Beloved Fellowship Hour June 7 2020

Beloved Fellowship Hour: Sunday, June 7th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Members and friends are invited to join us this Sunday morning for an hour of conversation and virtual fellowship on the topic of our service, facilitated by our Affiliated Community Minister, Rev. Carmen Emerson. We encourage you to view the service ahead of the Fellowship time. 

Our UUA President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray, said this week, “The realities of policing and anti-Blackness in our country, in our congregations, and in ourselves are urgent for everyone to interrogate and understand. Don’t turn away from the challenge and truth of the uprisings. This week the UUA issued a statement directly addressing issues of policing and anti-Blackness in the United States and in our tradition.”

Anti-racism work brings about much discomfort for white people, but we need to meet the task head-on anyway. And it’s work that white people need to do for themselves, not expecting black UU’s to lead the way or do the work for us. Just because we are “progressive” and most of us white UU’s like to think we are not racist, white supremacy and racism DOES exist within us and our congregations. This is what is important to examine in order for true change to take place.

Join us for a facilitated discussion with Rev. Carmen about building anti-racist power and deepening our anti-racist commitment and values. We hope that you will consider continuing the conversation, as we seek to dismantle racism in our congregation and in our society, by becoming part of the “Beloved Community Covenant Group.” The group will meet on Monday evenings, beginning on June 15th. You will receive more information about the startup. This Covenant Group will be intentional about work addressing white supremacy and racism. It will use resources from the UUA and from BLUU (Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists). You can find out more about it at our Fellowship Hour this Sunday!