Sunday Service – July 19, 2020

Welcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus’ Sunday service.

We are a part of a summer coalition of congregations where we visit each other’s churches. This morning, we are hosting the service for the coalition.

Our service this morning is dedicated to the memories of C.T. Vivian and U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Each were powerful leaders of the civil rights movement. Both men died this past week. While the service does not mention them by name, it does implore us to know our history – all of it. As Theodore Parker observed, it is the arc of history that bends toward justice. We owe our deepest gratitude to John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, who each paid a huge price to bend the arc just a little more. May they Rest in Peace as we continue the work.

“The Journey for a Better World Continues…”

Forty years ago, James Baldwin said, “The world is scarcely habitable for the conscious young.” He followed with “What shall we do? How shall we begin it? How can it be accomplished” How can one invest others with some hope?”

This morning, we will walk with Baldwin and others as we find inspiration to continue the journey for a better world.

Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart serves as Sr. Minister of the First UU Church in Columbus, OH. This morning, she is joined by First UU ministerial, Religious Exploration, and music staff.