Guest speaker on August 4, 2019:

Rev. Duncan E. Teague, 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. In 2017 legislative session of the State of Georgia House of Representatives, Rep. Park Cannon, District 58, signed House Resolution #290 commending Teague for his many years of HIV/AIDS work.

Rev. Teague is an inductee to the Morehouse College, Board of Preachers of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International College of Ministers and Laity, 2015. He graduated from Candler School of Theology in 2011 with a M. Div., and was ordained by the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Congregation of Atlanta and credentialed by the larger UU Association in 2014.

The emerging Abundant Love Unitarian Universalist Congregation, in the West End community was established in 2018. He is a member of the UU Ministers’ Association’s Committee on Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism (CARAOM).  He worked jointly with Georgia Equality as Faith Outreach Consultant and with the national Freedom to Marry organization for the 2015 Georgia legislative session.

At the UU General Assembly 2016, Columbus, OH, he preached. He was a chaplain for the Southeastern UU Summer Institute (SUUSI), July 2016, and a chaplain and a preacher for 2017 SUUSI in Cullowhee, NC. He also has served on the Appointments Committee of the UU Association’s Board of Directors. He is a guest preacher to UU congregations and other faith traditions throughout the country.

Teague is a published writer and senior member of the performance poets, The ADODI Muse; A Gay Negro Ensemble. Archival collections of The ADODI Muse’ work, Teague’s papers, memorabilia and writings are held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Teague was a 2011 honoree of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s 25th Anniversary celebration. His narrative is featured in the award-winning book and stage productions of Sweet Tea, an anthology of Black gay men’s lives in the South by E. Patrick Johnson, Ph. D.

He resides in Decatur, GA with his longtime companion and husband, David Thurman, a semi-retired neuro-epidemiologist with the Emory School of Medicine, and the National League Against Epilepsy. They’re celebrating 25 years together.

Guest Speaker on June 30, 2019

Fenwick Broyard, recently graduated from Vanderbilt University Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity and will soon begin a doctoral program in theology at Emory University. Mr. Broyard also holds a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, located in his native city of New Orleans.

Prior to leaving for Vanderbilt, Mr. Broyard was Executive Director of the Athens non-profit Community Connection, and for the Athens Land Trust developing and directing the Community Agriculture Program.

On Sunday, June 30, Mr. Broyard invites us to an understanding of how the church may be the catalyst and harbinger of a new social order, grounded in a humanistic interpretation of the “kingdom of heaven” preached by Jesus and John the Baptist.