Video of 2019 MacKenzie Lecture Series – Otis Moss III

On January 25th our sanctuary was filled with people and possibilities as we listened to the message of our  2019 MacKenzie Lecturer Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III of Trinity United Church of Christ of Chicago, Illinois. The theme of Dr. Moss’ lecture was Punching Holes in the Darkness . The lecture attracted people from as far as Fort Collins and beyond. A variety of socially conscious people from many traditions were represented.

Both KGNU and the Daily Camera covered the evening. The Daily Camera article included an interview with Dr. Moss and had this to say about our community>

According to Moss, religion in the United States, especially Protestantism, is generally tied to social conservatism. But prayer communities such as Boulder’s First Congregational break that mold and provide an alternative path for spiritually-minded, social justice-oriented people.


About the MacKenzie Lectureship

The MacKenzie Lecture is an annual lectureship sponsored by First Congregational Church of Boulder.

The guidelines for the lectureship are:

  • Topics are of a religious nature
  • Lectureships be held in the FCC sanctuary and church facilities
  • The series be geared to provide an educational opportunity for members of FCC, friends of the parish and the wider Boulder Community

If you would like more information on the lectureship series, are interested in serving on the committee, or would like to contribute in any way, please contact us at


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