The Real Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Who was Mary Magdalene? She has been portrayed as a prostitute, a devoted follower, an important apostle, a mystic, and even possibly Jesus’ wife who bore his children. Often her portrayal was shaped by the religious struggles of their times and says more about the person shaping the narrative than revealing truth.

Come and be introduced the the real Mary Magdalene by Dr Amy Slagle. Dr. Slagle is an Associate Professor of Religion in the School of Humanities at University of Southern Mississippi. She earned her PhD in religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her expertise is in Eastern Orthodoxy, religious conversion, sacred arts/material culture, afterlife beliefs, and modern occultism. Her work includes the book The Eastern Church in the Spiritual Marketplace: American Conversions to Orthodox Christianity (Northern Illinois University Press, 2011) and several articles. She is currently teaching a 5-week course through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) about the lost gospels and early Christianity.


PRELUDE Ukraine Cold Open – Saturday Night Live
“Preserve Ukraine for us! / All Your graces and benevolence / Bestow upon our nation”
CHALICE LIGHTING To face the world’s terrors, a chalice of courage. To face the world’s turmoil, a chalice of peace. May its glow fill our spirits, our hearts, and our lives.
Love is the doctrine of this church
The quest for truth is its sacrament
And service is its prayer
To dwell together in peace
To seek knowledge in freedom
To serve human need
To the end that all souls should grow into harmony with the divine
Thus do we covenant with each other and with God.
STORY FOR ALL AGES Marvie Celebrates International Women’s Day (Sesame Studios)
Music: Barbra Streisand – Carefully Taught and Children Will Listen *start at 1 min 15 second mark*
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PRESENTATION “The Real Mary Magdalene” Dr. Amy Slagle
We extinguish this flame,
but not the light of truth,
the warmth of community,
or the fire of commitment.
These we carry in our hearts
until we are together again.

Coffee Social and Sunday Service Information
Coffee Social: 10:30-11:00 AM Sunday (Central Time Zone)
Sunday Service begins at 11:00 AM (Central Time Zone)

Coffee Social will be hosted UUJXN online only via Zoom. No in person option for attendance will be offered.

Join the Coffee Social online via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 998 6233 1068
Passcode: UUJXN

Join the Coffee Social by phone, dial (312) 626-6799 or (346) 248-7799
Then enter the meeting ID: 998 6233 1068
Participant Code/ID: (just enter # key) Passcode: 476821

Worship Service will be hosted by Our Home Universalist Unitarian Church in Ellisville, MS. You may attend this service in-person in Ellisville, MS, or participate online or by phone.

Join the Worship Service via computer, tablet, or smart phone:
Meeting ID: 834 0935 8917

Join the Worship Service via phone: call (312) 626-6799
Then enter the Meeting ID: 834 0935 8917

If you have any zoom-related questions, please contact Jessica Cloud via email or phone: 571-438-8333.

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