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, November 18

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10:30 a.m. One Service for All

Simple Gifts, Too & You 

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

Come together in gratitude to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with your All Souls family. Our Cherub, Children’s, Youth, YAVE, New Dimensions, and Adult Choirs will share their gifts of song. Rev. Lavanhar will share an interactive presentation of the heart and soul of our church and will bring our Simple Gifts, Too painting, by P.S. Gordon, to life.  

Families are encouraged to bring fresh foods for the traditional children’s procession of giving to the cornucopia. All food collected will be donated to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 

All are invited to participle in a traditional Hungarian Unitarian Communion ceremony in the Chapel immediately following the Thanksgiving service.  

We will honor the late Rev. Dr. John B. Wolf at a special dedication of the Pavilion in our Memorial Garden at 12:30 p.m.  


It will also be the final day of our Arts and Crafts Market. Following the Market, our LGTBQ+ team is hosting a cookie decorating social in preparation for the desserts being collected for Oklahomans for Equality's annual Thanksgiving Dinner.  

It will be a day of celebration not-to-be-missed! We are grateful for you.

 



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.