Though We Have Broken Our Vows A Thousand Times

Preacher: Reverend Jolie Olivetti | Our Jewish friends will be observing Yom Kippur this week, the holiest day of the Jewish year, a day to atone for sins. As Unitarian Universalists we may not be comfortable with the language of “sin.” Still, to reckon with how we may have failed ourselves or one another opens the possibility of transformation. This sermon will focus on the sin of racism and how racism has arbitrated who “belongs” and who is an “outsider” in our culture.
The opening words this morning are from the poem “Caged Birds” by Maya Angelou.
The reading this morning is an excerpt from “Not Somewhere Else, But Here” by Rebecca Parker.
The closing words are from the poem “A Brave and Startling Truth” by Maya Angelou.