Rev. Bill Gupton.
Earlier this year, our minister made a pilgrimage to Alabama—his mother’s birthplace—to march, with thousands of others, across the famed bridge in Selma; to participate in the 50th anniversary events surrounding “Bloody Sunday” there; and to examine, along with a significant gathering of Unitarian Universalist ministers and laypeople, the state of the civil rights movement today, half a century after Selma. This morning Rev. Bill will reflect on that experience. Black Lives Matter as much now as they did 50 years ago. Racism runs deep in the fabric of America, from Alabama to Ohio, from Selma to Cincinnati. In the face of systemic injustice, we are called, as Unitarian Universalists, to stand on the side of love.
Also today, our Choir will sing for us, we will honor those among us who have been members of Heritage Church for 10 years, and we will celebrate the 30-year anniversary of our church building. A service not to be missed!
Worship Associate: Bob Staggenborg.
Update: Text of Rev. Bill’s reflection.