Now that the kids are all back in school, it’s also time to come back to church each Sunday, and start blogging again! This is the time of year we get a lot of newcomers checking us out, so I try to offer some context to what Unitarian Universalism is all about.
This Sunday, I’m excited to be talking about Thomas Starr King, a California UU hero that people may not know as much as they should about. We often think the hot bed of Unitarian and Universalist history happened on the East Coast. But Starr King was so influential on 19th century public life that my alma mater seminary was named after him in 1904. He was also our state’s representative statue in our nation’s capitol for decades, until replaced by Ronald Reagan. Not one of our best choices, but anyhow …
I’ll be weaving in general UU history, along with how King inspires my own career path in ministry. We all stand on his shoulders, representing the liberal values he founded in California and beyond.
See you Sunday!