Rev. Alexander writes: About twice a year the Membership Committee here at Unitarian Church North asks me to present a concise 30 minute “summary” of our Unitarian Universalist faith at a session for newcomers considering membership in our congregation.  On many of these occasions people have said to me, “You should preach that as Sunday sermon sometime for the whole congregation!”  Well, this Sunday I am going to do that…do be with us as I offer what I believe to be a summary of the soul and substance of our UU faith. 

Sunday service timeline:

9:50 – Join for informal conversation (optional)
10:00 – Service begins
11:00 – Coffee hour

 

In the US, there exists a fraught intersection between child welfare and anti-Black racism that has its roots in chattel slavery and the Black Codes that restricted African American freedoms following the Civil War. Today, Black children are twice as likely to deemed victims of child maltreatment compared to white children, and even more likely to be removed from their parents and adopted out to strangers. Dr. Rice will reframe the ethical issues surrounding child welfare by centering on the stories, challenges, failures, and victories of Black families.

Lincoln Rice is a moral theologian who earned his PhD in Christian Ethics from Marquette University. He has published books and articles in the areas of social ethics and Black liberation theology. He has been a member of the Casa Maria Catholic Worker community since 1998, which houses homeless families and advocates for a more just society.

Sunday service timeline:

9:50 – Join for informal conversation (optional)
10:00 – Service begins
11:00 – Coffee hour

The meaning of worship is

to be shaped by
what is of worth.

We gather together in spiritual community because we need constant reminders of what matters most in life. In a world of heartbreak and dehumanization, our congregations and communities call us to our better selves. We learn to live with more wisdom, more connection, and more compassion.

Our Worship Services are weekly reflections that weave together our own thoughts and experiences with music, beauty, poetry, and words that both comfort and challenge. Our programs for all ages inspire and awaken us to our capacities to make a difference in our own lives and in the world.

UU CHALICE

When Unitarian Universalists light the chalice in worship, we illuminate a world that we feel called upon to serve with love and a sense of justice. To us, the flaming chalice represents the light of reason, the warmth of community, and the flame of hope.
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