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23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Poor Unfortunate Souls



March 26, 2023

10:30 am, live streamed from the Sanctuary

Rev. Catie leading


We know their names (or, at least our kids and grandkids do): Ursula; Jafar; Hades; Cruella; Scar; Radcliffe. Disney villains are, of course, meant to be evil, but there’s more nefarious “representation” imbedded in many of these characters: queercoding. For Trans Day of Visibility, we’ll study how heterocissexism and racism have been imbedded into childhood villains, and how we can support positive queer representation instead. We’re thrilled to have members of Lilith Vocal Ensemble as guest musicians for this service, prior to their 4 pm performance through our new To The Fore concert series. Please note that this is our first Sunday service with our new masks-required and masks-optional sections in the Sanctuary.