For circle time, the children are exploring the importance of community. Each were given a rock and a story was told. Once upon a time, there was a tiny bird who was very thirsty and could not reach the water in the glass. The children were asked, “How can we help as a community using our rocks?. They came up with several working ideas. What would be yours?
Alameda County Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee Meeting – Zoom Only
Thursday, April 28, 10am
What’s Going On?
SoUUlful Family Ministry is a hybrid program providing both virtual and in person services for the children. Our virtual services include a “Happy Heart” circle time. It is a pre-recorded circle to be played at the family’s convince. Our circle time, both virtual and in person, includes, as does the adult services, a time for Joys and Sorrows, a short meditation, guest speakers and activities promoting that week’s focus, I.e. anti-racism, Pride, leadership, reflective meditation, … Read the rest
This blog post is an excerpt from a past worship service about the concept of covenant. If you have any questions or comments for Ben or any of our church leaders and members, please do get in touch! You can also connect with us via our online communities on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s chat!
Good morning! In the next few minutes I’m going to share a few things I believe, and ask … Read the rest
Recipe for Nurturing Our Church
The ingredients in the bread may be simple or exotic. To the starters of yeast, sugar and water, a variety of flours, seeds, spices, and herbs may be added. In much the same way, our Church begins with our basic UUA principles, then we add the sweetness of love, gratitude, and gifts of service and money.
With great care, respect, and responsible action the bread is mixed, kneaded, … Read the rest
Stewardship Season 2022
Breaking Bread Together, Sustaining Each Other is the theme of our Stewardship season this year. “Let Us Break Bread Together” is ancient hymn dating to the 1300s. Perhaps it lives on because bread, in all of its forms, is a life-giving and ubiquitous source of nourishment, and symbolizes friendship and sustaining hope. Almost every society in the world eats bread in some form. Breads are made out of flour or corn, water, … Read the rest
This month I had the blessing of being part of a wonderful event: The Coastal Salish Family Day. We gathered via Zoom with Melanie Schambach, who came up with the mural idea, and other artists and community members who participated in the creation of a mural that accompanied the Red Road Totem Pole on its way to Washington, D.C.
The mural is an amazing collective creation! Claudia and I painted together the red and … Read the rest
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church unequivocally supports the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in calling the City of Gilroy not to install a new mission bell.
On Monday, Jan 10, 2022, members of Starr King UU Church attended the Gilroy City Council meeting to support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in urging the city to reconsider installing a new El Camino Real Mission Bell. The council refused to discuss it or even to put the topic … Read the rest
The New Year announces the coming of the Three Kings, The Magi/Los Reyes Magos, on January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany. We celebrate their journey and their courage to take a different path. We also celebrate with childlike awe the magical power of a guiding star. Epiphany reminds us to open ourselves and receive the gifts before us. Being open, we can experience magic all around us! There is magic in compassionate words. There … Read the rest