Sunday, February 10, 2019

“We have to do this work because if we don’t our faith is a lie. We don’t mean the things we say as a faith and we don’t observe the principles and the theology that we claim unless we do this work.” – Elka Carrier-Ladd

This Sunday, Cricket Hall will give us a closer look at the history of Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) and Allies for Racial Equity (ARE). We must look at the context and be clear about our history.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Due to a series of unfortunate events, we are behind in our book, but we will be covering the chapter The Religious Educator of Color, by Rev. Natalie Maxwell Fenimore and Aisha Hauser, MSW with Response, by Rev. Sophia Betancourt remembering to stay focused on and immersing oneself in the experiences of people of color, and refusing to allow the conversation to morph into one about white institutions. 

Children are welcome.  There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Sunday, December 16 2018

What would it be like if our UU worship service centered entirely around
the voices and the experiences of black Unitarian Universalists? What truths might we hear, however difficult? What might we learn? How might these black UU leaders teach us to be better allies, better siblings in faith, and even better citizens in our community?

This Sunday, John, will facilitate a service called “The Promise and the Practice.” In our commitment to dismantling white supremacy as a system, being anti-racist, and embracing the presence and leadership of people of color, white Unitarian Universalists are still learning to decentering our whiteness so that people of color are brought from the margins to the center. Join us as we practice that work, and promise a new way of being together.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m.  at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse. There are classes for children and adults 10 to 10:45 am, and a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome.  There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

A White Privilege Wake-Up Call | Call And Response

http://callandresponse.blogs.uua.org/a-white-privilege-wake-up-call/
There is a question embedded in this article.
“How can racism possibly be dismantled until white people, lots and lots of white people, understand it as an unfair system, get in touch with the subtle stories and stereotypes that play in their heads, and see themselves not as good or bad but as players in the system?”

This was a big discussion in one of my classes last semester at seminary. We have to see the privilege and then work towards equality.

Namaste,
Cricket