Exploring the Concept of Faith and its Meaning

Manuel (Manny) Andrade presents
“Exploring the Concept of Faith and its Meaning”

Worship Leader: Kris Kines
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Special Music by Guest Musician Marc Dickman (Euphonium) with Gary Smart

About our Service:

The UU  Principles call for a responsible search for truth in our faith journey. We will explore concepts of faith and how to give further dimension to our understanding of our place in the universe.

About our Speaker:

Manuel ( Manny) Andrade, was born in Lima Peru and raised in NY. He attended Hunter College in NYC. He is a life professed Franciscan Friar. He attended Sanctus Theological Seminary and since 2002 holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology. He received Deaconal Orders in 2000 and was ordained a Priest in 2003 in the American Catholic Church. He entered the Monastery of Our Lady Of Maine in 2001, on the grounds of the Cathedral Church of St Luke (Episcopal) in Portland as a friar of the Anglican Order of Jonathan Daniels for 2 years.  He has been a Social Worker serving communities living with HIV in NY, VA, ME and FL since 1989. He married his husband Rusty Turner 2 years ago and share their home with their beloved mutt Roxy.

About our Guest Musicians:

Dr. Marc Dickman, from Valdosta, Georgia, is a founding member of the acclaimed jazz studies program at the University of North Florida. Dr. Dickman earned degrees from Troy State University, McNeese State University, and the University of North Texas. His versatility on euphonium, trombone, bass trombone, and tuba in the classical and jazz styles places him in much demand in the United States. At UNF he teaches applied low brass and jazz ensemble.  He is a winner of the artist division of the International Leonard Falcone Competition. His students have won awards in the jazz and classical areas. Dr. Dickman is a founding member of the groundbreaking jazz ensemble, the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. The MJT Project has two critically acclaimed releases; Live From the Bottom Line, and Favorite Things. Marc’s CD, A Weaver of Dreams, is available at cdbaby.com. Dr. Dickman has performed in the following countries: USA, Japan, Hungary, Finland, Paraguay, Uruguay, Canada, Honduras, and Columbia.

Dr. Gary Smart is a regular accompanist and long-time member of BBUUC. He will be accompanying Dr. Dickman on piano. We are so fortunate to have him share his musical gifts with us, and for the many wonderful musicians that he has brought to our services. His career has encompassed a wide range of activities as composer, classical and jazz pianist, and teacher. Dr. Smart has spent two residencies in Japan, teaching in programs at Osaka University and Kobe College. He has also taught in Indonesia as “Distinguished Lecturer in Jazz” under the auspices of the Fulbright program. From 1999-2003, he served as Chairman of the UNF Music Department. Gary Smart is currently a Presidential Professor of Music at the University of North Florida.