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Special Guest Preacher on April 7, The Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, from the UUSC

April 4, 2024

On Sunday, April 7 we welcome the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn from the UU Service Committee to First Parish Weston as our guest preacher.

Our service will feature the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC).

She will be joined by her colleague, the Rev. Laura Randall, Director of Development for Congregation Relations.  Rev. Randall facilitates partnerships to strengthen the impact of UUSC and the social justice reach of UU communities. Through preaching, teaching, relationship building, and fundraising, Laura connects the work of UUSC to Unitarian Universalist congregations.

About Rev. Mary Katherine Morn

After 30 years in faith-based leadership, the Rev. Mary Katherine Morn joined UUSC as President and Lead Executive Officer in 2018. She has helped to grow a number of progressive congregations serving their members and the larger community.
Mary Katherine contributed to efforts for economic, racial, and social justice in Macon, Georgia at the Economic Opportunity Council/Headstart with the NAACP. She also worked deeply in the reproductive justice movement. In Nashville, Tennessee, she collaborated with the Interfaith Alliance and Industrial Areas Foundation. In Fairfax, Virginia, she worked with interfaith ministries addressing hunger and homelessness, collaborated with LGBTQI+ advocacy organizations, and served on the county’s homelessness task force.

Mary Katherine also served in volunteer leadership with the Unitarian Universalist Ministers’ Association and for four years as Director of Stewardship and Development for the Unitarian Universalist Association.

About The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.

Our mission: UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. Our work is grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power and dignity.

source: UUSC Mission and History

UUSC’s work began in 1939 when Rev. Waitstill and Martha Sharp (from just across the border in Wellesley, MA!) took an extraordinary risk helping refugees escape Nazi persecution in Europe.

We have a hybrid worship format with in-person services inside our (ventilated, HEPA-filtered & climate-controlled) sanctuary, while simultaneously live-streaming the service using Zoom. Childcare and children’s programming will also be available at 10:30, and the service is followed by a time of fellowship and refreshment in the Parish Hall.



View recordings of past services on Vimeo.

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