Guest Minister Rev. Jay Atkinson joins us having just returned from gathering with thousands of UUs in Spokane, WA, where the theme for this year’s UUA General Assembly was “The Power of We.” On this Sunday just before our national observance of Independence Day, the GA theme evokes the profound opening words of the preamble to our United States Constitution, prompting us to ask what the prophetic power of the collective “we” is … and should be … and might yet be in our nation’s present political climate.
Rev. Atkinson did nuclear-physics research for 11 years before serving 32 years in UU parish ministry and on the faculties of our UU seminaries. He is currently a Research Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley.
Worship Leader: Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson
Worship Associates: Charles du Mond and Jose Mendez
Musician: Becky Howland
Pianist: Paul Zawilski
Greeters: Carol Cook and Susan Grieger
Ushers: Roger Otto and Connie Spearing
Media Tech: Eder Izaguirre