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Cover April 2, 2023

Ebony C. Peace from Sunstone Chapel
will Guest Preach on Palm Sunday

Sermon Title: Change As Spiritual Practice: The Transformation of our Principles

Our living tradition is blooming. We live out our values within our “living tradition” which calls us to question our past, open ourselves to new understanding, and evolve. The purpose of the UUA, our sources, and our principles are transforming. We will explore the proposed revisions and consider our roles in this process as individuals and as a congregation. Join us as we reflect on our “living tradition” from the theological lens of change as a spiritual practice.

About Ebony: Ebony is a Lay Community Minister whose ministries focus (1) workplace justice, (2) liberal sexuality education, and (3) leadership development. She is an adult Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education facilitator. As a part of her ministries, she serves as a co-facilitator for the District of Columbia Center for the LGBT Community’s job club and facilitates monthly adult spiritual enrichment classes in sexuality and leadership development through Sunstone Chapel.

She is a member of The Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries (UUSCM) and the 2022 Winner of the Charles Billings Prize for Excellence in Preaching awarded by Meadville Lombard Theological School.

A life-long Unitarian Universalist from Maryland, she holds a B.A. in Sociology from Sweet Briar College, a M.S. in Strategic Human Resources and Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Arts in Leadership Studies (MALS) from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She completed her seminary internship at All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C. where she focused on adult spiritual development, social justice, and worship arts.

She has a professional background as a clinical sociologist practicing in human resources, training, facilitation, and career consulting. Ebony is a college Instructor, having taught courses in Business, General Education, and Sociology at three schools.

In her spare time, she enjoys writing poetry and stories. Her poems have been published in the 2021 inSpirit anthology and in BLUU Notes: An Anthology of Love, Justice, and Liberation by Skinner House Books.


The National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention April 14 to April 16 in Indianapolis, so The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston calls for a day of mourning for the victims of gun violence to coincide with the NRA's convention.

Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Rev. D. Scott Cooper will lead a worship service to honor those who have died from gun violence. Family members and friends of the slain have been invited to share their testimonies. Religious leaders from nearby congregations, elected officials, and gun violence prevention advocates, will read the names of people who have lost their lives to gun violence. Names from the Robb Elementary shooting in Uvalde to the present day will be read.  All those interested and all people of good heart are invited to join.