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PASTORAL MESSAGE from Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings

Posted by Rev. Dr. Monica L Cummings // October 27th 2011 // Mosaic, soundings, Stories and Voices // no comments

Hi Family,

I hope this message finds you and your family well.  I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the fall retreat for the Central Midwest District Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association last week.  The topic for the retreat was “Whose Are We.”  For two days, we reflected on relationships with colleagues, our personal ministries, a Higher Power, etc.  In addition to pondering the above questions, I also participated in a morning worship service titled “Whose Are We” by providing the following closing words:


Whose Are We?

our parents and partners

our siblings

our children

our pets

Whose Are We?

our neighbors

our friends

our co-workers

our congregations

Whose Are We?

the powerful and the powerless

those who suffer and

those who cause the suffering

Whose Are We?

the 6 generations that have passed

the 6 generations yet to come

the great cloud of witness

Whose Are We?

Whose Are We?

Whose Are We Not?
I invite you to respond to the questions “Whose are we” and “Whose am I” with your family, friends, youth group, or co-workers.  After you do so, I would love to hear about your experience.

You can message me on Facebook at Monica Cummings, email me at mcummings@uua.org or leave a comment for me on the YaYA of Color blog, UU Living Mosaic at http://uuyayaoc.blogs.uua.org/.


I Love You,

Rev. Monica


The Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings is a regular contributor.  She publishes the blog UU Living Mosaic a spiritual community for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of color (Latino/a and Hispanic, Multiracial/Multiethnic, Native American, Asian, Arab, African descent, trans-racially adopted and bi-racial) and maintains the Facebook group Unitarian Universalist Living Mosaic to discuss the ministry needs of African, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/Latino and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, Multiracial and Multiethnic and transracially adopted Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults.  She can be reached at mcummings@uua.org.

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