Minister’s Message 4/21/21

This week’s message reflects on the range of emotions following the Chauvin verdict. Rev. Lisa shares what it means to live in a both/and moment and highlights opportunities coming up from UUCM’s Racial Justice Team for continuing the work together.

Please see below Rev. Lisa’s message to register for tonight’s online National UU Post-Verdict Vigil and learn more about the in-person outdoor vigil at UUCM on Friday.

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Click on the picture above to view Rev. Lisa’s weekly video message.

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In Grief, Rage, and Hope:
A National UU Post-Verdict Vigil
TonightApril 21 at 7:30 PM
Join the UUA, Side with Love, Black Lives of UU and DRUUMM for a virtual vigil in response to the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of killing George Floyd. The webinar will also be livestreamed to UUA and other cohosts’ Facebook pages as well. All are welcome to join through whichever platform you prefer.

Vigil for Reflection and Healing at UUCM
This Friday, April 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM

As we continue the journey of racial justice for our community, many of us are relieved that the trial of Derek Chauvin has ended with a measure of justice for George Floyd. At the same time, we have anguish for the killing of Daunte Wright, and concern for our community around the upcoming trials of Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane. 

If you are comfortable coming together outside to recognize and hold space for these momentous events, please join us at UUCM on Friday April 23rd at from 7:00 to 8:00 with a short program at 7:30. We will be outside, socially distanced and wearing masks. Please bring a chair if you are able. 

One Comment

  1. Thank you Lisa. As I have been sitting with the intense emotions of these past weeks (and past year+), I remind myself that I sit in a place of privilege; and I can’t really imagine the emotions that our Black and Asian and Native neighbors have been experiencing and carrying during this time – and in so many decades before.



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