Peace & Justice Action Team meets Sunday, January 14

Our Peace and Justice Action Team will meet from 12:15 until 1:45 in the Sanctuary. We’ll have reports from various action teams, including on the recent showing of the Naomi Klein movie This Changes Everything, and we’ll discuss a summary of the plans for the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, the upcoming Earth Day, and other future plans.

MLK Rally, Monday 1-15

The annual SHP Martin Luther King Rally/March will be held Mon Jan, 15th at 9:30AM.  It was 50 yrs ago that Dr. King was assassinated while he was working on “The Poor People’s Campaign”.  Help us keep his vision for economic justice alive on the streets of Hayward.  Rev William Barber has proposed a “New Poor People’s Campaign” to bring Dr. King’s vision into the present, as economic inequality grows more and more acute. Rain or shine.

RE Workshop, Sunday 1-28

Join the RE Council for lunch on January 28 from noon to 1:00 pm to discuss how themes & workshops are going and help brainstorm workshop ideas for the second half of the church year.  We value your input, so don’t be shy, stick around and join the discussion, lunch is on us;-)

Beloved Conversation, Friday 1-26 – Sat. 1-27

Using a small-group ministry format, the curriculum creates a supportive space for congregants to talk about their own experiences, while identifying places where growth is necessary. As an instrument of faith formation, it offers participants a chance to rediscover the sacred and important presence of compassion, grace, risk-taking, vulnerability, and the healing joy when cross-racial relationships are reconciled.

You are invited to register (free of charge) for the initial retreat on Friday, January 26, 6:00-9:00pm, and all day Saturday January 27, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, at Mt. Diablo UU Church in Walnut Creek. After this initial retreat, we will gather here at Starr King for 8 evening sessions on Thursdays (typically 2 per month), meeting time to be determined by the group.

Please join us! For more information and to register, please contact Rev. Maria Cristina

Save the Date, Sat. 2-24 & Sunday 2-25

Our mystery dinner fund raiser “The Mystery of the House of Dangerous squirrels” Is coming soon! Sat. Feb. 24, 6:00 PM and a matinee Sunday Feb. 25 at 3:00 PM. Please see sign-up sheets in the fellowship hall for more information and for help needed. Can also see Glen Jacob if any questions. For food, fun and funds!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Friday 4-06 through 4-8

The annual trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is April 6-8.  Sign up Now!  Enjoy a lovely spring weekend in Ashland.   Forms and details are on the community table.  If you have questions, contact Terri Owen (

Save the Date  for Regional Assembly, Friday 4-27

Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience” will be the theme of our Regional Assembly, which will be held April 27-29, 2018, at the Double Tree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Register at


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