Dance in the Desert, Bring Your Tambourine

Rev. Erin J. Walter will present

“Dance in the Desert, Bring Your Tambourine”

With Donna Zimmerman as Worship Leader

The new year starts with renewed energy and purpose, even in a pandemic. Drawing upon poetry from Rainer Maria Rilke, as well spiritual practice and her own original music, Unitarian Universalist Rev. Erin Walter will reflect on how to foster joy and hope in the midst of our personal and collective struggles.

About our guest speaker:

Rev. Erin J. Walter (she/her/hers) is a UU minister and musician based in Austin, Texas. Winner of the UU Women’s Federation Sermon Award in 2017, Rev. Erin leads the indie group Parker Woodland, whose music you’ll hear in the service, and plays bass in the queer rock band Butch County. A former YMCA director, she serves as a board member for the Texas UU Justice Ministry and as the Affiliated Community Minister of Wildflower (Unitarian Universalist) Church in Austin. You can find more about Rev. Erin’s music and ministry at

During this time of social distancing, when in-person worship has been suspended, BBUUC will continue our weekly worship in video format that you can find on YouTube each Sunday morning at the “BBUUC Video” channel. Simply subscribe to the channel on YouTube, and watch our weekly worship services, modified for video viewing until we can resume gathering together for worship in our church sanctuary. The worship videos will remain on the site for viewing at your convenience. New services are posted at 6 A.M. on Sunday mornings.

We invite you to submit your Joys and Concerns via email to by Tuesday at noon of each week for inclusion in the upcoming Sunday’s worship service. Please note “J&C” in the subject line. For your privacy, we will share our Joys and Concerns using first names and last initials only.