Reflections on the first female Universalist minister

Olympia Brown

Our guest speaker this Sunday, June 27, will be Steve Schmidt, who will speak on the topic of “Olympia Brown and the Prophethood of All Believers.”

Commemorating the ordination of Olympia Brown, the first woman to be ordained as a Universalist minister, on June 15, 1863, the sermon will examine the continued need to confront sexism and explain how Brown’s ministry can serve as a model of social justice for all Unitarian Universalists.

Steve Schmidt is a candidate for the UU ministry and a member of the UU church in Medford.

The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship at about 11:30. This is the first of our informal, lay-led summer services. Regular services and our Religious Education Program will resume on Sunday, September 12.

Please note that there will be no service on Sunday, July 4. Our next service will be on July 11.