To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are so proud to have Sen. Muth speak to our congregation about the advances women have made throughout history, as well as the work that still needs to be done to close the gender equality gap. Senator Katie Muth … read more.
Black History is, like the history of any race, creed or country, the biography of individuals who helped shape that history in the minds of those who lived it. One such individual was pianist, singer-songwriter Nina Simone. A child prodigy, she aspired to a career … read more.
n recognition of June as Pride Month, we’ll host Jenn and Cheryl Katon, former members of TPUUF now living in Boston, who will share their journey that spans 27 years of marriage. They spent much of their journey presenting as a straight couple with all … read more.
Sara Mullen, Associate Director/Advocacy and Policy Director of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ACLU, has been fighting to protect one of the cornerstones of our democracy—the right to vote. She will discuss some of the obstacles the ACLU is fighting to overcome, voting by … read more.
In the relatively short time that TPUUF has been A Welcoming Congregation, life for members of the transgender community has seen downs and ups. Let’s talk about life as a trans person in the USA and what we can do, individually and collectively, to support … read more.
Please join the TPUUF Welcoming Congregation Task Force and our guest worship leader, Spider Perry, for a special service in honor of Pride month. Spider Perry is a Jewish artist, author and activist, deeply involved in disability, Jewish and queer activism. Spider will speak from experience on LGBTQ+ identity and spirituality, and the intersections of various identities across a spectrum. Members of our Welcoming Congregation Task Force will extend our celebration of Pride month and recognition of growing edges as we continue to learn and work toward equality through songs and readings.
Join us for a lively, uplifting tribute to Unitarian Universalist troubadours—singer/songwriters who help make the essence of our liberal religious faith more accessible to all and who call us to greater heights of spiritual awakening, compassion and social action. Our annual recognition of their talents and contributions is especially timely this year, as May 3, 2019 marks the centennial of the birth of Pete Seeger who was, arguably, the most notable and influential UU troubadour of the past several generations. Expect reflection on how and why their lives and music nourish and inspire us and, of course, expect lots of singing!
We’re delighted to welcome back Doreen Stratton, writer/researcher, photographer and docent at the Doylestown Museum who, two years ago, provided us with insight into the history of the Underground Railroad in our region. This time, she’ll provide a glimpse into the lives of African Americans … read more.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was jailed on April 12, 1963 for his leadership of non-violent civil disobedience against racism in Birmingham, Alabama. A group of eight white Alabama clergymen published an article titled “A Call for Unity,” critical of Dr. King and his nonviolent methods. King responded with an open letter written from his jail cell, pointing out that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Dave Chapman will discuss the importance of Dr. King’s letter and how it informs his understanding of the responsibilities of spiritual leaders in social and political matters in the United States.
The obstreperous Pete Seeger and other Unitarian Universalist troubadours will be much of the music we’ll share at this annual celebration. And, we’ll all welcome new members and be part of a child dedication! While we’re at it, let’s look at the symbolism attached to that happy ceremony.