Jamestown, N.Y. – Verdis LeVar Robinson returns to deliver the sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) on November 6, 2022, as he will on the first Sundays of the months through June (exception: January 8 instead of New Year’s Day).
Robinson’s subject at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service is “Waiting on the World to Change.”
Of his message, Robinson says, “In a time where everything seems urgent and uncertain, it is clear that we find ourselves in a transformational moment. Let’s take a pause, a breath, and gear up for the change in our world...but what are we waiting for and why are we waiting?”
The sermon most relates to the sixth of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
Robinson serves the Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Vermont as their ministerial coordinator of worship arts production and adult religious education. He is also the new artistic director of the Montpelier Community Gospel Choir.
Robinson was a tenured assistant professor of history and African American studies at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., for ten years. Before joining the First Universalist Church of Rochester in 2008, he was a confirmed local minister in the African American Holiness-Pentecostal tradition. He is currently an associate of the Kettering Foundation, specializing in deliberative democracy in community colleges and interfaith institutions.
Robinson is a candidate for the Unitarian Universalist ministry and a Master of Divinity at the Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago. He earned degrees from Boston University, SUNY College at Brockport and SUNY University at Buffalo.
A reminder to set your clocks back one hour the night before.
A social time follows the service.
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.