We Need Courage Now

Elizabeth DeCoux
“We Need Courage Now”
Donna Zimmerman, Worship Leader
Sydney Crisp, Accompanist
Caitlin Regan, special music, vocals

October is LGBTQ History Month. Our Soul Matters theme for October is courage. Both Aristotle and Winston Churchill spoke of courage as the first virtue, because it makes all the other virtues possible. The sermon will explore the concept of courage and the manner in which it touches the lives of marginalized people like the LGBTQ community.

About our speaker:

Elizabeth DeCoux spent her career practicing law and then teaching law. She has been a member of BBUUC since 2019. Her sermon, Seeing Animals, received the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry’s Albert Schweitzer Prize for best sermon by a UU minister or layperson on the topic of our responsibility to animals. Elizabeth serves as BBUUC’s Animal Chaplain.

Special Music by Caitlin Regan

Caitlin has loved to sing all her life. In college, she regularly performed the National Anthem for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Single-A baseball team for the Tampa Bay Rays, later became the lead singer for her church’s worship band, and has been a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus since 2012. Her favorite audience, however, is her two young daughters, who love to hear “If,” by Bread, and Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” before bed each night.