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The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, CA (UUCD) is a vibrant community with over 300 congregants, led by the Rev. Elizabeth Banks. We live our values by affirming and promoting the Principles and Purposes adopted by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and drawing on the Living Tradition. We are a Welcoming Congregation, celebrating the relationships of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. We honor people of all races, genders, ages, and backgrounds. We are a certified Green Sanctuary, and home to an active Campus Ministry at UC Davis.

2018-05-27 Love Democracy? Think Creatively, Like the Fox

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Eli Norris, Worship Associate

Quilt blessing. Memorial Day Sunday we’ll consider the importance of democracy. People in the Armed Services have fought for it and demonstrators take to the streets to support it. Preparation for this service includes, but isn’t restricted to, the UUA’s 2017-2018 Common Book Read, Daring Democracy by Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen. The message is intended to support our inner spiritual life and encourage public actions. Personally, how do you find connection and meaning right now? Politically, when have you witnessed democracy in action

2018-05-20 Creative Truths

Rev. Morgan McLean, Worship Leader; Tamara Range, Worship Associate.

From social pleasantries to fake news, we see lots of ways people get creative with the truth. This service explores morality and judgement, and the types of untruths we tell––to ourselves and to others. There seems to be a shared moral code allowing the truth to be stretched if it is deemed “harmless.” Is it okay to lie?

2018-05-06 From You I Receive-Flower Communion

Revs. Beth Banks & Rev. Morgan McLean, Dani Lindstrom, Dani Lindstrom, Intern Minister, Worship Leaders; Lily Roberts, Worship Associate.

Our annual Flower Communion ceremony celebrates the unique beauty of each person and the beautiful ways we share our lives. Each Person Is Asked to Bring a Flower for Our Community Bouquet. Teacher recognition in worship..

2018-04-29 Who Am I Really

Autumn Labbé-Renault, Worship Leader; Rabbi Seth Castleman, Guest Preacher.

We welcome Rabbi Seth, a dynamic storyteller and speaker whose faith journey incorporates Judaism and Buddhism. He received Yolo County’s The Multicultural Community Council award for promoting multi-cultural dialogue in our community programs, justice system, and public safety. He offers Mindfulness Meditation at Bet Haverim, Davis.

2018-04-08 That Which Colors the Mind

Matthew Grasso & Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leaders

Immerse yourself in the spiritual experience of ragas (a feature of Indian music) through learning, listening, chanting.

 Matthew Grasso is on faculty at Sac City College, American River College, CA College of the Arts, and teaches privately. He’s designed courses in North Indian and western music.