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. Though All Souls is active year round, from September through May, our congregation is organized around nine theological themes.
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Upcoming Sermons, Services, and Talks
Sunday, November 26
10:00 a.m. Traditional Service | 11:30 a.m. Humanist Hour
Is Forgiveness Possible?
Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar
Nobody gets through this life without hurting others and being hurt. Yet we need to get up each day and live into the future. Figuring out how to free ourselves from hurt, so we can meet the day unafraid, without anger, and with a sense of our own wholeness is complicated. Join me to reflect on what can free us from the bonds of regret, self-incrimination, and hurt. Whether you are wrestling with forgiving yourself, seeking forgiveness, or needing to forgive, it's important to discover how forgiveness is possible.
See you Sunday,
11:30 a.m. Contemporary Service
Forgiveness: The Art and Act of Self Love
Bishop Carlton Pearson
Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, nor does it mean that you've given the message that what someone did was okay. It just means that you've let go of the anger or guilt towards someone or towards yourself. But that can be easier said than done. If forgiveness was easy, everyone would be doing it.
Robert Brault said: "If you can't forgive and forget, pick one."
As a spiritual community, let's walk and work through the spiritual and emotional discipline of forgiveness together. Forgiveness means giving up the right, not necessarily the reasons, for being right, hurt or angry.
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:
- 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.
- Attend our adult programming classes and events, Wednesday Connections! Once a month our ministers hold a "Theme Talk" where they will offer their insights into to the theme and invite conversation.
- 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.