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The Importance of Getting Beyond Categorical Thinking


We are each a part of the interdependent web of all existence; we acknowledge the delusion of any exclusions.


By the words we speak, the company we keep, the actions we take and the vows we complete; we reflect who we are at our core. 

Beyond Categorical Thinking--

The cleared space where the new can take place!

*Note to non-members: This sermon is an aid to the UUTC community in helping to determine the type of Settled Minister most appropriate to our spiritual community. It is to be led by a leader of the Southern Region UUA.

Speaker: Mary Esther Johnson

Mary Esther Johnson is an Alabama native and although she has lived for short stints in several different states, this beautiful state happens not to have been one of them.  She became acquainted with UUism in 1996 and learned that some of the early prominent figures in her history lessons were Unitarian Universalist.

Figures like Reverend James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo were among those whose contributions had made a deep impression on her youthful mind. It was right and fitting then to walk into the Huntsville, Alabama UU in 1996 and reunite with UUism through a connection forged early in life from lessons on civil rights activism. She joined the UUC of Huntsville in 1997. 

Mary Esther became a volunteer facilitator of the UUA’s, Beyond Categorical Thinking workshops team in 1998.  Since that time, for nearly 20 years, she has facilitated one (1) Canadian and more than 50 BCTs, across the U. S.

Prior to becoming a UU, she was a member of the Baptist faith. Presently, she is also a practitioner of the Soka Gakkai International-USA Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism.

Her immediate family includes two children and two grandchildren and one son-in-law.  

THIS SUNDAY: Single service only at 10:30am. 

UUTC is a Welcoming Congregation inclusive of persons of all backgrounds, faiths and lifestyles. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always warmly welcomed. Children's Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 10:30. Infant care is available during the service.

Earlier Event: September 30
Vitality Yoga with Kashmyra
Later Event: October 3
Gentle Chair Yoga with Kashmyra