Video Service: July 4th for Two Americas

Carole Hawkins will lead our service with a message by Phillip Baber entitled “July 4th for Two Americas.”
On Independence Day 168 years ago, Frederick Douglas eloquently bore witness to two Americas. Much has changed since that time, and much has not. In this sermon Phillip shares his own experience of the two Americas and their theological implications.

There will also be a special musical performance by Phillip and Sunnie Baber, along with their daughter Saige.

About our Guest Speaker:
Phillip Baber is the former pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville and former co-president of I.C.A.R.E., the Jacksonville-based Interfaith Coalition for Action, Reconciliation, and Empowerment. He is the co-founder of Spirisophical, a virtual small-group ministry created in response to the COVID-19 crisis. He is also the host of the Phillip Baber Podcast, a series devoted to exploring the intersections between faith and social justice. Phillip’s ministry is dedicated to the advancement of our collective liberation, leading him to advocate in support of criminal justice reform, police accountability, racial and economic justice, justice for refugees and immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

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 6am on Sunday mornings.

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