Sunday, November 12, 10:30 am
Justice, Kindness, and Mercy —
Rev. Lois van Leer, Homilist —
Lynne Bonner, Worship Associate —
Rev. Lois van Leer, Minister Emeritus at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene, Oregon, will be joining us by Zoom to give the homily on Justice, Kindness and Mercy. She will talk about each one of these concepts and land on the idea of mercy as a new paradigm for the world…and for Unitarian Universalists. As UUs, our energy is often given to the work of doing justice. But in today’s world, is that enough? What else might be needed?
The Rev. Lois van Leer retired after 40 years of ministry in both the UUA and the UCC in June, 2021. She has served as a campus minister, youth minister, associate minister, and senior minister.
Rev. van Leer worked with congregations in Oregon, Montana, and Washington. She has also served as staff at the UU Russell Lockwood Leadership School, as well as on the staff of Creative Arts Eliot at Seabeck. She has spent her time since retirement traveling and adventuring. An avid kayaker and rock hound, she currently lives in Eugene with her 6-year-old AussieDoodle, Oso.