Sunday, April 2, 2017 during its 10 am Worship Service, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester will host the 5th Annual Irving and Annabel Wolfson Memorial Lecture on Liberal Religion. The lecture, established in 2012 from a bequest of Dr. Irving Wolfson, retired local cardiologist and long-time member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, is devoted in part to answering the following: “Irving and Annabel Wolfson were agnostics who tried to live by the highest moral standards. From where does that motivation come to live by such standards to a person or persons who did not believe in a hereafter of rewards and punishments?”
This year’s lecture, “Humanism and Unitarian Universalism: Better Together” will be delivered by Maria Greene, Executive Director of the UU Humanist Association. Ms. Greene has contributed articles related to Humanism to the American Humanist Association, to the UUHA's journal "Religious Humanism" and the UUHA blog, and she has a chapter in the recently published book from Skinner House, "Humanist Voices in Unitarian Universalism". Ms. Greene is also a computer programmer with a degree in Computer Science from Brown University. Ms. Greene and her family currently reside in Acton, MA where they are members of the First Parish Church of Stow & Acton.
Maria Greene will also be honored by the Wolfson Lecture Committee this Sunday with the 2017 Dr. Irving & Annabel Wolfson Award for her contributions to Humanism.
A reception will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester is located at 90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606-3411, and is a barrier-free and LGBTQI welcoming congregation. For more information, please visit www.uucworcester.org(link is external) or call 508-853-1942.