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.

A Love Letter to the Ones Who Survive

Domestic violence is perhaps the most inclusive form of abuse in the world. It cuts across every line of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, sex, or gender; socioeconomic background, education levels, and partnership statuses, from dating to married for decades. The bad news is trending … read more.

What We Love We Empower

Each day, in each moment, we have a choice as to where we direct the inherent power that we each have. Perhaps we make choices automatically, perhaps we feel that we are stuck making choices that are not in line with our values – with … read more.

Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters

The prophet Amos had a lot to say about justice for those on the underside of power. Join Pastor Kris Cervantes as she revisits the fiery, prophetic words of a former herdsman who is called to speak truth to power in his own times. What … read more.

Eros & Embodiment

Eros isn’t just for Valentine’s Day! Join us for a look at the intersections of love, sex, life, and power, with a special focus on Black and Womanist thinkers and writers, who hear the scars and wisdom which accompany embodied life on the margins.

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Love Is Not Color Blind

We move into Black History Month with our mouths open in cries of grief, calling the names we still cannot forget, the names newly added to the catalog of violence that ends Black lives: Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Sandra Bland. George Floyd. Tyre Nichols. Join … read more.