Sunday, April 4 – 11 a.m. – Long-term racial justice – The Rev. Tom Lewis
Martin Luther King Jr. warned that “the long arc of the moral universe bends toward justice” but it is not easy. However, he did not predict it would be this long. The end of Jim Crow lynchings, burnings and intimidations slowly disappeared with the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, resulting in landmark legislation and historical Supreme Court decisions.
Racial justice seemed on a path to realization, until last year with the vicious homicide of George Floyd seen by millions. Justice has been slowed, if not stopped, along the “long arc” in King’s metaphor. In our country, expression of systemic white racial hatred has led to centuries of violence toward African Americans. Yet, just maybe, with the Black Lives Matter movement, it appears something has awakened in white people to demand changes be made in police training, educational opportunities, housing policies and many other public programs that discriminate against African Americans. However there is one important step that is still needed to build solid, sustainable racial justice in America. What is that missing piece? Join the UUFC Zoom show on Sunday to find out.
Rev. Tom Lewis is a UU minister ordained by his home congregation – HUUF. He returned in 2020 to live near family, and is his gladly renewing old friendships and becoming active in HUUF, as well as continuing his social action engagements in the U.S. and abroad.
Sunday, April 11 – 11 a.m. – Holding hands with The Muse: How Music heals and fortifies us for these times – Lea Morris
Lea Morris is a singer, songwriter, parent, teacher and perpetual student, as well as the creator of a rich array of songs meant to uplift, educate, unify and inspire those of us who are called to do the work that is needed in this world. Come ready to experience a creative and interactive, multigenerational and musical service designed to reconnect us to each other and to the common heart of life we all share.
Sunday, April 18 – 11 a.m. – The Gift of Service – David Marshak, HUUF co-president
This worship service will acknowledge and honor those who have kept HUUF alive over the past year as we have endured the limitations and exclusions of Covid 19: our wonderful staff and our volunteer leaders. The gathering will also consider the meaning of service for us as individuals and members of this Unitarian Universalist community.
Sunday, April 25 – 11 a.m. – It Takes Practice – The Rev. Matt Meyer
Our favorite songs, whoever the artists or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and letting go. Spiritual practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join Rev. Matt Meyer for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship when things around us are changing fast.
Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.