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, February 22, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rev. Patrice Curtis

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

One service only at 10:15 am.

Thursday, December 25, 2014
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.

Thursday, December 25, 2014
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
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
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.

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Rev. Patrice Curtis

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

Sunday, December 7, 2014
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies
Sunday, November 30, 2014
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
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?

Sunday, November 16, 2014
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Love and care can bind us to our otherwise transient lives.

Sunday, November 9, 2014
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

When someone walks unscathed from a horrible accident or survives a terrible illness, we sometimes say they are “living on borrowed time.” But aren't we all? Life is a gift given to us for a limited time, then taken away. How can this insight help us live richer, fuller lives?

Sunday, November 2, 2014
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

If you were attending your memorial service today, who would be there? What would they say? Let’s imagine what your life would be like if you started living your life backward.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

Life comes at us in many ways. It reminds me of going to a carnival with merry-go-round rides, Ferris wheels, roller coasters, the house of horrors with mirrors that distort what you see. Yet through the ups and downs of life, we can all make it through if we have a guide along the way.

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Many of you have expressed to me recently your deep concern for the state of world: from racial tension in Missouri to war in Gaza and Syria; from epidemic disease in Africa to refugee children detained on our southern border. The cry of our hearts seems to be: Where do we go from here? This Sunday we’ll explore a path forward.

Sunday is Generosity Sunday, the day we make our financial pledge to support All Souls ministries in the coming year.

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies

Heiwa Peace Pilgrims tell stories from this summer's travels to Japan.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Patrice Curtis

This time of year, the day after Yom Kippur, begins a time to offer and receive forgiveness, and to be grateful for both.

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Rev. Dr. Susan Newman Moore

For years, the Statue of Liberty has been the face welcoming immigrants to Ellis Island. Whose face welcomes our brothers and sisters at our southern borders? Our city streets? Maybe me, maybe you.

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