Sermons

Sermons and Messages

Every week our ministers and guest speakers wrestle with important issues of life and death, faith, hope, and love.  Listen or watch one of our messages.  Then reach out to us and let us know what you think.

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


Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks

Sunday, September 25

 

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10:00 a.m. Traditional   |   11:30 a.m. Humanist

A House Divided

Rev. Barbara Prose

There is no better way to conquer an enemy than to divide them—thus the expression, “divide and conquer.”  For hundreds of years, religion has used the threat of being divided in the afterlife—go to heaven or go to hell—as a way of dividing and disempowering people.  Temptation to defend ourselves, when we talk about issues of oppression, divides families and friendships. This defensiveness and division is a threat to our families, our future, and our freedom.  

Let’s talk about the connections between oppressions so we can, as Rev. Dr. Barber says, build a “fusion coalition of people committed to reconstructing America itself.” The most important word in our constitution and in our work for justice, is “we.”  

Thanks to auction winners Karen Dale and Cathy Furlong for the inspiration on this sermon topic.  Rev. Marlin Lavanhar will complete part two of this series. We invite you to support All Souls and our justice work through our main fundraising event, the Love and Light Gala. 


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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

Rising Up

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar