July 5: “Of, By and For the People”
On-going protests have drawn fresh attention to police brutality and the violence of white supremacy. Let’s unpack the call to “defund the police” and imagine every neighborhood as a community of safety and caring for people of every race and class.
In advance of this sermon, you may wish to read the UUA’s June 2nd press release, “Stop Calling the Police and Start Eradicating Anti-Blackness”: https://www.uua.org/pressroom/press-releases/stop-calling-police-start-eradicating-anti-blackness
July 12: “2.3 Million Imprisoned”
The United States contains less than five-percent of the world’s population but twenty-percent of the world’s people who are incarcerated. Rev. Cynthia asks, What must change in order for the nation to truly become a “land of the free”?
July 19: “What Does Freedom Look Like?”
To be able to control one’s own body, one’s own thoughts, one’s own emotions, one’s own soul: this is freedom to Rev. Cynthia. What barriers must come down to enable freedom, and what can we do to help tear them down?
The Rev. Cynthia Snavely is a Unitarian Universalist minister currently living in Frederick MD with her daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons. Since moving to Maryland, she attends the UU Congregation of Frederick, and she has worked as a substitute assistant in special needs classrooms in Adams County PA and as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic.
July 26: “Our Eighth Principle”
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”