Celebrating the Spirit of Kwanzaa
December 29, 2019
Rev. Joyce Palmer

Kwanzaa is a holiday designed to honor and celebrate African American culture, values, and community. During the Kwanzaa celebration, everyone pledges to work together to improve themselves and to make their community a better place to live. This is a celebration that all are welcome to join. 

Joyce Palmer served as the Assistant Minister at Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield, WI. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She served as Director of Membership and Lay Ministry at All Souls Church UU, in Washington, DC. Joyce is the lead on the Marjorie Bowens Wheatley Scholarship Committee through the UU Women’s Federation. Joyce and her family recently moved back to Rockford, IL to live closer to family. Joyce currently works at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois as a Child Welfare Specialist Supervisor. She is also a Community Minister at the UU Church of Rockford. She enjoys reading, teaching Nia dance classes, spending time with her husband Tim and sons Dorien and Antonio, and walking her terrier mix, Rosey.


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