Blessed are the Queer: A Spiritual Manifesto

BBUUC’s Annual PRIDE Worship Service

Led by BBUUC’s Rainbow Welcoming Ministry
Manny Andrade presents
“Blessed are the Queer: 
A Spiritual Manifesto” 
Elizabeth DeCoux, Worship Leader
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Special Music by Sarah Jane Young on flute

Inspired by a poem written by HP Rivers, the DRE of the UU Church in Tallahassee, FL, and in time to kick off PRIDE Month, Manny presents a manifesto of affirmation for LGBT  folks. Based on the Beatitudes, the sermon will explore meaning and affirmation, and will honor the Queer spiritual journey.

About our Speaker:

Manuel AndradeManny Andrade is a life-professed Franciscan brother. He received Deaconal Orders in 2000 and was ordained a priest in 2003 in the progressive, independent, American Catholic Church.  Manny is a social worker serving communities living with HIV since 1989. He married Rusty Turner in 2016. Manny and Rusty found their spiritual home at BBUUC over 8 years ago.

About Our Guest Musician: 

Dr. Sarah Jane Young has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, Bolivia, and throughout the United States. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, the Pensacola Symphony, and the Wallingford CT Symphony. Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She performed for both Queen Noor and Princess Muna al-Hussein, the Queen and Princess Consorts of Jordan. Sarah Jane is currently on faculty at the University of West Florida and Bethune-Cookman University and is an adjunct instructor at the University of North Florida. As a chamber musician, Sarah Jane performs with the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble in Jacksonville.