Speaker: Rev. Leland Bond-Upson

Rev. Leland Bond-Upson began his ministry with us in January 2019. He has been a lifelong Unitarian Universalist, graduating from Starr King School for the Ministry with a Masters in Divinity in 1976. Leland has worked in education, social justice, and his parish ministry experience includes the Petaluma UU Congregation and Interim Ministries in Honolulu—HI, Fayetteville—AR, Bellingham—WA, Santa Barbara—CA, Vancouver—WA, and Charlotte—NC.

Leland’s wife and children, social justice, history—especially the history of religious tolerance, politics, poetry, education, film, and art—are his major interests. Visit his website: lbuuu.org to see some of his writing, favorite videos, and personal history.

to read and hear sermons and to see some of his favorite videos.

Father’s Day

Fathering is a big deal for the father, but is usually a much bigger deal for the child. As we said in the 60s, ‘parents are a heavy trip,’ meaning deeply and durably influencing. We all know many people who were loved and helped enormously … read more.

Flower Communion

Begun in the 1923, by Norbert and Maja Čapek, the Flower Communion is celebrated in many UU churches in the USA, and Unitarian churches abroad. It celebrates the beauty of Nature, and the communion of the people with it and with each other. … read more.

Mother’s Day and Mothers Day

On this Mother’s Day, we celebrate mothering in all its different forms, from all its different practitioners, upon all its different recipients. We will speak about the special day for your mother, and why not so much for all mothers. We will also look in … read more.

Varieties of Rebirth Experience

Easter is upon us! Never like this before.
Easter and spring make us think of rebirth.
Maybe we believe that Jesus rose from the dead.
As Unitarian Universalists, more likely, we see this idea of resurrection as an opportunity to consider ourselves, our lives, our goals, and to … read more.