By Joseph Plummer
This Sunday’s service is online only, broadcast from the annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, this year’s largest North American gathering of UUs for worship. The inspiring and highly recommended service will substitute for the regular UUFSMA Sunday Service produced in San Miguel.
The Reverend Gretchen Haley has an audacious ambition for the liberal church. She believes in its capacity to transform lives and our world by way of hyper-local relationships and partnerships that inspire the unleashing of courageous love. She oversees worship, community resourcing and outreach, and the intersectional work of UU justice teams. She also serves as chief of staff, and ministry leader to the UUA Board. In all of these, she is inspired by the commitment of countless people who show up to do the sometimes-messy work of the church, and who lead us to live into our mission for Northern Colorado as it grows and changes. Her ministry is infused with her relentless curiosity about most things, especially the big substance of theology, the beauty of creation, the magic of collaboration, and the joy of pop culture.
She’s all in on Adrienne Maree Brown’s “Emergent Strategy,” and finds solace in the trails in and around Fort Collins, where she is Senior Minister of Foothills Unitarian Universalist Church. She moved to Colorado from Washington state over 20 years ago for graduate school in theatre. She knew immediately that she would never leave. She and her partner, Carri, have two teenagers, Gracie and Josef, who both relish and resent being “preacher’s kids,” and who keep her grounded, frustrated, inspired, and humbled, every day. She is basically obsessed with Charlie and Archer, her two large dogs.
Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, Associate Minister at Foothills Unitarian Church, and Shari Halliday-Quan, Lead Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY, will both assist in the service.
To participate online, Sunday Worship will be live-streamed https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2022/sunday-worship, Sunday, June 26, 2022, 12:30 – 2:00pm ETZ / 11:30am CTZ / 10:30am MTZ / 9:30am PTZ. No registration required. Join us virtually for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. Unitarian Universalism welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity to participate.
*Joseph Plummer is the UUFSMA Secretary.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Online Service
“The Deal on Those Days”
Speaker: Reverend Gretchen Haley
Sun, Jun 26, 9:30am, Pacific /10:30am Mountain /11:30am Central /12:30pm Eastern
Online link: https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2022/sunday-worship