Three weeks ago, after I got off the Red Line at Porter Square, I saw something that I haven’t seen in this area but something which is a Black church staple.
A church bus.
The church I grew up in had 2. My cousins’ church had 1. Most of my friends’ churches had at least 1.
This got me to thinking…..does any UU congregation have a church bus?** How many UUs have any idea what what a church bus is?
I’ve been wrestling with what I was going to say in this post since that Sunday. Am I going through a fit a nostalgia? Am I asking for too much from UU congregations to wonder why UU congregations don’t provide this really simple form of hospitality and welcoming?
What does it mean that no UU congregation I can think of offers a transportation ministry?
What avenues would be opened if UU congregations did have a church bus? Who would get to be included?
of course, these thoughts bring up other issues like where UU congregations are in relation to both population centers and where their members/friends live, etc.
I’m still wrestling with this Black church memory and what it could mean for Unitarian Universalism. Maybe we can wrestle with it together.
**–my friend Patty tells me that First Church Roxbury has one. Fits the profile.