The holiday season is upon us, and it is time for visiting those we love. But what are we to do when divisions that are breaking us apart?
Virtual Coffee Hour
After worship we invite you to switch over to Zoom for a time to connect “face to face.” Click here to join us. Meeting ID: 332 046 821. Password: 810131.
- Personal Theology: "The Ruderless Boat--Images that Guide Us." Presenter, Sue Ellen Parkinson
- 9:30 a.m. Sue Ellen Parkinson is a visionary artist who explores the Sacred Feminine through her paintings. Coming from outside the Christian tradition, her work has led her on an unexpected journey that has profoundly changed her life. Her dream-like paintings, are interesting from both a spiritual and cultural perspective. Click the heading above for the link to the meeting.
- Personal Theology-"Trying Once Again to Say Who We Are." Presenter, Rev. Jay Atkinson
- 9:30 The UUA Principles are once again up for revision with a commission charged to propose an update to Article II of the UUA bylaws. Why "principles"? Why not values, or covenants, or commitments? And where do our present UUA principles come from? Rev'd Jay will offer a historical look at all this and raise some questions about what's transient and what's permanent in the identity of our UU tradition. Click the heading above for the Link.
- Literature, Film & Drama Contingent - Native American History Celebration
- 12:30 pm UUCB's Honoring Indigenous Peoples Group (HIP) invites you to an informative and inspiring LFMDC experience on November 7th, as they present two short videos, featuring Anne Marie Sayers, Mutsun Ohlone leader and tribal chair of the Indian Canyon and Hopi elder Thomas Banyacya. Click the heading above for the link to the meeting.
- Literature, Film & Drama Contingent - Disability Discussion - Megan Kirshbaum and Marsha Saxton
- Disability - Hosts: Megan Kirshbaum, Founder and Executive Director of "Through the Looking Glass" (Services for infants, children and parents with disabilities and their families); and Marsha Saxton, Director of Research and Training for the World Institute on Disability as well as a lecturer in Disability Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Click the heading above for the link to the meeting.
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UUCB occupies land in Huchiun, the unceded territory of the Chochenyo-speaking Ohlone people. We understand that we continue to benefit from the seizure and occupation of this land. We acknowledge and embrace our responsibility to take restorative action. We affirm that this is deeply felt and commit our congregation to be in right relationship with Indigenous communities, aligning in solidarity, supporting Indigenous projects, and caring properly for the land.
Check out our blog, where you’ll find recommended readings and videos to learn more about the Ohlone, about Native American life in general, and how to be an ally and accomplice in the justice-seeking activities of Indigenous groups.
JULIAN OF NORWICH: WISDOM IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC-AND BEYOND
Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, author, theologian, and activist priest, has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His 38 books, lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics and prophets, contemplative activists, who honor and defend the earth and work for justice. Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality that was grounded in an effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical traditions in such figures as Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics, Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality. His recent projects include Order of the Sacred Earth and Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox as well as The Cosmic Mass. His most recent books are: Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in at Time of Pandemic—and Beyond; and The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times. Other books include Original Blessing; The Coming of the Cosmic Christ; A Spirituality Named Compassion; The Reinvention of Work; and Christian Mystics. www.matthewfox.org. www.dailymeditationswithmatthewfox.org The ISBN for the Julian of Norwich book is: 978-1-6632-0868-2
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