March 27, 2016 – Guest Preacher Krista Taves and YRUU Easter Brunch

At a very well attended Easter worship service at 11 a.m. March 27, guest preacher Krista Taves presented a Unitarian Universalist interpretation of the ancient story of Easter, which we revisit each year. Her sermon spoke from the viewpoint of Mary Magdalene. Sermon text.

Rev. Taves currently serves as the Consulting Minister of the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Ill. and has also served our congregations in Canada, Louisiana, and Missouri. Her social justice passions include reproductive justice and racial justice. She serves as a volunteer pastoral counselor for Faith Aloud, which helps women facing an unplanned pregnancy or reproductive loss, and is active in the Black Lives Matter movement. She and her partner live in St. Louis.

After worship, our high school group, YRUU, held its annual Easter Brunch fundraiser. The event included the traditional selection of a prominent church member to dance in an Easter Bunny suit – candidates this year were President Jeremy Milarsky, Past President Steve Scott, and Social Action Team Chair Janice Smith. Attendees vote to select the winner by putting money in jars representing the candidates. This year Jeremy “won” the honor, and a short video of his performance appears below.

The photos in the slideshow below were taken by Steve Scott and Andrew Twaddle. The video below was shot by Steve Scott.