Click here for video (YouTube) Celebrant, Birch Spick Rev. Linda McCrae from Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. Her uncle is UU minister Eugene Pickett. She's visiting Des Moines as part of the annual meeting of the Disciples of Christ. She will be preaching on the commonalities between our faith traditions. What are the commitments that connect us across faith traditions? Our guest speaker today is Rev. Linda McCrae, who was born in Des Moines and is the niece of renowned UU minister Rev. Eugene Pickett. She grew up in Indianapolis as a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and was influenced by a broad range of people and theological perspectives, including those of her uncle. She has since lived in various places in the U.S. and Latin America, and now serves as pastor of Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. Our welcome of Rev. McCrae to our pulpit coincides with the Des Moines annual meeting of the Disciples of Christ. Please extend a warm UU welcome to Rev. McCrae and visitors who may be here attending the Disciples conference.