iWedding at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia. Present for their ceremony were the groom's parents and two friends, and thanks to Skype's video conferencing, the bride's mother and aunt in the Ukraine and the groom's sister and brother-in-law in Los Angeles. The pulpit was moved into the isle of the chapel in order to hold the two wireless laptops. The families in Ukraine and L.A. had a good view of this intercontinental ceremony.
Archive for February 2010
Rev. Nate Walker of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia recently joined an Amici Curiae brief for the case Kalman v. Cortes, which charges a Philadelphia man for blasphemy for trying to name is film company "I Choose Hell" productions. In this sermon, Rev. Nate defends Kalman's right to freedom of belief and speech. He will do so by drawing upon the legacy of various Unitarians and Universalists who were imprisoned, exiled and killed for their so called blasphemous beliefs. Given this history, Rev. Nate will articulate how Unitarian Universalists are poised to help overturn the current blasphemy laws in Pennsylvania. For the complete text click here, including footnotes click here.
"Re-imagining Valentine's Day" at the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia with the national Standing on the Side of Love campaign. Stay tuned for Reverend Nate's sermon next week, where he will use his portable teleprompter.