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Services at All Souls are at 10am and occasional 6pm (see website for details). Our services bring together children and adults of all ages for a relaxed and informal time, characterised by a friendly welcome, contemporary music, lively children’s groups, opportunity for personal prayer and a relevant bible-based talk. You don’t have to fit a particular mold to come along – whether you’re coming with children or on your own, as someone living locally or visiting the area, looking to join or ...
 
Located on the Upper East Side of New York City, All Souls is an open and welcoming religious community that nurtures possibilities and builds connections to forge redemptive change in ourselves, our city, and our world. Unitarian Universalism invites us to find ways to worship that are meaningful to us personally. This audio series features Sunday morning sermons from Ministers Galen Guengerich and Audette Fulbright, as well as special guest preachers.
 
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Joe highlights the neediness of the soul and how only God's grace can fulfil its insatiable appetite. There are so many inappropriate ways to feed your soul - think of the idols in your own life that clamour for your attention. Joe invites us to appreciate that it's not what you do but who you become that matters. He encourages us to arrange our da…
 
In the first of a new series, Joe starts with a story, "the keeper of the stream", as we reset our lives for a post(?)-pandemic world. "It's not what you do; it's who you become that matters" he quotes from the book of the series title. Your soul can be compared to your operating system, in computing terms. Joe encourages us to connect with this de…
 
Joe talks dogs, cats and big risks as he draws from the story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego and their fiery furnance deliverance. He exhorts us to recognise God's faithfulness to us (endless) as we try to strengthen our (flaky) faithfulness to him. Nothing is able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus - so believe and belong and …
 
Maf expounds Matt 11: 25-30 and highlights the hatred in the online world - harsh words on social media widening wounds. He links climate change and wildfires in the physical world to cultural change and inappropriate behaviour on the internet. Fuelling the flames of outburst and outrage online is the very opposite of gentleness; rather we are enco…
 
Dan starts with pet peeves to intro the fruit of patience - the ability to endure without complaint. In a culture of convenience with an expectation of instantaneous gratification there is a risk of assumed entitlement. Mere toilet paper was the "must have" of not so long ago and some people's disregard for others then showed our ugly side. We are …
 
We can search for peace in our moment of need, but this is also ‘fruit’ we can cultivate intentionally over time. Key aspects are ‘Getting to know God and understanding the bigger picture’ (e.g. through Scripture) and ‘facing up to our anxieties and being honest about our coping mechanisms’ (e.g - through journalling or chatting it over with a frie…
 
Joe talks joy. Not momentary euphoria from fulfilled desires but the deep, bubbling well spring of certainty that comes from knowing what has been accomplished on the cross and the kingdom that is coming. The disciples' joy defied their circumstances - some suffering martydom - and this fruit of the spirit is grown in us, often through suffering, a…
 
Joe looks at the invitation in this passage to look back to help you look forward. What would be your dream invitation? For those on the road to Emmaus they were encouraged to recount what had happened, reflect on what it meant and realise who walked alongside them and the hope that was theirs. Jesus invites us to do the same and Joe gives practica…
 
Joe starts with snowdays to ease us into today's reflections on the rhythm of work/life God intended - what is "sabbath" all about? Jesus starts with the heart; the religious leaders love laws - conflict is inevitable. Jesus poses the "what's lawful?" question and suggests "stretch" to challenge the moral basis for authority. Jesus was angry and de…
 
Joe starts with the topic of a "ruthless elimination of hurry" as cause to pause - he takes us back to the "emergency stop" start of the pandemic and how we've been jolted to reflect on our priorities. What can we learn from the lifestyle of Jesus? Respect rest. Sleep enough. Reset your rhythms.Av All Souls Church in St Margarets near Twickenham
 
Maf starts by talking about crutches - we all need Jesus but not as an "add on" for our own lives but for new lives led by him. He pivots using an unleaded petrol parallel to convey the meaning of the risk associated with new wine and old wine skins - a warning for us to realise that if we're Christians we're not in charge any more.…
 
Joe looks at how contagious diseases with no known cure are handled - 2,000 years ago as well as today. Joe zooms in on the affront to God of a leper's sickness and how Jesus turns around the situation - rather than being made unclean by touching another he cleanses the person before him. Know there is hope but we need to ask and listen.…
 
Joe pulls us into the value of silence and solitude to connect with God. He considers this "blink and you've missed it" story in Mark and how Jesus deals with others' expectations - rather than being led by them he pivots based on God's leading. So, what happens in the wilderness? Jesus intentionally creates margin away from distractions to underst…
 
Joe takes us back to the basics in Mark 1 - who is Jesus? Who are we? What are we called to do today? We are not what we do, what we have or what others think of us - rather our identity is defined by our relationship to God. Before we return to our new normals we will do well to re-centre ourselves as Christians as being first and foremost God's c…
 
In his first sermon as vicar of All Souls, Joe (Reverend Sellers) goes to the first verse of Mark and looks at who Jesus is and how we (Christians) are now known by his name - followers of Christ. From pondering the past, present and future impact of the pandemic to fundamental questions of identity to a memorable key ring parallel Joe reminds us o…
 
Tim looks back on the stories we have heard during this series and challenges us, as Jesus challenged his listeners, to make links between the stories and our experiences - who do we relate to? What is there for us to learn? He "just adds water" to the final tale to compare the experiences of two builders - one wise, one foolish - looking at our fo…
 
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