Rev. Carmen Emerson,
BBUUC’s Affiliated Community Minister
“Second Sunday Spirit in Practice:
Linda Mowers, Worship Leader
Eileen Morrison, Accompanist
Mike Ludwick, Guitar and Vocals, Special Music
Our sermon series continues with an examination of various Spiritual Partnerships and what they share in common: intentionality, mutual commitment, and trustworthiness as companions on journeys of discovery and meaning. You are encouraged to bring a pen and journal for reflections and wonderings that arise for you during this Spirit in Practice service.
About Our Speaker:
Rev. Carmen Emerson is the Affiliated Community Minister in covenant with BBUUC. Her work as an ordained UU minister in full fellowship happens within the wider Jacksonville community as the Lead Chaplain for Baptist Medical Center Nassau. She is a BCCI/APC Board-Certified chaplain, and her experience as a parish minister includes ten years of full-time service to our UU congregations in Albuquerque, NM (contract); Meadville, PA (called); and Nashville, TN (called).
About our Member-Musician:
“Firepit” Mike Ludwick taught himself to play guitar as a teenager, cutting his teeth on the Beatles and Bob Dylan. During the 2011 Occupy Movement when Robert E. Lee Park (now Emancipation Park) in Charlottesville, Virginia, was being occupied by citizens, he played around a firepit until the park was cleared by police, leaving him with his nickname. Music has been a life-affirming spiritual practice for him, dedicated to bending the arc of moral universe toward justice, love, and peace.