Past Sermons

Please explore this archive of past sermons. You can stream the sermons using the audio player controls or you can download the audio file by clicking on the MP3 file name below the audio player.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Louise Green
Navigating loss and bereavement are part of our living, and among the most challenging passages we bear. On All Souls Sunday, we remember those in our congregation who died in the past year, as well as friends and families who have passed away. How might we experience and honor our grief?
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
What can sustain our work for justice over the long haul? How do we shift our stance for justice from the quicksand of guilt and despair to the firm foundation of gratitude and joy?
Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
“Gratitude,” said G.K. Chesterton, “is happiness doubled by wonder.” This morning we explore why gratitude must be the central discipline of our spiritual lives.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
This service, originally scheduled for August 28, but cancelled due to Hurricane Irene, honors the dedication of the King National Memorial on the Mall along the Tidal Basin. Members of the congregation present passages from Dr. King’s writings and speeches.
Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
A child’s first words are mama and dada. Among the next important words are please and thank you. If we learned to express gratitude as children, why does it seem so difficult to live a life of gratitude as adults? How can living a life of gratitude enhance our lives and the lives of those around us?
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
To be an instrument of reconciliation takes prophetic vision. It takes the ability to see things whole. To see connections where others see division. To see peace where others see strife. This unique vision is crucial to the reconciliation and redemption of the world.
Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 09:30 and 15:00
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
The Rev. A. Powell Davies once spoke of “the strange and foolish walls” that human beings erect between themselves. What do these false walls conceal? Who do they benefit?
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
This year, Homecoming Sunday falls on the tenth anniversary of 9-11. We will reflect on what that event and the intervening decade have taught us about our nation, ourselves, and our church community. Join us for this stirring service and for an intergenerational, interfaith Unity Walk later.
Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 10:15
Lex Cade-White
All Souls’ new intern minister, introduces herself to the congregation and gives another perspective on the meaning of Beloved Community.
Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Postponed due to Hurricane Irene.
Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, Rev. Louise Green
Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Louise Green
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, Tad Daley
Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Rob Keithan
Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Louise Green
Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Fred Wooden
Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Louise Green
Modern US culture is full of measurement and comparison, driving many folks to constant competition. What if the contest ended and the metric was simply “beloved”? Continuing our summer exploration of the Beloved Community.
Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Did you know that the largest Unitarian congregation in the world is in the Philippines? Or that All Souls has a sister Unitarian congregation in Lagos, Nigeria? Joined by the Rev. Derrick Pariat, president of the Indian Council of Unitarian Churches, Rev. Hardies will ask what the many global expressions of Unitarian Universalism teach us about our faith.
Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 10:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
There are two things in life that we have no control over: the day we are born and the day we die. These dates will be engraved on our grave markers, yet, in between is “the dash.” What does your dash say about you and your life?
Sunday, September 16, 2001 - 09:30
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

This is the sermon that Rev. Robert M. Hardies preached on the Sunday following the attacks on September 11, 2001.

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