“Feeling the World’s Pain: Divine Compassion”

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In a reading from Mark’s gospel, Jesus is described as having “compassion” for a crowd of suffering people. Compassion in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew is a deeply embodied thing. That is, compassion is not just a feeling, emotion, or ethical commitment–it is an umbilical, stomach-turning gut-punch. So how do we awaken ourselves and our neighbors to listen to our bodies and practice empathy from the inside out? And what would the world look like if we did?

Join Pastor Jay McDivitt and Worship Facilitator Jennifer Beiriger for a revealing service at United Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 10:30 am at 506 N Washington Ave, Waukesha. Please note the start time of 10:30 am.
Or view the online service by going to https://uucw.org/livestream/

UUCW Worship Carpooling! Please meet at UUCW’s East Parking lot at 9:15 am. After confirming drivers, cars will depart at 9:30 am for the United UU Congregation. The UUCW building will be closed this Sunday.
Accessibility and childcare: The main door is wheelchair accessible. A ramp runs along the side of the building, starting at the handicapped parking at the back of the lot. Childcare is available during the service.

About UUUC’s guest speaker: Jay McDivitt served as a Lutheran pastor for 15 years before transitioning into a new vocation as an attorney in 2021. He credits the Unitarian Universalist Association for feeding his passion for justice and keeping the flame of faith alive for him in his teens and twenties, before finding his faith home again in the church of his youth. His theology gained new depth and breadth when he took a class on Friedrich Schleiermacher from Thandeka, a UUA pastor and theologian, in seminary. His master’s thesis put Schleiermacher, Luther, and Queer theory in conversation to construct a theology of “church” that is deeply rooted in the body–our own bodies, and the bodies we are called to love.

UUUC’s Share the Plate on July 21 will be for Friends with Food in Waukesha.
In addition to the financial contribution, we will also collect the following items: Granola bars, peanut butter, jelly, mac and cheese, canned tuna, and canned chicken.

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