Generosity is a spiritual practice. It helps to transform an ordinary community into one that is beloved. How can we learn to be more generous in substance and spirit?
Speaker: Sheila Sandow
UCSF Professor Dr. Tom Newman will explore the implications of evidence that political orientation and attitudes toward authority are partly genetically determined.
In a world of suffering, what is church for and what do we need from one another? Our sabbatical minister Rev. Sarah will explore this central question in her first sermon with our community. Come for the warm community, the sacred silence, wise words, and moving music. Stay after the service, if you like, for a welcome reception for Rev. Sarah and a fond farewell to the Chung-Williamson family … moving to Denmark and new adventures!
We pay a steep price when we live a life divided. What causes us to feel fragmented, as if we are powerless and insufficient? How can we transform ourselves so we are able to live whole and holy, offering to the world … read more.
As we near the end of the eight-day observance of Hanukkah – The Festival of Lights, we will learn about the miracle that this holiday celebrates, and talk about modern-day miracles. We’ll light the menorah, and explore the meanings of this holiday’s rituals and traditions, … read more.
On this day we will honor victims and survivors of sex/gender violence. We will hold with fierce love and tenderness all those who have been harassed, abused, or murdered for being who they are, and we will weave together a fabric of healing and hope, so that survivors become thrivers, and love outshines hate.
Sermon by The Rev. Ben Meyers
Reflection by Sheila Sandow
Reflection by Charles Du Mond
Choir sings: Hashiveinu
Joel Chapman sings: Kol Nidrei