Category Archives: Sunday Services

Service, November 9, 11:15 am

“Democracy at Work” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
Our UU principles affirm “the use of the democratic method,” both within our congregations and in the larger political world.  But that can be a perilous commitment, when other values that we cherish are not reflected in the popular will.  How do any of us maintain a consistent integrity, both when we are in the majority, and when we are not?

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 Requiem which combines classical texts with Japanese death Haiku.

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 entities that make the decisions that affect us most.  The United Nations Global Compact invites businesses to commit to a set of core ethical values.

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 personal immortality, that liberal religion per se may never be able to offer.  On the other hand, there is something trust-worthy about a faith that, in Emerson’s words, “receives new truth as an angel from heaven.”  The choir will sing.

Service, October 12, 11:15 am

“What to Do about Guilt” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
In June, at the Question Box sermon, I promised to follow up on two provocative questions. This is the first of those questions: what can UUs do about guilt?  I submit that there are several types of guilt, which call for several different responses.  Let’s sort it out.  I will bring greetings from our Partner Church in Galfalva, and we will share flowers of caring and celebration.

Service, October 5, 11:15 am

“Something Wicked This Way Comes? Spiders, Shadows, and Engaging our Theological Diversity” with Jordinn Nelson Long
As we move into the Halloween season, our intern, Jordinn Nelson Long, invites us to consider what spooks us. From spiders to things that go bump in the night, humans are wired to pay attention to what might harm us. Does that same wiring affect our responses to theological diversity? And do our first reactions matter?

Service, September 28, 11:15 am

“Sharing the Journey” with Coming of Age Youth
As Unitarian Universalists, we are challenged to search for our own truth and meaning. Our Coming of Age program is a launch pad to the lifelong process of building a personal faith and a life practicing that faith. Our COA youth will share their personal beliefs at this stage of their life journey of discovery.

Service, September 21, 11:15 am

“Harvest Home” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
Today summer officially ends; the earth balances on daylight and nighttime, and the autumn’s advancing darkness begins to gather.  What does harvest actually mean to us, here in America’s heartland, now that Missouri has “the right to farm,”  especially to those of us who are city dwellers?

Service, September 14, 11:15 am

“The World as We Know It” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons
How are we to understand the increase of oppressive power and irrational violence around the globe, as well as in our own nation and state? Is change inevitable and at what price? We will welcome Jordinn Nelson-Long, our new Ministerial Intern, and a special offering in support of Carver Dual Language School will be received.

Service, September 7, 11:15 am

“Longing for the Sea” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

As summer comes to a close, and the ‘real time’ of school and work resume, we cherish the season’s memories by sharing water from our journeys, and look ahead to the coming season.  We re-commit ourselves to the work of justice and peace, in our lives, in our state, and in our world.