The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick has called the Rev. Dr. Kharma Amos as its new settled minister. Amos has more than 20 years of experience in professional ministry and social justice activism.
Amos was drawn to the Brunswick congregation by the church’s deep historical roots, active work for justice and human rights, and dynamic engagement with people of many religious heritages and beliefs who share a commitment to spiritual growth, building deep and authentic community, and trying to make the world better.
Amos began leading services on Sept. 11, the annual “homecoming” service. After the service, there was a picnic on the town mall, where members could get to know Amos.
Amos is a preacher, activist, writer, singer, educator, fundraiser and administrator. Before coming to Brunswick, she served as team lead for resource development for Metropolitan Community Churches and as minister of the Unitarian Universalists of Central Delaware.
Born in Springfield, Missouri, she has lived and worked in Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Delaware. She lives in Lisbon with her wife, the Rev. Diane Fisher, a proud Canadian retiring after 30 years in ministry.
The predecessor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, the First Universalist Society of Brunswick, was organized in 1812, and there has been a stable Unitarian presence in Brunswick since 1830. The current building, a modern, solar-powered structure, occupies the same location as the previous building, which was destroyed by fire in 2011. For more information, go to uubrunswick.org.