January Sunday Services

January Services – One Service at 10am

January 7 Lizzo’s Liberating Love  Rev. Tony Lorenzen

Due to an expected heavy snowstorm this service may only be attended via Zoom. To join us online – email officemanager@uudanbury.org for a link.

Rev. Tony reflects on body acceptance and body positivity as the way to liberating love for ourselves and others.

Our Share the Plate offering will be for the Center for Empowerment and Education. Cristina Cabral is the Manager of Community-Based Programs at the Center for Empowerment and Education and will speak about the CEE. The CEE is a non-profit organization, that provides services for victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual assault in 11 towns in our surrounding area. At CEE we empower individuals to find their own voice and choose their path towards healing, as they rebuild their lives. We work to prevent and reduce interpersonal violence in the community, through prevention, education and awareness. All services are confidential and provided at no cost, 27/7, all year round.

January 14 Sticking to Love Katie Grosh

“Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” – Martin Luther King Jr. This week in January, “30 Days of Love” begins and we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. With some of MLK’s radical teachings, we will explore the dynamics of love, justice, and power, and how we are called to meet the demands of liberating love for our time.

Katie Grosh is an ecumenically-minded aspiring pastor committed to connecting communities of faith to environmental justice. After majoring in geology at Carleton College, she taught environmental education at Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee and served as a Chaplain at Camp Wilmot. She is a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School (MDiv ’22) and currently works as a Chaplain at Griffin Hospital.

January 21 The Liberating Love of Carlton Pearson Rev. Tony Lorenzen
Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the life and liberating theology of the late Carlton Pearson, an evangelical Christian who converted to Universalism and merged his congregation with All Souls Unitarian in Tulsa, OK.

January 28 Liberating Love, Article Two, and UU Values Margaret Henderson

Margaret reflects on how the proposed Article Two revision centers its approach in liberating love as the foundational UU value.