2017-08-20 It Started in the Quiet of the Morning

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Elli Norris, Worship Associate; introducing Dani Lindstrom, 2017-18 Intern & Campus Minister; Guest Musicians, Vocal Art Ensemble.

What began as a best practices gesture of appreciation became a habit. Over decades, the habit became a spiritual practice, with unexpected consequences. This sermon is the result of a challenge from a colleague to be vulnerable and reveal with this congregation, and colleagues, what has been a somewhat private practice


2017-08-13 Safety in our Midst

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Guest: Melissa Castro-Pulido, Co-Chair of SPEAK; Stacie Frerichs, Worship Associate.

Melissa Castro-Pulido, representing SPEAK––an organization which supports undocumented UCD students (recipient of UUCD’s Faithify crowdsourced funds)––tells stories from SPEAK members. We also explain the process of moving toward safe space for undocumented people in Yolo County. UUCD is a part of a network of faith communities considering the meaning of “Sanctuary” in 2017. Organizations in Woodland and Davis are exploring how to pool our resources.

2017-08-06 Pearls of Wisdom

Rev. Beth Banks & Rev Morgan McLean, Worship Leaders. Talks by Ruth Hall, Stan Dawson, & Allegra Silberstein

Three wise elders of our congregation will share pearls of wisdom with us. Come receive the wisdom that is the result of many years on this earth, and of an open mind and heart. A time of celebrating our elders will follow the service in the cool of the Social Hall.