Sunday April 30, 2017: "The Most Beautiful Heart in the World" by Adam Booth. Adam Booth's original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. He has been featured at the International Storytelling Center, the National Storytelling Festival, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, the National Storytelling Conference, and has been a Spoken Word Resident at the Banff Centre. His recordings have received two Parents’ Choice Silver Honors and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. He is a four-time champion of the West Virginia Liars' Contest
Adam holds a masters degree in music history from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelors in music composition from the University of South Carolina, and completed additional music theory study at Cleveland Institute of Music. He has also studied folk music with old-time traditional Appalachian musicians.
Sunday May 7, 2017: "UU White Supremacy Teach-In" by Cory Ness. Join a large, growing group of Unitarian Universalists who will shift their regularly scheduled Sunday morning worship on Sundays, April 30 & May 7, to participate in a teach-in on racism and white supremacy. We will be participating with thousands of UUs around the country in this large-scale historic action.
From this call to action and worship comes from a growing network of UUs--religious professionals and and lay leaders from both within and outside congregations--led by UUs of color and white UUs working together.
Over the past few weeks, many have been responding to calls by UUs of color to look critically *within* our faith communities--including hiring practices, power brokers, and cultural habits--for the ways racism, sexism, and white supremacy live.
“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 that key distinction is essential as we work toward a more just society in difficult political times.
Sunday May 14, 2017 "Remembering Our Mothers" by Reverend Russ Savage. On this Mothers’ Day which we set aside to honor our mothers and grandmothers, I thought I would tell you a little about my own mother and grandmothers. Perhaps it will stimulate precious or painful memories of your own.