Parish Minister Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris
Welcome to Starr King Church in Hayward. I find this congregation to be a warm and welcoming home of liberal religion, a place where both newcomers and long-timers alike can worship, experience spiritual growth and learning, and strive to make our world a better place. In this living tradition, we are encouraged and expected to be the arbiter of our own beliefs, and our congregation is a good illustration of that, as we include liberal Christians, neo-pagans, natural theists, atheists, agnostics and others.
Personally, I grew up in the Detroit suburbs and have been a Unitarian Universalist since I told my parents I wanted to attend church at age five. I am fortunate that they found this free faith that provides a saving message to those with an open mind seeking to find a place to consider their religious and spiritual questions.ood illustration of that, as we include liberal Christians, neo-pagans, natural theists, atheists, agnostics and others.
As a young adult, I became deeply involved in my Denver church and served as a lay leader of that large congregation. I heard my call to ministry through leading the annual stewardship program as I realized how much this faith meant to me. I attended seminary at Iliff School of Theology. With joy, I have served Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church since called here in 1999.
As a personal moniker, I call myself a faithful agnostic because the descriptor recognizes my intellectual skepticism as well as my desire to live a life full of hope with a heaping dose of a love of mystery.
We are an informal community and a Welcoming Congregation, so come as you are, bring your spouse or partner, your children, and your friends, and join us for Sunday worship.
We look forward to seeing you.
In Faith, Hope and Love,