, tracking the turning of the year through the seasons, and celebrating in community.  This day will be the winter solstice; what might we have to learn from that ancient wisdom, […]

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Service, December 14, 11:15 am

“To Be Still” with Jordinn Nelson Long In these weeks of hurry and distraction, what would it mean to pause with intention?  How might we lean into winter, and even to darkness, amid the lights and busyness of the holiday season.  What could we gain if we claim some time for reflection?  Join us as […]

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Service, December 7, 11:15 am

“To Your Health” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons When the English Puritans tried to shut down the celebration of Christmas, it was rowdy holiday, celebrating what an agricultural community owed to the earth, and what people owed to each other in economic equity.  By turning it into a sentimental, family-centered holiday, the Victorians diminished its social […]

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Service, November 30, 11:15 am

“From You I Receive, to You I Give” with Barbara Griggs and Jane Gilbreath The simplest and quietest of sacraments is to pass from one person to another a bite of bread, an answering yes. In mainline churches, this is called Communion. There is no mystery in the sharing of bread, as our UU hymn […]

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Service, November 23, 11:15 am

“Covenant, Gratitude, and Reverence” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons As we approach the historical secular holiday of Thanksgiving, we consider the legends & uncomfortable truths about how this nation took form.  What does it mean to be part of the covenant, or not?  We will welcome new members to All Souls, new Chalice Lighters among our […]

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Service, November 16, 11:15 am

“Nothing will Halt the March of Truth”  with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons Nov. 15 is the traditional date for the death of Francis David, one of the founders of Unitarianism.  His preaching lifted up the idea of god’s unity, and the importance of freedom and reason in religion.  He died in prison in Transylvania for the […]

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Service, November 9, 11:15 am

“What Unitarian Universalists Value Least” with Rev. Dr. Bill Schulz You will be amused when you learn what human virtue falls at the very bottom of Unitarian Universalists’ ranking of values. But you may also be rightfully chagrined for, though we may not know it, this virtue also undergirds all of our work for social […]

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Service, November 2, 11:15 am

“Having Seen the Moon: Day of the Dead” with the All Souls Choir Observing the lovely custom of our neighbors to the south, in which they recall their loved ones who have died, and celebrate their continuing connections to the living, we will consider our own larger community of memory.  The choir will offer a […]

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Service, October 26, 11:15 am

“Global Marketplace: UN Sunday” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons Despite current headlines, it is not impossible that we are seeing the beginning of the end of the era of the nation-state as the locus of international power.  For good or ill, it is important to begin to imagine a world in which international corporations are the […]

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Service, October 19, 11:15 am

“Where to Find Confidence” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons In June, at the Question Box sermon, I promised to follow up on two provocative questions. This is the second of those questions: where can UUs look for the kind of confidence that more conventional believers enjoy?  On the one hand, there are certain types of confidence, like […]

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