Church hosts Hamilton College chaplain Sunday

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Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Higby Road, Utica, will host the Rev. Jeffrey McArn, Hamilton College chaplain, who will speak on, “Trusting in the Power of Love,” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 3.

How does a culture shift from adversarial mistrust and abuse to cohesive mutual affirmation? Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed it depended on a commitment to the deep, joyful, mysterious, creative, demanding, powerful work of love. But what is love? 

McArn has been college chaplain for Hamilton College since 1996, and has served as summer minister for a small church on Grindstone Island in the St. Lawrence River since 2005. For the last five years he has taught a course in the Religious Studies Department entitled: American Freedom and Protestant Thought. McArn works with both the Protestant Chapel Community and the Interfaith Community at Hamilton College, where he also works in local community outreach and service learning initiatives.

He has taught classes on “The Art of Listening,” “Conflict Resolution,” and “1968.” He also serves on the boards of the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica, the Johnson Park Center, and the National Abolition Hall of Fame & Museum in Peterboro.

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