– Forum Adult Discussion
– "The New Jim Crow"
– Forum Room
Dr. Wayne Anderson will discuss how the criminal justice system has been
used to disenfranchise black males by the use of drug enforcement laws with
unreasonable stop and search, three strikes drawing a life sentence, and
mere possession of drugs meaning a felony conviction. In the last 30 years
we have gone from 300,000 imprisoned to 2,300,000 – the largest prison
system in the world. The lack of rehabilitation, the lack of voting rights,
and the difficulty of finding work mean black males are unable to realize
their potential. Dr. Anderson has worked with prisoners in the Jefferson
City Maximum Security Prison to help develop their rehabilitation program
for drug and alcohol abusers.
– Worship Service
– "On the Need for Beauty"
– Rev. Molly Housh Gordon
Join us to consider the idea of beauty as a theological concept... and a
spiritual necessity. What makes an experience beautiful? How does beauty
sustain the spirit? And how can we find and create more beauty in our lives?
Order of Service.
Our April worship theme is "Beauty."
– Religious Education
– Lower Level
Our R.E. program offers classes for pre-schoolers through high school
students, as well as nursery care for infants.
– Book Table
– Greeting Area
The Book Table is open on the third
and fourth Sundays after worship. There are lots of good books that need to
be read, mulled over and discussed, including books for new UUs on UU
history and beliefs.
– Brown Bag Reading Group
– Forum Room, Lower Level
The current Adult R.E. program, "Emerson as a Spiritual Guide," is designed
to allow participants to deepen their faith and develop their understanding
of Unitarian Universalism. Registration closed in January. The class is
meeting every second and fourth Sunday through May 17 for lunch and lively
discussion of UU heavyweight Ralph Waldo Emerson. Along with Emerson’s own
writings, the group is using Barry M. Andrews' Emerson as Spiritual
Guide: A Companion to Emerson’s Essays for Personal Reflection and Group
Discussion. This week the class will discuss "Fate," facilitated by
– No Meeting
YRUU members are attending a youth conference at the First Unitarian Church
of St. Louis April 24-16.
Noon to 7 p.m.
– Earth Day
– Peace Park on the MU Campus and Adjoining
Please come and share your UU values of environmental and social justice.
The UUCC Green Sanctuary Team and
Social Action Team will join
forces at an Earth Day booth featuring the latrine model from the Honduras
Project and other conversation starters. We need volunteers to staff the
sign up here. Earth Day originally was scheduled
April 19, but was postponed because of rain.
More Earth Day