Sermons and Messages

Every week our ministers and guest speakers wrestle with important issues of life and death, faith, hope, and love. Though All Souls is active year round, from September through May, our congregation is organized around nine theological themes. 

This Summer, we are hosting Summer Sundays at All Souls. 
We will have two services, 10 & 11:30 a.m., on the themes Life Beyond ... 

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Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks

Two services only

Sunday, August 26


10:00 a.m.

Evolution and Love   

Rev.Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

How can science not just inform, but inspire your values? I wrote a paper in college about the relationship of science and religion. The idea was we had to choose between science and religion or have a strong theory of how they can interact and relate. Thirty years later, my thoughts on the subject have, you might say, evolved! Many of us are looking for a community like All Souls where we values science wholeheartedly and also sees a role for religious knowledge. What is a balanced relationship between science and religion or between evolution and love? 

See you Sunday, 


11:30 a.m.

New Age and New Birth  

Rev.Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

What do you believe and why do you believe it? And how do your beliefs add to or subtract from the quality of your life? How have your beliefs changed and how has your change in beliefs changed you? I have entered a new age and stage in my life and my beliefs about life that has greatly altered my world view, my view of the world, and the way the world views me. I’ve never felt better! 


Monthly Themes

Though All Souls is active year round, from September through May, our congregation is organized around nine theological themes.

These themes provide a shared focus, giving our congregation the opportunity to gain greater clarity, meaning, and depth. Seriously engaging in these themes could transform your life!

Go deeper with our three year cycle of themes:

  1. Don’t miss your favorite service on the First Sunday of each month. A minister will introduce the theme. Additional services throughout the month may deal with different aspects of the theme as do our weekly Children's Chapel services and Children's and Youth programs.
  2. Attend our adult programming classes and events, Wednesday ConnectionsOnce a month our ministers hold a "Theme Talk" where they will offer their insights into to the theme and invite conversation.
  3. Check out All Souls exclusive blog, Engage in religiously liberal content curated from the heartland.  

Check out the UUA's article, Monthly Themes Help the Congregation Go Deeper about All Souls.