“True to Ourselves: Two Unitarian Women”

IN-PERSON and Zoom Worship Service
March 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM

“True to Ourselves: Two Unitarian Women”
Rev. Rayna Hamre, guest speaker

With Members of the UU Church of Studio City
The UUCSC Choir under the Direction of John Bergquist

5th Principle:
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process
within our congregations and in society at large.

Unitarian Universalists bring many gifts to our congregations. Two Unitarian women, Frances Watkins Harper and Julia Ward Howe shared their literary talents with the world during the fight for abolition and women’s rights. Engaging with their consciences and their love for democracy, both lived to see the end of slavery, but not voting rights for women. Let’s explore how each of us can share our profound and deep UU values by embracing art and inspiration to live out our Fifth Principle, as these two Unitarians modeled for us. 

Rev. Rayna Hamre has served as a UU lay leader and as a Director of Religious Education prior to her ordination. She is a long-time Unitarian Universalist who grew up in the Orange County area. Rev. Rayna holds a Master of Divinity degree and an MA in History. Her social justice activities include serving as a County appointed Commissioner on the Board of Community Action Partnership Orange County and serving as a member of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice OC. She also leads meditation classes, dream exploration, and provides ritual training for those exploring a mystical path. She believes that Unitarian Universalism is at a turning point, and caring for each other and the world is a priority during these challenging times.