Sunday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. – Zootopia with Juliet Donaldson

Sunday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m.
Led by Juliet Donaldson, Director of Religious Exploration
Join us for a family service where we wrap up our unit on Acceptance by taking a close look at the film Zootopia.
In this Disney film mammals have evolved, they now wear clothes, the old classifications of prey vs. predator no longer apply and in the great city of Zootopia “anyone can be anything!” But when you dig beneath the surface everything is not quite as it should be, labels still exist, and predators, in particular, struggle to shrug off the labels of their past.
Here in America millions of people have flocked to our shores, hoping to leave their labels behind and take up the dream that in America too “anyone can be anything!”
But just as in Zootopia it hasn’t been that simple, many of us received labels that made being part of the American dream difficult or even impossible. These and other labels continue today as our human nature tries to categorize, generalize and sort people into boxes.
During this service we’ll explore the labels that we give ourselves and others and how these labels impact our lives, limiting our hopes, dreams and accomplishments.

Special music will be provided by our “Two Tenors,” Jonathan Keene and Joshua McKiernan.


  1. I would love to see a copy of this sermon after it is given. I am unable to attend the service as I will be out of state that day but it very much intrigues me. I am a member of the UU Society of Fairhaven and also a high school teacher. Thanks in advance.

    • Maria Pucillo-Dunphy

      Hi Kelly,
      Thank you for your interest in the sermon. I will pass your request for a copy of this sermon to Juliet Donaldson, our Director of Religious Exploration. Also, our services are broadcast on local cable and also available on demand at this link:

      There is about a 2 week delay in broadcasts, but you can always check this link to see the one currently being broadcast and should be able to catch it.


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