Rev. Forrest Gilmore.
In his “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice.” What if the white moderate is us? How do we step out of the longing for comfort and order, and into the call for justice?
This MLK Sunday, we welcome Rev. Forrest Gilmore, the Executive Director of Shalom Community Center, a resource center for people experiencing hunger and homelessness in Bloomington, Indiana. Forrest is also the Affiliated Community Minister of the UU Church of Bloomington. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Starr King School for the Ministry, and served churches as a parish minister for a decade before shifting to nonprofit work. Forrest’s recent arrest protesting white supremacists while dressed as a pink-and-purple unicorn gained national attention, including an article in the UU World.
Worship Associate: Rev. Bill Gupton.