Mary Margaret Earl
The Rev. Mary Margaret Earl will be installed as Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry on Nov. 1. She arrived at the UU Urban Ministry in John Eliot Square in Roxbury last December, after spending the previous 10 years at McAuley Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit in Providence, RI that provides food, shelter and clothing to those who were homeless or at risk of becoming so.
“As a UU minister, I am thrilled to be leading the UU Urban Ministry, an organization grounded in UU values and committed to justice,” Earl said. “It is a dream come true. Since arriving in December, I have listened deeply and learned about our rich history, and the breadth of programs offerend now: our esteemed Renewal House domestic violence shelter; Roxbury Youth Programs, which provide academic support and enrichment to high school students; the Bethany House subsidized housing program for young women; the weekend Explorers Club exploration and learning program for younger children and Jericho Road Roxbury, which connects high-level volunteer talent with small nonprofits doing great work in Roxbury.”
Earl is past president of the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, and served on the Pro Bono Advisory Board, which brings together large Providence law firms and underserved communities in need of free legal assistance.
The UU Urban Ministry, whose campus includes First Church Roxbury, unites communities and transforms individuals through education, service, and advocacy. The organization engage communities and congregations in social action and change, with programs that empower youth and adults to realize their full potential. The organization is committed to standing against racism, building relationships across race, class and faith, and serving the community.