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Service of the Living Tradition (SLT)

Newly called ministers cross the GA stage, shaking hands and embracing along the way.

2018 Service of the Living Tradition

The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group invites you to join us at this service where we honor fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, remember those who have died, recognize those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year.

The Service of the Living Tradition (SLT) is Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Thursday 6:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CT / 4:00 p.m. MT / 3:00 p.m. PT. The service is open to the public and video is streamed live online on General Assembly registration is not required.

Rev. Danielle Di Bona

Rev. Danielle Di Bona will deliver the sermon for the 2020 Service of the Living Tradition

2020 SLT Sermon

The Reverend Danielle Di Bona will deliver the sermon for the 2020 Service of the Living Tradition. Rev. Di Bona has served Unitarian Universalism for 30 years, and is the 2018 recipient of the Award for Distinguished Service to the Cause of Unitarian Universalism. In her retirement, She serves as the Palliative Care chaplain at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She has served as a member of the UU Nominating Committee and on the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation board. She is the former President and Vice President of the Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, and continues to serve DRUUMM as Chaplain. Rev. Di Bona also serves on the Board of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. She is a Chaplain to the UUA Board of Trustees and Finding Our Way Home.

Danielle identifies as bi-racial. Her father was born in Italy and came to the United States when he was 7. Her mother was Wampanoag, a tribe that has lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for thousands of years.

When not serving the UUA, the church and the community, Danielle describes herself as “retired.” In her retirement she trains and shows her dogs and had the honor of showing Rozi and Aldas at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia and Westminster in Manhattan.

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is the music director for the 2020 Service of the Living Tradition

2020 SLT Music Director

Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education and performance. Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, she is in demand as a vocalist, conductor, clinician and adjudicator for competitions, festivals, and conferences related to choral and solo vocal music. She serves on the national board of theNational Association of Negro Musicians and is co-chair of the board of directors ofTonality, a non-profit organization that promotes peace, unity, and social justice through choral music performance in Los Angeles.

Sermons of the SLT Since 1997

The following documents are PDF files.