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.
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.
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.
Note: The Labyrinth Walking Meditation originally scheduled for this Sunday has had to be postponed, due to the social distancing requirement. We hope we can resume this tradition in the fall.
Showing Up, Meditation or Prayer, and being present for people we encounter. What are other literal and figurative ways of being present are there? Presence is also a practice and a state of being that leads to enlightenment and a fuller and more … read more.
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.
With our intentions to love and serve, to speak for justice, kindness, and preservation, the work we do, all the growth we gain, build character in each of us and makes our beloved community deeper and stronger and transformative.
We celebrate Earth Day this week, and speak also about our 7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence.
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.
This Sunday, at 10:30am and again at 7pm, we offer a virtual Service on some of the ways to maintain equanimity during the pandemic. Instructions for joining by Zoom below:
Here is how to Zoom (ZUUM):
1) Close all applications and files except your browser. (Chrome browser … read more.
The Service originally planned for this date has been postponed due the the COVID-19 pandemic. It was to have been on our 6th Principle, ‘the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.’ Ironically, the pandemic may advance the goal … read more.