A congregation tends to think of itself as a single cohesive community but is actually made up of smaller distinct groups, each with a different history, set of concerns, and level of access. A healthy, loving, and justice-minded congregation continually looks outside its core membership, not just inviting people into the center but expanding to meet people where they are. Adam will help us explore what it means to widen the circle of one’s church community at the margin.
Adam Slate holds spiritual dual citizenship in the Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist traditions. He is a member of New Unity London and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Charlottesville and is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at Phillips Theological Seminary. Adam is committed to building connections within and between congregations, to racial equity and justice work, and to sharing Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist values with a world that desperately needs them.