members of the First Unitarian,
agree to . . .
each other in an atmosphere of
welcome, acceptance, and caring
9:30 a.m. and 11:00
a.m. in the Sanctuary
"Easter: What Really Happened?" The Rev. Angela Herrera
The novelist Flannery O’Conner once commented, provocatively, that “we live in a Christ-haunted culture,” while others have noted that were it not for the story of the resurrection, the world would not remember Jesus at all. We’ll consider this curious story, and how UUs have received it from our religious ancestors.
Music: Spare Parts and the Chalice Singers
"7:00 am: Easter Sunrise" James Galasinski, Ministerial Resident
This interactive, contemplative service begins in the courtyard, where we’ll commemorate the cycles of rebirth and renewal in our lives. We’ll conclude after carrying our light into the sanctuary.
“The Promise of All Lives Mattering" Dr. Amanda Udis-Kessler
Why do we say “black lives matter” rather than “all lives matter” when seeking racial justice? We cannot answer this question without understanding what it means to be a human being and how racism has dehumanized and devalued African Americans. This sermon will draw on philosophy and sociology to lift up the inherent worth and dignity of people whose lives have not always mattered as they should. We’ll end by considering what we can do to be part of the solution to the problem of racism.