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August 2020

August 9: “Protest and Prayer: Transformed by Courageous Love” with Rev. Sarah Ogelsby-Dunnegan, Topeka KS

August 9 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The tools we need to transform our communities are the tools of courageous love. Although we think of protest and prayer as different tools, what if we could see protest as a form of prayer and prayer as a form of protest? Rev. Sarah Ogelsby-Dunnegant shares her experiences of the intersections between prayer and protest and the power of courageous love to transform each of us and all of us as people and communities working for justice and peace.

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August 16: “Anchored Over the Horizon” with Rev. Oscar Sinclair, Lincoln, NE

August 16 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Vaclav Havel wrote that hope ..."transcends the world that is immediately experienced, and is anchored somewhere beyond its horizons." How do we hold fast to hope, even when it is distant? The Rev. Oscar Sinclair serves the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, Nebraska, and will be joined in leading worship by staff and lay leaders of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln.

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August 23 | This Sunday at the UU Forum

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

This year's Forum Season will take place on Zoom. Our first Forum is scheduled for September 13th. Join us THIS Sunday, August 23rd, when we conduct a run-through of our new platform. The Forum will begin at 10:00. The call will open at 9:30 for those who want to arrive early to familiarize themselves with the new platform. Participation instructions are included below.     INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTING TO ZOOM CALLS:   If Joining via Computer click on this link, or…

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August 23: “Persons or a People?: Tensions Between Individuality and Community in our Churches and Culture” with Rev. Jonalu Johnstone, Manhattan, KS

August 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

The tension between individuality and community crops up everywhere — in our response to the pandemic, in our reactions to racism, in running our congregations. Unitarian Universalists steeped in individualism sometimes struggle with how to make ourselves into a community. How do we equip ourselves to create balance between being persons and being a people? The Rev. Jonalu Johnstone serves as Developmental Minister of the UU Fellowship of Manhattan, KS, and is joined by Music Director Renea Brown and lay…

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August 30: “Making Real Community” with Rev. Kevin W. Jagoe, BuxMont PA

August 30 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

What does it mean to be part of a community and how do we know when we are in fact part of such a thing? Our Great Pause as a society has called into question many of our prior assumptions about religious congregations and all sorts of other ways we are, or are not, part of communities. The Rev. Kevin W. Jagoe serves BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Warrington, PA as their minister and is joined by Music Director John…

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September 2020

September 6: “Resilience in Challenging Times” with All Souls Readers

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

Readers Coordinator Marli Murphy organizes our talented pool of lay readers to choose what they would like to share around the theme of Resilience. Join us to find encouragement and inspiration from their selections. 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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UU Forum | September 13: “Police Reform in Kansas City” with Damon Daniel

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

Mr. Damon Daniel is the director of Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, a well known public safety advocate. With city police in the spotlight, he has been a leading voice on strengthening partnerships to reduce crime. Click here to participate in Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Missed the Forum? Click here to watch. Note: It'll be several days before the video is available. Check back often or on Facebook.

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Sunday Service | September 13: “For the Long Haul; Ingathering” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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

What does it mean to begin a new season of our All Souls community in this era of multiple, intersecting crises? Pandemic and social distancing, racial tension and political turmoil, climate change and weather disasters across the nation all demand our attention and immediate response. Can the values that call us to action also function as a still center to ground us in the midst of chaos? How can we hold each other so that we not only survive the…

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UU Forum | September 20: “Religion and the Media” with Linda Seger

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

Dr. Seger will talk about a process and a method for finding our way through the difficult ethical decisions and dilemmas that confront us this election year. Dr. Seger looks at Scripture and theology, as well as our own experiences, as we try to decide the stance we might take toward important political issues. Click here to participate in Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Missed the Forum? Click here to watch. Note: It'll be several days before the video…

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Sunday Service | September 20: “Abolition Today: Part 1, Prisons” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

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

There is no doubt among serious scholars of history and social organization that mass incarceration in the US is a function of racial privilege. While these roots go deep into the past, directly to the violence of slavery, the most recent dimensions of the current surge in imprisonment are surprisingly recent. Within the lifetime of most of us, the prison population was 20% of what it is presently, and was declining. How did we get to where we are today,…

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