All services are held on Sundays at 11:00 am unless otherwise noted.
“You May Not Believe It: The Demise of White Supremacy” by Mario Marcel Salas
If one grew up in the 1950s or early 1960s, segregation and the rules of racial etiquette prevailed. There was little in the way of black participation in all areas of social life, but that generation of white baby boomers, which makes up the bulk of older conservatives, will soon fade away and with it much of the conservative base.
Mario Salas is a professor and political leader who has been active in the San Antonio community for many years. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from UTSA in Politcial Science and an M.Ed. From Our Lady of the Lake University. He has contributed to many activist newspapers and newsletters. He served two terms representing District 2 on the City Council. He has run for other offices, sometime successfully and sometimes not. On January 20th at our church he will be given a Courageous Love Award in recognition of all that he has done over the years to fight for justice.
“Hymn Sing” by Rev. Dr. Joshua Snyder & Dr. Susan Dill
Join Rev. Josh and Music Director, Dr. Susan Dill for our first “hymn sing” service. This intergenerational service will be all about music – your favorites from the green or teal hymnal, along with stories about how some of the hymns came to be. Please join us for this joyous music filled event.
“Creative Good” by Rev. Dr. Joshua Snyder
“Pura Vida!” by Rev. Chris Jimmerson
Costa Ricans use the phrase “pura vida” as a sort of all-purpose greeting, exclamation, or fond farewell. It liter-ally means “pure life.” We’ll explore its deeper meaning, and what it might be like to live pura vida.
Rev. Chris Jimmerson is minister for program development at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Rev. Jimmerson has a strong calling toward anti-oppression, interfaith and social justice work and has been especially involved in immigrant rights and racial justice. Before becoming a minister, he served for seven years as executive director of American Gateways, a non-profit organization that assists immigrants with their immigration legal needs. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard School of Theology. He lives in Austin with his spouse, Wayne Bockmon, and three extremely spoiled Basenji dogs named Virgil, Benjamin Franklin, and Louisa Mae Alcott.
“Every Night a Child is Born” by Rev. Dr. Joshua Snyder
“Live Like You Were Dying” by Rev. Dr. Joshua Snyder