Jamestown, N.Y. – “Our Revered and Awful Ancestors” is the message at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s 10:30 a.m. hybrid service on Sunday, April 30, 2023.
The sermon recognizes that in their denominational history, just like one’s own family, there are ancestors they would sooner forget, and ancestors who did both remarkable and awful things. The question is: How to make sense of that reality without avoiding it or distorting it?
Rev. David Schwartz, lead minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado, offers this virtual sermon. Swartz did his BA at Tufts and MDiv at Harvard. Before full-time ministry, he spent a decade in corporate HR with Target. He is adjunct professor of preaching at Meadville Lombard Theological School.
SUNY Fredonia Professor Emeritus Len Faulk is the service leader. A social time follows.
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.