Within a Wedding: Risk, Church, and Justice
Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman and Lydia Wylie-Kellerman
Sunday, September 20th 10:30am
In 2011, Lydia Wylie-Kellerman married her same sex partner Erinn. Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellerman officiated at the wedding of his daughter as a United Methodist pastor. Charges were brought against him by the conference and his ordination was threatened. The issue now actively sets up a pending split in the church. Lydia and Bill share this story of love, risk, and the possibilities of what church can be. The story offers a nudge for each of us to be courageous and powerful in the midst of these times seeping with white supremacy, political disenfranchisement, and a pandemic spreading death into all our lives.
Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a non-violent community activist and United Methodist pastor recently retired from St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Detroit. He has authored six books, among them most recently Principalities in Particular (Fortress, 2017), Where the Waters Go Around: Beloved Detroit (Cascade, 2017), and Dying Well: The Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann (2018). He is co-founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School and adjunct faculty at Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit. He’s been engaged in direct action for justice and peace for 5 decades, most recently with the Michigan Poor People's Campaign. In Jesus, he bets his life on gospel non-violence, good news to the poor, Word made flesh, and freedom from the power of death.
Lydia Wylie-Kellermann is a mother, writer, and activist from southwest Detroit. She is the editor of Geez magazine, an ad-free, quarterly, print magazine at the intersection of art, activism, and spirit. She is also the editor of the forthcoming book The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World (Broadleaf, 2021).
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Question Box Sermon
Rev. Julie Brock
Sunday, September 27th 10:30am
This will be Rev. Julie's last service with you before she goes on parental leave. What do you want to hear about before she goes? What burning questions are on your hearts and minds, or what topics would you like the community to discuss. After all, Rev. Julie doesn't have all the answers, but she thinks the community combined has a good shot at tackling some of them.
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Art, Theology, Suffering, and Wholeness
Sunday October 4th, 9:30am
The First Parish Church of Stow and Acton in Stow, MA, is pleased to welcome CUUB members and friends to join with us in worship on October 4, 2020! In this service we'll look at how the idea of suffering is treated in various world religions, the myth in art culture from Greek myths to modern music that you have to suffer to be an artist, and break down the idea of "necessary suffering" and how we can promote healing instead.
FPC & CUUB Worship Service 10-04-2020
Time: Oct 4, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Please note that if we have any difficulties with the Zoom link, an updated link will be posted at: https://fpc-stow-acton.org/services
Meeting ID: 950 6914 1704
Or join by Phone:
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Deep Listening Across Generational Lines
Sunday, October 11th 10:30am
There are many benefits of cross generational relationships, but there are barriers to forming these relationships too. If we want to form relationships people from other generations we have to listen deeply to what is important, normal, and real for people who's formation has taken place in a very different time than our own. Join us for church!
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“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.