“Beyond the Water’s Edge” – a pre-recorded Zoom presentation

The link to the entire service is archived, and available on request to [email protected].

Join us as we celebrate the UUA General Assembly (GA) which again this year is taking place virtually. This is the largest annual gathering of UUs joining together — learning in workshops, working in our association’s governance, and worshipping in meditative morning services and in full-throated evening celebrations of our shared lives .

This Sunday, as we do every year when many of our church leadership is attending GA, we will experience a merging of our own service with elements from a service from last year’s UUA General Assembly.  The service will be entirely pre-recorded, and available only on Zoom.

We will see portions of the powerful, virtual Sunday morning worship service that was led by Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and Rev. Mykal Slack.   Rev. Joan delivered the sermon ”Beyond the Water’s Edge.” She says of her words that morning, “These are uncertain and volatile times. These are times that call on us to work towards our collective liberation while also tending to our spiritual needs and caring for others. How do we ready ourselves for what is being asked of us? How do we keep moving even when we don’t feel ready?”



Rev. Joan Javier-Duval serves as Minister of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, VT. She is the daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, mother of a kindergartener, and spouse of a proud Vermonter.

Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack is the Community Minister for Worship & Spiritual Care for Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism, a growing spiritual community that provides support, resources, and care for Black UUs across the UU diaspora.