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, April 8, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Hope, renewal, new beginnings.

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Rev. Dr. Ron Hopson
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Rev. Craig C. Roshaven


In a world where too many churches offer either hell or cheap grace, All Souls has so much to offer, but it is up to us to make it more than just a promise. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” 

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Rev. Meg Riley
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Rev. John Crestwell
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Rev. Rob Keithan


Let's face it: Sin Happens. Humans are flawed beings. But love happens too. Is sin inescapable? Is salvation possible? And why is a religious humanist preaching about this stuff anyway?

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Bishop Carlton Pearson, Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


Bishop Carlton, one of the nation’s leading African American television preachers, shares the story of his conversion to Universalism, and his vision for how the Universalist gospel can change the world.

Sunday, February 12, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


How can our faith—and a proper understanding of “vocation”—help us reclaim a fuller sense of our humanity in the face of an economic system that threatens to reduce us to the sum total of what we produce?

Sunday, February 5, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


Join us for a moving service as we launch our capital campaign, the Third Century Challenge. 

Sunday, January 29, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


“Stop. Look. Listen.” That’s what the signs used to say at railroad crossings when I was growing up. Those same three words are not a bad recipe for cultivating a reverent attention to life.

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


Rev. Hardies and special musical guests. Our special musical guests, the Bokamoso South African Youth Choir, will join the Jubilee Singers and our own children’s choir for an inspiriting mix of music and story that testify to the power of hope. Learn more about the Bokamoso Choir at 

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies


How can the New Year teach us to be truly present to our lives?

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Lex Cade-White

Celebrate Kwanzaa.

Sunday, December 25, 2011
Lex Cade-White

T’was the service of Christmas where carols are sung, though all are secretly thinking of their number one. We try to pretend that gifts mean nothing, but after weeks and months of searching, the perfect gift enters our heads. As we gather together, let’s carefully consider that the most important gift of all is sometimes the simplest.

Sunday, December 25, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Some of the African American advent spirituals illuminate the revolutionary potential of the Advent story. What insight do they offer our own revolutionary times?

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Spiritually, we often find ourselves living in the tension between being bound to the world as it is, while desiring to leap into the world as it should be. How do live in that tension? How do we make the leap?

Sunday, November 27, 2011
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman
In the Christian faith, Advent is a season of hope. Historically, oppressed nations have yearned for a dynamic presence in their midst, anticipated the coming of an Anointed One, a Messiah, someone to champion the downtrodden. Again, with expectation and hope, we await the one who shall lead us to a world of justice. Are you the one?
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Rev. Louise Green
A celebration of good things in our lives and a strategy for living with more ease and less suffering. Join us for our Thanksgiving collection of food and funds for social justice ministries in the neighborhood.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
For 190 years this congregation has sheltered the dreams of generations of All Souls members. What dreams of ours do these walls nurture and protect?
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
On this first Sunday of our 190th Anniversary celebration, we honor the spiritual legacy bequeathed to us by our ancestors, and ask ourselves what it means for us to take up that legacy.