Beyond Blame: An Essay/Prayer for Alec Baldwin

On August 8, 2021, Actor Alec Baldwin came to the lawn of our church in Orient, New York. He held an inaugural conversation in our series called Spirituality in light of…..His topic was Spirituality in the light of Covid.

Alec hit a kind of lecture circuit home run that evening. His theme was what the virus had done to him and his family. People who came for the celebrity appeal left with a new friend. Baldwin could easily have behaved badly in this Normal Rockwell scene. He did just the opposite. He knew nothing of sarcasm or condescension. Instead, he seemed like a regular guy…

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Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper

Donna Schaper is Pastor of the Orient Congregational Church and writes avocationally as the Dolly Mama. She is an irregular Baptist and UCC Clergy person.