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September 2019

New Member and Visitor Enrichment Class | UUA and Regional Organizations

September 22 @ 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm

Join the membership committee and Rev. Kendyl Gibbons as we talk about the UUA as an organization and how we fit within our region.  This is open to all who are interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of what is the UUA (Unitarian Universalist Association) and what do the mean to us.

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Forum: “Conversion Therapy” with Wayne Besen

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wayne Besen, author of Anything but Straight and founder of "Truth Wins Out," has been journalistically covering "conversion therapy" (CT) for over a decade. CT is a controversial practice for trying to change sexual orientation. Its media coverage is also controversial. Through the generosity of Friends of Community Media, Mr. Besen will explore the bias and hypocritical media coverage associated with conversion therapy.

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September 29: “Nevertheless” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

September 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

One of the qualities of privilege is impatience; people who think of themselves as entitled expect their problems to be solved immediately. But those who are dedicated to creating communities of justice and compassion want the kind of transformation that only happens over time, with the work of many people who sustain each other. How do we keep our resistance persistent, even in the face of discouraging trends? We will share a moment of connection. Click here to watch streaming…

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October 2019

Forum: “Gerrymandering our Votes” with Greg Vonnahme

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Greg is a Professor of Political Science at UMKC, specializing in voting systems including Congressional districting. Gerrymandering is a scheme wherein a ruling political party draws a district to increase its chances of success. Greg will discuss the implications of the recent United States Supreme Court decision on this issue.

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October 6: “Singing Meditation” with Jane Gilbreath & Kitty Degler

October 6 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

COME, COME WHOEVER YOU ARE. These words from a favorite All Souls song will lead us into Singing Meditation. The goal of Singing Meditation is to create a time and space for our souls to explore their vast potential for spiritual joy. Regardless of our spiritual backgrounds, this interfaith experience can unite us in a community of voices and hearts. So, Come, come whoever you are, and expect music and silence to soothe, energize, delight and move you. Click here…

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Forum: “How Voters Decide” with Elizabeth Vonnahme

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Beth, a Professor of Political Science at UMKC, is a political psychologist. She will explain the factors that influence the ways a voter decides who to vote for, and will describe the army of consultants who try to influence that decision.

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October 13: “American Nightmare, Part 1” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

October 13 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Politicians and others are fond of advocating for everyone to share “the American dream.” We may differ about what that is, exactly, or what it should be, but we seldom question whether a dream is the best format for the ideals toward which we might aspire. Visits to a series of historical sites from the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century in the U.S. lead me to wonder whether the idea of a dream does not require the substance…

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Potluck Picnic for Religious Education Families – October 13th

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Simpson House, 4509 Walnut
Kansas City, MO 64111 United States
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For: All religious education teachers, parents and their families  When: Sunday, October 13, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: The Simpson House, 4509 Walnut, KCMO 64111 Help: Bring a potluck dish to share. Turkey and cheese sandwiches and gluten free options will be provided. RSVP: Rev. Judith Cady, lrd@allsoulskc.org, 816-531-2131, ext. 102

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Forum: “Creating Positive Transgender Environments–Factors in Theology & Science” with Seth Sonneville

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The national conversation regarding gender is a polarizing topic resulting in divergent and conflicting viewpoints. Seth Sonneville will discuss scientific and theological understandings in an attempt to find common ground in support of creating positive transgender environments.

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October 20: “American Nightmare, Part 2” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

October 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Politicians and others are fond of advocating for everyone to share “the American dream.” We may differ about what that is, exactly, or what it should be, but we seldom question whether a dream is the best format for the ideals toward which we might aspire. Visits to a series of historical sites from the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century in the U.S. lead me to wonder whether the idea of a dream does not require the substance…

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