Sunday, December 1, 2019
Rev. Gary Batey is a retired minister of the United Methodist Church whose most recent pastorate was at Roser Community Church in Anna Maria from 2000-2014. Prior to that he served various churches in Ohio, and was, for a time, a hospital chaplain and an adjunct faculty member at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Gary and his wife Karen have two married daughters and three grandchildren. The Bateys now live in St. Petersburg, FL a few blocks from their elder daughter, her husband and their son. Their younger daughter, son-in-law and two more grandchildren live in Salem, Oregon.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Chris MacCormack has been MUUF’s emissary from The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee for many years. Her travels over many parts of the world make her very knowledgeable about situations worldwide. Chris was a Peace Corps worker in the Dominican Republic, then was Spanish teacher at Bayshore High School and SCF. When she retired she traveled abroad teaching English: to Peru, Ecuador, San Salvadore, Mexico, Honduras, Turkey, and Thai land . Currently she is a volunteer at Project Light teaching English and at UnidosNos mentoring students.
The UUSC, a partner organization with UUA, is a nonprofit organization advancing human rights and social justice with 80 grassroots partners in the US and worldwide. This year makes 80 years since Martha and Waitstill Sharp started the UUSC assisting refugees in Europe. Chris says (and MUUF members agree) that when I want to make a contribution after an emergency or for a cause such as immigration reform, I know that my funds sent through UUSC will be put to very good use.
Learn More at https://www.uusc.org
Sunday, October 27, 2019
for over 50 years. As a folk singer and guitarist, Ken plays the “classic” folk music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. While based in Nashville for 30 years, Ken performed as a solo artist, as part of the folk duo “Judith and Ken” and with the folk trio “The Folk Revival.”
He has performed in concerts, clubs, listening rooms, coffee houses, banquets, and festivals over the years and has played for audiences throughout the United States. Ken moved to Panama City in 1999 and has continued to perform all over the southeastern US since then.
In addition to playing music venues, Ken has developed a number of programs that he presents to church groups, civic organizations, and clubs. His programs are developed around a topic/theme and feature lots of music as well as narration. As a long time UU, Ken’s favorite audience is any group of Unitarian Universalists, and he visits 25 to 30 UU congregations a year. His program for us will be entitled “Songs of Justice, Equity, and Compassion…the Second UU Principle.”