[cross-posted to MyDD]
My Unitarian Univeralist congregation, the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence, has lay-led services over the summer since we largely give the minister the summer off. I’ve been leading one service each summer for several years, and last Sunday I decided to talk about my experience in politics and what the community organizing model in politics might mean for the mission of our congregation.
I thought BMG and/or MyDD readers might find my readings and sermon interesting. Religious organizations have to walk a fine legal line between political advocacy and tax-exempt free speech — I hope I managed to do that here while making no particular secret of my own preferences.
Here are the text of the sermons and readings. Comments are welcome! Anybody else involved in organized religion in this way?