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, May 27
Two services only
10:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
Rev. Michael Dowd
Holy Evolution! Ecology as the Heart of Theology
A deep-time big picture is vital for staying sane and sober in confusing and contracting times. Such an evidence-based “sacred realism” can help us accept what is inevitable, avoid what is futile, and be a blessing to friends, family, and neighbors in a difficult and uncertain world. This sermon by renowned eco-theologian and TEDx speaker, Michael Dowd, bridges the gap between head and heart and celebrates the convergence of science, inspiration, and sustainability.
Rev. Michael Dowd is a bestselling eco-theologian and pro-science, pro-future ‘evangelist’ whose work has been featured in The New York Times, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, Discover, and on television nationally. His book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel Prize-winning scientists, noted skeptics, and by religious leaders across the spectrum. Michael has delivered two TEDx talks and a program at the United Nations. He and his wife, science writer and climate activist, Connie Barlow, have spoken to some 2,500 groups across North America since 2002, including nearly 500 UU churches. Rev. Dowd has also conducted two acclaimed online conversation series: “Evolutionary Christianity” and “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness.
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.