Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

Open minds, loving hearts, helping hands


WORSHIP: Where Do the Mermaids Stand? – Living into Gender Creativity

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written Oct 17, 2017


Please join us this Sunday, 10/22 at 10:00 a.m. for a service led by Craig Rubano.

Among religious faith traditions, Unitarian Universalism is at the very forefront of advocacy for, and inclusion of, transgender and gender variant persons of all ages, yet rigid notions of gender are so entrenched in our self-understandings, that it can be challenging to see through a new lens.  This morning, Craig Rubano will examine child psychologist Diane Ehrensaft’s conceptualization of “gender creativity” as a way to live into and ally with others, living courageously into greater personal gender authenticity.

Craig Rubano is a Ph.D. candidate in Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, writing a dissertation on pastoral care as it intersects with gender variance.  He is also in the final stages of candidacy to become a Unitarian Universalist minister.  Craig’s home congregation is the UU Congregation of Princeton, where he has coordinated youth programming for the past five years.