Jamestown, N.Y. – Retired Presbyterian minister Angus Watkins is speaking in person on Easter Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ). He will deliver the message at the 10:30 a.m. hybrid service on April 17.
Watkins will be in person to address the congregation on “What to Do in Darkness: Toward a Reality-Based Poetics of Hope.”
His sermon most closely relates to the fourth of the seven Principles that Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
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, who is a member of the UUCJ. They recently moved back to their native Buffalo area. Both will be at the service.
A social time follows.
Participation can be either in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
While not mandated, vaccines, masks, and appropriate distancing are encouraged for those who participate in the service in person.
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.