Theologian Henry Nouwen wrote: “Listening is paying full attention to others … a form of spiritual hospitality by which you invite strangers to become friends, to get to know their inner selves more fully, and even to dare to be silent with you.”
Speaker: Tom Newman
The Days of Awe — Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the period between — mark the start of the Jewish calendar’s new year, and coincide with the beginning of the UU program year. In our Ritual of Atonement, we forgive ourselves and each other.
“Apocalypse” connotes the end of the world. Between the climate crisis, pandemic, massive inequality, and unending violence, it can feel like our world is ending. But what if we could replace our fear-causing stories with new ones that give us hope? A former ecologist, Rev. Leisa now serves the Napa Valley UUs, and works toward planetary sustainability, with love and justice for all.
Join with the UU San Mateo community as we explore ways of coping and caring for one another during the time of COVID-19. Music starts at 9:45.
UCSF Professor Dr. Tom Newman will explore the implications of evidence that political orientation and attitudes toward authority are partly genetically determined.
Mystics for centuries have experienced a great unity, in the vein of “all is One.” What are they experiencing? Are they capturing some truth about the nature of reality? What’s going on in their brains? What’s the human science behind this spiritual experience? Let’s explore!
Highlights from Sunday Service. January 13, 2019. “Ordinary Grace”. Sermon by The Reverend Ben Meyers. Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., sings “Amazing Grace”.
Video: Highlights of Sep. 30, 2018 Worship Service
Sermon by Tovis Page, Intern Minister.
Reflection by Dr. Tom Newman.
UUSM Choir sings “Choose To Bless the World” by Nick Page.