Sunday, May 26, 2019

May theme: Curiosity

9:30 am Personal Theology, Fireside Room – Planning and Evaluation. Please join us to help evaluate past speakers as well as offer suggestions for future topics and/or speakers. Your input and ideas are important to keeping the Personal Theology program current and meaningful.
11 am

Worship Service – Rooted, Resilient, Rising, guest preacher Ranwa Hammamy. There is no shortage of injustice in our world, and these days it can feel as though it is growing exponentially. How do we sustain our spirits, our communities, and our faith as we work to transform our world? Rev. Ranwa Hammamy (they/she) is the Executive Director of the UU Justice Ministry of California, which connects, informs, and engages UUs around California in the work of justice and equity. They also serve as the President of the DRUUMM (Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries) Steering Committee, a national organization that supports UU People of Color. When not working, Ranwa finds joy in singing, baking, and spending time with her spouse and their five fur babies.

Worship Associate: Melissa Rosales / Slides: Stephanie Ann Blythe / Lead Usher: Ray Westergard / Flowers: Jean Hyams / Chaplain: Rev. Sue Magidson

12:30 pm WOWS Meeting, Fireside Room (see Announcements)
12:30 pm Humanist Connections, Safir Room – How to Be a Hippie – Ray Nelson


Good Neighbor for May (sharing our offerings):  YES Nature to Neighborhoods works with the low-income Iron Triangle and North Richmond communities to provide summer camps, community training programs, garden development, cooking classes, health programs and other vital experiences to ignite the imagination, build self-confidence and enhance leadership skills. Your offering today will support YES Nature to Neighborhoods in their work to support families in leading healthy, connected lives, motivating change in their neighborhoods, and inspiring a safe, thriving community.

Today in Family Ministry

9:15 am Childcare available, Childcare Facility, until 1 pm
10 am Youth and Children’s Choir, Meditation Room
11 am Children and youth attend beginning of service, then meet teachers in Atrium
12 pm Community Games, lawn/play yard
12:15 pm Teacher Reflection Circle, Family Ministry Office

The Week, May 27–June 1

Tuesday, May 21
12:15 pm Applied UU Buddhist Sangha, Safir Room (contact: Lynnette Delgado, 510-799-0747)
Wednesday, May 22
10 am Walk & Talk Group (weather permitting, all welcome), meet at church entrance (contact: Ann Harlow)
Thursday,  May 30
6:30 pm Gamelan Ensemble, Music Room (contact: Daniel Schmidt)
Saturday, June 1
10 am Anti-Child Trafficking Seminar (see announcements)

Announcements & Upcoming Events


  • WOWS (Whites Opposing White Supremacy) will meet today from 12:30 to 2:30 in the Fireside Room. WOWS is a group of white-identified people at UUCB that discusses race issues and the implications of being white in this society. We work to actively oppose white supremacy culture within ourselves and our congregation, in order to become more effective anti-racist allies and accomplices. WOWS meets once a month (we have a lot of work to do!) on the fourth Sunday. New members are welcome! For more information, please contact  Jane Eisenstark (, 617-759-4320) or Julie Rogers (, 510-520-8230).

Sat. June 1, 10 am to 1 pm, Social Hall. Anti-Child Trafficking Seminar. Lucia Ray, Community Violence Solutions, and Gordon Jackson, 3Strands Global, will talk about child trafficking in the Bay Area—what it is, what it isn’t, and what to do about it.  FREE!  Register at  Free childcare IF the child is pre-registered via For more info, email

Sun. June 2, Youth Spirit Artworks will speak in Summer Forum at 9:30 and briefly in the 11:00 service. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to bring the prototype Tiny House that day, but they expect to bring it on June 9.

Sun. June 2 will be Lost and Found Day. Be sure to check near the Social Hall stage for items you may have left (or check the coat closet, Lost and Found box, and kitchen before that day).

Sat. June 8, 10 am to 2 pm: We will have a “Junque Sale” in the North Parking Lot. LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED on Friday, June 7, 1–5 pm, and Saturday, June 8, 8 am–4 pm. Please contact Ann Harlow,, 510-559-3616, to sign up for a 2-3 hour shift or to offer donations.

Visit the Social Justice table on Sundays to see what’s new – and encourage visitors to check it out.

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