Envisioning an end to sexual violence involves many things, including the willingness to understand and compassionately address the underlying motivations of those who cause harm. It involves a willingness to see those who have caused harm as whole and worthy of care. As a religious community, let us hold the pain of all with sacred compassion together.
Where does love’s call come from? We will consider a humanist answer to this question, creatively told through the retelling of a Bible story written by UU minister Rev. David Bumbaugh.
Special music by the Bell Ave. Ringers
9:15 & 11 am
Celebrant: Martha Shen
In every encounter with another human being, there’s an opportunity to listen — to go deep; to forge, even briefly, an authentic connection. To help illustrate the balance that’s necessary if we’re to hear with the heart, Bruce Martin and a small vocal group will contribute to Rev. Jen’s sermon with culturally distinct versions of the song, “The Sloop John B.“ The blend of prose, poetry, and music is, in itself, emblematic of balance.
First Unitarian Church is a place our high schoolers feel at home, a place where they can safely express themselves and wholly be themselves. Our church is a space that brings a certain balance into their lives every week. Our youth will speak about the importance of this balance and the role the church plays in their lives. Join us!