The Adult Education Committee and community members have been studying Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess. In addition, three smaller groups are working to decrease the impact of mass incarceration locally and are eager to share their plans. Our guest speakers are Tyshun Taylor and Gary Horton. … Continued
Speaker: Michael Outlaw What will your response be when you have to go against your norm(s)? Everyday we make decisions, some more impactful than others, but there comes a time when the right decision is not favorable, but needs to be made.
East Side Awakening Lora Caldwell Worship Associate: Tom Schlaudecker Lora Caldwell, UUCE member and staff member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network, will share her insights and experiences with their project on the east side of Erie. She will show how our UU principles are perfectly matched to the needs of the residents … Continued
Rev. Beth Marshall Worship Associate: Annette Krusewicz Many believe that we are living in a time where marginalized individuals are at greater risk than ever before. This morning’s service is in part inspired by the haunting questions asked by Ysaye M. Barnwell in her song, “Would You Harbor Me?”. Her questions are particularly appropriate as … Continued
Rev. Beth Marshall Worship Associate: Al Richardson On a weekend dedicated to so many dreams not yet fully achieved, our worship service will reflect on what some of those older dreams looked like, the great strides we have made, and what might yet be done to bring them closer to fruition. Musician: Jackson Froman. In … Continued
We will take a look at the importance of maintaining a trauma-informed route as we assist others traveling down life’s highway towards social and economic justice. Coordinated by Tammie Johnson. Rev. Beth will not be in the pulpit this morning, but will be spending the morning getting to know the children and youth. Religious Education: … Continued
Janet Krack, Ginny Sabol and Annette Krusewicz Worship Associate: Janet Krack The theologian Howard Thurman reminds us that the real work of Christmas begins “When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with their flock,…” To embody this … Continued