“Creating A Beloved Community”

Pastor Rodney Patterson, Guest Preacher, with Geoff Duke

Dr. Martin Luther King spoke about A Beloved Community in several speeches and sermons. Additionally, Dr. Arthuree Wright shared a resource entitled, 25 Traits of a Beloved Community. As a community of worshippers, how might we move collectively from worship to work-ship in our endeavors to manifest a beloved community in Burlington, Vermont, and beyond? Come, let us reason together!
“When Rodney Patterson came to Burlington for a job interview in the late 1980s, he realized that there was no Black church in the city (or even in Vermont). A few years later, he helped found New Alpha Missionary Baptist Church – still one of First UU’s neighboring congregations. When I first heard Pastor Patterson tell that story a few years ago, I knew I wanted you to hear it, too. Please come and welcome Rodney Patterson to FUUSB’s pulpit this Sunday!” – Rev. Tricia

Join us for worship in person in the Sanctuary, or online. Find the livestream link and order of service on the Livestreamed Worship page, or go to our YouTube channel. While inside the Meeting House, masks are strongly encouraged.

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