January’s Theme is Intention. The theme packet can be found here.
January’s Sunday Platform Addresses
Sunday, January 7 — 9:30 & 11:30am, Main Hall. “Intention to Act: How We Show Up for Anti-Oppression Work” Rev. Archene Turner and Zeb Green. Join Rev. Archene, Affiliated Minister at Cedar Lane UU Church, as she reflects on her own experience as a person of color, woman, and lesbian–and how that influences the way she works for justice and against oppression. Rev. Archene has invited our own Clergy Intern, Zeb, to join her in reflecting on his experience as a white man in this work. Music from percussionist Tom Teasley and Charles Williams.
Sunday, January 14 — 9:30 & 11:30am, Main Hall. “Don’t Just Dream, Organize” Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader. This MLK weekend, join Amanda in a reflection on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–not his legacy of beautiful words and inspiring vision, but his legacy of long-term, community-based organizing. How do we take our intentions to build a better world…and transform those into the actual work of that building? Music from the WES Chorus.
Sunday, January 21 — 9:30 & 11:30am, Main Hall. “Our Life Together, Intentionally” Amanda Poppei, Senior Leader. What does it mean to be intentional about our shared community life? How do we show up in this space in a way that welcomes all, that makes space for different identities and experiences, and that honors our diversity while also celebrating our shared values? And is that all just too much work?! Music from singer/songwriter Lilo Gonzalez.
Sunday, January 28 — 9:30 & 11:30am, Main Hall. “From Knowing to Understanding: Intention Becomes Reality in El Rodeo,” Russell Corbin & Jason Weinfeld. Join two WES teens and Global Connections members, Jason & Russell, in an exciting and emotional platform as they share messages from our sister community of El Rodeo and personal experiences of the recent annual delegation trip. Special media productions (i.e. videos), providing a direct line of communication between our communities, will be prevalent!
-Donna Radner, WES’ 2017-2018 Theme Artist