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April 2019

Forum: “The Green New Deal” with Winston Apple

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Winston Apple is a well known area environmental and political activist. He will get into the details of the Green New Deal which has been proposed by national political leaders to address both the climate crisis and the need for social justice.

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April 21: “Humble Resurrection” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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

The ancient celebration of the vernal goddess, the remembrance of a martyr’s empty tomb, and the modern honoring of Earth Day, coincide this year. Is it a wonderful world to which we return, knowing that we are dust and ashes? What does it mean to practice resurrection? Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. General Budget is the recipient of the April 2019 offering. Click here and…

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Forum: “What Have We Got to Lose?” with John Fish Kurmann

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Scientists have warned us for more than 50 years that we would wreck the world if we kept going the way we were going.  Unwilling to acknowledge the problem of growth itself, we've tried "technofixes."  John Fish Kurmann, a 25 years community activist and cultural critic, will explore what we can still do even after it's too late to make everything "all right."

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April 28: “The Path of Compassion” with Rev. Dr. Carol Hepokoski

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

The Buddhist Goddess and Bodhisattva of Compassion, Kuan Yin, started out male in India and later was recognized as female in China.  She has evolved and transformed as she’s traveled throughout Asia and into the Western World. What might we learn from this figure of divinity from the eastern traditions?  The Rev. Dr. Carol Hepokoski is a retired UU minister and professor on her way back to her home in Minnesota after a winter in California. Click here to watch…

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May 2019

Forum: “At the Intersection of Race, Life-Expectancy, & Power” with Seft Hunter

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Seft Hunter, Exec. Director of Communities Creating Opportunity, will share results of a multi-year study examining life-expectancies by zip code. A 13 - 15 year difference occurs in life-expectancy between blacks and whites, residents living east and west of K.C.'s Troost Avenue. Critical issues of race and access to economic opportunity shape these outcomes. Dr. Hunter will make connections to the current political moment and provide pathways for residents and communities of faith to get involved.

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May 5: “The Immigrant Experience” with Anthony Edwards & The All Souls Choir

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

The All Souls Choir will present John Kramer’s THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE on May 5th at 11:15 during the Sunday Service and a Community Performance on the evening of May 6th at 7:00pm. THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE combines the words of US leaders from the 18th to the 20th century and Kramer’s own evocative lyrics to tell a compelling story. It reminds us of the aspirations that formed this "nation of immigrants," confesses the ways we have fallen short of that vision…

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Forum: “Energy–Glamorous & Mundane” with George Hoech & Rita Norton

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

George Hoech will discuss the recent energy remodeling of his house, most alluringly, adding solar power. Having done similar remodeling eleven years ago, Rita Norton will talk about the joys of resulting and continuing comfortable living and about living with Earth's means.

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May 12: “Silver and Gold” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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

“Make new friends, but keep the old,” goes the classic rhyme; “the one is silver, the other is gold.” On this Mother’s Day Sunday we honor our members of 50 years standing, and welcome those who have most recently become part of our community. We celebrate our children and the mothers among us with flowers, while we remember the original spirit of Mother’s Day as a commitment to peace among all people for the sake of mothers everywhere. Click here…

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Forum: “Getting Naked for Change” with Edgar Tanner

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Terrible times of disruption require creative solutions. Shedding habitual patterns of thinking and acting opens doors to change, as described in Theory U. Edgar Tanner, DMin, MS, works for both personal and systemic transformation with Presencing Institute's insights. See http://www.presencing.org/aboutus/theory-u. Founded 2006 at MIT., it's grown to projects (like Ego to Eco, Transformational Capitalism, Innovation Labs), resources (like http://edX.org), and network of universities and international hubs.

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May 19: “Something Else from Nothing But” with Ministerial Intern, Rebecca Gant

May 19 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Throughout history, creation stories have helped humans make sense of the origin of life on our planet. Unitarian Universalists do not have a common creation story, but we do share a faith in science and its explanations. Religious naturalism, a religious orientation at the intersection of science and religion, has a story to explain the existence of life: emergence. How can this understanding of how things come to be affect our lives? Where are new ideas emerging in today’s world?…

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