On July 26th, Rev. Gy revealed the theme for our upcoming church year:
rev·o·lu·tion, noun. 1) a progressive motion of a body around an axis 2) a complete and fundamental change 3) a paradigm shift 4) activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes 5) a changeover in use or preference
UU minister Rev. Jan Taddeo has described Sunday Services as “an ongoing conversation with a thread that ties each service to the next.” Having an overarching theme for the year will provide a clear direction as we plan services and recruit guest speakers. It will allow ideas to be explored more deeply from varying viewpoints over the course of several weeks and provide a base of creativity and curiosity for other activities.
But why Revolution? In this time of great upheaval, finding ways to shake up the status quo, to transform ourselves and the world seems more important than ever. The quote by poet and social justice activist, Sonya Renee Taylor, comes to mind, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was not normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, my friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all humanity and nature.”
Join us in the coming months as we explore ideas about shifting the paradigm, making fundamental changes, and creating Beloved Community that benefits us all.