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"Courage from Necessity" service in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance
Join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover for our Sunday service this November 11 at 10:30 a.m. Our guest speaker, Mr. Barb Greve, M. Div., MCRE, will be preaching on "Courage from Necessity". He will share some insights and his personal story in describing how gender is a multilayered and complex piece of our identities. A Q&A session will follow the service.
Barb earned his Masters of Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry in 2007 and was awarded Masters level Credentialed Religious Educator status in 2011. From 1995-2005 he was Program Associate at the UUA Congregations' Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Concerns, where he preached and led many workshops on sexual orientation, gender, race and equality issues and concerns. He has led youth groups and taught religious education classes for all ages, and currently serves as the interim director of religious education to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Atlanta, GA. Barb is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist.
This service is very timely since November 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. We also expect to have several guests attending the service who are members of the LGBTQ Welcoming Communities of Faith. Welcoming Faiths includes representatives from 10 area faith communities (UU, Episcopal, Jewish, UCC and Methodist). who are committed to promoting equality and inclusiveness within our greater communities.
More About Unitarian Universalist Congregation In Andover
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover worships alongside other churches in the Massachusetts branch of the Unitarian Universalist Association and calls on practices in Christianity, Judaism, as well as earth-centered traditions and from other factions of "human religious culture." The church has a "Welcoming Congregation" specifically for reaching out to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community members and tries to counteract the repressive influences in society.