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

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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, October 29

Bring photos or mementos of your loved ones to place on the oferenda to honor our dead in Dia de los Muertos, in each of our three services!

 

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10:00 a.m. Traditional

Gone But Never Forgotten

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

Description coming soon.

See you Sunday,
Marlin

 


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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

The Mystery of Death

Bishop Carlton Pearson

The mystery, or missed story, of death has been a pre-occupation to humans since we recognized we were alive. Looking to Newton’s 3rd law - For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction - we can assume death is an equal and opposite reaction to life, and vice versa. In a sense, life is death in another form and summarily death is life in another form. Death insists we remember and memorialize life.


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11:30 a.m. Humanist

Holding Our Own

Rev. Barbara Prose

Many of us have seen our family rituals around death change in our lifetimes. A generation ago, Dr. Wolf was fighting against the corruption of the local funeral home industry. More and more Americans today are comfortable with cremation, while there’s a growing interest in green burials. This Sunday, we will wrestle new meaning out of this old mystery. Together we'll consider the creative ways various cultures, and we here at All Souls, grieve, honor and stay connected to our dead.

 



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. 

 

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