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.

Thirsting for Justice: The UU Beatitude

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Our UU values and principles call us to continue the battle against injustice and hate, even in the face of overwhelm. Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for a refreshing drink of water … read more.

Becoming Ihidaya, The Whole-Hearted One

An early title given to the Christ, Ichidaya is most often translated as “The Single One” – a name rife with connotation for a Christendom focused on sexual “purity.” In fact, Ichidaya means “The Whole One” or “The One Not Divided.” What would it mean … read more.

Easter: Mundanity, Mystery, Miracle

Join Pastor Kris Cervantes for this special Easter Sunday service with a celebration of the death and new life of every miraculous day. This service will also feature music from the Community UU Choir with Director Christopher Wolff-Gabel and Susy Gulley. Be part of the … read more.

The Words of Women

Join Pastor Kris in celebrating the wit and wisdom of women, with a special focus on the words of black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). We’ll also mark the spring solstice with a special ritual–hope to see you there!

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Feminism Still Speaks

Welcome Women’s History Month with a look at modern, intersectional feminism: what it is, how it’s changed, and how to tell if you’re doing it right. (Pro-tip: ask a woman.) 🙂

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