Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey on February 23, 2020. Rev. Dr. Lightsey dynamically reflects on what the story of Esther has to teach us about "such a time as this."
The Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey serves at Meadville Lombard Theological School, that prepares Unitarian Universalist ministers, as the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Constructive Theology. She arrived at MLTS in January 2018 from the Boston University School of Theology where she served as Associate Dean of Community Life and Lifelong Learning, Clinical Assistant Professor of Contextual Theology and Practice. Before serving as a theological school educator, scholar and administrator she served in the military, as a public servant, and as a United Methodist congregational pastor. Throughout her vocational life, she has been a leading social justice activist, working with local, national and international organizations focusing primarily on the causes of peacemaking, racial justice and LGBTQ rights. Dr. Lightsey is the author of Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology.
The theme for February is what it means to be a people of resilience. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith.