Video Service: On Being Spiritually Mature

Claudia Marshall will lead our service with a message by our Affiliated Community Minister Rev. Carmen Emerson entitled “On Being Spiritually Mature”

Does our religious tradition value spiritual maturity in the same ways that we value intellectual achievement, and if not, what might happen if we learned to embrace spiritual maturity? What does it even mean? 

About our speaker: Rev. Carmen Emerson is the Affiliated Community Minister for BBUUC. Her work as an ordained UU minister in full fellowship happens within the wider Jacksonville community, currently as a chaplain resident assigned to the palliative care team at Baptist Medical Center. 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).

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.

We invite you to submit your Joys and Concerns via email to by Tuesday at noon of each week for inclusion in the upcoming Sunday’s worship service. Please note “J&C” in the subject line. For your privacy, we will share our Joys and Concerns using first names and last initials only.