Alumni who dedicate their time to spiritual fulfillment.
Chuck Hill - Class of 1969
It's a beautiful old church isn't it? It was built in 1870 by freed slaves whose descendants have gone on to larger churches on the west side of town. For the past twenty years it has been a Unitarian church. For eight years it has been my church. It is a place of ideas and words and music and art.
On the right side of the picture is a sassafras tree that I planted on the day of my son's naming ceremony. The tree is growing tall and strong, with roots which reach deep into the dark Alabama earth. That little sassafras is a metaphor for how I want my son's life and my own life -- to be.
The church is the center of our family's community, caring and committed people who have joined together in our spiritual journeys. We are rational, yet spiritual. We are actively involved in public expressions of our shared faith: in support of liberal political and social causes.
Together we seek, along paths as varied as we are. Within ourselves we find.