July 14: The In-breaking of Compassion Rev. Lora Young
Who doesn’t love a miracle story? Many of us it turns out- usually because we are wary of being strong armed into accepting the super natural. But what if miracle stories were a means of hijacking the social order for justice? Come dive deep with Rev. Lora as she explores how the miracle stories of the Christian testament might yet hold encouragement for UU’s dedicated to justice and compassion for all.
July 21: Back to Junior High Michael Eselun
Oncology chaplain and popular guest speaker, Michael Eselun will share some deeply personal reflections about junior high school– a pivotal and often painful time that leaves indelible memories for many of us. In dialogue with some of those 13-year-old’s perceptions, what might be discovered about inherent worth, dignity and compassion?
July 28: Richard Blanco-Ware Lecture
Join us this morning to watch Richard Blanco giving the 2019 Ware Lecture from the UU General Assembly in Spokane. Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, Blanco’s poems explore cultural identity in modern America. The prestigious Ware Lecture has been given each year since 1922 and speakers have included the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Kurt Vonnegut, and poet Mary Oliver.