Speaker: Caryl Hughan

Considering the Divine: Ramadan

Our exploration of God / The Divine theme concludes with a consideration of Ramadan, which begins April 23. Longtime UUSM member Katherine Preston-Watson, a Sufi UU, shares her thoughts about this time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship for the world’s Muslims. Karyn and Shaun Collins offer special music, along with Joel Chapman and Paul Zawilski.

MLK: Where do we go from here?

We live in challenging, controversial times. How do we measure up? As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King reminds us, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” What inspires us toward a future where all people are truly equal? As we celebrate the birthday of the great civil-rights leader, we welcome a return visit by former UUSM Member Mildred Pitts Walter, veteran of the civil-rights era.

Intentional Impact

This service will explore using a social-justice lens to create change in our corners of the world.

Dr. Khalid White is an award-winning educator and Professor of Ethnic Studies/African American Studies, and the author of Black Fatherhood: Trials and Tribulations. He holds a B.A. in Sociology … read more.

Planting Sequoias

Rev. Lauren Smith, who served UUSM as an Assistant Minister and Adult Religious Educator from 2007 to 2012, returns to our pulpit. Rev. Smith is now the Director of Stewardship and Development at the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). About this service, Rev. Smith says, “Peace … read more.

Congregational Life and Covenant

When did you discover the meaning of congregational covenant? Did it change you? We will explore what it means to walk together while encouraging freedom of thought and expression. In congregational life, covenant is freely asked and freely given. It is also an opportunity to find the … read more.

Prayers for Caregivers

Prayer is a powerful spiritual practice that can be as spontaneous and graceful as a hope or a wish. This service will explore care giving and the importance of prayer while both giving and receiving care. Reflections include the spiritual practice of gratitude; praying to … read more.

Transcending Loneliness

This worship service will consider the epidemic nature of Loneliness — whether among millennials, the geriatric set, or other folks in between. Causes of so much loneliness and some recommendations as to how to combat it will be suggested. Loneliness is not something to hide … read more.

A Lullaby for Mothers

This service honors all who are mothers or have mothers. Our Children’s Choir will bestow sweet blessings of song!

20190512 UUSM A Lullaby For Mothers
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, California.  Highlights from
Sunday Service.  May 12, 2019.  “Lullaby for Mothers”.  Reflections by
Diana Chung and Caryl Hughan.  Music … read more.