What a marvelous kick off to St. Croix Gay Pride 2019! Participants enjoyed listening to guest speakers Shawn Henderson, Joseph Bess and Bob Palmatier who delivered a very special Mother’s Day/Gay Pride message and blessing. Thanks to Patt Lewis (member) for coordinating this service with STXPride. Photo credit: Bev Lewis photos
Please join us to celebrate St. Croix Pride at the Pride Faith Service on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 10 A.M. at the Jewish Community Center.
The program includes speakers: Bob Palmatier, Ph.D., who will speak about Pride in St. Croix and Mother’s Day Tribute.
Shawn Henderson — I Am Beautifully and Wonderfully Made — Musician and theologian
Joseph Bess — In Between Worlds — Speaking from his life experiences as a Crucian and well-travelled educator
Dolores Fielding will lead the service.
Lunch will be available after the service.
All are welcome.
On Sunday, April 28, 2019 the UU Fellowship of St. Croix welcomes, teacher, author, and poet, Winifred “Oyoko” Loving as our speaker. Join us at 10 AM at the Jewish Community Center.
Born in Boston to the Rev. and Mrs. James Loving, Winifred Loving, was educated in the Boston Public Schools, received a BA from Newton College of the Sacred Heart and a MS in Education from Wheelock College. In her early travel to Ghana, she received the pen name “Oyoko, which means member of a royal clan. After traveling the world, she moved to St. Croix where she taught elementary school for over 30 years. During this time she published two books of poetry, Remember When and Spontaneous. In 1984 she taught in London with the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program. Poetic note: She even had lunch with Princess Diana.
Oyoko is married to a sailor/boatbuilder Inglore Westerman, and has two adult children, Khema and Jonathan. Known locally for her live poetry readings, she performs her poetry on WSTX radio 970 AM on Friday mornings as a guest of Doc Peterson. Her works have appeared in numerous publications including the St. Croix Avis, the Daily News, THE VOICE, The Caribbean Writer and Cosmopolitan Magazine.
In 2008 she represented the Virgin Islands as Ms. Senior America in Atlantic City. Her poem, “SMITTEN,” that she enacted there, has become synonymous with her feelings about the island she chose as her home, St. Croix.
After retiring, Ms. Loving published two illustrated children’s books that show her soft, tender love for her 3 granddaughters. My Name is Freedom and My Grandma Loves to Play are available, as are all her works, at http://www.amazon.com or from the author: email@example.com.
All are welcome. Come grow with us.
Join us for UU Service on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10 A.M.
at the Jewish Community Center
Attorney Will Franks will speak about his volunteer work on the Southern border providing representation to women and children seeking asylum.
All are welcome.
We welcome Dewey Hollister, Executive Director of the St. George Village Botanical Gardens of the Virgin Islands, as our speaker.
His topic is Changing Landscapes.
Dewey Hollister was a professional landscape designer & horticultural lecturer for over 30 years in Cincinnati Ohio. He has traveled extensively all over the world and worked on projects from Florida to China and Texas to Africa. In 2001 he co-founded the Ohio Heritage Garden on the grounds of the Ohio Governor’s residence with then First Lady, Hope Taft. He became the Executive Director of St George Village Botanical Garden in St Croix in November, 2015.
Invite your family and friends to attend, too. Come grow with us.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Thank you Linda for an informative and entertaining presentation. You are a committed and dedicated volunteer here on our Island – your tips and experiences spoke to why volunteers are integral to our society (local, national, international) and the importance of the choices/decisions one makes when offering their services. There’s much more to being a volunteer than giving back. … Not only is volunteering important because it helps to better your community, it also helps to better you as an individual.
And thanks as well to this Sunday’s Sister Act Choir: Sandra and Shirley & Susan and Cat!
February 24, 2019
Guest Speaker: Janis Morariu, PhD
Music: Mama’s Black Sheep