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

Sunday, September 23 

The Point, our Humanist Hour returns at 11:30 a.m.! 

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10:00 a.m. Traditional   |   11:30 a.m. The Point, Humanist Hour

Is There More? 

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

The insatiable human desire for more often gets portrayed as a negative characteristic that leads to excess. What if its origin is a deep knowing that there is more to our lives then we often perceive or actualize? Do you feel the tug for more of something in your life? Perhaps it is the most important message you are avoiding.

As we continue on the theme of “calling” I will be exploring the positive possibilities of our yearnings for more. The idea for this message came from a conversation with Ryan and Sarah Darby who won the prize of choosing a sermon topic and a song in last year’s Love and Light Gala. The song they chose is titled “More” from the band Phish. Rick Fortner has been working on a special version of the song for the services this Sunday. 
 
I’ll see you Sunday, 
Marlin

 

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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

Living Life Inter-Spiritually 

Rev. Barbara Prose

Spirituality has always been part and apart from religion.  Listening for God’s call on our lives is one way of affirming that we are more than material beings. 

As more and more people leave the churches they were raised in and enter into relationships with people of different faiths or no faith formation at all, 

we are finding and forming a new spirituality centered on the unity of creation. A spirituality that provides us with the resources to uncover and heal the roots of religious violence.   

This Sunday we’ll come together and explore what it means to live inter-spiritually. As we honor the call of the divine in the depths of our soul - to actualize a spiritual love on earth.

 



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.