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It’s Not About Us

Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt

11 a.m.

Welcoming strangers is championed in many traditions, but it can be tough to put into practice. This week in worship we will consider how we can welcome others more fully by moving past our class and cultural assumptions and putting the needs of others first.

Special Events

  • Mission and Vision: Taking Stock of Our Blessings
    • 11-19-2017
    • Join us after worship for the next step in our process to figure out where we're headed as a congregation. This time, we'll enjoy a light lunch as we talk together about who we are as a community today and what our shared resources, skills, passions, and assets are. Middle and high school youth are invited to participate and childcare for younger children will be provided. *This is a repeat event for those who didn't make the gathering on Thursday, November 2.
  • Sing-Along Messiah
    • 12-17-2017
    • Hello Music Lovers, UUCB has been hosting a sing-along of Handel's glorious Messiah for decades. Indeed,  it seems likely that the Bay Area tradition of singers throughout the community joining in this great masterpiece  started at UUCB. For more than 50 years, people have been coming to enjoy singing great music in a festive atmosphere. We have a  professional orchestra and soloists and the entire audience joins in singing Handel's fantastic choruses. There are usually 200 to 300 people who...
  • Disney Sing-Along
    • 01-14-2018
    • Leader:  Phyllis van Kranenburg (510) 233-3757, pvankran@gmail.com
  • Mission and Vision: Where Our Gladness & the World's Hunger Meet
    • 01-28-2018
    • In this third set of conversations about UUCB's future, we will integrate what we've learned about our our shared resources, assets, skills, and passions with the needs in our wider communities and see where we are being called to serve and lead. Please come, enjoy a light lunch, and share your perspectives as we discern what UUCB will do in its next chapter. *If you can't make it for this gathering, we will be having the same discussion after dinner and evening worship on Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 in the Fireside Room.
  • Mission and Vision: Where Our Gladness & the World's Hunger Meet
    • 02-01-2018
    • In this third set of conversations about UUCB's future, we will integrate what we've learned about our our shared resources, assets, skills, and passions with the needs in our wider communities and see where we are being called to serve and lead. Please come, enjoy a light lunch, and share your perspectives as we discern what UUCB will do in its next chapter. *This is a repeat event for those who didn't make the gathering after worship on Sunday, January 28.
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of BerkeleyMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 4:44pm
As our congregation travels towards discernment of whether to declare UUCB a Sanctuary Church, Amanda Weatherspoon offered moving words today, among them:

"There is nothing stopping us from caring for ourselves, each other and our wider community."

"No one creates the beloved community in isolation.

"Sanctuary is an action. A living, breathing action."

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UUCB members Jane Eisenstark, Barbara Weisman, Gilbert Weisman, and Linda Laskowski walking with Ceasefire tonight.
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UUCB - Unitarian Universalist Church of BerkeleyWednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 5:20am
"Religion at its best asks us to rise above the selfishness and status-seeking, the othering and xenophobia that come so easily to us," writes Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh. "Religion at its best — and our Unitarian Universalist faith — calls us to honor that which is sacred in each person."
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