All Souls Kansas City

Adult Education

2020 Religious Education

How Christianity Took Over

Join us for Rev. Kendyl Gibbons’ class on “How Christianity Took Over”. This class is held every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 PM via Zoom, beginning September 16th through November 18th.

This course is our ongoing history of scripture Adult Religious Education series.

We have looked at the origins of both Jewish and Christian literature, and this season we will begin to consider the growth of the Biblical tradition in How Christianity Took Over, starting as a cult in the Roman Empire, and eventually dominating Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire. It’s an amazing story, full of colorful characters and amazing tales.

If you can’t make the class, no worries we have you covered. Click here for the How Christianity Took Over Video page. You will find the recordings of her classes beginning with September 23. We had a late start in recordings.

Sign up here: How Christianity Took Over Sign Up

All Souls offers ongoing educational events available to the public at all ages and levels of education.

Art in Context with Peggy Schrock

Art in Context is An examination of the role of art and architecture in western culture through time, with an emphasis on its socio-political context. Even though this part of the class is complete you can still view them here.

In the Spring she will take you on an exploration of Asian art and architecture with an emphasis on India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. You will consider the roles of Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto in the visual expression of Central and East Asia.

March 5th – May 28, 2021, Fridays at 1 PM via zoom.

Register here for Asian Art class: Asian Art

About Peggy:

Peggy earned her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign and taught for thirty years at Murray State University, retired as full professor and awarded Professor Emeritus. She was twice awarded Outstanding Teacher of the year.

The Painting Group continues to meet on Tuesday mornings in Conover. Keeping socially distant.  Newcomers are welcome to join us from 10:00 to noon.  Contact Roxie Jones

Agnostics AA Meeting: Tues & Thurs, 7-8 pm, Lower Level; Fri & Sat, noon

Gnawing for Knowledge: Wednesdays, noon: philosophical discussion.

Adult RE with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons: Wednesdays, 1pm-2: 30 pm. In the meeting room.

Humanist Book Club: meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. September through May in Grace Hall Library.   We read and discuss books that are selected by the group. We show a movie in June and do not meet in July or August. All are Welcome! Co-chairs: Marilyn Carpenter and Carol Harsin

For questions,  contact the All Souls office at

Classes are open to everyone on a first-come, first served basis. Class size is based on course focus and available classroom space. Classes are subject to cancellation if there are an insufficient number of registrants.

All Souls has a wide range of adult classes.  Many classes for August are cancelled.  When classes are back in session please consider checking out one of the following classes:

Agnostics AA meets in the evenings Tuesday 7-8:30, Thursday and Friday 6-7:30, and on Saturday afternoon 2-6.

Art in Context with Peggy Schrock meets in our community connection Zoom room, starting Friday, July 10 at 1-2:30.  Virtual.

The Bell Choir meets on Monday evening at 7.

The All Souls Humanist Book Club takes the summer off.  When they meet again they will discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing”.  They meet the second Monday at 7 PM.

Gnawing for Knowledge is meeting virtually every Wednesday at noon. They enjoy a philosophic discussion. New members are welcome.  Contact Dave Black to participate in the virtual meetings.

Our Hunger & Outreach Team is a group of volunteers who make sandwiches and casseroles for the homeless and food underserved. They meet the first and third Thursday evenings each month at 5:30. They have workstations in Conover and following safety guidelines.  Contact Mark Gibbons.

The Useful Technology group normally meets on Tuesdays at 6 PM.

Women’s Sacred Circle meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s from 3:30-5:30.  Here women share in a safe and confidential environment. For more information contact Carolyn Connor.

Yoga is held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30-6:30. Contact Marilyn Carpenter.