Congregations host speakers in town for Moral March on Raleigh
Two local congregations will host visitors coming to the Triangle for the N.C. NAACP’s Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly to be held on Feb. 8 in downtown Raleigh. United Church of Chapel Hill and Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship have also scheduled visitors to speak at local services during the weekend.
At United Church of Chapel Hill, the Rev. Nick Carter, president of Andover Newton Theological School, will preach at the 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Feb. 9 at the church, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Andover Newton is in Massachusetts and affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Church.
Also, MT Dávila, assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Andover Newton, will lead a teach-in, “Discord at the Dinner Table: When Christians Disagree about Basic Justice Issues” at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at United Church of Chapel Hill. The teach-in will include students from Andover Newton who have come to the Triangle to participate in the Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly held that day.
UCCH is hosting the group of about 30 people from Andover Newton. The teach-in is open to the public and will meet in the fellowship hall. Dávila will also preach at the 6 p.m. worship service of Iglesia Unida at UCCH. Davila will lead a second teach-in at 10 a.m. Feb. 9, between church services. For information, visit www.unitedchurch.org or call 919-942-3540.
Another prominent speaker will visit the Triangle Feb. 8-9 to speak at two Unitarian Universalist churches and participate in the Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly Feb. 8. The Rev. William F. Schultz, former executive director of Amnesty International and now president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, will speak about the work of the UUSC at a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 8 in the ERUUF fellowship hall at 4907 Garrett Road. Register at www.eruuf.org on the “Life at ERUUF” page. Schulz will also preach at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh. Also on Feb. 9 at UUF of Raleigh, Schultz will be the main speaker at ordination ceremonies at 4 p.m. for Nathan “Nato” Alan Hollister of Carrboro. Hollister is the son of ERUUF members Alan and Susan Hollister of Durham, and the grandson of ERUUF founders Bill and Fran Hollister. On Feb. 8, Schultz and the Rev. Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, along with members of many UU congregations, will participate in the N.C. NAACP’s Moral March on Raleigh/HKonJ People’s Assembly. This year ERUUF is holding its third annual “Thirty Days of Love” campaign through Feb. 16 to encourage members to commit to service time for social justice ministries or agencies.