Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens 147-54 Ash Ave Flushing NY 11355
Next meeting Sunday
The Lewis H. Latimer House Museum received an award of $1000.00 from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens to support the museum’s Tinker Lab program for local children in honor of Lewis H. Latimer, the African American inventor who helped found the congregation in the early 1900’s. (Sherrise Figueroa, Director, Latimer Gardens Community Center/Cornerstone; Al Rankins, President, Lewis H. Latimer Fund, Inc.; Sheryl Lynch, Trustee of the Board, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens; Ran Yan, Executive Director, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum.)
Members of the UUCQ echo the words of the Unitarian Universalist Association President we are deeply sadden about another mass shooting another killing at a house of worship.
Our deepest sympathy go out to the wider Jewish community and our brothers and sisters of the Jewish community of Flushing.
UUA PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO SHOOTING AT TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE
UUA President responds to shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, released the following statement in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh:
We grieve with those who are mourning the horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.
We grieve the lives lost to senseless violence at the hands of domestic terrorism. We grieve for those who were injured in body and spirit during this shooting.
In our grief, we will also speak truths that need to be named. This was anti-Semitism. This was extremism. This mass shooting was a hate crime. This mass shooting reflects unapologetic bigotry that we are all called to denounce and resist.
May Jewish communities, both within and outside of Unitarian Universalism, feel especially held in tender love and care today and in the days to come. We are in this together.
May we all hold each other especially tight, knowing this life is tender and precious, and love will help us find a way.
Here find a house of welcoming, Here find vision and hope ,Here be received as you truly are Unique and beautiful ,Your journey acknowledged , Your love honored,
Let us rejoice together
Words by Unitarian Unversalist minister Rev Brugnola
Cornbread and Cider Ceremony to be held on Sunday, November 18th at 11:00am. This ceremony was created by the late Rev. Robert Hemstreet in the late 1970’s. Its purpose is to inspire us to be thankful for nature’s gifts at this harvest season, and to honor those who gathered and transported the fruits of the harvest to us. The sharing of cornbread and cider provides those present with a sense of community, which can be elusive in these times. It is a ceremony open to all, regardless of religious background.