As we get ready to welcome Rev. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa to our pulpit and to our lives, many of us are wondering how to make her feel welcome and what our different relationships with her will be like. This service explores the fun and the challenges of building beloved community together, and of opening our hearts and spirits to this amazing adventure that is just beginning. The service will include 2 homilies, one by Dennis Rowcliffe of the Oakland UU Church, sharing some of his experiences in a mostly white congregation with a minister of color, and one by Rev. Maria Cristina.