Speaker: Brenda S

In Her Own Words

Meet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, poet, fiction writer, journalist, activist — and Unitarian. The first African-American woman to publish a short story, Watkins Harper (1845-1911) is also known as “the mother of African-American journalism.” She worked tirelessly for abolition, and later for civil rights, women’s … read more.

Peace Sunday: Thoreau and Gandhi

Join us for the first of several Sundays in which we look at the lives and work of great peacemakers, in a series created by Red River UU Church and based on the book Great Peacemakers: True Stories from Around the World. Today we will … read more.

Holiday Play

The talented performers of ESUUC return for a new holiday play by Brenda S. In the famous story and song, a certain red-nosed reindeer is an outcast until he becomes a popular hero by saving the day. But, that’s not real popularity, or even real … read more.

Thankful: Cultivating a Timeless Gratitude

In honor of Thanksgiving, Brenda S. facilitates a service focused on gratitude, featuring a sermon from Rev. Dr. Andy Burnette. There will also be chances for participation, including a gratitude exercise.

Granny and the Demon

In honor of Halloween, Brenda S brings us an offbeat tale from Twitter, in which an old woman inadvertently summons a demon, and mistakes it for her grandson. Join us for a clever story about how expectations shape our lives — and maybe even after.

Trek to ESUUC

We’ve all had different faith journeys on our way to Unitarian Universalism. Brenda S.’s started on a starship: Star Trek’s famous starship Enterprise. She will discuss how exposure to Star Trek, and its fans, helped to shape and reinforce the values that eventually led her … read more.

A Time to Be (Re)born

This Easter, Brenda S. looks at the themes of rebirth and renewal embodied not only in Easter, but also in many other spring holidays both religious and secular. As the world is reborn all around us, how can we find renewal and new purpose in … read more.

Christmas Vigil

The story- and song-centered service we traditionally hold on Christmas Eve is presented — this year it’s a few days early to make it easier see the children’s story “The Legend of Old Befana,” by Tomie dePaola. All ages are welcome!

Making Our Own Traditions – Shared pulpit

Sometimes the tried-and-true rituals aren’t quite right or aren’t enough. How does one begin a new tradition? Have you ever done so? What do the traditions we create tell about our values?