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February 2016

Forum: “Making Medical Decisions Near the End of Life” with Ann Allegre, M.D.

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Families of the dying are often caught between the hope of not “giving up too soon” and the hope of not prolonging the suffering. Dr. Allegre will offer her experience in hospice and palliative care to help us understand how we can make more appropriate decisions in these difficult circumstances.  

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Service: “To Accept the Universe” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

February 7 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States

Ours is not the first generation to find itself struggling against the systemic injustices of unconscious privilege. Back in the days of our Transcendentalist ancestors like Emerson and Thoreau, one brilliant woman tried to call America's attention to the plight of Native Americans, revolutionaries in Europe, and, of course, women. Her life was brief but illuminating; we know her as Margaret Fuller, author of Women in the 19th Century.

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Introducing Aging with Wisdom

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States

Explore together creative opportunities and emotional challenges we face during this important stage of our lives. We will discuss, share and do some inner work as we look at finding meaning in our later years.

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Forum: “Medical Technology: The Driver of Health Care Costs?” with David E. Kingsley, Ph.D.

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States
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Advanced medical technologies can be exorbitantly costly.  However, it is not human inventiveness and inventions in medical science that are responsible for the U.S. per capita health care expenditures that are double and triple those of other advanced nations.  It is the "free market myth" and the politically dominant, anti-government viewpoint.

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Service: “Love Is the Spirit of Our Church” Music & Religious Education Departments

February 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States

Today we celebrate the many threads of love in the tapestry we call All Souls. Loving hearts make up the groups that give life to our community. As we embark on our Capital Campaign, we recognize the many and various ways we are bound together in love. In the spirit of St. Valentine we celebrate our love for one another.

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Forum: “Progress Toward a Sustainable, Resilient K.C.” with Gerald Shechter

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States
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Kansas City, MO is acting to move steadily toward social, economic and environmental resilience.  Jerry Shechter, Sustainability Coordinator in  K.C.'s Office of Environmental Quality, will discuss strategies and best practices that are moving us to sustainable objectives that will create a more resilient Kansas City.

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Service: “What Makes a Fire Burn” with Jordinn Nelson Long

February 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States
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In reading this, you are likely contemplating a deeply subversive action: coming to church.  How do the small spaces we create in our weeks make room for something larger in our lives?  What might we kindle together on Sunday; how will those sparks bring light to the larger world?  Join intern minister Jordinn Nelson Long as we consider, following the words of poet Judy Sorum Brown, what makes a fire burn.

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Sunday Plus Lunch: Fundraiser for the Coming of Age trip to Boston

February 21 @ 12:30 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States

Yummy tacos and ice cream sundaes Vegetarian and gluten free options Served by the Coming of Age youths and the Religious Education Team Fundraiser for the Coming of Age trip to Boston . Tickets: $7 per person/$20 per family

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Forum: “Oscar Sunday” with Bob Butler

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States
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Are films meant to entertain, educate, examine, or just to provide escape from reality for a little while?  Robert Butler has reviewed movies for the KC Star for over forty years and is a favorite Forum speaker.  Bob will review with us the changes, highlights, fads, and directions in the movies of 2015.  You can check out his reviews at www.butlerscinemascene.com.

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Service: “Rachel Weeping” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

February 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
All Souls UU Church,
4501 Walnut
Kansas City, 64111 United States

Liberals and activists are often so intent on fixing problems and remedying injustice that we try to hurry past our own and others' profound feelings and the sheer tragedies of oppression. How might the ancient practice of lamentation prepare us to inhabit an actual world of new possibilities?

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