Speaker: with Cynthia Asprodites

Better Together

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?

Farewell to My Father

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.

Old Ways to New Worlds: Deep Ecology, Green Shinto and Reclaiming

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.

Expecting

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.