This Week's Service at UDUUF

November 17, 2019 - 10:15am

Theodore Parker was an activist and abolitionist, whose lectures inspired Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was also an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church, whose congregations numbered thousands, including Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 1963, Betty Friedan's influential best seller, The Feminine Mystique, which sparked the 1960s women's movement, bore the following 1853 epigraph from Theodore Parker: “The domestic function of the woman does not exhaust her powers. To make one half of the human race consume its energies in the functions of housekeeper, wife and mother is a monstrous waste of the most precious material God ever made.”

All are invited to the one-hour service, sponsored by the Upper Delaware Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, which will be held in Room 102 of the Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg, NY. Directions can be found at www.uduuf.org.