The mid-week online vespers, a 25-minute evening service led by current UUCB Worship Associates, has provided a time to come together mid-week during the summer to experience moments of reflection, prayer and song, grounded in our UU faith. This will be the final mid-week vespers … read more.
Speaker: with Cynthia Asprodites
11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
These are anxious times. The weight of stress and uncertainty sits heavy on our hearts, makes it hard to find our balance, feel our delight, take action for good. In this week’s service, please join Kathryn Jay, Cynthia Asprodites, and a host of UUCB members as we explore how small practices of attention and awareness can help us ground and center us and give us the strength and courage to press on for justice and peace. We will gather on Facebook Live and YouTube.
Kathryn Jay has been a member of UUCB since 2011 and serves on the Board of Trustees. She recently earned an MDiv from the Starr King School for the Ministry.
Virtual Coffee Hour..[read more]
In the United States we have spent lifetimes destroying our sense of connection. Disconnected from everyone, we are awash in a sea of poor substitutes for feeling alive. How can we honor the lessons and legacy of organizing, of connection, of knowing that what we cannot do alone, we can do together?
Guest preacher Rev. Chris Schriner will explore estrangement and reconciliation, in the context of gay pride month.Dr. Chris Schriner, Minister Emeritus of Mission Peak UU Congregation in Fremont, earned a Doctorate in Religion from Claremont School of Theology and an M.S. in Family Counseling from the University of LaVerne. He has spoken twice at our Personal Theology forum. In addition to ministry, Chris worked for 25 years as a psychotherapist. He is the author of six books, including Your Living Mind: The Mystery of Consciousness and Why It Matters to You and Bridging the God Gap: Finding Common Ground Among Believers, Atheists and Agnostics.
The journey of life brings us seasons of both joy and sorrow. Join us this Sunday as we give thanks for this faith community of partners on life’s journey.
For a more environmentally sustainable future, we need a new ethical, spiritual model where science and religion are integrated and humans are a part, not rulers over the Earth. Join us this Sunday as we seek out this “new” way through the work of modern practitioners of ancient faith traditions from around the world. Guest preacher Kiya Heartwood is an award-winning U.U. songwriter, activist, and Starr King Seminarian. She is also the Artistic Director of the People’s Orchestra of Austin, TX.
In this season of lights, of darkness, of mystery and joy, there is also the theme of waiting. Whether you’re a child waiting for presents, a soon-to-be parent awaiting a birth or adoption, we share the experience of expectation.