Sermons

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. 

If you are interested in using a talk or sermon in your own community, please contact bjames@allsoulschurch.org.


Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks

Sunday, December 23

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10:00 a.m. Traditional

Christmas Pageant, The Christmas Story & Winter Solstice

Join us for Christmas Pageant in the Traditional, a Christmas Story in the Contemporary and a celebration of the Winter Solstice at our Humanist Hour 

Bring your friends and family for a festive service featuring an interactive Christmas pageant and a chance to sing some of your favorite Christmas carols in our Traditional service! The Christmas Pageant is great for all ages and will be led by Shannon Boston and Rev. Marlin Lavanhar 

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar and David B. Smith will the Contemporary service with music and A Christmas Story. 

**Christmas Communions following the Traditional & Contemporary Services **

Celebrate the longest night of the year for our Humanist Solstice service. Barbara Prose and Em Kianka will take us through a solstice ritual to mark this powerful point. Special guest musician Jared Tyler will lead the music with Rick Fortner.  

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services 

Monday, December 24 | 4:30 p.m. | 6:00 p.m. | 7:30 p.m.  

All Souls annual Candlelight services are held every Christmas Eve for our members, families, and friends. Our Candlelight services are for everyone, for all faiths and non-faiths, to celebrate together—united as one. Enjoy incredible choir performances at these intergenerational services in which we will transform the All Souls Sanctuary with the soft glow of candlelight. Families are encouraged to bring cookies to share at the Wassail and Cookie receptions following the 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. services.  

We hold three candlelight services to reflect, pray together, and to celebrate our one, human family.  

Cherub Choir and YAVE | 4:30 p.m.  

Children's Choir and Adult Choir | 6 p.m.  

Youth Choir and Alumni | 7:30 p.m.  

 



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, BeyondBelief.online. 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.