My family was never part of a church, and I never saw the need to be part of any organized religion. When I heard about people giving money to their churches (sometimes a lot), I always thought ” They’re being duped” or “ripped off.” I couldn’t see the value of it.
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Sunday is my favorite day of the week because I get to come to Starr King for fellowship, enlightenment, education, and I get to sing. I look forward to it all week. Read the full testimonial.
Roy and Diana Dickerson
This church is our family. The support we have gotten when we needed it is unbelievable. We also love the activities and the sermons. Read the full testimonial.
Sunday used to be the worst day of the week for me. I dreaded the coming struggle of the week ahead.
Now I know that on Sundays I can be with caring people who dream of putting an end to war, poverty, racism, homophobia, and replacing each with love and justice. There always comes that point Sunday morning during meditation when all we hear are the birds outside Read the full testimonial.
When I first started coming to Starr King, it was because my dad wanted to find a church, I was just his ride. My dad had Asperger’s Syndrome, something we didn’t understand when I was growing up. I just knew I was often ashamed of my father’s unusual behavior. Here at church, Dad would respond to the minister out loud during services, comment loudly about songs the congregation or choir sang, and sometimes even break into song himself. Read the full testimonial.
On Joining the Search Committee
When I committed to being on the Search Committee a year ago, I knew it would be a lot of work. I have to admit, I didn’t realize quite how much work it would be, but I was willing to jump in and do everything I could. I wanted to be on the committee to make sure we would have a minister who would maintain that sort of environment that would heal hearts like mine. Read the full testimonial.
I have been a member of this congregation for 50 years and I have been a Unitarian for 64 years. That’s pretty strange, I guess, for someone who doesn’t profess to have any religious beliefs. Read the full testimonial.
I like the intergenerational community and the opportunity for personal growth.
When our children were much younger we shopped churches in the East Bay that were family friendly. My wife and I came from different religious backgrounds, so we were looking for a church that felt warm and welcoming to both of us. We attended Starr King several times but failed to realize that we each were enamored with the church and thought the other one was not that much interested. Years passed and Read the full testimonial.
It is the diversity of beliefs expressed here that most draws me to UU. Spirited, open, questioning discussion is common here; and it fosters acceptance, peace and love. Read the full testimonial.
I felt welcome in this church from the moment my partner Susan and I walked in the door. Read the full testimonial.
I came to this church for community and support. I found it. Read the full testimonial.
Rene G. Castle
I have found that Starr King offers a supportive home and community for people of diverse beliefs. Over the years I’ve called myself Atheist, Humanist, and a Christian with mystical leanings. Read the full testimonial.
I like the feel of the community, the hospitality, and how they make me feel welcome.
Bob and Diane Meyerson
SKUUC switched our social focus from my prior location in Concord, and Diane’s in Daly City, to where a place of ‘not belonging’ became ‘home.’
I have chronic debilitating health issues and my family is far away. This caring community has been an emotional lifeline for me.
On my first visit to this church, I couldn’t sing because my tears blurred the words in the hymnal. To my immense surprise, I was crying with joy and relief! These hymns had words I could accept with my whole heart! In this church I didn’t have to sing or say words I didn’t believe! Read the full testimonial.
I found Starr King on Google. It was within walking distance so off I went. From my very first visit I knew I was in the right place. The sermon was about hugging trees. Seeking spirituality, looking for your Light, is a journey. Before finding Starr King my journey was long and at times discouraging and very lonely. Read the full testimonial.