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Beyond the Water’s Edge
These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?
The worship service will include a collection for the Tomaquag Museum, an indigenous museum featuring an extensive collection and archive of Southern New England tribal communities.
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval
Rev. Joan Javier-Duval is worship leader and will deliver the sermon at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. She serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter. Beauty, gratitude, and love are at the heart of her faithful striving for collective liberation and a thriving planet.
Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack
Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack is worship leader at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. He is currently the Community Minister for Worship and Spiritual Care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, an organization and growing spiritual community committed to supporting Black folx in our faith, and a co-founder of the Transforming Hearts Collective, a ministry that both supports spaces for LGBTQ people to access resilience, healing, and spirituality and resources faith communities and other groups for the work of radical inclusion and culture shift. He is a husband and father from the South, committed to healing and truth-telling, as well as community accountability and care.
Benjie Messer is the music director at the 2020 General Assembly Sunday Morning Worship. He currently serves at the UU Congregation of Phoenix and has just completed the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Program. His goal in this year’s virtual GA is to share the beauty and joy being created by the wonderful musicians throughout our faith. Benjie’s musical experience includes leading a New Orleans brass band, arranging for a digital music start-up, composing for film and media, teaching at every level from preschool through college, and now, like so many staff musicians, leading online rehearsals via conference call.