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May 2018

Service: “Changing Church” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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

Religious communities are often eager to change the world, to make it better for future generations, and more reflective of either the will of the gods that created it, or the good that is possible in human nature.   Yet when the church itself is asked to change its customs or ideas, it rarely does so without conflict and struggle. How does our congregation encounter change, and what changes might be asked of us as the generations shift?  The choir will…

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Forum: “Chaos or Continuity? The United States in an Age of Disruption” with Burdett Loomis

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Donald Trump ran for president as a disruptive force; he built his candidacy and administration on years of partisan attacks on government.  Nevertheless, presidents are not kings, and our public and private institutions continue apace.  Is our disruption personal or profound?  Disastrous or distracting?  K.U. professor and political writer, Dr. Burdett Loomis, will offer thoughts and hope to encourage conversation.

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Service: “Spring Awakenings” with Jack Gaede

May 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it becomes essential to have open and honest discussions about consent, sexuality, and relationships. Every culture has specific (usually implicit) codes for dating, sex, and intimacy, and these codes are changing and adapting. Our lives also are an ever-evolving journey of awakenings, and we regularly emerge into new ways of being as do our partners, family, and friends. How do we realize and express these emerging desires in mature and healthy ways? Click…

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June 2018

Service: “Arise, All Souls 150th Anniversary Celebration” with 150th Anniversary Committee

June 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

As we approach the end of our 150th year, we also begin to see the outline of our building renovation project come into focus. Today we will hear stories from the past, visions for the future, a new hymn composed for this occasion, and a special greeting from UUA President, Rev. Susan Frederick Gray. We will dedicate new features of our front patio and back garden, draw the winners of our quilt raffle, and share ice cream. The Choir will…

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Service: “To Learn the Future” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

June 10 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The class of 2018, at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High School and elsewhere around the country, has called attention to the power of youthful vision. How can people of all ages offer both support and guidance to those hoping to change the tragic inequities of the world they have inherited? We will celebrate the graduation of our All Souls seniors with the traditional Rainbow Arch, and the collection will help support the Coming of Age trip to Boston. Click here to…

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Service: “A New and Unsettling Force” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

June 17 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Half a century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King called for national accountability not only for racism in America, but for systemic poverty and foreign policy built on the premise of war. A century before that, word of their emancipation reached the enslaved peoples of Texas, more than two years after the proclamation freeing them was issued. What Dr. King called ‘the distorted moral narrative’ continues to shape our culture and our awareness, our news and our policies. We will reflect…

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Service: “GA Service” with Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray

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

We hope that many All Souls members will join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience will take place at the Kansas City Convention Center on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome. In case you can’t make it to the Convention Center, the live stream video will be re-played at All Souls during our regular worship time, starting at 11:15. The offering here will also…

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July 2018

Service: “Aliveness Coming to Get You!” with Jill Jarvis

July 1 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Look ahead over the horizon. Sometimes as we’re plodding through life as usual, we look up and see it: our Aliveness coming to get us! Like a trapeze artist, reaching out to grab it requires us to let go and take a leap of faith, knowing we’ll first be soaring across a dark void – what religious mystics call “the faith experience.” Whenever life presents the possibility to create something great – art, justice, relationships, personal transformation – fear can…

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Service: “The Faith We Sing” with Jason Shelton

July 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Unitarian Universalism is experiencing an explosion of new music for our congregations and choirs, which says something about our health and vitality as a faith movement. We'll explore music's role in shaping and transforming our communities with Rev. Jason Shelton, one of our leading composers and musicians. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

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Service: “The Science of Skipping Stones” with Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long

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

Rev. Jordinn Nelson Long (whom we ordained two years ago, and who is now serving our UU congregation in Fairhaven, MA as lead minister) returns to All Souls with a service about our past, our future, and the moves--and magic-- that take us from one to the other. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. MORE2 is the recipient of the July 2108 Special Offering. Click here…

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