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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Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks

This Sunday 

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

Are You Listening?

David Ruffin

The breezes are picking up outside and in the rustling leaves I’m reminded of the iconic imagery of “the winds of change.” What makes them blow? “Why, our own breath of course,” comes one answer. And yet, perhaps the winds of change are always blowing and the question is, instead, are we listening for what they have to tell us? 

The inspiration we need for the journey of personal and social transformation is always around us. This Labor Day weekend we will explore the transforming labor of change that is possible when we begin by using the underdeveloped power of our ears.  

    

 


 

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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

What Lives Matter???

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar

Summer 2015 has been filled with news and events that could deem it “The American Summer of Discontent.” Christian business owners, and government employees, who do not want to serve gay and lesbian couples and families have been sounding the alarms of discrimination. Race has continued to divide our nation’s people from the Confederate Flag controversy to the Black Lives Matter campaigns and repeated stories alleging race-related police misconduct. Donald Trump has been stirring anti-immigrant sentiments. More mass shootings in churches and movie theaters have pitted those who want gun control against those who are adamant about gun rights. Members of All Souls might wonder, “What does our affirmation of ‘Love Beyond Belief’ call us to do and be in such times?”  This will be the subject of my messages at the Traditional Service and The Point (our Humanist Hour) this Sunday.