2012-10-28 Transforming Desire

Annie Gonzalez, Worship Leader; Jenn Richard, Worship Associate

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) transforms longing for the dead into communion with them. This celebration developed when Spanish Catholics tried unsuccessfully to suppress indigenous practices in what is now Central America; versions of it are celebrated all over the world. As we explore this cultural practice, we can examine our own attitudes about death and ritual in order to find opportunities for transformation.

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2012-10-21 Shaking Hands with Life


Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Pat Moore-Pickett, Guest Worship Associate.

Victor Frankel said we are not to ask, “What is the meaning of life?” Life asks us, “What meaning have you given to me?” Unitarian Universalist theology encourages us to be co-creators of history, not passive observers. As UUs, our decision to act has consequences for how we see ourselves, the strength of our society, and for a life that is larger than each of us. Pat Moore-Pickett will speak about UUCD hosting the Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) January 7–14.

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2012-10-14 Longing to Make a Difference

Evan Junker, Worship Leader; Karen Klussendorf, Worship Associate

We belong to a living faith: faith in action; salvation in this life. We long to positively impact our communities, nation, and world. Evan shares how UUs can focus our energies, ground our actions in our faith, and make a real difference in this life! Evan Junker is the Director of Field & Development for the UU Legislative Ministry of CA and Action Network. He has championed numerous progressive causes involving voting and civil rights in the southern US and has led dozens of grassroots efforts across the country.


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2012-10-07 Longing: Turning Ourselves Inside Out


Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Erica Kenney, Worship Associate.

“When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahil Gibran, The Prophet. We yearn for what we imagine for ourselves and others, something likely within ourselves already. Longing can animate us to find what we desire.

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