Speaker: Rev. Carmen Emerson

The Heart of the Heart of UU

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Rev. Carmen Emerson
BBUUC’s Affiliated Community Minister, presents
“The Heart of the Heart of UU”
With Elizabeth DeCoux, Worship Leader
Sydney Crisp, Accompanist
Dr. Gary Smart, Piano, Special Music

About our service:

Rev. Carmen … read more.

What Was, What Is, What If

Rev. Carmen Emerson

BBUUC’s Affiliated Community Minister


“What Was, What Is, What If”

With David Dean as Worship Leader

In connection to November’s Soul Matters theme of “History,” our Affiliated Community Minister, Rev. Carmen Emerson, offers a worship service reflecting on the learnings and yearnings of … read more.

Life Before Death

Rev. Carmen Emerson presents

“Life Before Death” 

With Claudia Marshall as Worship Leader

As a UU chaplain serving a community hospital near the Florida-Georgia line, Rev. Carmen Emerson reflects on what a pandemic can teach us about life before death and how preparing for one’s … read more.

Keeping Infinite Faith with Hope

The Rev. Carmen Emerson

BBUUC Affiliated Community Minister, will present

“Keeping Infinite Faith with Hope”

With Elizabeth DeCoux as Worship Leader

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote that as human beings, as people of faith, we can “…accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope…” This … read more.

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 … read more.

Video Service: We Remember, We Imagine

Donna Zimmerman will lead our worship with a message by Rev. Carmen Emerson entitled “We Remember, We Imagine.”

Worship Services

 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 … read more.

The Room We Invite People To…

Reverend Carmen Emerson
“The Room We Invite People To…”

Worship Leader: Kris Kines
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Guest Musician: Jamie DeFrates

The title of this sermon is a direct quote that came from an inspiring conversation with your Board about BBUUC and the religious/spiritual/faithful community that … read more.

Love, Pray, Eat

Rev. Carmen Emerson

“Love, Pray, Eat”

Worship Leader: Jim Wood

Accompanist: Eileen Morrison

Guest Musician: Pete Jorgensen, Piano

The famous memoir Eat, Pray, Love is in my ‘someday’ stack of books to read. In the meantime, as we approach American Thanksgiving and a holiday season of gatherings with family … read more.

“Life in the Perfect Family”

About our Service:
A reflection on optimalism and perfectionism.

About our Speaker:
Rev. Carmen Emerson has recently moved to Jacksonville after serving the Greater Nashville UU Congregation for the past 4 years. She previously served as settled minister of the historic UU Church of Meadville, … read more.