Upcoming Events

Workshop on UUA and Race

Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

Thursday evening, May 25th, 6-8pm and Thursday evening, June 1, 6-8pm

 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, 409 E Patterson St, Hendersonville, NC 28739

Does the title sound familiar? It’s the title of a book written by Dr. King in 1968. In light of the current social and political climate in our nation, as well as the current news from our UUA regarding the resignation of President Morales, obviously the question is just as important for our denomination as it is for the nation. In this spirit, The Rev. Jim McKinley and I (Rev. Michael Carter) are offering another two part (at least for now anyway, perhaps more will be needed) conversation about race with a slightly different slant.

We would like to talk about how race and racism plays out in our UUA worship services as well as in our everyday lives. The discussion will include — for those who did not attend our previous workshops — a working definition of racism, as well as a showing of retired UUA minister, Rev. Mark Morrison Reed’s film, “How To Open The Door: African Americans in the Unitarian Universalist Denomination.” Of course, there will be plenty of time for discussion.

If you are interested in attending, please notify the UUFH office at 693-3157 or office@uufhnc.org, so we can anticipate the number of handouts to pre-pare. (Let us know if you already have a Race Matters notebook of handouts.) All are welcome. Bring a pad and pencil, along with an open mind and heart.

Justice and Blessings. — Rev. Michael Carter

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