Lamentation, Reflection and Resolve

Tell me with whom you walk, and I’ll tell you who you are. — Richard Blanco

Please join me for a worship service of Lament, Reflection and Resolve in response to the mass shootings this past weekend and all through the year. Members and friends of Allen Ave. Unitarian Universalist Church, neighbors and our wider community are invited.

In the embrace of the very Spirit of Life, and the companionship of community, we will come together, recognize the hurt, reflect on the depths of our sorrow and frustrations, reclaim our religious and moral authority in the face of hate, and summon our resolve to respond.

It is with humble gratitude that I recognize Anne Funderburk and her team that were prepared to offer this Sunday’s worship service based on the Unitarian Universalist first principle “the inherent worth and dignity of every person.” While their topic is clearly related to what we are experiencing, they have graciously agreed to postpone their worship offering to another date, yet to be determined, so that we might gather in sorrow, solidarity and support in this time of our country’s tragic events.

I hope to see you Sunday morning. All are welcome.

Faithfully yours,

Rev. Anita


Transcript of this service:

On Religious Witness after 3 mass shootings in a week’s time