Speaker: Charles Du Mond
Unitarian Universalism is a house of belonging for those who find shelter and inspiration in congregational life. This sermon will explore what makes this faith unique and how we can open the doors wider to people seeking a liberal and life-affirming message. Reverend Amy Moses-Lagos attended Starr King School for the Ministry and lived in San Francisco for many years before moving to Seattle, WA in 2014. She currently serves as the quarter-time minister at Free Church Unitarian in Blaine, WA, and also works as a stay-at-home parent to her six-year-old autistic son.
Change can be hard – especially, it seems, the most meaningful changes. Letting go – letting go of one way of being to embrace another way or just plain letting someone or something leave your life – can be an act of faith. Jessica York, Director of Congregational Life at your Unitarian Universalist Association, reflects on how our faith has affected her ability to accept the inevitability of change.
Authority is the central question of human endeavor. When Jesus drove the buyers and sellers out from the temple, the chief priests and elders asked him, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority?” This month’s Touchstones journal suggests that “the authority for building beloved community comes from the members of a community who want to live into that new empowering vision, but a leader is needed who shares their vision.” To be effective, that leader must focus first on the “know-why” that informs the vision, then motivate others to make that vision real.
Join us in welcoming Rev. Mary Katherine Morn, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). For nearly 80 years, UUSC has been advancing UU values by working with justice makers the world over, confronting unjust power structures and challenging oppressive policies. … read more.
This service will explore how we can cultivate non-anxious presence in an anxiety-producing world.
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.
Recalling a brief encounter with a humble, imperfect, and extraordinary person, Worship Leader Bill Heavlin explores Covenant, our congregational theme for September, by interweaving Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the Hindu concept of dharma, and the wisdom of the Blackfoot people.
Highlights from Sunday Service. “It’s A … read more.
The late Rev. A. Powell Davies said, “Life is just a chance to grow a soul.” How is your soul? Visualize your soul as a garden. Is it neat and tidy – no weeds – with everything in straight rows? Or maybe you are a … read more.
Over 20 members and staff from UU San Mateo attended General Assembly in Spokane, Washington, June 19-23. We will share lessons, stories, and music from the workshops and worship services with almost 3000 other UUs from across the USA. And we will consider how to … read more.