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

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Friend to Foe and Back Again
10:10 a.m.  |  Sanctuary Worship Service
11:30 a.m.  |  The Point, Humanist Hour  |  Emerson Hall
Yadenee Hailu, Assistant Minister

This summer I had the honor of co-chairing the Right Relationship Team at General Assembly in Spokane and visiting my family in Ethiopia. My role changed drastically in these two locations, but I found a unique trend that wove the contrasting trips together. I could speak in great lengths about my love of the UU church or my roots in Ethiopia. However that would be much less helpful than the real, vulnerable, gritty, messy, tiring work of honestly engaging one's communities' shadow sides and all. What posture can aid us in maneuvering the inevitable embarrassment of not the 'other' but how our own community acts? Let's unpack our responsibility in holistic engagement with our friends turned foe.

 



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.