“What Holds Us Together”

Rev. Joan Javier-Duval, Guest Minister, with Melinda Lee

What is at the center of Unitarian Universalist theology? This is a question UUs have pondered, and even argued about, time and again. As we consider revising our denominational principles and purposes, we return to this question. What value might we find in naming and claiming a theological center? How might a revision of our UUA bylaws support us in living out UU values in the world?

The Rev. Joan Javier-Duval has served as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier since August of 2015 where she finds daily inspiration in the shared ministry of care and transformation at the heart of congregational life. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 2012. Prior to the UU ministry, she engaged in social change work as a community and union organizer and nonprofit leader in Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Washington, DC. In these contexts and through her ministerial training, she developed a passion for creating Beloved Community through collective organizing that centers love, healing, and justice. Joan serves on the board of Vermont Interfaith Action and is a tri-chair of the Vermont Poor People’s Campaign.

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Following the service, all are welcome to Coffee Hour in the Community Room.