Diamond Jubilee of Number 42, Charles Gabriel

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Before there was Brown v. Board of Education, before there was MLK, Jr., before there was Malcom X, before there was John Lewis, before there was Marietta Tanner, there was Jackie Robinson, who broke the Major League color barrier 75 years ago. Not only was Jackie Robinson a fantastic baseball player, but he was a leading voice for civil rights and civil justice. His words and deeds still resonate, today.

Charles Gabriel was raised in the Catholic Church, wandered aimlessly through a 35 year period of atheism and finally developed a spiritual center to his life through the gift of his step-son’s drug addiction and the 12-step program influence of Nar-Anon and Al-Anon.

Charles joined USG in October, 2004 and has held several volunteer positions including Budget & Finance Committee member, Buildings & Grounds committee co-chair, Strategic Planning Council chair and Board of Trustees member.

Currently Charles sings in the USG choir, teaches UU-101 and is a Worship Associate. This sermon will be Charles’ thirteenth at USG.