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Sermons 2012

  • "Graying Gracefully"

    Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle, Minister Emeritus
    Tom spoke to the congregation today about getting older and because it is a fact of life that we will all get older, he makes a point to put aging into perspective and talks about it with a comedic nature.

  • "Sabbatical As Pilgrimage"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Associate Minister
    Kathleen shared with the congregation her plans for her upcoming Sabbatical. Rev. Kathleen spoke about her pilgrimage to see of the locations that have been the catalyst for religious foundations. She shared her desire to see the places that she learned about in Seminary and speaks about in sermons and references in readings. She is looking forward to her Sabbatical as a Pilgrimage towards her own deeper spiritual journey.

  • "New Beginnings"

    Emily Webb, Intern Minister
    Emily makes her First Church pulpit debut with her sermon entitled, “New Beginnings.” She talks about what led her to ministry and shows how each of us are theologians.

  • "Morality" Keys to Spiritual Fulfillment Series

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister
    Arvid continues his sermon series on Keys to Spiritual Fulfillment today with a talk about Morality.
    Part A

    Part B

  • "A Home For Your Soul" Pride Sunday Service

    LGBT Pride ServiceRev. Dr. Arvid Straube invited some long-time Church Members who have experienced first-hand the love and acceptance of this beloved community of All Souls to tell their stories of their pursuit of this LGBTQ friendly Church.

  • "Ecology and Poetry"

    Rev. Kathleen Owens, Associate Minister
    Kathleen speaks to this Summer’s Transformational Worship Theme of “Ecology and the Interdependent Web” with a series of poems discussing the world around us. From Summer, to trees, and fields, and the Grand Canyon; Kathleen offers reflections following these poems to further engage the congregation in this Transformational Theme.

  • "Time" Keys to Spiritual Fulfillment Series

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister
    Arvid continues his Sermon Series of Keys to Spiritual Fulfillment with “Time.” Arvid talks about time management and discusses how some use being busy as a positive complaint.

  • "Loving Your Enemies: Is It Possible?"

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister
    Arvid talks about Step 12 in the Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, Loving Your Enemies. Arvid uses his first-hand experiences to bring this concept to light with his experiences at Justice General Assembly (June 18 through June 24) in Phoenix, Arizona.

  • "Ringing the Living Tradition"

    Ken Herman, Director of Music
    concluding a service of Handbell music from First Church’s handbell ensembles and guest ensemble, Timbre, Ken offers a homily encompassing the music of our hymnal "Singing the Living Tradition."
    Part A

    Part B

  • "Time in Nature" Keys to Spiritual Filfillment Series

    Rev. Dr. Arvid Straube, Lead Minister
    Arvid continues his sermon series, Keys to Spiritual Fulfillment with today’s sermon, "Time in Nature."

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