John Studstill on “The Three Gods of Congolese Animist Religion”

John Studstill

Dr. John Studstill, a retired professor of cultural anthropology, will talk about African oral traditions that he and others have collected. Dr. Studstill was a teacher and Methodist missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the early 1960s. That’s when he developed his long-time interest in African religions, and he has published several studies on the subject

This is also the first Sunday of the month, so please join us for a hot-dish lunch. It’s a great way to get to know us. (Visitors need bring only their appetites. We’ll have plenty!)

Dr. Studstill taught for many years at Columbus State University. Before that, he taught at the University of Maryland. He has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1985, first in Atlanta and then in Columbus. He was president of our Fellowship in 2005 and 2006.

Here’s the Sunday schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This week: “Three Nuns on the Bus: Part One.”
  • 10:00 a.m. UU Singers practice.
  • 10:30 a.m. Coffee, light refreshments and conversation before the service.
  • 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.
  • 10:55 a.m. Children’s Religious Education. (Kids join us for the first few minutes of the service, which includes a children’s story. Then they adjourn to a classroom for their own activities. This week’s topic: “We Are All  they learn
  • Noon Hot-dish lunch. Visitors welcome.