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‘No Greater Love,’ a tribute to Rev. James Reeb

On Sunday, Jan. 17, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will hear a sermon entitled “No Greater Love,” originally delivered by Barbara Fleming of Loveland, Colo., about a notable Unitarian Universalist, the Rev. James Reeb. 

It will be presented here by Susan Junta as part of the UU celebration on Jan. 18 of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.

Rev. Reeb, who served as a parish minister for All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C.,  marched with King in Selma, Ala., in 1965.  Several years later, walking home from dinner with two other white UU ministers, he was attacked and brutally murdered. At his funeral King said:  “His death says to us that we must work passionately, unrelentingly, to make the American dream a reality, so he did not die in vain.”

The children and youth programs had a month off to celebrate the winter holidays.  Now they’re back to exploring the UU principles. The fourth principle is “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Unitarian Universalists think that everyone has a right to decide for themselves what they think is true about religious questions. This month we’ll hear stories to help us understand more deeply what the principle means.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, Unit B-15, Greenbriar Plaza. Turn east on Greenbriar Drive off of North Pagosa Boulevard by the fire station, then left into the back parking lot and look for the big sign.  All are welcome.