The Holy Work of Independence

Rev. Justin Almeida, MDiv (he/they), presents

“The Holy Work of Independence” 

With Alyssa Halliday as Worship Leader

In their sermon ‘The Holy Work of Independence’ Rev. Justin Almeida will explore the intersection of our national holiday of 4th of July with our Unitarian Universalist mission of being a people with minds that think, hearts that love, and hands that are ready to serve.

About our Speaker:

The Rev. Justin Almeida is a Unitarian Universalist community minister in Seattle, WA who serves as a hospital chaplain specializing in palliative care and hospice. They are affiliated with University Unitarian Church which is a spiritual home for their family which includes their mother Judith, partner Heather, and child Tobias. When not providing spiritual care at the Veterans Administration or Harborview Medical Center, you can find Justin enjoying the arts of fermentation, coffee roasting, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts.

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