Sunday, July 2, 10 a.m.
Adena Warner, Faith Relations Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity
Sunday, July 9, 10 a.m.
Skin in the Game II: Peter Clark and First Church
From 1868 until he left Cincinnati in 1888 Peter Clark, America’s First Black Socialist, was a member of our congregation. He started attending First Church regularly in 1857, drawn into Unitarian circles by the anti-slavery politics and racial justice activism of many of our members. But he was also equally attracted to the Humanistic Theology of our church and Unitarianism in general. He participated as a leader and a member in the religious life of our congregation. During his tenure in our church he rose to national prominence as a renowned educator, an impassioned orator, skilled political strategist and public intellectual. Clark’s life was not an easy one and the role our church played in his life was at times both positive and negative. Come on July 9 to find out more about the life and legacy of Peter Humphreys Clark and First Church.
Sunday, July 16, 10 a.m.
Let the Mystery Be
Summer’s here and the time is right for Pastor Jef to return to First Church, Cincinnati. The sermon step off point is Iris Dement’s tune, “Let the Mystery Be.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlaoR5m4L80) Some of us UUs have issues with mystery and I’ll contrast Iris with a quote from notes from a long ago and far away lecture that suggest “education and communication erode mystery.” Given the demographics of most UU congregations, I'm thinking Iris is going to get a run for her money.