Author: Beth Ogilvie

Making Room

A reflection

Greetings! I’m here to invite you on a journey, a magical journey that can take place over a very long time or just a few seconds. I’ve taken this journey myself a number of times in the last few years, and I’m starting to see the stages of it more clearly.

I’ve been thinking lately about many things: about cultural differences, about hospitality, about connecting across difference. About how to do it, and … Read the rest

Protecting Sacred Lands at Juristac

On Friday August 20th, some of our Starr King congregants showed up in solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band to protect sacred Juristac land from desecration. Thanks to everyone who made it, with special thanks to Rene for his sign making skills!
There were about 35 people attending, from all over the place — San Benito County (where the rally was), Santa Cruz County, all over the Bay Area, and even one person from
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UU The Vote 2020

Take action now to shape the outcome of the November 3, 2020 election.

  • Shape public discourse with our UU values
  • Support the worth and dignity of the marginalized in our society
  • Work towards justice, equity and compassion in our government
  • Support our vision of a world community with peace, liberty and justice for all
  • Provide an alternative to policies of domination, white supremacy and exploitation

Progressive people of faith can have a meaningful role in … Read the rest

GA 2015 by Beth Ogilvie

Beth's GA badgeGeneral Assembly 2015, June 24-28 in Portland, Oregon, was an amazing experience. It was my first GA, my first time being with 4500 other UUs in one place – learning together, worshiping together, witnessing together, and conducting the messy democratic business of the UUA, including amending the UUA bylaws and debating social justice/witness statements.… Read the rest

Tech news from GA 2015 by Beth Ogilvie

At General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon, I attended 2 sessions run by #UUsGetSocial, about how to use internet technology to advance our mission. The first was called Make Your Website Awesome and Make It Yours. Here are some of the things I learned.

New UU church website design coming. More than 50% of all internet accesses are from mobile devices now, and our church website is not mobile friendly. Luckily, the UUA is … Read the rest