Pandemic, Protests, and Persistence

Rev. Jill Farnham-Us grew up in Northern Vermont and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in the late 1960’s.  After graduation, she married and moved to Alabama and discovered a different country.  By 1982, she had come out as a lesbian and moved to Washington DC where she attended Metropolitan Community Church and saw women leading worship services for the first time.  She later attended Wesley Theological Seminary and became a MCC Clergy in 1992.  Rev Jill and her wife currently reside in Herkimer.  They had a Holy Union in December 1990, a Civil Union in Vermont in December 2000, and were married at their home in Herkimer in July 2011.  Rev. Jill currently serves as a leader in the Interfaith Coalition of Utica and Indivisible Mohawk Valley and regularly attends protests for social and racial justice throughout our community.

Sermon- Pandemic, Protests, and Persistence.  Rev. Jill Farnham-Us will be talking about Pride Month,  the earlier pandemic of HIV/AIDS, and using the light within us to persist for change.