PASTORAL MESSAGE from Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings

By Monica L Cummings

Dr. Rev. Monica Cummings
Hi Family, I hope this message finds you and your family well. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the fall retreat for the Central Midwest District Chapter of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association last week. The topic for the retreat was “Whose Are We.” For two days, we reflected on relationships with colleagues, our personal ministries, a Higher Power, etc. In addition to pondering the above questions, I also participated in a morning worship service titled “Whose Are We” by providing the following closing words: Whose Are We? our parents and partners our siblings our children our pets Whose Are We? our neighbors our friends our co-workers our congregations Whose Are We? the powerful and the powerless those who suffer and those who cause the suffering Whose Are We? the 6 generations that have passed the 6 generations yet to come the great cloud of witness Whose Are We? Whose Are We? Whose Are We Not? I invite you to respond to the questions “Whose are we” and “Whose am I” with your family, friends, youth group, or co-workers. After you do so, I would love to hear about your experience. You can message me on Facebook at Monica Cummings, email me at or leave a comment for me on the YaYA of Color blog, UU Living Mosaic at I Love You, Rev. Monica ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Rev. Dr. Monica Cummings is a regular contributor. She publishes the blog UU Living Mosaic a spiritual community for Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults of color (Latino/a and Hispanic, Multiracial/Multiethnic, Native American, Asian, Arab, African descent, trans-racially adopted and bi-racial) and maintains the Facebook group Unitarian Universalist Living Mosaic to discuss the ministry needs of African, Caribbean, Native/American Indian, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latina/Latino and Hispanic, Middle Eastern/Arab, Multiracial and Multiethnic and transracially adopted Unitarian Universalist youth and young adults. She can be reached at