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August 2015

Summer Odyssey: “Khadijah and the White Guy”

August 2 @ 10:00 am

“Khadijah and the White Guy” is a popular radio show that airs the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM on KKFI.  The show addresses current topics concerning race in the Kansas City area. Khadijah Hardaway is also involved in several local activist organizations, an accomplished poet and owner of the Lasting Impression Beauty Salon in Raytown. Khadijah will share some of her experiences of living in the “east of Troost” area and her perspective of current and past…

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Service: “What Are those Wacky Jews Up to now?” with Rabbi Doug Alpert

August 2 @ 11:15 am

The face of Judaism, and particularly progressive Judaism is changing.  Locally, there has been a decades-long trend of synagogues moving further out to southwest Johnson County.  Hear how Congregation Kol Ami is working to change the way in which progressive Jewish communities come together.

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Odyssey, August 9: Bill Schrimsher

August 9 @ 10:00 am
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Service: “Summertime and the Livin’ Is Easy” with Rev. Diana Hughes

August 9 @ 11:15 am

Creativity comes naturally to us – just watch a child playing with the box after the present is opened.  This summer, let’s reawaken our natural propensity to revel in life’s creation, even if we have reason to think we can’t.  We’ll celebrate with a Reader’s Theatre, written, directed, illustrated and performed by talented All Soulers.  Special Music by Willis White

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Service: “Science and Spirit—Take 2” with Keely Schneider

August 16 @ 11:15 am

When we allow science to lead us down a path of understanding the universe at both the macro and the micro level, we shift into a world view that is defined and ruled by unity.  No longer is the universe and its operating system unsympathetic to our human existence.  Rather, we can find a comforting, universal truth that is scientifically sound yet spiritually rich.

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Summer Odyssey, August 23: Eloise Weatherford

August 23 @ 10:00 am
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Service: “Readers’ Choice: Words We Keep” with Sharon Grosshart and Barbara Griggs

August 23 @ 11:15 am

Hear stories of inspiration from some of the expressive and dedicated people who share their time and talents by reading at our All Souls Sunday Worship Services. Each participant will introduce and perform a favorite poem or quotation that has great significance to them. Sharon Grosshart and Barbara Griggs will weave together the individual readings with spoken words and music, which will include the beautifully nuanced voice of All Souls leading alto, Shanna Jones.

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Service: “Journeys of the Spirit, Sophia Fahs Sunday” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

August 30 @ 11:15 am

UU religious education programs for children have not always been as innovative or experiential as we now take for granted. Back in the day, they were memorization-based, like other main line Protestant Sunday Schools. One woman changed all that; her name was Sophia Lyon Fahs, and she created a profound shift in religious education in America, by taking children’s spiritual lives seriously. Today we celebrate her memory, her legacy, and her inspiration.

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