Intern Minister Ali K.C. Bell is a Black, Genderqueer candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry. Xe is the Ministerial Intern at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair in Montclair, NJ. and the Senior Learning Fellow at the Church of the Larger Fellowship. Ali is a seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School in the Master of Divinity program. Xe found Unitarian Universalism in xer teens and has been a Unitarian Universalist for over twenty years.
Ali answered xer call to ministry after an extensive career in Social Work. Xe earned xer Master of Social Work and devoted xer social work career to working with diversely in-need populations. Xe excelled in program and facility management and grant writing and management. Xe also has enjoyed extensive success in community outreach and the development of community relationships and assets for the benefit of programs and clients in xer care.
Xer foundational tenet of faith is xer belief that we are covenanted to be connected for the betterment of us all.
Our own Black Lives of Unitarian Univeralism (BLUU) & Allies for Racial Equity (ARE) will share this worship service. With story and play we will explore the ways we can work together and apart to build the Beloved Community. We will also celebrate our community's leaders - those stepping down, and those stepping into leadership, as we prepare for our congregation's life after the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are many ways in which we think about who is hungry in our community. The faces of hunger are all around us. How do we make sure that our community is fed?
Palm Sunday Service
Egbert Ethelred Brown was the first Black Unitarian Minister. This service will explore how Egbert Ethelred Brown sought to build Beloved community.
There are many ways of being in the world. How have you moved beyond the norms of what people have decided you should be?
It takes a village to change a faith. Each of us is an integral part of our village. How will we work together to build a village in which everyone can live.
Explore the importance of what we say, what we remain silent about, and the impact that it has on our children.
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There is a prayer by Samuel A. Trumbore that changed the way I think of speaking in anger. The poem...