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DRUUMM 2023 Census Survey

DRUUMM — Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries — is the oldest and largest Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) collective in Unitarian Universalism. DRUUMM organized in 1997 for mutual support and to advance an anti-racist, intersectional, multicultural faith. In August of 2023, DRUMM launched a pilot program to collect racial and ethnic demographic … Read the rest

Stewardship Season Begins

Stewardship – the protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving. Something precious.

Have you noticed a new energy in our church?  I have.  You can see it in budding flowers and budding bushes, cottage meetings, congregational conversation sessions, laughing out of doors, singing without masks, and laughing at jokes from the pulpit, to name only a few. Spring Read the rest

Religious Education Report 2023

From Jeffrey Melcher, our Religious Education consultant:

Dear SKUU community,
There is always more to say, to write, and to care about. My time with Starr King UU Church has been a rewarding and engaging experience for me. It has reminded me of why I love being involved with UU communities and those passionate about engaging in whole family
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Staff Changes at Starr King

Update 2.1.2023: We have hired a new administrator! She will start her new role later this month. Stay tuned for details!


There are some important changes in staffing coming up at Starr King UU Church. Our goal is to hire a new Office Administrator who lives locally, to start mid- to late-February. The position, for the most part, will … Read the rest

Board of Supervisors Meeting on Sheriff Oversight

By Bob Britton

Today, Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022, at 3:15 pm the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a “Special” Board meeting to discuss the parameters of a potential Sheriff Oversight ordinance. 

Please speak at the meeting in support of strong independent sheriff oversight. You can speak at the meeting over zoom.

A coalition of organizations including our Starr … Read the rest

Goodbye, Summer Garden

We have said our good-byes to our summer garden. We are so grateful to her for all the harvest gifts this year. Now it is time for our winter garden, carrots, beets, broccoli, and a sweet-pea tee-pee. The children will be able to sit inside and experience the garden from the inside out.
SoUUlful Family Ministry Coordinator, Lorie Miller
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Labor Day Poems 2022

These poems are part of our annual Labor Day service this year. This tradition, started in 2003, is centered on social justice and HOPE. Poetry is one way we connect with the despair of injustice and our hope for a more just future.

2022 Labor Day Poems

Old South Meeting House by January Gill O’Neil 

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Family Ministry: Community Garden Success!

What do Starr King youth think about their community garden?

“We are happy to grow food  for others…”

“The food we donated was grown without any pesticides…”

“We are happy we could feed hungry people.”

Our children’s community garden was a success!! Our harvest was sent home with families at our local food pantry, South Hayward Parish. We are … Read the rest

Family Ministry: Living in the Moment

In those moments in life where we don’t quite get it right, look for opportunities to loosen up expectations that keep us stuck in the “plan.” Children have a great way of being in the moment, and our Starr King children taught me that exact lesson.

My Story

My plan was to teach the children how music plays a part … Read the rest

Family Ministry: Seed to Harvest

SoUUlful UU Ministry has been experiencing “seed to harvest!” Several months ago the children planted pop corn, radish, sweet peas, beans, sweet corn, and pumpkin seeds. In preparation, as one of our family projects, the families created a table top compost bin. Now as we harvest, we will share our tomatoes with our local food bank. And we recently picked … Read the rest