From the Minister for March 22, 2022 – Multiplatform Worship Service & Inaugural John Biddle Lecture

The Reverend Doctor Linda Ann Hart

Beloved friends,

So happy we were able to gather last Sunday both in-person and online for our multiplatform service. We will have multiplatform options again this Sunday, March 27 for our “Safe Shelter for All” worship service with guest speakers, Theresa Power-Drutis and Rosemary Powers from the Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness.

A reminder that our in-person policies call for everyone to be wearing a high-quality mask, and we’ll continue to have registration for in-person participation until we reach a risk level where our policies allow us to relax our monitoring. We do this to make in-person worship safely accessible for the most people, and continue our online worship, so that those who cannot join us safely, still have access to our services.

Our Kids Corner will be in the sanctuary again this Sunday, and Karliy Coleman will be there to welcome and supervise children in the sanctuary in a designated spot that has some soft toys, coloring, books, and other opportunities to explore and create during our service. Please let us know when you register that you’ll be bringing your child(ren) along!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 23 at 12:00 noon Pacific, you’re all invited to attend the inaugural John Biddle Lecture that will be held in person at the Bayshill Unitarian Church in Cheltenham, England and online over Zoom. I was invited last summer to be the first one to offer the lecture and I hope all who are able will join in online.

The lecture will reflect on the example set by the Reverend John Biddle, a Unitarian ancestor. His legacy to us is his unwillingness to be silent about his deepest beliefs, and his clarity about the necessity of living a Godly life. I’ll be blending my personal journey with an excavation the ties between the trafficking in humans in the US and the complicity of the industrial north of England.  Knowing all this, how do we live into the future in a way that can dismantle that legacy?

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Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart