UUCT Sunday Service Gathering via Zoom
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Join us this Sunday November 22 via Zoom for connection and spiritual centering.
The Gift of Strawberries
“From you, I receive. To you, I give. Together we share – and from this we live.” These words from Rabbi Nathan Segal are ones often sung in UU congregations and communities. How can they help us remember our relationship to each other, to our precious Earth, and to the Mystery that some call “God?” As our world continues to move through a global pandemic, climate change, and social reckonings, how are we committed to moving collectively to lasting change? Honoring the indigenous-scientific wisdom of Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer in her text Braiding Sweetgrass, Rev. Ranwa Hammamy will share reflections on our sacred call to honor the gifts we receive from this precious Earth.
Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (she/they), a Unitarian Universalist-Muslim minister currently residing in the East Bay Area of California, is the Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California, which works to advance justice in California by cultivating and connecting leaders and communities, and by empowering the public voice of those who share UU values and principles. Rev. Hammamy embodies a commitment to the intersection of pastoral and prophetic ministries, understanding both as interconnected means of healing and liberation. For the past three years, they have also served on the Steering Committee of DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries), a national organization for UU People of Color, which she recently served as its President.
Rev. Ranwa has been involved in various aspects of UU congregational and denominational life, serving as a religious educator in multiple settings, a guest worship leader in congregations around the country, a district and general assembly workshop facilitator, and an active leader of congregational justice programming and organizing. As an affiliated community minister with the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, CA, she continues to engage in efforts with local partners, including the Multi-Faith Action Coalition, the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, and the Contra Costa County Racial Justice Coalition
Our Share the Plate this Sunday is for the UU Service Committee . Half of the money collected this Sunday will go to this social justice partner. Click here for the three ways you can give.
Our Zoom Sunday Service starts at 11:00 am
Also feel free to stay on after the service for more discussion at our Online Social (Half) Hour where, with the help of suggested questions for reflection, we’ll gather in breakout rooms to connect and deepen with each other!
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