At General Assembly, Dr. Cornell West challenged us to consider this question. As we celebrate and honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we wrestle with what endures of our integrity in this age of mendacity about our past and our present. We will also pour libations to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the death of George Peck, a black man who died at the hands of a white mob injustice in Poolesville, MD. At the 11:15 a.m. service, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando will read the Montgomery County Proclamation to establish the Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission to understand and take steps to address our history of racial injustice
UUCR's Coming to the Table (CTTT) group will lead a session during Middle Hour on the difficult topic of lynching. "Then and Now: The Insidious Legacy of Lynching in Montgomery County and its Continued Impact on Today" will be facilitated by members Nancy Spencer and Fran Lowe.
The UUCR Choir will sing, with band. Niambi Powell, vocal soloist. Justin Furnia, piano.
First Fifteen—Three to four Sundays a month, all ages* join in worship in the Sanctuary for the “First Fifteen” minutes, after which those in K through 5th grade follow their teachers to their classrooms. Parents of K through 3rd grade are asked to sign their children out from classes ten minutes after the end of worship; children in 4th grade and up will be dismissed to find their parents at the end of class. *Nursery care for infants—4-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33.
Rev. Rebekah Savage
Sunday, January 19, 2020