“Soul Matters” theme: Liberation
Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by the Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place on Sundays at 11am via Zoom.
April 5th: “Liberation”
In this sermon, Jan Briedé will draw on his personal experience from working at a Leprosy Center in Uganda, Africa in 1978 and 1979 to discuss liberation theology, social and economic justice and lay a connection to our UU faith.
Jan Briedé has been a member of the UUFP since 2000. Originally from Holland, he became a US citizen in 1994 and has been married to Donna for forty-two years. Jan has a PhD in Range Science from New Mexico State University and works for the Department of Environmental Quality. As a state employee of a certain age, he is currently in mandatory self-isolation. Early in his career, Jan worked in international development in Uganda, Nepal and Yemen.
April 12th: “Rolling Back the Stone”
This year’s Easter Sunday will feature empty churches as worshippers keep themselves at home to help “flatten the curve”. How will the good news of Easter be celebrated when people can’t gather in person to sing and rejoice? What might we find in the story of Easter to give us hope and courage in these difficult times?
April 19th: “Inside the Sacred Chrysalis of Transformation!”
April 26th: “Freedom: From, For or With?”
We hear “freedom” and “liberty” used a lot, from patriotic anthems to political speeches, as well as in our Seven Principles. If freedom stands against what would otherwise restrain us, then society makes that different for different people. If liberty refers to our ability to act, then, again, not everyone is given equal agency. Perhaps what we need to consider is liberation?