All Souls Kansas City

Sunday Services

Service, January 25, 11:15 am

“Enduring Grace” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons There is no doubt that religion has been a patriarchal enterprise for much of recorded human history, but the voices of women have always been present in the background, if anyone cared to listen.  This morning we consider the work of several women mystics, one Muslim and one Christian, […]

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Service, January 18, 11:15 am

“Racial Justice; Celebrating the Promise” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons Fifty years ago last November, Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.  Today we celebrate not only the anniversary of his birth, but also the international recognition of his dream for human community.  How can we live more fully in the world of […]

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Service, January 11, 2015, 11:15 am

“Life on the Fault Line” with Rev. Jill Jarvis Freedom, faith in the future, and joy are essential to a life of meaning and purpose. Fear in its many disguises is a deceptive roadblock on the spiritual journey to becoming more fully human. To confront our fears –whether the result of personal experience or imposed […]

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Service, January 4, 2015, 11:15 am

“Starting Over, Yet Again” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons 2014 was a year when death forced us to pay renewed attention to the issues of racial violence and religious prejudice; what will 2015 bring?  Can we go back to the numbness of privileged despair, or are we ready to connect to the tragedy and shame of […]

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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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