History is full of traps—places where we get stuck or stories we forget at our own peril. History can be inspirational, it can hold us back, or be a source of learning. This Sunday we will explore the power of history, personal and institutional.
Rev. Dr. Nicole Kirk, Worship Leader
Nicole Kirk is the Schulman Professor of Unitarian Universalist History at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and a Unitarian Universalist minister. She has served congregations in Ohio and New Jersey. She regularly preaches across the country and enjoys getting to know our congregations and their dynamic histories. Nicole earned a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt, a Doctor of Ministry and a Ph.D. in American Religious History from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her book “Wanamaker’s Temple: Business and Religion in the Wanamaker Department Store” is forthcoming from NYU Press.
This Sunday, guest pianist Yukiko Sekino and our alto soloist Julia Jaffee will provide the music for worship. Julia will sing Moses Hogan’s joyful arrangement of “Walk Together Children” and César Franck’s serene “Panis Angelicus” (from Messe à trois voix, Op. 12). Yukiko will play 4 lovely classical piano pieces during the service: Bach’s stately “Allemande” and “Sarabande” (from Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828), Mozart’s lyrical “Adagio” (from Sonata in F major, K. 280) and Shostakovich’s lively “Prelude in d minor” (from Twenty Four Preludes and Fugues).