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June 2018

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 2018 Special Offering. Click here…

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Service: “Now YOU Go!” with Pastor Cassandra Wainwright

July 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This message will make every effort to motivate the listeners to know how we each have a responsibility in the earth to care for the people of God no matter what culture/background, and to do our part to help transform the part of the world we live and serve in. Pastor Cassandra Wainright, of Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, is the President of the Concerned Clergy Coalition, and a valued colleague in our work for racial equity and justice in Kansas…

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Service: “My Country, My Faith, & Me” with Anton Jacobs

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

Readings from my book published recently of the same title. A collection of essays —originally written as newspaper columns — to offer a liberal Protestant voice to a good portion of Kansas City, KS. From the cover: “These essays treat politics, religion, the arts, culture, and ethics that counter the views of the fundamentalist religious right and our national glorification of warriorhood.” Dr. Anton Jacobs is the chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Divine Word College in Epworth,…

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August 2018

Service: “How to Deal with Jive Turkeys” with Natasha El Scari

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

Natasha Ria El-Scari is a spoken word poet, author, artist, curator of art created by local artists of color. She grew up loving to hear adults talk without censorship. She will discuss the power personal voice and institutional advocacy. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives. PeaceWorks is the recipient of the August 2018 Special Offering. Click here and Select Fund Special Offering to support our community…

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Service: “Remember Beauty” with Rev. Duncan Teague

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

What a simple, powerful command issued by poet, Joseph Anthony Davis in, "Summer Notes" within his new book, Black Lives Matter and Other Poems (2018)! Rev. Duncan E.Teague returns to All Souls to heed this command from his longtime friend and fellow poet. Teague is certain the poetry of Davis and Young L. Hughley debuted this spring also, Images Finally in Focus have arrived just in time to help us. Rev. Teague is the founding minister of the Abundant Love…

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