An Important Part of a Larger Whole

Mason "Commish" Moseley

Mason “Commish” Moseley
(picture by A. C. Millard)

A testimonial by UUFP member Mason Moseley.

I agree with Rev. Andrew’s message from last Sunday:  I want more than being a member of the “Fellowship of the Peninsula”.  The UUFP has a long history of supporting the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Patricia and I were invited to a Sunday morning service in the Fall of 1986 and we haven’t looked back.  The following Spring, we attended a District meeting and started learning about other UU congregations in the region.  In 1990, I attended Leadership School for a week at the Mountain in Highlands, NC.  That experience was a turning point in my life for both helping me realize my talent to serve and solidifying my dedication to Unitarian Universalism.  Patricia attended Leadership School a few years later with Judy Remsberg, and Mary-Elizabeth Cotton.  Others from the congregation have attended as well.

Soon, I was serving on the District Board, and I attended my first General Assembly (GA) in 1993 in Charlotte, NC.  By 1996, I chaired the Thomas Jefferson District’s Board.  Planning for that 1993 GA by a denominational committee included holding a Costume Ball with the theme of coming in the garb of Thomas Jefferson’s time.  At the opening plenary of GA, as I remember the situation, that event was questioned from the point-of-view of minorities who in Jefferson’s time could have been slaves.  It was a wake-up call.  This is why I am a UU.  I have been challenged to think.  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, WOW, they are people too and they need allies.  Hetero white privilege, that’s the identity I wore for years without knowing.  Religious freethought has a long history that I keep learning about.  I and others spent over a year reading the Bible with Ray Baker, something I had not done as a Christian youth.

I fully admit that there are many congregations that inspire the best of those who attend and are actively involved, but I am a contributor here at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula.  The UUA and all it represents makes the UUFP an important part of a larger whole.  I encourage your support of our denomination and thank you for all you do here at the UUFP.

Mason Moseley, you can call me Commish.

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About acmillard

Andrew serves as minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula in Newport News, Virginia.
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2 Responses to An Important Part of a Larger Whole

  1. Lehni says:

    Hear! Hear! I am glad to know some of your story!

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