2017-02-12 Flying Together

Rev. Vail Weller, Guest Preacher; Rev. Beth Banks,  Worship Leader

What inspires the starling to move in harmony with the other birds in the group? How does your living generously lead to increased generosity in others? How might abundance transform your community?

The Rev. Vail Weller is Congregational Giving Director at the UUA (she manages the Annual Program Fund that encourages congregations to support other congregations through covenantal giving to the association). Vail loves visiting congregations across our movement, and has seen a lot of them as a lifelong UU as well as a parish minister. She has served in West Virginia, Michigan and now San Mateo. She shares her life with her children, Zinn and Denison, and her husband, David, and knows how to find her favorite restaurants in airports across the country.

2017-02-05 Shape for the Spirit to Move

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Ben Bazor, Worship Associate.

We’ll return to the topic of covenant as the Committee on Ministry prepares to launch a process for our congregation to create an all-church covenant. This is a historic time in our country, and a well-crafted covenant can serve us by keeping us focused on what is important. “A covenant is not a definition of a relationship; it is the framework for our relating. A covenant leaves room for chance and change. It claims: I will abide with you in this common endeavor, be present as best as I can in our becoming.” – Lisa Ward