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 19, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Some have suggested that the key to saving our planet lies in our ability to fully grieve how much we've lost and will lose to climate change and environmental destruction. Grief, they argue is an agent of transformation. This morning we look at the transforming power of grief, and its potential to save our planet Earth.

Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

"God" is the church's spiritual theme for April - this is quite interesting for a community of people who are "multi-faith" and "no faith." Yet, in the drama of Easter, there is a life lesson about what can happen "when God calls your name."

Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

The disciples encounter the resurrected Jesus, but don’t recognize him until they sit down and break bread with him. Can we find the Holy in our communion with one another?

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Patrice Curtis

As we move deeper into Spring, we will witness the flourishing of nature: the growth of seedlings and blooms, the return of birdsong, budding leaves, new grass, and tender weeds. Yet much of our daily lives are spent in human-created environments. How might we manifest the sacred in all of our lived spaces?

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Come celebrate the rededication of our church home.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

March is not only the month we observe the 50th anniversary of Selma, but it is also Woman’s History Month. As we lift up our spiritual theme “sacrifice” I want to talk about sacrificial living through the stories of UU women and others who have exhibited courage and selflessness, and have given their all to better our world.

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Fifty years ago, Dr. King led an historic struggle for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, a struggle for which a minister of our church gave his life. This Sunday we honor that struggle and that sacrifice, and ask what they mean for us as we continue to struggle for equal justice for all. Please join us for a powerful service that both honors and evokes the Civil Rights Movement.

Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies and All Souls members

Whenever I preach about our mission of building the Beloved Community, people ask me “How can I build it in my own life?” This morning I will share the pulpit with All Souls members who have found creative ways to build a more diverse and just Beloved Community through their professional lives.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Oftentimes our greatest purpose in life emerges from our deepest pain, and in order to discover our vocation we must follow our broken heart.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Patrice Curtis

Our third principle calls us to support one another in our spiritual growth. Yet, we often hold our personal spirituality and pattern of spiritual practices very private. What walls stand in our way of deeply supporting each other in our spiritual calling and growth?

 

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

Are you a clock-watcher at work or does the time fly by? Do you have a vision of where you want to go with your vocation or are you just waiting for retirement? Poet Mary Oliver teases us with the idea that we can be like jealous lovers with our vocation of choice when you love what you do.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

On Jan. 4, 11, and 25, Rev. Hardies will offer a three-sermon series called “All Things New: Resolutions, Revelations, Revolutions” on January’s spiritual theme of “Awakening.”

Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday with special guests the Bokamosa South African Youth Choir. You won’t want to miss this joyful intergenerational service feature Bokamosa, Jubilee Singers, and the Children’s Choir. Bring a friend! 

Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

On Jan. 4, 11, and 25, Rev. Hardies will offer a three-sermon series called “All Things New: Resolutions, Revelations, Revolutions” on January’s spiritual theme of “Awakening.”

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

On Jan. 4, 11, and 25, Rev. Hardies will offer a three-sermon series called “All Things New: Resolutions, Revelations, Revolutions” on January’s spiritual theme of “Awakening.”

Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 10:15
Rev. Patrice Curtis

We continue our holiday celebrations honoring Kwanzaa in this special intergenerational service.

One service only at 10:15 am.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 22:00
The Ministers of the Church

Join our ministers and the All Souls Choir in welcoming Christmas into the world and into our hearts during this candlelit service of lessons and carols. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing “Alleluia.” An All Souls tradition.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 19:00
The Ministers and Children of the Church

Our early Christmas service is designed especially for families with young children—as well as the “young at heart” of all ages! This year features a dramatic reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Jubilee Singers and Children’s Choir will sing. Don’t forget to bring a bell to ring every time we sing “Alleluia.”

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 09:30 and 11:15
The children of All Souls

Once again the children of All Souls tell the Christmas story through the lens of the Latin American tradition of La Posada. What really happened that night when Mary and Joseph found no room at the inn?

Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Is the age of wonder and miracles over, or are we looking for them in the wrong places?

Bring a wrapped gift this Sunday for the children of La Clinica del Pueblo or the youth at the Latin American Youth Center.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 19:30
Rev. Patrice Curtis

Join us for our monthly candlelit service of chant, contemplation, and community.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Patrice Curtis

The atoms that make up our body trace back to the Big Bang; energy is never destroyed, though it can be transformed. Buddhism reflects this, believing that spiritual and mental energy are not lost either. How then are we called to create the beloved community? Are we impermanent ... or not?

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 09:30 and 11:15
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

There are things we live through – some good, some not so good – yet often we are grateful for the experience. What times in your life do you remember with a feeling of gratefulness?

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