Church: To Be and To Do

Rev. Byron “Tyler” Coles
Southern Region of the UUA, Congregational Life Staff 
Presents a virtual sermon for BBUUC:
“Church: To Be and To Do”
Kris Kines, Worship Leader
Eileen Morrison, Accompanist
Bill Cain, Vibraphone, Special Music

In the wake of such significant change internally and externally, we must ask ourselves, ‘What is the Church to be and do in this time?’ Let us gather in community as we reflect on this question, speak honestly of our journey, and faithfully imagine a future to come.

About our Speaker:

Rev. Tyler Coles (they/he) is a native of Roanoke, VA, and the only child of Monica and Terry. Inspired by the good news of Unitarian Universalism, Tyler believes the best of our collective ministry strives towards conjuring “the Beloved Kin-dom on earth as it is in heaven.” They engage this mandate through the work of multi-religious organizing, supporting young adults, and movement chaplaincy. 

Tyler has served the greater faith as the Young Adult Community Leader of SPARK, Intern Minister of Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, and respectively as a steering committee member of Diverse & Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism’s (BLUU) Steering Committee for youth ministry.

About our Guest Musician:

Bill Cain is originally from the Philadelphia area, where he studied at Temple University and was fortunate to study under Alan Able of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Bill has performed with many Symphony Orchestras in the Philadelphia/New York/Baltimore area as well as with TBA Big Band, the Straight Ahead Big Band, Doc Severinsen, Ray Charles, Roger Daltry, Amy Lee, Evanescence, Luciano Pavarotti, and many others. He has played for BBUUC several times as a   Swing and a Miss member, but now he will play his vibraphone solo for us.