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May 2020

May 17: 2020 Annual Meeting

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Click video for more information and this link for agenda, nominations, proposed budget.

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May 24: “Called On; 40 years of Ministry” with Rev. Jill Jarvis and Rev. David Weissbard

May 24 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

On the rainy evening of May 24, 1980, a 25 year old Kendyl Gibbons was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. Much in the world has changed over these 40 years, but her commitment to that call has remained steadfast. Join us for a celebration of Kendyl’s 4 decades of service to our movement.

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Rev. Kendyl Gibbons 40th Anniversary

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Us to Celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary of Kendyl Gibbons' Ordination with a Drive By Parade! Please join us on Sunday, May 24th from 2-3 pm by driving through All Souls' parking lot to wave and salute Kendyl. This "in" person celebration will be parade style. Kendyl will be standing or seated while members drive by. 40 years is a "ruby" anniversary, so we encourage you to fly red flags or wave your UU t-shirts,display homemade signs, or decorate your…

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Rebecca Gant | Ordination Ceremony, May 30, 2020 at 10 AM

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence invite you to join us for the Ordination of Rebecca Gant on Saturday, May 30 at 10 AM. It will be presented on YouTube: All Souls UU Church Kansas City Clergy will gather on Zoom at 9:30 AM

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May 31: “New World Coming” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

May 31 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

As we celebrate the ordination of Rebecca Gant, we look to the future, of our religious heritage, and of our world. Now months into the experience of the COVID 19 pandemic, what can we see of the shape of that future, and how might we embrace its opportunities?

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June 2020

June 7: “Your Best Life” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

June 7 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

As our high school graduates move forward into a changed cultural landscape, Oprah and others have made popular the concept of “living your best life.” Does that mean kale smoothies and exotic travel destinations, or might the classic philosophers have some wisdom to offer on the subject? Who wants to be a little princess? This will be our final opportunity to support the Religious Education program for young people for this fiscal year. Click here to watch streaming video on…

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June 14: “Stress Cracks” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

June 14 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The death of Ahmaud Arbery, and the ongoing statistical evidence that African Americans are more likely to die of COVID 19 than their white neighbors, remind us yet again that there is a structural flaw at the heart of American culture. A crisis like the current pandemic will inevitably reveal these fractures in our common life. Yes, we are all worried and under pressure, but this is no time to give up on better justice. Today we observe the traditional…

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June 21: “Legacies” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

June 21 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

To be a father is to become the carrier of a legacy, and to have a father is to be the recipient of a legacy -- some good, some not so helpful. A crisis like the current pandemic makes it easy to be captured by the immediate and urgent, perhaps at the expense of what is more important over the long term. What is it that we want to preserve for the next generation who will inherit this world --…

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June 28: “Rooted, Inspired, and Ready” with the Worship from GA 2020

June 28 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Rev. Joan Javier-Duval will deliver the sermon at the live stream 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. The daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, she serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. Service of the Living Tradition is…

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July 2020

July 5: “What Happens Next” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons, Kansas City, MO

July 5 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

We are all responsible for what happens next, as we reflect on the American experiment in democracy and the historical brutality and denial that has been woven into it. Are we willing to redeem the promises of our founding vision, even at the cost of comfort, in this moment of critical opportunity? Rev. Kendyl Gibbons considers some classic texts from black writers reflecting on being American.

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