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Bethany Russell-Lowe
Bethany Russell-Lowe

Bethany Russell-Lowe is a life-long Unitarian Universalist raised outside Boston, MA. She is currently a seminarian at Andover Newton Theological School and the Intern Minister at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Syracuse, NY. Before serving in Syracuse, NY, Bethany served for 4 years as the Director of Social Action and Youth Programs at First Parish in Concord, MA. Bethany currently lives in Syracuse with her husband and two cats.

Titles of programs/sermons and a brief statement of content on each:

I believe that sermons should be applicable to the modern events of the day, and reflect the unique circumstances of each community. I have a variety of sermons written that you could choose from, but I prefer to write one particularly for your congregation. Regardless of what I preach on, I believe that a good sermon allows us to touch pain within us, celebrate joy in its fullest form, and send us out into the world with a spirit of service to our highest aspirations. I draw from a variety of religious (and non-religious) traditions for inspiration. I tell personal stories, re-tell ancient stories, and comment on contemporary events.   

The sermons I have preached recently include:

  • If Love is Here, What is There: When we say we are standing on the side of love, who is on the other side? How do we love them, too?

  • Today’s Disciples: Exploring the context in which the Biblical Gospels were written – could we be today’s disciples? What would that take?

  • Reflections from a Life-Long Unitarian Universalist: An examination of how being raised UU is a blessing, and changes my view of Unitarian Universalism. How do we attain more people? How do we leverage the experience of life-long UUs?

Availability: Anytime within 100 miles of Syracuse, NY.

Fee arrangements: Home Hospitality for Saturday evening and standard UUMA fees (see main page).

Contact: Email Bethany Russell-Lowe at Bethany [dot] e [dot] lowe [at] gmail [dot] com.

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