2018-09-23 A Vision of a People

Rev. Morgan McLean, Worship Leader; Emily Burstein, Worship Associate

One of the six sources of our Unitarian Universalist living tradition is “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.” Last week marked the end of the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Now begins the holiday of Sukkot and the building of the sukkah. This service will explore the wisdom and spirituality found during these holidays in the Jewish tradition.

2018-09-16 The Unexpected Journey

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Meghan Kelly, Worship Associate

Change is always a part of life, but the radically unexpected has become the new norm in our society. Theology found in Unitarian Universalism can help us be responsive to the changing world around us, and still remain grounded. Come for a service that doesn’t offer a quick-fix, but rather a way of holding your life’s vision. Teacher Commissioning––in worship we celebrate this year’s religious exploration classes for our children and youth.

2018-09-02 Predictions, Prophecies, and Promises

Rev. Ranwa Hammamy,  Worship Leader; Intern Minister Alex Haider-Winnett, Worship  Associate

Headlines today can create an atmosphere of fear, division, and chaos. Our lives may feel out of our control. Drawing from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, we’ll explore the power of predictions, prophecies, and promises in these times.

Rev. Ranwa Hammamy is a Chaplain with the Center for Elders’ Independence, Oakland, and is affiliated with Mt. Diablo UU Church. She is the Steering Committee Pres. for DRUUMM (Diverse & Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries), a national organization for UU People of Color. A self-described “UU-Muslim,” Ranwa hopes to serve both living traditions.