Category: Blog

Minster’s Blog – December 2018

Beloveds, 

 

From UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray 

“We must not turn away. 

These are the days we are living in. Days that force us to consider how we combat the cruelty that would disperse tear gas (a chemical weapon banned in war) at children and parents, at refugees and migrants? How do we build more pathways of love and peace in this world? Where can we bring our broken hearts, our aching, doubting, exhausted spirits? … Read the rest

Love Knows No Borders

     This past Monday December 10, on Human Rights Day, I joined over 400 clergy from various faith traditions at the San Diego/Tijuana border to denounce the militarization of the border and calling for human rights and dignity for all people seeking asylum and refuge.
     We were there as an act of resistance against the current administration’s inhumane immigration policies and in solidarity with migrants, who have a right under international law to seek asylum, but
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Engaging the Wider Community

The mission of our communications committee is to inform and engage our congregation and the wider community in a way that reflects our shared principles and passions.

I think we can all agree that having greeters at the door on Sunday is important in helping everyone feel our warmth as soon as they approach us. The website and social media should serve the same purpose. They are quite often the first point of contact for … Read the rest

RE Reflections – October 2018

In September, we experienced our first Multigenerational service of the new church year, the water communion.  We spent a good deal of time reflecting on our Vision for ourselves as Unitarian Universalists.  We acknowledged that we are seekers, looking for truth and meaning wherever we can find it.  We can find the “truth” when we look within ourselves and listen the sound of our inner wisdom.  We can find answers from sources outside ourselves in … Read the rest

Minister’s Blog – October 2018

Beloveds,

Our Mission statement describes us as a welcoming congregation. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences. The spiritual practice of welcome is a very important one to our faith community.

In the 1980s and 90s, when the word “welcoming” became a code word for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, the Unitarian Universalist Association launched a Welcoming Congregation Program to help us … Read the rest

RE Reflections – June 2018

SUMMER TRANSITIONS

As the end of the church year draws near, Reverend Maria Cristina and I are preparing for our leave.  I am off from June 15 to August 15.  Rev. Maria Cristina will be out in July for vacation and part of August for study leave.  The new church year will begin on September 9, 2018, when Rev. Maria Cristina officially returns to the pulpit.

The church will remain open during the summer and … Read the rest

RE Reflections – May 2018

Theme: Feminism

Tradition: Islam

When I think about Islam and feminism, the role model who springs to mind is Malala Yousafzai. She is a brave and inspirational young woman who dared to speak up for Islamic girls’ right to education, and nearly lost her life for speaking her truth.Taliban extremists took over her town in Pakistan and began to terrorize its citizens by blowing up schools and threatening those who spoke out in defense of … Read the rest

Get Involved! Creative Committee Projects

The committees are looking for help with projects that have scope for your expertise, passion, and creativity. We are also happy to provide training for any role that catches your eye! Thank you for considering the needs of our Starr King community and for everything you already do.

 

Social Activities

Help plan and optionally host Circle Suppers, where members get to know each other over delicious home-cooked meals. Let Sandy Simoni know if you’d … Read the rest

RE Reflections – April 2018

April Theme: Earth

Faith Tradition: Pagan

 

Welcome Spring!! April is here with many exciting things to look forward to.  It feels like all the winter rain decided to fall in the last two weeks.  But, warm weather is on the horizon and we really needed the rain.  Get ready to pull weeds!!

 

The first two Sundays in April will be dedicated to spring holidays.  On April , we will celebrate Easter with lots … Read the rest

From the Minister – Finding Our Way Home – April 2018

Every year the UUA Office of Multicultural Growth and Witness offers a retreat for UU Professionals who identify as People of Color, African American, Afro-Caribbean, Latina/o, Hispanic, Native American/Indigenous, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Middle Easterners, and/or multiracial and multiethnic.

Our retreat is called “Finding Our Way Home” and its purpose is to engage in community building, spiritual reflection, and collegial support while connecting participants with local community organizations as partners in service, witness, and advocacy.

This year … Read the rest