June Justice Worship Series
All are invited to tune in on Sunday mornings at 10am as we livestream the worship service or join us in person in our historic sanctuary! The service is ASL interpreted.
To view our worship service, simply click the “LIVE STREAM ACCESS” link Sunday mornings. This will open up a new window in which to view the video. If it does not start automatically, click the triangle “play” icon. Depending on the device you are using, you made need to “unmute” once the broadcast begins so you can hear the sound.
June 5 – Pentecost & Pride Sunday
The Reverend Dawson B. Taylor, D.Min. leads the service.Dr. Dawson Taylor served as the sixth Senior Minister of Naples United Church of Christ from 2016-2022. Prior to becoming a Floridian, he served as Executive Minister of Cathedral of Hope United Church of Christ in Dallas, Texas, the largest LGBTQ+ congregation in the world.
Dawson is a part of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative which identifies young leaders for training to lead the “church of the future.”
June 12 – Baccalaureate Sunday
Rev. Dr. Donique McIntosh, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Kingswood Oxford School, leads the service.
June 19 – Juneteenth
Pastor Omena McCoy, leads the service. Omena is a licensed local preacher in the Hartford District of the AME Zion Church, and a member of Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven, but is serving on supply at Spottswood AME Zion Church in New Britain. Omena is currently in her 3rd of studies at Yale Divinity School pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree. Her academic interest is New Testament hermeneutics. She is passionate about using liberative frameworks for biblical interpretation that uplift marginalized communities, aims to undo the harm caused by the weaponization and misinterpretation of the gospel, and fosters a curiosity about and love for Christ.
Rev. Aaron Miller, pastor of the Metropolitan Community Church of Hartford and chaplain for the Yale Pediatric Gender Program, leads the service. As transgender clergy and a chaplain, Aaron is a passionate and compassionate spiritual leader and social justice activist who is deeply committed to human and civil rights as a matter of faith; believing that spirituality is a pathway to healing, wholeness, and flourishing.