Always a Voice Rises

The Reverend Emily Melcher

Oppression of all kinds damages the oppressed and the oppressor, fracturing human connections to self, one another, and life itself. Out of the broken places, voices arise, seeking comfort, wholeness, and liberation. In this, the first of three sermons in a series addressing Unitarian Universalism’s challenges to become an anti-racist, anti-oppression, multi-cultural religion, we consider what we might learn about the limits of our embrace from MLK’s relationship to Unitarianism.

Worship Leader: Gladys Howard
Music: The UUCWI Chalice Choir

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20103 State Route 525, Freeland, Washington
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Our Mailing Address:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island
P.O. Box 1076
Freeland, WA 98249

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Our Minister

The Reverend Emily Melcher:

The Reverend Emily Melcher is an Ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister who served as Interim Minister in congregations in VT, CT, and WA prior to accepting our half-time position at UUCWI. She lives in Olympia and travels to Whidbey twice a month to conduct services. Emily is also pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership at Claremont School of Theology.

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