Personal Theology Alex PappasSundays, September through May at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room.

The Personal Theology program was founded by Bernard Loomer, former Dean of the Divinity School at University of Chicago and leader in Process Theology. It was led by Martha Helming from 1991 to 2013. Participants listen to and engage with theological and spiritual leaders, as well as present their own topics and spiritual journeys. Seminars pursue the UU values of drawing inspiration from diverse traditions and deepening the spiritual life. This program is supported by contributions from the audience.

Personal Theology Committee: Gloria Merrill (Chairperson), Anne Wardell,  Barbara Rockhold, Dick Sherman, and John Maes (treasurer). Mac Lingo, Dwight Merrill, and Charlie Wright, audio technicians.

For information about Personal Theology or to suggest a speaker, contact Gloria Merrill at cudaviol@yahoo.com or 510-527-2681.

Upcoming Seminars
  • Personal Theology: Jeanne Foster
      12-16-2018

      Jeanne Foster, professor emeritus at Saint Mary’s College, poet, memoir writer, and translator, former minister, UUCB Worship Associate and choir member, and author of five books; the latest is The Living Theatre, a translation of selected poems by the Italian poet Bianca Tarozzi. It was nominated for the Northern California Book Critics Award for 2017. “Lessons from a Tuscan Grasshopper.”

    • Personal Theology: No session.
        12-23-2018

        No Session. Happy Holidays!

      • Personal Theology: No Session
          12-30-2018

          No Session. Happy New Year!

        • Personal Theology: Kit Hewitt
            01-06-2019

            : Kit Hewitt, UUCB member, Facilitator for UUCB Write For Your Life Writing Group, and Personal Theology publicist.Joy: Galapagos Islands.”

          • Personal Theology: Rev. Dr. Sue Magidson
              01-13-2019

              Rev. Dr. Sue Magidson, lifelong UU; UUCB member for over 20 years; UUCB Community Minister. Ordained a UU minister, Sue serves as a hospital chaplain at San Leandro Hospital. She considers herself a professional listener. “Radical Listening as Spiritual Practice: The Transformative Power of Giving Someone Our Undivided Attention.”

            • Personal Theology: Hana Matt
                01-20-2019

                Hana Matt, teacher of world religions at GTU and Interfaith Chaplaincy; author, spiritual director, and counselor. Ways to Cultivate Vibrancy and Flourishing: From The World’s Religions and Modern Scientific Studies.”

              • Personal Theology: Hana Matt
                  01-27-2019

                  Hana Matt (see bio above). Ways to Transform Stress and Cultivate Resilience: From The World’s Religions and Modern Scientific Studies.”

                • Personal Theology
                    02-02-2019

                    Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                    (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                  • Personal Theology
                      02-09-2019

                      Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                      (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                    • Personal Theology
                        02-16-2019

                        Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                        (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                      • Personal Theology
                          02-23-2019

                          Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                          (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                        • Personal Theology
                            03-02-2019

                            Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                            (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                          • Personal Theology
                              03-09-2019

                              Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                              (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                            • Personal Theology
                                03-17-2019

                                Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                              • Personal Theology
                                  03-24-2019

                                  Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                  (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                • Personal Theology
                                    03-31-2019

                                    Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                    (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                  • Personal Theology
                                      04-07-2019

                                      Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                      (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                    • Personal Theology
                                        04-14-2019

                                        Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                        (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                      • Personal Theology
                                          04-21-2019

                                          Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                          (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                        • Personal Theology
                                            04-28-2019

                                            Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                            (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                          • Personal Theology
                                              05-05-2019

                                              Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                              (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com

                                            • Personal Theology
                                                05-12-2019

                                                Contact:  Gloria Merrill

                                                (510) 527-2681, cudaviol@yahoo.com