Monica Whatley of the Southern Poverty Law Center

The Stewart Detention Center is a privately owned jail for men without immigration documents who are awaiting hearings. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) opened an office in Lumpkin last year to provide legal assistance to detained immigrants.

Monica Whatley is project coordinator for the SPLC’s Southeast Immigrant Freedom Initiative—”SIFI” for short. She’s an expert on immigration demographics and policy.

Our Sunday services begin at 11 a.m., and visitors are always welcome. Join us for coffee, refreshments and conversation before the service, and we’ll explain what we’re all about. 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.

Our Sunday services typically are centered on a talk—either by a member of our Fellowship or by a guest speaker, like Monica Whatley. Services also include music, meditation and opportunities (always optional) to ask questions and share your own thoughts.

Here’s the rest of the Sunday schedule.

  • 9:15 a.m. to noon. Free childcare available.
  • 9:15 a.m. Adult Religious Education. This Sunday we’ll explore “Peace. Liberty and Justice.”
  • 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. This Sunday: “Love in Action.”
  • 10:15 a.m. Coffee and conversation before the service.
  • 11:00 a.m. The Sunday service.