Sunday, March 18 ~ 10:45 a.m. ~ Hendrix Hall

Simply Pray

Rev. Kimberley Debus

Why do we pray? And how do we pray? And more, why does prayer seem to be so central to so many religions? We’ll ask and answer these questions and more.

Guest Musician – Rob Dunbar

Religious Exploration

“Being UU Everyday – Stand Up For Scallops

EVERY being is important…and being in harmony with nature requires sometimes taking a stand for animals in need – like our island treasure, Nantucket bay scallops. Did you know that when it peeks its shell open in your hand, it’s actually looking at you? We’ll be designing a creative “ad campaign” of what every islander can do to ensure the scallop’s survival. Then, weather permitting, we’ll install our “4th Principle” scallop shells and stones on the cobble path. Because even the smallest inspiration can move a mountain!


A message in response to the African Meeting House graffiti:

I wake missing you dear congregants, islanders, people of the wind and waves. You are all so dear to me. And so I send you a Om Mani Padme Hum from Darjeeling, India, wish you peace, greet the day and check to see if the half hour of internet is working and found those horrific words and the centuries of hatred, ignorance and violence they hold in each letter scrawled across our beloved African Meeting House. I send all my outrage, solidarity and comfort to those directly affected by this. I hold you in my deepest care.  http://www.ack.net/news/20180311/nantuckets-african-meeting-house-vandalized-with-racist-graffiti

How can this be we cry out? Because racism is a disease that lives within us that we have not cured, fully taken responsibility for and do not adequately address and that each day is allowed in bigger and larger ways to take more hold across our land while someone, while someone, (sometimes even you or I) stays silent.

Unitarian Universalism is a faith that does not stay silent so I wake this morning to say two things. First, I love you. Second, let’s keep reading, writing, attending, reaching out, asking questions, making ourselves uncomfortable, doing something that frightens us and is right. Racism must end. It has always been part of our culture, including Nantucket’s culture, and it still is. The question is, how will we respond?

~Rev. Linda

Rev. Linda and Gary with UUA President Susan Fredericks-Gray at the International Conference of Unitarians and Universalists in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Listen below to Rev. Linda’s interview on Nantucket NPR with Arlene O’Reilly

standing on the side of love on church


The March Newsletter is Now Available!

March 2018 Weathervane

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Church office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Minister’s office hours: Tuesday, 10-12pm and by appointment
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