The Long Haul People
Rev. Julie Brock
Sunday, June 7th 10:30am
Long-Haul People by Rudy Nemser*
You find them in churches
When you’re lucky;
Other places too, thought I mostly
Only know the ecclesiastical varieties.
Upon whose shoulders
(and pocketbooks and casseroles
And daylight/nighttime hours)
A church is built and maintained
After the brass is tarnished and
Cushions need re-stitching.
They pay their pledges full and on time
Even when the music’s modern;
Support each canvass
Though the sermons aren’t always short;
Mow lawns and come to suppers;
Teach Sunday School when
There’s no one else and they’ll miss the service.
Asked what they think of the minister,
Or plans for the kitchen renovation,
Or the choral anthem, or Christmas pageant,
Or color of the bathroom paint,
They’ll reply: individuals and fashions
Arrive and pass.
The church – their church – will be here, steady and hale.
For a long. Long time.
For long-haul people bless a church with a very special blessing.
Come celebrate the Long Haul People.
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Meeting ID: 972 7514 1173
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CUUB's Annual Meeting to Follow at 11:45am. Same Zoom Log-In.
“Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because the world needs people who have come alive.”
- Howard Thurman
Welcome to Community Unitarian Universalists in Brighton (CUUB). With a deep commitment to honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we come together as a congregation of open minds, loving hearts, and helping hands. We are unified by our shared search for spiritual growth, and our historically strong commitment to social justice. Whatever your age, race, or sexual orientation, you are welcome here. We invite you to join us in our free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
Inspiration from Everywhere and Anywhere
We recognize the diversity of our spiritual paths and beliefs, and offer a welcoming home for modern individuals and families who may struggle with singular dogma. We are united by shared values, not by creed. We affirm and honor each individual's spiritual exploration.
7 GUIDING PRINCIPLES
What do UUs Believe?
We're glad you asked! We affirm and promote seven principles which we hold as strong values. Drawn from sources as diverse as science, poetry, nature, scripture, and personal experience, these principles are our shared moral compass.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Meet Rev Julie
Julie Brock is a life long Unitarian Universalist, raised in the UU in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Detroit. Julie has a passion for spiritual exploration, social justice, inclusive community, oxford commas, and inter-generational worship. Julie has a theatre background and likes to keep things upbeat and enthusiastic.
She considers herself somewhat of a church junkie. If there is a service, she wants to be there. From Sufi Dziker, to Catholic Mass, to Pagan ritual, she has reverence for and find rejuvenation in most all experiences of the divine.