6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where Do We Go from Here?

What I’ve Found in The Fire And Hot-Mess Times

Click here to watch the recording of Rev. Lewis’ lecture

Since its initiation in 1977, the Lawrence Lecture has been held in the sanctuary on the grounds of UUCB. However, due to the Coronavirus, this year’s Lecture took place on Zoom. And, while we would love to have seen her in person, Reverend Dr. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, in New York City, regaled us virtually in exquisite fashion! The Lawrence Lecture Committee is very pleased that Rev. Lewis allowed us to record and share the program, so that those who were not able to view it that evening can benefit from her wisdom. Please enjoy!


Click here to watch the recording of Rev. Lewis’ lecture



We are so excited to host The Reverend Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. for the 2021 Lawrence Lecture. Rev. Dr. Lewis is senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church, a 1,300-member congregation in New York City. An activist and public theologian, Reverend Lewis leads her welcoming, artistic, multi-everything congregation to work for racial, gender, economic, and LGBTQIA equality, and against gun violence, preaching “Love God, Neighbor, and Self—Love. Period. Everything else is commentary.” Rev. Lewis is the author of: “The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multiracial and Multicultural Congregations” and “Ten Essential Strategies to Grow a Multiracial, Multicultural Congregation”. Her latest work, “Fierce Love” is a “manifesto for all generations, a universalist’s vision for mending our broken hearts and fractured world.” It will be released in 2021 by Penguin Random House.

The primary purpose of the Lawrence Lecture is to establish a public forum for inquiry into the nature and relevancy of religion (either institutionally, philosophically, or as an ethical force) in a world of accelerating technological and social change, sharpening human crisis and conflicting social values.

The 2021 Lawrence Lecture will be on Zoom on February 26 from 6-8 p.m. PST.


Admission is free. Donations welcomed.

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