Many Unitarian Universalists know that James Reeb was a UU minister who answered the call of Martin Luther King Jr. King asked for clergy from all faiths to join him in a march in Selma Alabama. The usually told story has Reeb answering the call, and becoming a martyr when he died from an attack after a march. Dave's talk will look at Reeb's life, his theological journey, and how he took a life path that led to the front lines of the civil rights movement.
I used to call it "dropping the ministry bomb" (especially when I was online dating). It's kind of a strange thing, to tell people you're a minister. Especially a Unitarian Universalist minister. Whether people think it is strange or cool, misunderstandings abound (no, I'm not Christian... yes, I'm a minister). Since becoming your minister, I have had several conversations with people wondering about the role of the minister in general and at UUCD in particular. This service is a chance to share about ministering and ministry, including the role of minister, but also the broader context of ministering that we all do in the world.
I welcome questions in advance if you have any burning wonderings!
Today six UUCDers will share books that they have found meaningful.
These books include: Teach Only Love, Educated, 1984, Bird, Anatomy of an Epidemic and Harry Potter.
In honour of All Souls Sunday, you are invited to bring a memento representing someone you have lost in the last year or longer ago. We'll hear and reflect on words of wisdom from Canadian teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, and farmer Stephen Jenkinson, whose decades of experience working in palliative spiritual care have inspired his call for a different approach to living and dying.
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