“Breaking the Silence With Martin Luther King, Jr.,” November 21, 2021

Breaking from our third Sunday Gallery View format, on November 21, UUCC presents a full service with our beloved Clovice Lewis on the Touchstones theme of Non-Violence.

In “Breaking the Silence With Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Clovice asks us to consider how urgently important King was as the moral conscience of our nation. The subtext underneath many of his speeches and writings was not only an appeal to our collective sanity, but an urgent plea to younger black people to wait just a little bit longer; to trust in the inherent goodness of humanity, and to believe in the power of justice. That is the powerful spiritual legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Paradoxically, it was also the message of Malcolm X, which got lost in the more radical voice of his youth. Once again, we find it necessary to listen to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. because the warnings, which he sounded about non-violence not so long ago, are still painfully relevant today.

Clovice A Lewis, Jr received a Master of Divinity degree last May from the Starr King School for the Ministry and is now in the process of becoming a Unitarian Universalist Minister. His ministry emphasizes breaking down racial, class, and ethnic barriers, and preaching the gospel of the madness of human self-extinction.

An accomplished cellist, Clovice will play music for this service, accompanied by his wife, Carol Cole-Lewis, on piano. As always, beautiful hymns will be provided by Tom Devine and the UUCC Choir featuring LindaGrace Frost.

For the Order of Service, click here. Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.

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