Today’s challenging times require a nimble and resilient spirituality. We need a demanding, inspiring faith and a love strong enough that it will not let us go. Join the General Assembly (GA) Sunday Morning Service as we draw the circle wide, gather our strength, and promise to stay in the struggle and joy until love wins. If you missed it, the video can be viewed on the UUA website: uua.org/ga/off-site/2021/sunday-worship.
Recognizing the importance of shared ministry and the many innovative approaches to worship created by congregations during the pandemic, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick-Gray selected the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis to serve as worship leaders for this year’s GA Sunday Morning Service.
First Universalist has been a model of shared ministry and what it means to put the work of dismantling white supremacy and building anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices at the center of their ministry. They have been on the front lines in support of the Movement for Black Lives in Minneapolis, bringing spiritual care and moral leadership in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police and the important uprisings for justice that followed. Children and families are a vital part of their ministry, and they have been using creative approaches to engage all ages in worship during the pandemic. Their leadership exemplifies some of the best practices for the creativity, spiritual depth, and moral leadership that is possible when we embrace the work of shared ministry rooted in love and justice.
Worship leaders: Musicians, Franco Holder, Aimee K. Bryant, and Dr. Randal Buikema, and religious professionals, Lauren Wyeth, Julica Hermann de la Fuente, and Revs. Arif Mamdani, Karen Hutt, and Jen Crow lead the service.
Follow along in the order of service, bit.ly/uucpa_oos_20210718.