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Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta is a place where individuals are encouraged and supported in developing a meaningful, individual spiritual path while sharing their journey with others doing the same. We are an intentionally diverse, intergenerational community with a shared respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We are a Unitarian Universalist congregation, which means, among other things: we govern ourselves, and make all the choices about our educational programs, our ministerial staff, our facilities and our ways of serving justice and peace in the world. We meet every Sunday morning at 11 and we invite you to join us. You are welcome here.

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Black Lives Matter


The Appalling Silence of Good People

By the Rev. Donald Cameron

I don’t know how eloquent I can be about the recent racism and police brutality in our country. It’s all too emotional for me. I am weary, frustrated, disgusted, and frankly, I am scared for our nation.

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”

This quote is an excerpt from a letter that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote in a Birmingham jail on April 16, 1963. Fifty-seven years later the white supremacy beat goes on – Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Two of the three were murdered by police.

Black Lives Matter.
Our silence is killing the dream of America.

This from Jane Elliott, known for her “Brown-Eye/Blue-Eye Experiment” in 1968

If you, as a White person, would like to be treated the way Black people are in this society, please stand.  Nobody is standing here.  That says very plainly that you know what’s happening, you know you don’t want it for you.  I want to know why you are so willing to accept it or allow it to happen for others?

Black Lives Matter.
Our silence is killing the dream of America.

How can we hear the words, “I can’t breathe” and do nothing?  Dear white people, this is our problem.  This culture of white supremacy is killing the dream of America.  I confess that at times, I want to look away from the violence, the hatred, the darkness. But even having that choice is a testament to my privilege.

No matter how much I want to, I cannot feel the depth of what African Americans are feeling right now.  I have never experienced what it is like to be a black person in America.  But I do know that what I saw on television was nothing less than a modern, public lynching – as if the victim was sub-human.

Black Lives Matter.
Our silence is killing the dream of America.

What is happening to us as a nation?  Aren’t we all on the same team?  Isn’t everyone on that team important?  Don’t we have each other’s back?  When will we insist on justice and equality for everyone?

Black Lives Matter.
Our silence is killing the dream of America.

People get ready, there’s a change a coming!  The young people protesting in the streets are a hopeful sign.  But is change actually coming?  I pray that it is!  But it will require us older white people to understand at a new level.  And to understand, we must listen.  We need to stand up for what is right.  We can no longer tolerate racism and social injustice in our country.

What we need now is “a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  -Abraham Lincoln, 1863

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  • Today I attended a “Service of Healing” at my church, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta. I believe that our minister and the pastoral care committee realized that this past week was a difficult week for many people. We needed a safe space to process the plethora of emotions, mostly negative, that many of us were feeling. At the “Service of Healing” and the regular service that immediately followed my mind, for the first time this week, had the opportunity to be still and reflect. I appreciated that safe space.
    Service of Healing CT--11/13/2016
  • I so much enjoy coming to services (and other happenings ) at the UUCA. The first service that I attended was the Blue Christmas service last year. I had just lost my Mom the previous December, and that service was not only therapeutic but also the beginning of making some wonderful new friends
    Enjoy the services at UUCA, Anonymous

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A haven for the liberal and progressive-minded

Founded in 1954 the Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta provides a progressive religious community to the residents of the Central Savannah River Area. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta (UUCA) congregation is very diverse in terms of professions, income levels and ages. In the areas of philosophical bents and religious beliefs and practices, UUCA members identify with humanism, naturalistic theism or earth-centered spirituality, mysticism, pantheism, atheists, agnostics, or skeptics.

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