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Pride & Juneteenth Shabbat Services

Friday, June 16, 2023 27 Sivan 5783

6:30 PM - 9:00 PMCBH & Zoom

In accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”  (Major General Gordon Granger, reading from General Order Number 3, Galveston, Texas, June 19, 1865)

As a LGBTQ-founded community, we are naturally excited to be entering June, known throughout the world as Pride month.  With the adoption in 2021 of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, the month of June now includes two celebrations of liberation and dignity — Pride, which commemorates the uprising at the Stonewall Bar in 1969, and Juneteenth, the day recalling proclamation that reached enslaved Black folks in the western reaches of American chattel slavery.

This year, Congregation Bet Haverim will be holding a special Shabbat service commemorating both Pride and Juneteenth.  In a time of vile attacks on our bedrock values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, there’s never been a better time to join together in celebration of the honor of all people, all created in the Divine image. 

Our guest darshan will be Reverend Duncan Teague.  Rev. Teague is the founding minister of the emerging Abundant Love Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Abundant LUUv).  Before accepting his calling to ministry, Rev. Duncan E. Teague had an established career in HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, and research coordination.  Rev. Teague is a longtime friend of CBH, as well as a published writer and senior member of the performance poets, The ADODI Muse, A Gay Negro Ensemble.

Please join us for a night of defiant celebration, holy chutzpah, and fierce pride. 


Sign up to bring a dish to the potluck here.

Rev. Duncan Teague and faithful and hardworking friends dreamed of and planted the Abundant Love Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation in The West End community of Atlanta. Abundant LUUv is committed to continuing the work of healing communities in the UU and Black church tradition. Rev. Teague is employed by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health assisting with research to inform faith-based projects in Global Health department doing HIV/AIDS anti-stigma work. He is an Affiliated Community Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. He has also served a term on the UU Ministers’ Association’s Committee on Anti- Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism (CARAOM). He received a proclamation honoring his work by the Atlanta City Council sponsored by Councilwoman Keisha Waites and endorsed by Council President, Doug Shipman. In the 2017 legislative session of the State of Georgia House of Representatives, Rep. Park Cannon, District 58, and Rep. Kesha Waites signed House Resolution #290 commending Teague for his thirty-eight years of HIV/AIDS and community work. Rev. Teague resides in Decatur, GA with his husband, David Thurman, a retired CDC researcher, celebrating 30 years together later this year and 20 years married.

If you would rather call in, call:
(646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 565 086 132


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