UU Fellowship to consider the ‘Second Source’

By John Graves
Special to The PREVIEW

On Sunday, June 30, the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will consider the “Second Source,”  in a DVD sermon by Rev. Angela Herrera,  associate minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Albuquerque, N.M.

Herrera explains that, “Unitarian Universalism draws from many religious and spiritual sources.  This particular source draws from words and deeds of prophetic women and men that challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.”

Reverend Herrera will also discuss some biblical prophets and contemporary religious leaders whose main experience seems to have been one of public rejection.  To highlight prophecy, she will discuss the apocalyptic prophecies found in the Book of Revelation from the perspective of Harvard theologian Elizabeth Schussler-Fiorenza.

She points out that, “Religious liberals have their own version of the apocalypse, which represents a vision in which the people tear down structures and systems of injustice and oppression, and in their place build up a beloved community.  Our contemporary prophets, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., led us to realize huge gains toward that vision.”

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Pagosah Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.  The address is 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.

This story was posted on June 27, 2013.