Jamestown, N.Y. – Rev. Kristina Church will deliver the sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) virtual service on Sunday, January 9, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
Church’s subject is “A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart: the Christianity of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..” In describing her message, she says, “As we prepare to celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us look at the roots of his liberal Christian faith, based in the twin ideals of justice and love.”
The message relates to both the first and second of the seven principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote. The first is “The inherent worth and dignity of every person.” The second is “Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.”
As an Air Force kid, Church spent most of her childhood and young adulthood in Anchorage, Alaska. A graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, she also holds a Master of Social Work degree from Columbia University. She is the settled minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie, Pennsylvania.
For those who are interested, an optional virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services are remaining virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate with 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 promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.