Category: News

Recent events of interest to the congregation

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 is almost here; this season of new beginnings, the awakening of the land and our Read the rest

Covid-19 Restrictions Changing

The Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the COVID Working Group (Mary Swain, Corina Vasaure, Rev. Ruth Rinehart, and Mileva Saulo Lewis), voted on 7 February, to lift the restrictions initiated at the height of the COVID Pandemic.  As of 19 February 2023:

  • Masks are OPTIONAL
  • Eating & Drinking are permitted in the Fellowship Hall
  • Singing without masks is permitted
  • Encourage gathering in all indoor and outdoor settings.

We will continue to provide:

  • Virtual
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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 ministry. I have a few more tasks to follow up on in the next few
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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 require in-person services at our church location in Hayward. The position combines the tasks currently … Read the rest

Amah Mutsun Rally for Juristac

Starr King will join over 50 other local groups in protesting the proposed gravel mining operation on Amah Mutsun sacred land.

Amah Mutsun Rally for Juristac

Saturday, September 10, 1-4pm

McEntee Plaza, 70 W Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Join us in front of the Santa Clara County building to show the strength of our collective determination to protect Juristac!

Rally for Juristac webpage

Rally for Juristac Facebook event page



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Welcome, Rev. Ruth!

On Sunday, August 21st we officially welcomed our interim minister, Rev. Ruth Rinehart. She will be with us for two years as we transition from one settled minister to another. The interim is a time to look back at our church history, reconnect with our values, and plan for our future. This will be an exciting time for church members, with many opportunities for spiritual development. If you have questions for Rev. Ruth, please get … Read the rest