Originally Published: October 31, 2015 6 a.m.
Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation invites you to attend the installation of our new minister, the Rev. Karla Brockie, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Childcare and activities for young people will be provided and some will participate in the service. A reception with light refreshments will follow. The Rev. Matthew Crary, minister at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Amado, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Southwest District of the Unitarian Universalist Association, will speak.
Granite Peak is located at 882 Sunset in Prescott. For more information, visit www.Prescottuu.org or find them on Facebook.
If you have ever wondered who those folks are who sell delicious soup in beautiful handmade bowls once a year in courthouse square for Empty Bowls and call themselves UU's, it is our Congregation, along with the Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, who are also here in Prescott. Everything that goes into making that day a success is donated, and the proceeds, over $14,000 this year, goes to our local Food Banks.
We UU's have been around a long time. Both Presidents Adams and President Thomas Jefferson were Unitarians, as were many other well-known rational humanists such as Susan B. Anthony, Charles Dickens, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Albert Schweitzer. We are a liberal religion that welcomes with love diverse theologies and spiritual paths. We practice an ethical stance that lifts up justice, human rights and world peace, and care of the planet that holds us all. Unitarian Universalists are well known for our social justice work.
It took a year to find our wonderful new minister, Rev. Karla Brockie, and we are very excited to hold her installation on November 7. She previously served as the Assistant Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, North Carolina, for two years; the Sky Island Unitarian Universalist Church in Sierra Vista, Arizona for one year, and as a chaplain for Tucson Medical Center Hospice, in Arizona, for 5 years. The Rev. Karla is a member of the gay community, and was happy to perform some of the first legal same-sex marriages in North Carolina. Unitarian Universalism is one of the few denominations that ordain LGBTQ persons.
Everyone is welcome to find out more by attending the Rev. Karla's installation on Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. or regular services at 10 a.m. every Sunday. For questions or further directions, call 928-541-0000