This Sunday, we will join a large and growing group of Unitarian Universalist congregations in participation in a “teach-in” worship service on the theme of racism and white supremacy. We will join thousands of UUs across the country in this large-scale historic action—answering the call from a network of UUs of color and white UUs working together (called “Black Lives of UU,” or BLUU for short) to dismantle systemic racism in our congregations and our world. Rev. Ilene will preach on the theme of racial justice, and we will reflect, together, on the concept of white supremacy. BLUU has stated that “White supremacy is a provocative phrase, as it conjures up images of hoods and mobs. Yet in 2017, actual white supremacists are not required in order to uphold white supremacist culture. Building a faith full of people who understand this key distinction is essential as we work toward a more just society in difficult political times.” If watching the news as of late has made you feel hopeless and helpless, come and learn more about how we can act out our faith as Unitarian Universalists.
This month's theme: Transformation
Speaker: Rev. Ilene Kaur Tompkins-Gillispie
The first guiding Principle of Unitarian Universalism is the inherent worth and dignity of every person. UUTC welcomes all—persons of various ages, races, gender identities, sexual orientations, theological and political beliefs, socio-economic status, educational backgrounds, abilities and ethnicities. Services are at 9:15 and 11:00am. The building is wheelchair accessible, dress is casual, and visitors are always warmly welcomed.
Children's Lifespan Religious Exploration is offered at 11:00. Infant care is available during both services.
Join us for coffee between services at 10:30am!