Jamestown, N.Y. – Since last September, Verdis LeVar Robinson has served as the regular first Sunday preacher for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ).
A native of Rochester, New York, and former tenured assistant professor of history and African American studies at Monroe Community College, Robinson is a newly fellowshipped Unitarian Universalist minister. He speaks from Vermont, where he serves as the ministerial coordinator of worship arts production and adult religious education at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.
Sunday, May 7, 2023, is Robinson’s next-to-last regular appearance with the UUCJ. His message at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service is “The Sound of the Genuine.”
You are invited to participate as Robinson reflects on the Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman’s famous address “Sing Your Own Song” and how it resonates, especially now in these times of turbulence and uncertainty.
The sermon relates to the fourth as well as the first of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm, promote and hold as strong values and moral guides: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Robinson holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University, a B.S. cum laude and M.A. in History from SUNY College at Brockport, and an M.A. in African-American Studies from SUNY University at Buffalo. On May 21, 2023, he receives his Master of Divinity from Chicago’s Meadville Lombard Theological School.
Emily Garrick is the service leader, and Julie Anderson the pianist.
A social time follows the service.
All are welcome. Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.