First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church

Upcoming Sermons
Sunday Morning Worship
at 11:00 a.m.

May 7, 2017
“The Water Is Wide: White Supremacy and Unitarian Universalism”

Rev. Jennifer Innis and Friends
Sanctuary, 11am
On this Sunday we join with over 600 Unitarian Universalist congregations for the White Supremacy Teach-In. “Why White Supremacy?” you may ask. Our Unitarian Universalist Association is in a time of great turmoil as we confront our institutional failure to become an anti-racist, anti-oppressive organization. Some brilliant and brave self-examination and real soul work is being done. Several leaders have stepped down, and a new leadership team with more persons of color has stepped up to serve. On May 7, we dedicate this worship to a “teach-in” about the pervasive effects of white supremacy in our culture and our lives. 51 years ago the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to the Unitarian Universalists about the need for the church to fight this horrible curse among us. The work continues.

Worship includes multiple voices and stories about white supremacy and its effect. After potluck, we return to the sanctuary for further discussion of racism and how to recognize our participation in sustaining white supremacy. “What is the quality of your struggle?” The White Supremacy Teach In also is related to First Jefferson’s recent Voices in Action/social witness work. All are welcome, including teens.

May 14, 2017
“Harmony”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
Every Sunday this congregation shares
the promise, “To grow in harmony with the
divine”. What is the nature of harmony in
our lives?

May 21
“Gratitude”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis
The notion of thanksgiving does not reside
in one season. What does gratitude mean
today?

May 28
“Remembering Those Who Served”
Sacred Hearth Covenant of Unitarian
Universalist Pagans
Join us for a Pagan Memorial Day service
led by Sacred Hearth CUUPS. We will honor
not only those Beloved Dead who served in
wartime, but also those who have served
humanity and the Earth. After the service
ends, join us in Coleman Hall for coffee,
refreshments, and memories.

June 4
“Global Flower Communion”
The Reverend Jennifer Innis and
Congregation
In honor of the 95th anniversary of Flower
Communion, the Unitarians in Prague invite
all Unitarian Universalist congregations to
celebrate the inclusive ritual created by the
Rev. Norbert Capek. Rev. Capek offered a
worship that would speak to the people who
came from many faiths before fi nding the
Unitarian church in Prague. Please bring
flowers to share with the congregation
as part of the worship. https://www.uua.
org/international/blog/international-flowercommunion

 

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MinisterRev. Jennifer Innis
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