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Oct. 5, 2014

 10:00 a.m.

Mrs. Warfield-Lewis

Rev. Sharon Dittmar


Unique in First Church and Unitarian Unversalist history is the story of Pauline Warfield-Lewis, an African-American woman who was the Director of Religious Education at First Church during the 1950's and 1960's. According to Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed, her appointment at First Church during this time far exceeds any of her African-American peers professionally serving Unitarian Universalist congregations during the same time period. She was beloved by many children and families and credited with bringing people of color into the congregation. Unfortunately her work here did not end well. Instead there was a fight, angry words, a public letter and forced resignation. Fifty years later many questions and complications remain. Come to celebrate the work of Mrs. Warfield-Lewis and wrestle with the legacy of race, authority, boundaries and power within our congregation.






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