Dreaming Freedom

The word abolition sounds like a big “no!” When we talk of abolition in a contemporary context, there’s certainly some undoing involved, but what are we also building? What kind of a world do we dream of? And who and how might we begin to be in this world-yet-to-be together?
The Reverend Shari Halliday-Quan serves as the Senior Minister of First Unitarian Church of Rochester.  They were loved into being by a large extended family in Los Angeles made up of both white and Chinese immigrants who did not come here “the right way”, and credits attending a Jesuit university with awakening the hunger that led to Unitarian Universalism. Shari received a BA in Economics from Fordham University and a Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, studying in both places the imperfect science and art of how to do a lot with a little. Prior to ministry, Shari worked in recruitment for the Peace Corps.
Shari’s wife Elisabeth is an opera singer and founding member of Rhymes With Opera. They share their home in Rochester with a 17-pound cat named Hildegard, visiting family and friends, and never enough houseplants.  And they once made a special trip to Binghamton for a really big meatball.

We hope to see you in person! Our COVID policy has been suspended and masking is now optional.

Online information ..
Meeting ID: 979 8969 6520 
Passcode: 183183
Phone: +1 929 205 6099

Order of Service: uubinghamton.org/order-of-service/

UUCB Social Hour

You are invited to join the in-person social hour after the service. We also host a Zoom social hour then. In that session we will take a minute for any special announcements before doing our usual break-out rooms. Same Zoom information as for the service.