Written in the Book of Life

We are in the midst of what Jews call the Days of Awe, the ten-day period from Rosh Hashanah (the first day of the year) to Yom Kip- pur (the day of atonement), a time of reflection and reckoning. It is good to set aside such a moment to ask ourselves: if my life were being written up in one great eternal book, what would I want to write next? Music: Be’eri Moalem,viola

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Eyes on the Prize

The vision of a truly multiethnic, multicultural, multigenerational spiritually vibrant community is always a primary goal of a Unitarian Universalist congregation, but it requires consistent and changing human effort. Join religious educator, seminarian, and Unitarian Universalist Association trustee Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd for a worship experience on keeping this goal in sight as we continue to become the church we wish to be.

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Divided we Fall: Race, Economics and Faith

Join our speaker in exploring the intersection of injustices, how they perpetuate in our society and how we – as Unitarian Universalists – can bend the arc of the moral universe toward justice. Evan Junker serves as the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of California. Prior to joining UUJMCA in 2011 he was a political consultant and campaign manager for dozens of progressive causes and candidates, primarily in the southeastern Unites States.

Transformation

Transformation: We are invited to transform ourselves, each other, and the world. What does that really mean? How do we do that? Is transformation something that happens in its own time, like growing a tomato, or are there things we can do to hurry the process along? What should the church do to help us live up to the invitation to transform?

Becoming Naturalized

How would we live if we thought of ourselves as truly interdependent with the land and all its creatures? Robin Wall Kimmerer shares much wisdom (and some tough questions) in her book Braiding Sweetgrass, and we’ll take some wisdom from the perspective there: from the work of a field botanist, from a person indigenous to this land, and from a lover of the earth.