First Lieutenant Anthony Jenkins on “Go Down, Moses”

In the spirit of Black History Month, U.S. Air Force Chaplain Anthony Jenkins will explore the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman.

First Lieutenant Jenkins is a Unitarian Universalist military chaplain. He explained his approach to Tubman’s life like this: “Together we’ll consider the many lives that were entrusted to her care over the years as abolitionist, activist, faith leader, freedom-fighter, and U.S. Army Special Forces (‘Black Ops’).” Be prepared for an unusual service.

Chaplain Jenkins currently serves with the 59thMedical Wing at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, but he’s on temporary duty in Alabama. (He also has served as a bassist in Army bands.)

Chaplain Jenkins earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School, and he was ordained at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Md., in 2017. He and his wife Sarah, and their two children (Tobias and Genevieve) currently reside in the Alamo Ranch neighborhood of San Antonio.

Our Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. but do join us for coffee, refreshments and conversation any time after 10:15 a.m.

Services typically are centered on a talk—either by a member of our Fellowship or by a guest speaker. Services also include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to add your own thoughts. Unitarian Universalists (UUs) don’t share a creed. Rather, we support each other in our own free and responsible searches for truth and meaning. For us, dogma is less important than treating our fellow human beings with respect. And visitors are always welcome.

Here’s the rest of the Sunday schedule.

9:15 a.m. to noon. Free childcare available.
9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education.
9:15 a.m. Children’s religious education. Kids also learn about the world’s great religions and about respecting each other and the planet.
10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
11:00 a.m. The Sunday service.