The Universalism of Jesus: Becoming a Movement for Change

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – April 4, 2021


How does the Easter story read for UU’s? Who is Jesus for UU’s and what enduring messages from him might we hold onto?

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Ocmulgee Mounds Transition to National Park

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Janisse Ray – March 14, 2021

The Ocmulgee Mounds in North Macon is now Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, and it is in the process of becoming a full National Park, but it needs your help. Janisse tells us the story of the Mounds and what you can do to help.

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What is “#uulent?”

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – March 7, 2021



Why are so many UU’s embracing this spiritual practice? Rev. Sarah shares her own lenten practices and theology of the oppressed, while examining the practices of UUs reclaiming traditional holidays for non-traditional theology. How can we use these as opportunities to be in conversation with Christianity without feeling co-opted by theologies that uphold oppression?

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DisAbility Justice: A Love Letter

High Street Church Zoom Worship with UU Ministerial Intern Elizabeth Foster – February 14, 2021



On Valentine’s Day, EqUUal Access student minister Elizabeth Foster will offer a love letter of sorts to the overlooked heroes of the disability rights movement. She will preach about hidden disabilities, the ways in which disability has been rendered invisible in our society, and movements within our faith toward disability justice.

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Covenant and Community: Building Resilience Together

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – February 7, 2021



“The central task of the religious community is to unveil the bonds that bind us each to all…for alone our vision is too narrow to see that must be seen, and our strength too limited to all that must be done. Together, our vision widens and our strength is renewed. ” Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

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Imagining a Way Out

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – January 31, 2021



Imagining a Way Out asks us to imagine what would be available to us as human communities if we could move beyond the many different forms of “caste” systems we have created that limit us. Drawing from Wilkerson’s book “Caste,” Rev. Sarah offers High Street a view of what the future could look like…if we could imagine a way out.

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Igniting the Imagination

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – January 24, 2021



What practices open our minds, hearts, and spirits in ways that are surprising, illuminating, and fun? What do we gain as people and communities when imagination is our guide? Be prepared to experience Sunday service in new, interactive ways!

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Reproductive Justice: Beyond Roe V. Wade

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby – January 17, 2021



As a faith community, how can we engage in our community in support of reproductive justice and how is this lens an important shift that also champions racial justice and liberation? Rev. Sarah brings these questions into a reflection that reminds us that intersectionality engages us in new work with a broader coalition of people. This work is fundamentally life giving and necessary to build the Beloved Community.

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Emergence

High Street Church Zoom Worship with Rev. Sarah Oglesby and Lori Johnson – January 10, 2021




Rev. Sarah responds to the ideas and writing in adrienne maree brown’s book “Emergent Strategies” and the fiction of Octavia Butler. “Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions,” according to adrienne maree brown. Rev. Sarah explores the implications for activism, community building, and transformation.

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