Allysson McDonald

Forward Together – The Third Reconstruction and A Reason to Hope

Last year the UUA named Rev. Barber’s book The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of the New Justice Movement as our 2016-17 Common Read. This week’s sermon will give you an overview of the themes of the book and argue that it is even more relevant post-election than it was before. Among other things, Barber can help us understand why we are where we are today and how we can find hope. How do we fit into the long view of history? Find out how we move forward together.

One Song

Our annual Love Hero service

Moving Forward

Good riddance to 2016! Many of us experienced loss and frustration both on a personal level and on the larger stage. What can we do to help us move on? During this service we’ll have opportunities to let go of what we don’t need, honor our losses, count our blessings, and build hope for 2017. We may commit to resistance but we also need resilience. We will look to nature for inspiration. Join us January 1 to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year in with hope in our hearts.