July 18 Sermon: Why Not Everyone?

Inspired by the Traditional the Spiritual Song, Why Not Every Man? (Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel), join us as Ministerial Aspirant with the Unitarian Universalist Association and Spirt of Life Unitarian Universalist speaker Roddy Biggs reflects on the many ways in which some of our Unitarian Universalist practices can be harmful to the creation and full realization of the beloved commonly.

What can we do as Unitarian Universalist in the 21st century do differently to ensure that everyone, those who are Queer, BIPOC, living with mental and emotional health challenges, of social and economic divides, not only feel but know that they are seen, are heard, are valid and are welcome/ celebrated in our Unitarian Universalist faith and society at large?

Roddy hopes listeners will come away inspired and ready to guide the UU into the future to a place where Everyone knows they can belong.

Email SpiritoLifeUU@gmail.com for the Zoom link to enjoy the service at 11am.

About Roddy Biggs

Roddy Biggs is a Middle Tennessee State University student finishing their bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies before pursuing seminary in the Fall of 2021. They study and work towards ordination in UU ministry. Roddy is currently a member of the First UU Church of Nashville. They are a worship associate, a lay minister on the pastoral care team, and serves as co-chair for the Social Justice Ministries at the church.

In addition to the work in their local congregation, Roddy is serving in an Academic Internship for the Unitarian Universalist Young Adult Revival Network, is on The Board of Directors for Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network, and works as a lay-speaker on Sunday mornings whenever they have the opportunity to do so. Roddy has a passion for speaking on topics that have historically been left out of religious spaces, including topics of mental health challenges, queerness, and multiracial identities, and is planning to continue such vocation and advocacy as they continue their education and enter into life long service in Unitarian Universalist faith communities.

Share the Plate for July: Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force

Share the Plate for July is Supplies for Refugee Children in conjunction with The Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force for children in our area from Venezuela, Syria, the Congo, Cuba, and other countries. Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force is a local group of providers that meet quarter to discuss current trends with the goal of improving services provided.

You can designate your Share the Plate charity contributions to the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force by including an additional donation with your pledge contributions, and including a note about your allocation.

About Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists is covenantal and eclectic faith community located in Odessa, FL that welcomes seekers from all spiritual, theological and philosophical backgrounds who wish to join in a free, rational and responsible search for truth and meaning in their lives.

Please join us remotely each Sunday at 11am until we can join together in health and safety once more, later this year.