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.
Dani Lindstrom’s final service. We’ll bless our new UUCD banner, designed and sewn by the UUCD Quilting Group. Juuliebells Perform. Goodbye for Dani Lindstrom: Cake & Light Lunch to honor our Intern & Campus Minister. June 17, after her final sermon.
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
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?
Jean-Paul Sartre wrote, “Every day is an opportunity to create and define who we are.” Our relationship to the person who is our mother changes over time. This service honors the experience of mothers who emerge to become someone new.
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..
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.
Rev. Morgan McLean, Worship Leader; Tamara Range, Worship Associate
Bring a Friend Sunday. Rainer Maria Rilke advised a young poet to “Live the questions . . . . into the answers.” Revs. Beth Banks & Morgan McLean offer their perspectives on questions we hear from new and longtime UUs. Our music celebrates Earth Day.
Rev. Beth Banks, Rev. Morgan McLean, Dani Lindstrom
Easter’s message is about the transformation that happens in life, from relationships to nature. Our service will have many expressions of the natural emergence of new life, and ways we can participate in its unfolding.
We ask, “In what do you place your deepest trust?”