I was in a particular mental and comfortable place within our Unitarian Universalist movement when I chose to go past a boundary for my ministry. It feels like we as a people of love and action are being called to the collective boundaries of where we are and have been for some time. I know the feelings of this move toward the edge and how exciting, hopeful and utterly frightening it is. Lets care for each other and hold each other while we go to places, we have never all been. We have so much that is worthy of the work to take our experiences and desires and go forward.
Rev. Duncan Teague planted, with the help and support of friends and colleagues, the Abundant Love Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation (Abundant LUUv) in the West End, of Atlanta, GA, an African American community. Teague is a Baptist preacher’s son. He has been in religious and faith communities literally since birth. Teague has served the UU movement nationally, regionally, and locally as a preacher, singer, facilitator, a member of the Ministers’ Association’s Committee on Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism (CARAOM) and the Appointments Committee of the UUA Board. Rev. Teague resides in Decatur, GA with his husband, David Thurman, a retired public health researcher, celebrating 30 years together, 20 years married.
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Per the CDC, Knox County’s risk level has returned to LOW. No COVID-related restrictions are in place, though masks and vaccination are encouraged. The Lizzie Crozier-French room is designated for remote viewing with masks required for all over the age of two. Room A will also be available for families with children, with masks required for all over the age of two. You may also watch our services online. The full Covid policy can be viewed online here.