Speaker: Rev. Theresa Soto
Rev. Soto (who uses the personal pronouns they/them/theirs) brings a remarkably loving presence and a depth of spiritual leadership. They are invested in working collaboratively with the congregation to live more deeply into our mission and vision. They have said, “While I am prepared to lead a congregation, I want to do it in partnership with them, their dreams, their ideas, and their dearest values.” Rev. Soto comes to us most recently from Ashland, Oregon, where they served as an affiliated Community Minister at Rogue Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. They also serve as co-chair of the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and co-vice president of Diverse Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUMM). DRUUMM is a Unitarian Universalist People of Color Ministry and anti-racist collective bringing lay and religious professionals together to overcome racism through resistance and transform Unitarian Universalism.
They are a graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law and Meadville Lombard Theological School. Their partner is the Rev. Sean Parker Dennison.
Rev. Soto comes to ministry after careers in education and law. Sometimes people ask what the connection is between those fields: simply that all three are different paths to making the world a better place.
If you are curious about Rev. Soto, please visit their website: revtheresalovesyou.com, or search their sermons on YouTube.
Weaving various forms of storytelling, guest Kia Bordner will encourage reflection on who we are in relation to others, ourselves, our families, our ancestors, our planet. Our guest soloist for this service will be Kia’s son, Rile Grant, an accomplished young adult musician. Rev. Theresa … read more.
Join us as we talk about the future unfolding before us: pandemics, community, and next movements forward. Worship will be led by Rev. Theresa Soto.
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Join Rev. Theresa Soto, Alex Haider-Winnett, and Stefan Schneider for a brief devotional service as we prepare our hearts for the annual congregational meeting.
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Join us for worship on the subject of exceptionalism and how it affects our congregation. It turns out that, “[b]uilding the racial stamina required to challenge the racist status quo is . . . a critical part of our work as white people.” – Layla Saad, Me and White Supremacy. Join us to … read more.
Join us to explore the wisdom of the natural world in the moon as we imagine movement forward in accountability, peace, and strength, both for our hearts as individuals and our heart as a community. This service features Pastor Theresa, Tara Miller, and others.
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Being anti-racist is an ongoing practice of equity in relationships, but the name doesn’t reveal the goal of the practice: reconciliation. Join an exploration of the call for our community to define itself by shared justice and leave behind enforcing compliance with dominant culture. Come … read more.
Two of the big questions religions have sought to answer over the years are: “Why does life exist as we know it?” and “What happens after we die?” Unitarian Universalism does not have the ultimate answer to either of these questions. We do … read more.
In this service, we will encounter the values of Kwanzaa, kujichagulia, self-determination and the intersection with Howard Thurman’s urging that the real work of Christmas comes after Christmas. We look forward to exploring possibilities together. Pastor Theresa is joined by Dick Bailey, Sherry Weston-Vigil, and … read more.