Summer Sermon Series:
THIS AMERICAN FAITH
June: The Gift of Doubt
July: The Gift of Independence
August: The Gift of Imperfection
Unitarian Universalism has been called “The Quintessential American Faith.”
Some of the same people who founded this nation, also were among the earliest American Unitarians and Universalists.
The core values of freedom, justice, democracy, and diversity are foundations for both America and our tradition. During the 2017 Summer Sermon Series, our ministers will lift up the connections between American values and the values of All Souls. The gifts of Doubt, Independence and Imperfection will be explored respectively.
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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Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks
Sunday, June 25
10:00 a.m. Traditional | 11:30 a.m. Contemporary
The Gift of Doubt in the American Faith
Bishop Carlton Pearson
What if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?”
The America faith is traditionally as much in its majority Judeo/Christian God as it is in its constitution, bylaws, American culture, and democracy. However, in today’s America there is nearly equal doubt in all of the above. It seems there never has been more distrust in normally presumed trustworthy people and professions including politics, lawmakers, law enforcement and lawyers over all, not to mention preachers, priests, teachers, and corporate structure. The gift of doubt can also be a curse, or at least a cause, that can awaken or necessitate an overall renovation and renewal of the moral infrastructure of the human and American culture and societal model.
11:30 a.m. Humanist
When is Enough, Enough?
All Souls practices the century-old tradition of the free pulpit, meaning our ministers are not bound by doctrine or dogma. Our congregants have the freedom of the pew allowing people with diverse views to create a community of broad perspectives and to sharpen each other's moral thinking. In practicing this tradition, Georgia Snoke will discuss both her grandfather's role in the Tulsa Race Riot and the politics and political correctness of today. Her grandfather, Richard Lloyd Jones, was one of the co-founders of All Souls. Recent messages of Rev. Lavnahar's have lifted up Georgia's grandfather who was also the owner and editor of the Tulsa Tribune at the time of the Tulsa Race Riot. Georgia has graciously offered her lifelong perspective and her willingness to speak honors the love from which her reflection originates.