We welcome Rev. Dr. Jé Exodus Hooper to the pulpit this Sunday for their service titled “Word to Ya Mutha: A Language of Love”
James Baldwin says, “Language,… is meant to define the other.” What happens when we are lost for words, or use words that don’t qualify as an integral part of a person, a culture, a tradition, and/or practice? Somehow words and language can strengthen our identity or break it apart. We must choose our words wisely, lovingly, and most all, radically — in order to demonstrate a language love that affirms our shared existence. What say ye?
Both as performer and clergy within the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, Jé’s ritual-based performance is grounded in the art of homiletics and Black Intellectual Thought. Their love word-working emphasizes human freedom and interconnectedness through embodiment, intuition, creativity, and improvisation. These kinds of transdisciplinary approaches console and agitate communities in re-imagining and re-claiming narratives that honor the inherited worth and dignity within all people– a love-work that Jé is committed to!
Join us Sunday morning at 10:30 in the sanctuary. The requirement of masks is based on the current COVID community risk level in Dauphin County. Masks are required for medium or high risk levels; they are optional when the county is in the low risk level. The current level will be posted on the front doors of the church.
You can also livestream the service at YouTube.com/UCHBG or watch via Zoom. The Zoom link for the November 13th service will be emailed Sunday morning. To subscribe to our email list, click on News in the menu bar above.