On Saturday, November 4, 2023, we held out most successful fundraiser to date with the largest audience. We thank all who attended and the musicians for the outstanding concert, as well as the army of volunteers from multiple congregations who made it all happen.
UULM-MD heartily thanks the UU Congregation of Columbia for hosting our benefit concert in their lovely Sanctuary in the Owen Brown Interfaith Center. We appreciate the support of UUCC staff and members in planning and holding the event!
Paint Branch Creek
The acclaimed acoustic musical group, Paint Branch Creek, is a collaboration of five musicians and a lyricist, several with UU connections. Based in College Park, the band's bold original music is rooted in a variety of American experiences. Whether delicate or hard-driving, each song is inspiring. Their engaging shows delight loyal fans as well as new audiences.
Joshua Long is a gifted songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has a passion for creating music that moves the soul and inspires change, drawing from varied genres, including Hiphop, Soul, Pop, and Contemporary Christian & Gospel Music. He currently serves as the Director of Music Ensembles at the UU Church of Annapolis.
In May 2023, Long received Wesley Theological Seminary’s Public Theology Excellence Award for a forthcoming album of music dedicated to creation justice through worship and sacred songs.
"The trouble around difference is really about privilege & power - the existence of privilege & the lopsided distribution of power that keeps it going. The trouble is rooted in a legacy that we all inherited, and WHILE WE'RE HERE IT BELONGS TO US. It isn't our fault. It wasn't caused by something we did or didn't do. But now that it's ours, it's up to us to decide how we're going to deal with it before we collectively pass it along to the generations that will follow ours."
Allan Johnson, Privilege, Power, and Difference