Jo VonRue

Jo smiles hugely as she cradles a horse's nose, who is "hugging" Jo's shoulder.

Rev. Jo VonRue (she/her) is the settled Minister at May Memorial UU Society in Syracuse, NY. A graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School, Jo, a fat, femme liberation warrior, is passionate about leading an ordinary life of extraordinary love, and continually working towards justice, equity, and compassion for all. Jo and her husband Isaac divide their time between NY and PA, and have a sweet and ridiculously loud hound dog, Eleanor. Jo is an avid musician, equestrian, and quilter.

From Jo VonRue

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Sometimes we need someone to witness the pain in holy stillness.

Reflection | By Jo VonRue | October 18, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Body, Compassion, Direct Experience, Gender, Ministry, Presence, Sexuality, Trauma, Worship

Love shows up in complicated conversations.

Reflection | By Jo VonRue | February 1, 2023 | From Braver/Wiser
Tagged as: Children, Direct Experience, Love, Poverty, Shame, Worship

Darkness is as important as light.

Opening | By Jo VonRue | December 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Direct Experience, Imagination, Nature, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule, Wonder, WorshipWeb, Worship

Spirit of Life and love, God of many names and yet none at all Our hearts are stretched thin. We see and hear the devaluing of people of color, of those with disabilities, of women, of immigrants; this list, incomplete as it is, is exhausting. And yet, we hold fast because we carry hope in our...

Prayer | By Jo VonRue | March 15, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Activism, Anti-Oppression, Courage, Justice, Solidarity, Strength, Unitarian Universalism

Welcome to this space, this sanctuary of peace where we come to not only create our best selves, but to also do the work of creating a beloved community....

Opening | By Jo VonRue, Linette Lowe | January 26, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Acceptance, Brokenness, Community, Direct Experience, Diversity, Hospitality, Humanism, Inclusion, Interdependence, Multiculturalism, Presence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

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By Jo VonRue | December 12, 2016 | From Better Together
Tagged as: Social Justice

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