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.
Guest speaker Kate Hand from Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda
Is the current administration ushering in the beginning of the end of life-as-we-know-it? Or the start of the Great Awakening? Could it be both? Join Kate Hand as she explores these questions, and offers some spiritual practices to move toward a greater sense of calm and centered engagement amidst the world’s madness.
Kate is one of the founding members of the Bay Area’s newest UU Fellowship, Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda, where she often leads worship, along with her husband, Peter. They met in a UU church in 1996, and this year will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary. They have a 15-year-old son, Isaiah.
“The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.”
– Hermann Broch
“Joy and sorrow are inseparable…together they come, and when one sits alone with you…remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” – Khalil Gibran
“Madness is rare in individuals – but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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.