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




10:00 a.m. Traditional

40 Years of Singing

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

Come celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Children and Youth Choirs and the 95 year heritage of All Souls Unitarian Church this Sunday in the Traditional Service.  The service will include music from a choir including 40 years of alumni and current singers. 

Special Guests:
Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf, Minister Emeritus
Rev. Kent Doss, Choir Alumni, Tapestry UU Church (see inside!)
Rev. Dr. Brent Smith, Senior Minister 1990-1999 (remarks to be read)

Choral Directors:
Lucy Nave Connolly, Founding Director 1976-1986
Chris Ferguson, 1990 – 2004
David B. Smith, 2009-Present
Elizabeth Sublet, 2010-Present



11:30 a.m. Contemporary

The Rhythm of Your Heart

Rev. Barbara Prose

The Hebrew word for heart is lev, means the authority within.  How do you care for and tune into your heart?  How do you get back in sync with the foundational rhythm of your being when the world throws you off course? The path and pattern of the heart is map and guide to the wisdom within. I hope you’ll join me on this heartfelt journey.


11:30 a.m. Humanist

Hope Beyond Reason

Rev. Kent Doss

Passion, awe, wonder and excitement are not the first words that come to mind when we think of Humanism. Sometimes though, we are called to moved beyond carefully reasoned arguments and stale science to envision a brighter future. Join me in the Humanist Hour for a conversation about some of the Earthly beauty and hope that enlivens our Humanist tradition.

Rev. Kent Doss is the minister of Tapestry: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Mission Viejo, C.A. Kent was heavily involved in All Souls programs, especially the choir and is joining us for the All Souls Children’s and Youth Choir 40th Anniversary. Kent is completing a Doctorate of Ministry here at Phillips Theological Seminary.