Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Volunteer Sunday

Join us as we celebrate and express our gratitude to our many volunteers. Our community is blessed to have so many caring people who make possible our services, programs, and special events. Ice cream social immediately following the service! (vegan/sugar free alternatives provided)

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Flower Communion

This year marks the 95th Anniversary of the Flower Communion tradition. To commemorate this anniversary, the Prague Unitarian Church has invited UU congregations around the world to join in the celebration on Sunday, June 4. Join us and bring a flower to share!

The Flower Communion was first celebrated in Prague on June 4, 1923 by Norbert Čapek, who was also the founder of the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He saw the need to unite … Read the rest

Soul Repair

In this service, you’ll hear reflections from Bob Meyerson on his 4 years in the service, a reading by Stuart Fink on the book “Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War” by Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini, and lastly a sermon by Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa.

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Beltane

Beltane honors Life. It represents the peak of Spring and the beginning of Summer. Earth energies are at their strongest manifesting growth and renewal. The word ‘Beltane’ originates from the Celtic God ‘Bel’, meaning ‘the bright one’ and the Gaelic word ‘teine’ meaning fire. Join us as we celebrate the Sun’s light to nurture the emerging future harvest.

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Earth Day

Jennifer Koney, Mary Lou Schuller & Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa speak about climate change and things they are doing and things we can do to minimize its impact. After the service, visit with Hayward Animal Shelter animals, join the children’s project, listen to a presentation from Citizens Climate Lobby, plus an update from SKUU’s Climate Action Team. Check out plant section outside and bring seeds to plant/share.

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Easter

The Easter story of resurrection is symbolic of rebirth and renewal and retells the cycle of the seasons, the death and return of the sun. Easter Sunday is a festival and holiday celebrated by millions of people around the world. It is also the day that children excitedly wait for the Easter bunny to arrive and deliver their treats of chocolate eggs. Join us as we explore some of the ways Easter is celebrated around … Read the rest

Fools Rush In

In laughter we find our common humanity, through which celebration and healing can occur. Faithful Fools see the world in all its glorious absurdity and yet trust the universe. Also listen as Rev. Dr. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa is interrupted by a spontaneous improvisation by Glen Jacob and Lorie Miller.

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