“Having a say”

Sunday, July 12th at 11am
Rev. Stevie K. Carmody, Guest Speaker, and Rev. Mark Cutolo, Summer Minister

Our Unitarian Universalist faith just held its annual General Assembly, where we collectively make decisions about our faith! Reflecting on that occasion, join guest minister Rev. Stevie in an exploration of our Fifth UU Principle—the use of the democratic process—and the religious commitment to making sure that everyone has a say in decisions that affect them.

Stevie (he/him) is a UU minister who serves as the UUA’s Emerging Adult Ministry Associate, meaning he supports our denominational ministries to 18–24 year olds. Hailing from a suburb of Boston, Stevie joined our faith in middle school, and first heard a call to ministry in high school. Through campus ministry, camps, retreats, youth groups, and young adult groups, Stevie has committed to serving the youth and young adults of our faith. He lives in Sunnyside.

Sunday, July 19th at 11am
Rev. Jill Bowden, Affiliated Minister, and Rev. Mark Cutolo, Summer Minister

Rev. Jill Bowden serves as an Affiliated Minister of the Fourth Universalist Society in the City of New York. She holds degrees from Mercy College (BS in psychology), Long Island University (Master of Public Administration in health care), and Union Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity). She serves our free faith as Director of Chaplaincy Services at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Before that, she was Director of Pastoral Care at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY.

“Beyond Rational”

Sunday, July 26th at 11am
Ali Peters, Guest Speaker, and Rev. Mark Cutolo, Summer Minister

In Unitarian Universalism, we support a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Does this look the same for everyone? Join us as we explore what to do with truths and meanings when they are different from our own.

Ali Peters is a recent graduate of Union Theological Seminary and a member of Fourth Universalist Society. She is sponsored by Fourth Universalist as she prepares for ordination to become a Unitarian Universalist minister. Currently, Ali serves as a student minister at First Unitarian New Jersey and in September she will begin a year-long internship at Fox Valley UU Fellowship in Appleton, Wisconsin. Prior to enrolling in seminary, she worked as a middle-school math teacher in Newark and Plainfield, New Jersey.