Twin Cities and First Universalist folks, you're invited to a "Samuel Morgan Community Forum" (I'll be there, and I hope to see some of you there, as well.)
Here's the scoop:
The Sacred and the Profane in Music and Ministry
How can Unitarian Universalism become a multiracial, multicultural worldwide faith?
Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister, All Souls, Tulsa
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Unity Church–Unitarian * 732 Holly Ave, St. Paul *Free and open to the public.
More details here.
Please join Rev. Lavanhar for a multimedia exploration of the boundaries of the tradition we call Unitarian Universalism. Why is it that most UU’s feel completely comfortable clapping and raising their hands in the air and waving them at a rock concert, but would never think of doing the same at church? Whereas, many Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians will dance and clap and wave hands high at church, but would never consider attending and doing the same at a rock concert?
In 2000, Marlin Lavanhar was called to All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa as their Senior Minister. In 2008, All Souls welcomed into its church a congregation of mostly African American Pentecostals who had become universalists theologically. Since that time All Souls has become one of the most racially diverse institutions in Tulsa. Several of their services are strongly influenced by Pentecostal Christianity and raise significant questions about what is possible within the American Unitarian Universalist tradition.