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.

Boxing Day Social

Twas the day after Christmas, and all thru the house
not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse–
computers were humming and coffee was on
as we gathered all sleepy and tired and wan.
Fear not! said the worship team, We’ve got a plan:
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On Hanukkah: A Contemplative Service

Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for a telling of the Hanukkah story that points us away from the common American perception of the holiday as “Jewish Christmas,” and toward a deeper understanding of Hanukkah’s history, and what it means to nourish the light when darkness closes … read more.

An Autobiography in Five Chapters

Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for a sermon and service built around Portia Nelson’s poem of the same name. How can we heal ourselves in a world fraught with potholes and paranoia? Well, it starts with a poem, in this case.

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In Memoriam

DON’T FORGET DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME-SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK! Join us for a time of remembrance, as we mourn and celebrate the lives we’ve lost in the past year (and more). It can be tempting to look away from our own grief in the face … read more.