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

This Sunday 

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

Graceful Grounding

Rev. David Ruffin

It is often amidst our greatest grief and heartbreak, that we finally touch the truth of love’s presence and life’s beauty and goodness, whatever our circumstances. We may not understand such grace, but… we’ll take it. But how do we then live lives that truly honor this mystery? What would it look like to not just to hope against fear that grace will be there again the next time we need it most (i.e. when the ground falls out from underneath us), but to let this foundational gift of life, however understood, become our grounding? The fullest promise of the mystery known as grace is the possibility of freedom from fear. Whether humanist, mystic, theist or agnostic, is trading fear for faith in life’s grace an option you could actually consider? What more might you be free to be and to do with this one wild beautiful life of yours?


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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

What's So Amazing About Grace?

Bishop Carlton Pearson

It seems that grace appears or is needed at the worst times in our lives. To amaze is defined as “causing great surprise or wonder”. That could be anything from a child being born to September 11th and the trade center towers crumbling to the ground.

Is it the grace or the events that necessitate its appearance or presence in our lives that amazes us most? Perhaps it’s both; lost and found, blind now seeing. Being lost and blind is almost as amazing as being found and later seeing. Both tend to be other than ordinary. Guess it’s all relative.