Kendyl L. R. Gibbons

Full name: Kendyl L.R. Gibbons

Kendyl L.R. Gibbons is Senior Minister of All Souls Unitarian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. Previously, she served as Senior Minister of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. She has served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association and Co-Dean of the Humanist Institute.

From Kendyl L. R. Gibbons

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New lyrics for #358 to correct its original ableism.

Music | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons, Cynthia Landrum | March 30, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Arts & Music, Installations, Ministerial Transition, Ordinations, WorshipWeb, Worship

In a few moments, there will be a splendid party celebrating (name)’s passage into young womanhood. At that time, she will receive a series of traditional gifts, symbolizing the duties as well as the privileges of her new status....

Ritual | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | March 20, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Children, Coming-of-Age, Friendship, Quinceañera, Relationships, Women

Presentation of quinceañera by parents: (Minister’s name), I, (parent), and I, (parent), present to the congregation of [congregation's name] and of our family and friends, our daughter, (name), upon the occasion of her 15th birthday. Today we acknowledge her transition from the role of our...

Ritual | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | March 20, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Quinceañera

I light this chalice as a symbol of my commitment to the values of Unitarian Universalism. May its light be a beacon of hope to me, and to all who seek freedom, truth, and meaning in life.

Chalice Lighting | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | March 20, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Bridging Ceremony, Children, Children's Sabbath, Coming of Age, Coming-of-Age, Family, Growth, Quinceañera, Tradition, Unitarian Universalism

Welcome to this sacred celebration of emerging adulthood. We are gathered today to rejoice and bear witness as (name) and her parents and friends mark her transition from childhood to the estate of a young woman. The quinceañera tradition has its roots in the ancient cultures of Central and South...

Opening | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | March 20, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Bridging, Children, Coming-of-Age, Generations, Growth, International, Quinceañera, Women

Our communities of memory and promise are founded upon covenants because we all need a defense against the impulse of immediate feelings that challenge our best intentions. It is necessary to be reminded from time to time of what you said you were going to do, and what you really want, over and...

Reading | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | February 21, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Building/Space Dedication, Business Meetings, Commitment, Community, Connections, Covenant, Homecoming / Ingathering, Installations, Integrity, Interdependence, Living Our Faith, Ordinations, Relationships, Unitarian Universalism, Unity

What we are willing to say about the universe and our lives is based exclusively on our own shared experience and reason.

By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | February 20, 2017 | From Ideas
Tagged as: Ethics, UU Theology

Christmas doesn’t wimp out when times are hard – it comes anyway, even if there are hardly any presents.

Reflection | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | November 22, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 6th Principle (World Community), Activism, Advent, Anti-Oppression, Change, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Creativity, Direct Experience, Hope, Tradition

Unitarian Universalist Humanists present their faith perspectives in 23 engaging and thought-provoking essays. They explore Humanist history, beliefs, approach to life, social justice, community, and religious education.

Book | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons, William R. Murry | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Atheism, Humanism

Never from that summons swerve; Hark the prophets' living chorus! Truth and freedom still to serve Show the present path before us. As we dream, so shall we dare; Hands to service, hearts to prayer. Clouds of witness call us on, That a nobler day may dawn.

Music | By Kendyl L. R. Gibbons | February 18, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Community Ministry Sunday, Faith, Freedom, Installations, Ordinations, Service, Tradition, Truth, Unitarian Universalism

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