“Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, July 10, 2016:

“Let our outrage propel us into deepening our commitment to be a loving, compassionate, peace and justice community believing in the right of every human being to live a life of peace and joy with dignity.”

“A Better Country”

Gary Hall on Sunday, July 3, 2016:

“We who yearn for a better country do not have the luxury of wallowing in our shared alienation as we work to build that dream of just and lasting peace.”

“Getting Lost to Find Your Way”

Sally Howard on Sunday, June 16, 2016:

“Jesus was determined to dismantle all that stands against love. Nothing can contain this unbridled spirit of love — and the empire powers feel its threat.”

A Litany in the Wake of Gun Violence

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 19, 2016:
“Surround us with your love as we face not only the ongoing challenge and tragedy of gun violence, but the fresh grief of the tragic shooting in Orlando.”

“No Longer”

Susan Russell on Sunday, June 19, 2016:

“Casting out the demons of gunphilia and homophobia from the Body of Christ and the Body Politic.”

“A Question of Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, June 12, 2016:

“Faith calls us both to take action and to take risks as we step out in faith to be God’s presence in the world.”

“Reanimating Faith”

Roland Christ on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“I think it is our responsibility, as Christians and members of the human family, not to look away from struggle, but to keep our eyes open, so that we can help those in turmoil.”

“What Is It to Be a Christian?”

Luke Ready on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“I believe we have been called to show compassion and to fight injustice. And regardless of whether or not you believe in God, your acceptance of that call is what validates your identity as a Christian.”

“Acting Compassionately to Fulfill God’s Grace”

Sophia Meyer-Yen on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“So few places are willing to stand up for the rights of all families — the values of All Saints have helped to guide me through adolescence, and helped to make me the independent person that I am today.”

“Seeking My Own Answers on the Reality of God”

Dilan Wijesinghe on Youth Sunday, June 5, 2016:

“To me, it means being open-minded, loving all my brothers and sisters, treating them as ends rather than as means, and seeing how God works through each of us on our journeys, as we try and find our own way of love.”

“When a Foreigner Comes”

Susan Russell on Sunday, May 29, 2016:

“We are called to the place where respecting the dignity of every human being is not just a promise we make but a practice we live.”