Tag Archives: Spoken Word

Epicenter Ferguson (A Poet-Preacher Collaboration)

A Letter to My Uborn Black Son by Christopher D. Sims Dear son, African American warrior,  Reincarnation of the people of the Sudan. I hope you understand why I am writing you this letter. And  hopefully, by the time you … Continue reading

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Planted Souls

Molly Vigeant, a youth member of our congregation, wrote and performed this poem for our Earth Day service on April 21, 2013. I asked her to write a poem that makes the link between our disconnection from the natural world … Continue reading

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P.E.A.C.E. — Christopher D. Sims and Rev. Josh Pawelek

More from Christopher D. Sims in worship at UUS:E on November 11th, 2012. (For background on Chris’ trip to CT, go here.) Chris and I co-wrote the final poem for morning worship. It is entitled P.E.A.C.E. I will post the … Continue reading

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“Johnny Lost His Job” — Christopher D. Sims

More from Christopher D. Sims at UUS:E on November 4th! (For background on Chris’ trip to CT, go here.) Chris’ second piece of the morning was entitled “Johnny Lost His Job.” I asked him to perform it in part because … Continue reading

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“I Am the UUA” — Christopher D. Sims

On Sunday, November 4th I had the great joy of co-leading worship at UUS:E with spoken word artist Christopher D. Sims (aka UniverSouLove). I’ve known Chris since 2005 when we started seeing each other at Unitarian Universalist General Assemblies. At … Continue reading

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“Word Warrior” — Christopher D. Sims

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restless sleepers (the motion picture)

On February 19th, 2012, Uni Q. Mical joined UUS:E in worship. In response to our February ministry theme of “restlessness,” she wrote and presented this poem: restless sleepers (the motion picture).    THIS IS DEDICATED to the touch screen generation … Continue reading

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Slash Through the Silences with Uni Q. Mical

I’m tremendously excited for Uni Q. Mical’s visit to Greater Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 18th and Sunday, Feb,. 19th. I first met Uni Q. (pronounced ‘unique’) at the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Metro NY District Antiracism Conclave last fall. Her rhythm and … Continue reading

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