Jamestown, N.Y. – Angus Watkins returns to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) to deliver the message at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service on January 15, 2023.
The in-person message asks the question: “Are We Leaving Nature?”
Over one million species of the earth’s plants and animals are facing extinction. At last December’s COP15 Summit on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada, 153 countries pledged to protect at least 30% of our planet’s land and water habitats by 2030. Watkins will contemplate this ambitious challenge in light of our current experience, addressing the final of the seven principles Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm, promote and hold as strong values and moral guides: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
A graduate of Ohio’s Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts, Watkins received his master’s of divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He lived outside Ashville, N.Y., in North Harmony Township for over 25 years with his wife, Anne, a member of the UUCJ. Now residing in their native Buffalo area, both will be at the service.
Janine Chimera is the guest musician.
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.