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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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WORSHIP: Embodying A New Way – #WhiteSupremacyTeachIn

Author Avianca Bouchedid, Written May 2, 2017

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Please join us this Sunday, 5/7/17 at 10:00 a.m., for a worship service led by Rev. Jennifer Kelleher.  Religious Education for Children & Youth led by Chris Buja.  Music by the UUCSH Adult Choir, Will Magalio and Susan Schneider.  Teach-In Workshop with Dr. Karen Gaffney and potluck luncheon provided by YOU!

Unitarian Universalism history is one of evolving our faith from the inside. We as a member congregation in the Unitarian Unversalist Association find ourselves re-examining our internal institutional failure to become an anti-racist, anti-oppressive organization. This is an issue our faith tradition has struggled since its inception, just like every other institution in the United States and around the globe.  We are being called to get comfortable with discomfort — to listen more attentively, to act more justly and to feel and connect more deeply.  This Sunday, we will join more than 650 UU congregations who are dedicating a Sunday in late April or early May to a “teach-in” about the pervasive effects of white supremacy in our culture and our lives.  Join us for worship, share a dish and a meal together, and re-charge for the workshop that will follow.  Childcare will be provided. This is planned to be a day that goes beyond education.  Through shared reflection, companionship and song may we find a renewed spirit as well as the sustenance to embody this charge for the long-haul. Each of us is needed to build a new way.  #ExploreSpirituality #EngageCommunity  #TransformTheWorld

Worship & Religious Education: 10-11:15am

Potluck Fellowship: 11:15-11:45am

Teach-In Workshop: 11:45am-1:30pm