Sun, Oct 8, 2017
Thinking About Lives that Matter
Location: 700 Yardley Dr., Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Liz Demulling
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake (UUCC) is pleased to host visiting minister Dr. Michael S. Franch to discuss how we think about lives and how they matter on Sunday, October 8th. We, as a UU family, claim universality in our faith community. We talk about the worth and dignity of every person. One of our readings proclaims that it doesn’t matter whether one is black or white, gay or straight. That’s true but it’s also not true. If we ignore an identity that is important to a person, we ignore part of them. We know that “Black Lives Matter” and that “All Lives Matter,” but if we can’t say the former, we don’t mean the latter. We need to recognize both specificity and universality, that “all” contains multitudes.
Dr. Michael S. Franch is an Ethical Culture leader (minister) and Affiliate Minister at First Unitarian Church, Baltimore. A historian by training, he has spent most of his career working with the Maryland Medicaid Program but is retired now. He is also a board member of the Baltimore City Historical Society and of the newly-formed Green Burial Association of Maryland.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake meets two Sundays a month at 10:30 am at the Yardley Hills Community Center, 700 Yardley Drive, Prince Frederick MD. Please visit our website: www.TheUUCC.org or call: 301-880-0508 for information. All are welcome!
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar