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May 2015

UU Forum: “RevolveKC: Getting Kansas Citians on Bikes” with Elizabeth Bejan

May 3 @ 10:00 am

May is National Bike Month—time to get on bikes! Revolve is a non-profit that believes the bicycle is the simple solution for healthy lifestyle and affordable, earth-friendly transportation. It has a community bike shop at 5100 Troost run by co-founder Elizabeth Bejan and sponsors programs to help provide bikes to persons of all ages.

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Music Sunday: “Prayers for Bobby” with the All Souls Choir, directed by Anthony Edwards

May 3 @ 11:15 am

The story of Mary & Bobby Griffith is a cautionary tale and a moving, uplifting story about seeing beyond prejudice. This concert is dedicated to issues of struggle, alienation & acceptance of young LGBTQIA people. The offering will benefit the Music and Religious Education Programs of All Souls.

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UU Forum: “Please Underestimate Me” with Richard G. Tripp

May 10 @ 10:00 am

The Blood, Guts and Soul of Richard G. Tripp—a storyteller and motivational speaker who has directed, developed, and grown Care of Poor People, Inc., so effectively that he now asks us to “please underestimate” him. The organization continues and Mr. Tripp is expanding his efforts for homeless people to developing a Kansas City Homeless Newspaper.

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Sunday Service: “Taking the Next Step” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

May 10 @ 11:15 am

As our congregation looks ahead toward the possibility of major renovations to our half-century old building, what can we learn from the consultant who is helping us think about our investment in the future?   We will begin by celebrating the work of mothers, and honoring Mothers Day, and then turn to discussion about a capital fund drive.

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UU Forum: “Kansas City Council Candidate Forum”

May 17 @ 10:00 am

The primary election for the City Council is over. The general election is June 23. Who will you vote for? Hear the candidates debate the issues at this candidate forum. Be an informed voter. Come with your questions.

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Sunday Service: “A Celebration of New Life and Beginning Again” with Rev. Jim Eller

May 17 @ 11:15 am

If we don’t change our direction, we are probably going to end up where we are headed. Change is not always easy, even when it is change for the better.  Change means letting go and beginning again in a new way.  What has change offered you in your life?  When do you feel called to change? 

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UU Forum: “Tell Me How to Spend $1.5 Billion” with Jan Marcason

May 24 @ 10:00 am

The Kansas City Council just adopted a new $1.5 billion budget for next year. The budget is the City’s blueprint for what’s important to voters, but how does the Council figure that out? City Councilmember and Finance Committee Chair, Jan Marcason, explains how the Council did it.

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Sunday Service: “Keeping Faith and Flower Festival” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

May 24 @ 11:15 am

Bring flowers!  35 years ago today, on a rainy evening, in the church where she grew up, Kendyl Gibbons was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry.  This morning we celebrate that anniversary, and the vocational covenants that shape all our lives, as well as the inter-relatedness that forms our community, through the medium of flowers.  Be sure to have each member of the family bring a blossom to share.  The choir will sing.

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UU Forum: “Weighing the Muslim Social Activist Gulen Movement” with Argun Asstcioglu

May 31 @ 10:00 am

Turkish Muslim imam Fethullah Gulen, now living in the US, spawned a worldwide movement asserting moderate Islam, education and social service. KU Associate Professor Argun Asstcioglu will describe the controversy surrounding the Gulen movement, the clashes between religion and political power, and humanitarian work and religious evangelism.

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Sunday Service: “To Be Known” with Jordinn Nelson Long

May 31 @ 11:15 am

What does it mean to live in voluntary community with one another?  What obligations do we have as we come into this place where we see, and are seen by other people?  Join us for our intern’s last Sunday with All Souls until next Sept., as we consider the challenge and promise of becoming more fully known.  

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