The Story of Reverend Egbert Ethelred Brown

Rev. Amy Moses-Lagos, BBUUC Minister, will present

The Story of Reverend Egbert Ethelred Brown”

With Claudia Marshall as Worship Associate


Egbert Ethelred Brown was a Jamaican who discovered Unitarianism and became the first ordained Black Unitarian minister. He went on to found the Harlem Community Church in 1920. However, Brown encountered resistance from white Unitarian leaders. This service will explore what lessons we can learn from Brown’s life story.


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.

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