Sunday, August 6, 2023 | Why Our Gatherings Matter | roddy bell-shelton biggs

Sunday, August 6, 2023
Why Our Gatherings Matter
roddy bell-shelton biggs

As Unitarian Universalists, we gather each week. Some get dressed and come in person, while others join from home. But why do we gather? Could it be that we do so for change and need one another to create change? With change ever on the horizon, who are called to be Unitarian Universalists, and why does it matter?

Bio: roddy bell-shelton biggs (lowercase preferred) is a Queer, BIPOC, Nonbinary (they/them pronouns) seminarian and aspiring Public Theologian. As of Fall 2022, roddy is serving as a two-year part-time intern minister for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, VA, while they continue and seek to complete their seminary education at  Meadville Lombard Theological School. Owning both the Christian faith and the African spiritualities of their ancestors, roddy is grounded in Unitarian Universalist faith communities by choice. roddy is called to lead radical love, care, and sanctuary movements, simultaneously disrupting patriarchy and all systems of oppression plaguing our world. They genuinely believe that we must “Do everything in love” – 1 Corinthians 16:14 as we “Do justice, love mercy and tread humbly” – Micah 6:8:  When roddy is not working or studying, they love being out in nature, traveling, eating good vegan/ vegetarian food, and all things theater.

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