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, September 30 

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10:00 a.m. Traditional 

Transcendent Spirituality 

Rev. Barbara Prose

Spirituality has always been part and apart from religion.  Listening for God’s call on our lives is one way of affirming that we are more than material beings. 

As more and more people leave the churches they were raised in and enter into relationships with people of different faiths or no faith formation at all, 

we are finding and forming a new spirituality centered on the unity of creation. A spirituality that provides us with the resources to uncover and heal the roots of religious violence.   

This Sunday we’ll come together and explore how we can actualize a spiritual love on earth.

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11:30 a.m. The Point, Humanist Hour

Can A Humanist Be Spiritual? 

Rev. Barbara Prose

Spirituality has always been part and apart from religion. As more and more people leave the churches they were raised in and enter into relationships with people of different faiths or no faith at all, conversations about what it means to be human or religious keep changing.  How do you, as a humanist, relate to these evolving conversations about spirituality? 

Did you know there is something called religious humanism? This Sunday we’ll explore what it means to be a humanist and spiritual at the same time.

 

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11:30 a.m. Contemporary

How Are You Called?

Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

Moses saw a burning bush and heard the voice of God telling him what he was supposed to be doing with his life. How about you? What are the signs that point you in the direction of your destiny? Do you even think you have a destiny or purpose? As we come to the end of a month on the theme of “Calling and Vocation” are you clearer about the meaning of this theme in your own life? How are you called? 
 
See you Sunday, 
Marlin

 



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.