Spirit in Practice: Justice Practices

Rev. Carmen Emerson, 
BBUUC’s Affiliated Community Minister
“Spirit in Practice: Justice Practices”
Alyssa Halliday and Hannalora Chapple, Worship Leaders
Dr. Gary Smart, Accompanist
Cameron Norman, Soprano, Guest Musician

All of our Spirit in Practice services in this series – Personal Practices, Communal Practices, Spiritual Partnerships, Mind Practices, Body Practices, Soul Practices, and Life Practices – have brought us to the final reflection in this series, Justice Practices. Deepening, strengthening, and maturing our own spirituality help us be present to and capable of the transformative work to which our shared UU values call us. At the intersection of our spirituality and social engagement, we minister to “…a hurting world.”

About Our Speaker:

Rev. Carmen Emerson, MDiv, is the Affiliated Community Minister for BBUUC. She earned a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and a graduate certificate in conflict resolution from Lipscomb University’s Institute for Conflict Management. Rev. Carmen is in good standing with the UU Ministers Association and in full fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is a Board Certified Chaplain and the Spiritual Support Services Coordinator for Baptist Health System in NE Florida. Rev. Emerson’s 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 Guest Musician:

Cameron Norman studies vocal performance in Opera, something she has adored since a young age. She also has a love for the piano and has recently begun to dabble in guitar, motivated by her large family of musicians. Cameron is delighted to share the gift of music through performance and looks forward to bringing the wonder of Opera to anyone she can.