Our Sunday Services begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 10:30 a.m. We gather each week with members and friends to inspire each others’ quest to search for truth, enlightenment, and community. The format of our services often include:
- A welcome to all
- Announcements of activities or calls for volunteers
- Open sharing of joys and sorrows
- Lots and lots of music
- Our main topic
- More music
- Refreshments and socialization
Religious Education For Children & Youth
Nursery Care for infants and toddlers is available.
Many Sundays we have a Supplement Program following the service. This is often a discussion forum on a topic of current interest; if there are handouts, they may be posted afterwards on the Calendar page for that event. Sometimes it is a brunch or other social activity. The Supplement Program begins at 11:00 a.m. Child care is available for these events.
Audio Recordings of our Services
Audio Recordings of our Sunday services are available for a nominal $3 donation, which goes into our collection plate. Dates and titles of our more recent services are listed below or see the attached SERMONLIST2015. Contact Jim Hodges with the information on the specific recording you would like to receive and he will get it for you. Donation envelopes and a complete hard copy catalog listing are available during the Coffee Hour.
Presented by UUFS member Jesse Nattamai. Shame is something we all experience that can make us feel disconnected and desperate for worthiness. How do we recognize when someone is unloading their shame on us? When we feel shame, how will telling our story build connection with others and worthiness? This morning Jesse shares her own story with us – how it’s led to better shame resiliency, and how she aims for a no-shame relationship with her children.
Guest speaker Sarah Londer of Social Justice Collaborative. Sarah will be speaking about protecting and advancing the rights of immigrants and their families through legal representation in immigration and criminal court as well as community advocacy.
Sarah grew up in San Mateo County, graduated cum laude from UC Hastings College of the Law in 2015, and is now a licensed attorney in California. Prior to law school, Sarah lived in Santiago, Chile for five years, where she became fluent in Spanish. Sarah has always been actively involved in the community and passionate about civil rights. While at Hastings, Sarah participated in the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic and the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, where she started advocating for under-served groups. Currently Sarah dedicates her time to immigrant issues at the non-profit, Social Justice Collaborative, in Oakland.
Co-presenters Kate Hand & Tovis Page.
“This we know. All things are connected like the blood that unites one family.” – Chief Seattle, 1854
“Interconnectedness” has become an easy catch-word these days, especially for Unitarian Universalists, who claim respect for the interdependent web as one of our core principles. But do we really know all things are connected, in a way that makes a difference?
Or is an understanding of our interdependence something that must be deliberately cultivated over time, with practice and dedication, like any other great spiritual pursuit? How can we dive into our connectedness so we feel it in our hearts, know it in our bones, and manifest it in the world? Join us this morning for an exploration of that which connects us all.
Both Kate and Tovis are both members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City. Kate is also one of the founding members of the Bay Area’s newest UU Fellowship, Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda. In Redwood City, Tovis serves on the Interfaith and Denominational Affairs committees. She has a PhD in Religious Studies which she diligently applies as a full-time parent of two active boys. For the past several years, she has been discerning a call to spiritual service and is thrilled to be starting her journey toward UU ordination in the Fall.
Guest presenter Claire Eustace.
We all benefit from play! This service will include forms learned through InterPlay workshops. Some of us “recovering” or “still serious people” need tools to help us integrate more play into our daily lives.
Interplay is an active, creative way to unlock the wisdom of the body. It is based in a series of incremental “forms” that lead participants to movement and stories, silence and song, ease and amusement. In the process, we discover the wisdom in ourselves and our communities. InterPlay integrates body, mind, heart and spirit. It is devoted to fun and is firmly based in affirmation and looking for the good.
Claire Eustace is a recent graduate of the Pacific School of Religion and a candidate for UU ministry. Before seminary, Claire worked as an environmental professional, a trusts & estates attorney, and in energy policy. She lives in Oakland with her partner Amit and their child Ilana and loves to dance
Guest presenter Dr. Chris Schriner.
Human beings function splendidly in some environments, but very badly in others. Dr. Chris Schriner will explore the mismatch between human nature and the complicated world we have created – and what we can do to survive and thrive in spite of our “design defects.” This challenge is especially important in today’s political context.
Chris is the Minister Emeritus of the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont and is also a retired psychotherapist. Chris earned a B.A. from the University of Redlands, a Doctorate in Religion from Claremont School of Theology, and an M.S. in Family Counseling from the University of LaVerne. His Honors Thesis at Redlands examined the ethical thought of theologian Paul Tillich and his dissertation at Claremont School of Theology dealt with nuclear weapons policy.
Chris is the author of six books, including “Your Living Mind: The Mystery of Consciousness and Why It Matters to You” and “Bridging the God Gap: Finding Common Ground Among Believers, Atheists and Agnostics.” Copies of his books will be available for examination. He is also an active blogger at www.SchrinerBooksAndBlogs.com and Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground. Chris lives in Fremont and he is married to Jo Ann Schriner, a music therapist. We are happy to have Jo Ann with us this morning.