In the spirit of Pride month, Rev. Anthony Jenkins will lead a worship service dedicated to Billy Strayhorn. Together we’ll explore the pianist, composer, arranger, lyricist, and activist who was instrumental to the music (and life) of Duke Ellington. We’ll also explore Strayhorn’s lifelong commitment to freedom for humanity’s whole, and the many challenges he faced along the way – being both black and openly gay.
Rev. Jenkins is currently serving as Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (MD). He also serves as a UU military chaplain in the Army. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Performance) from Morgan State University, and a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School. He has also previously served as a chaplain at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore.
Special music by Khalid Alzouma, piano, and Rev. Anthony Jenkins, bass & vocals. Justin Furnia, piano.
Summer RE—Children rising to K-6th grade will gather in Room 52 for "Summer Prayground". Youth rising to 7th-12th grade will attend worship in the Sanctuary. Nursery care for infants–3-year-olds is available during the entire service in Building 3, Room 33.