Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual & Faith Traditions
Unitarian Universalist Tradition organized by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen & Mark Vogel
Free event with suggested contributions $5-10
Over the next year, each Twelve Moments will highlight the role of music and sound in spiritual practices, and how these practices sustain us in the face of current challenges and injustices. For the month of June, the Rothko Chapel presented a family-friendly meditation in the Unitarian Universalist tradition celebrating Pride Month with a powerful service including social justice songs, readings and interactive meditations, led by Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen and Mark Vogel of First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, joined by members and staff Rev. D. Scott Cooper, Tawanna Grice, Alma Viscarra, Karen Carlson, and Carol Burrus.
About the Twelve Moments series
Since 2005, the Rothko Chapel has shared a monthly contemplative practice featuring different spiritual and faith traditions. Taking place on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm, this series engages teachers and religious leaders from the greater Houston community, providing opportunities to learn more about specific traditions and participate in a contemplative practice.
About the presenters
The Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen is senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. He has a PhD in American Studies and master’s degree in History from Harvard University, an MDiv. from Meadville Lombard Theological School (affiliated with the University of Chicago), and an undergraduate degree from Denison University. A scholar and organizer as well as a religious leader, he has been active in the labor movement and human rights work for many years. He has led worship, workshops or given lectures for congregations, community centers, unions, and academic institutions throughout North America and Europe. He keeps a blog at www.colinbossen.com
Mark Vogel received his master's degree from Manhattan School of Music. He serves as Music Director at both First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston and Congregation Beth Israel, and is Artistic Director for International Voices Houston, a multicultural community choir of singers from over 35 different countries. His work also includes regular performance lectures at the Texas Medical Center, exploring how music relates to science and health.