Speaker: Pastor Kristen Cervantes

Better known as “Pastor Kris”, Kris Cervantes has served as UUWaco’s minister since September 2014. She is a lifelong UU and native Texan. She also serves the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Waco, Texas. She received her MDiv (with honors) and a certificate in Sexual and Gender Justice Studies from Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth. She serves on the board of the Greater Waco Interfaith Conference and the Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood of Central Texas. Kris lives in a little brick house with her husband Robert, son Gabriel (17), and a variety of four-legged family members, as well as lots of books (and dog hair)! Her older son Jack (19) studies print-making and fine arts at UNT. In her spare time, Kris reads (everything), paints, sings, talks to her garden, and drinks far too much coffee with friends.

Falling Upward 3: Home & Homecoming

In our final conversation with Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward, we’ll explore the possibility of living fully and deeply into the second half of life. Having spent the first halves of our lives answering the question, “Who am I,” the second great life question, “What should … read more.

Falling Upward 2: Necessary Suffering?

The Buddha tells us that pain is inevitable in our lives; we also know that growth doesn’t occur when we are comfortable. Richard Rohr, like so many other thinkers and theologians, confronts these truths and calls us to lean into the deep learning possible when … read more.

Falling Upward 1: The Two Halves of Life

Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for a three-part conversation with Fr. Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Rohr, a Catholic priest, theologian, writer, and speaker, invites us to look past the life society and survival insist upon, and hear the … read more.

Christmas Eve of Lessons and Carols

Join us for our traditional Christmas Eve celebration led by Pastor Kris Cervantes with music from the Community UU Church Choir. The service of Lessons and Carols takes us through the story of Christmas as well as our contemporary experiences during this season, and finishes … read more.

The Longest Night Service

The jingle and joy of the holiday season can be grating and even unbearable for those of us experiencing grief, depression, pain, and loneliness. The Longest Night Service — previously called “Blue Christmas” — is a place for anyone who’s had a rough day, week, … read more.