What Are We Doing Here?

A Sermon by Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern

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As First Unitarian launches a new ministry, a new chapter, maybe this is a good moment to look and ask what this whole venture is about. And so good to have a prophet from another town weigh in. And good to recommit to the crazy, daring beauty of it all: of church. Vanessa Rush Southern is the new senior minister at the UU Society of San Francisco. Previously she served parishes in Boston, Washington, DC, and Summit, NJ. She has just recently returned from living in India for two years. She is the author of This Piece of Eden and Miles of Dream (both by Skinner House books) and was the preacher at the Service of the Living Tradition at General Assembly in 2013. She is best friends with Rev. Maclay, who is the godmother to Vanessa’s only daughter, Leila, so she thinks you made a really good choice. Young people begin in their classrooms and worship in Chapel.