Minister arrested at protest, and other UUs in the media

Minister detained while supporting immigrants

The Rev. Wendy Von Zirpolo, minister of the UU Church of Marblehead, was arrested at a protest for immigration reform in Washington, D.C. (Wicked Local Marblehead – 9.17.13)

The Rev. Jan Christian voiced her concerns about inadequate services for the homeless in her community in Ventura County, Calif. (Ventura County Reporter – 9.12.13)

After a rough last year, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster, Pa., is up and operating again, its minister says. ( – 9.13.13)

Jesse Jaeger, a Unitarian Universalist who is executive director of UU Mass Action, a statewide advocacy network, lost a primary election for city council in Lynn, Mass. (Daily Item – 9.19.13)

A bunch of new ministers, and more

UU congregations in Humboldt, Calif., and Easton, Lexington, and Gloucester, Mass., all welcomed new ministers: the Revs. Bryan Jessup, Kristin Grassel Schmidt, Claire Feingold-Thoryn, and Jennie Rankin. (Times-Standard – 9.14.13, Wicked Local Easton – 9.16.13, Wicked Local Lexington – 9.13.13, Gloucester Times – 9.14.13)

Unitarian Universalist author Sena Jeter Naslund’s appearance in Macon, Ga., had to be moved to a larger venue, the High Street Unitarian Univeralist Church. Naslund’s best-known novel, Ahab’s Wife, mentions Unitarianism and Universalism in its exploration of 19th-century America. (The Telegraph – 9.20.13)