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Something Feels Different This Time
Carey McDonald, UUA Director of Outreach
Something feels different this time. I mourned for Mike and Freddie, I couldn’t breathe when Eric died, I said Sandra’s name, I was so angry about Tamir, and I just wept after Charleston. And yet this week has been a whole other experience, the sadness and also the trauma, the bleakness, the cortisol, the G-force of American racism leaving me reeling. My gut in knots, my vision blurry, a dull ringing in my ears.
Maybe it’s the wake of #Orlando, which drained us in heartbreak and wrung out our tears. The one-two punch of #Alton and #Philando, the nauseating videos I willed myself to bear witness to for a split second before turning away. Their deaths left us no time to brace for the visceral impact of #Dallas. I stayed up till 1 am on Twitter, struggling to understand what it would mean if the shooter claimed the mantle of black liberation for his assassinations. Which of course he did, thereby getting it exactly backwards. The tragic threads of mass shooting and racialized violence have merged into a single epic American sickness. #HeartbreakWeek.
Each month, UUCW gives half of all undesignated offering monies to non-profit organizations as a way to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.
Established in 1975, the mission of Sojourner Family Peace Center (Sojourner) is to transform lives impacted by domestic violence. Our primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims and provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children.Read more...
Since September 2015, the Holistic Study has been underway to analyze and improve the usage of UUCW’s building and land to serve the mission and ministries of the congregation.Read more...
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Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.
Pulpit Guest: Emily Lewis, Worship Coordinator: Karen Engelking
As a teacher and environmental educator, Emily will explore the dimensions of finding a sense of place (family, community, the natural environment): personally, professionally, and through the eyes of her students.Read more...