The Street Projects
The idea of our street projects was conceived by one of our Board members Lynda Karanikolas who was inspired by the Burma Shave ads from the 1920’s to the 1960’s.
Burma-Shave was an American brand of brushless shaving cream, famous for its advertising gimmick of posting humorous rhyming poems on small sequential highway roadside signs.
Our signs may not be humorous or may not be rhyming or even sequential, but they are being noticed as they stand above the tall grasses along Albany Post Road in front of our church building. They tell a story about who we are and what we do.
The very first project “Our Kids are Super Heroes,” was based on the justice projects our kids have taken on: including anti racism, animal justice, immigration justice and food insecurity just to name a few. We are proud of our kids' accomplishments and want to share them with our local community as they drive by our church home.
Our second and current project is “God is…..,” again showing who we are and how we celebrate our diverse beliefs about God. Some Unitarian Universalists have questioned whether any concept of God can be meaningful in a scientific world. While other UUs have found the concept of God profoundly meaningful. Revelation is not sealed and what we believe today may not be what we believe in a few months from now. We are always learning and as we learn, we make sense of things in new ways.
Our third project was "Black Lives Matter" reflecting our eighth principle. Keep a look out for more street projects in the future!