Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Reflections on the Sikh Faith Tradition

Our worship service this Sunday was inspired by Valarie Kaur, Founder of the Revolutionary Love Movement and author of the book “See No Stranger.” Join us as we gather to reflect on the concept of Ek Onkar/We Are One from the Sikh faith tradition.
Valarie Kaur is a renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer. Her book is an amazing memoir of huge challenges and great resilience. She is one of the organizers of
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Celebrate Friendship!

Join us this Sunday, August 2nd, as we celebrate Friendship Day. 
We are putting together a slideshow to share pictures of us with our friends over the years. 
Please share yours! We are also inviting people to share their stories, so if you would like to tell us about that special person that made a difference in your life, who stood by your side, believed in you, helped you through difficult times, and celebrated your
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Pride Sunday

Virtual Service: Check your email for details on how to join

Each of us has worth and dignity, and that worth includes our gender, sexual orientation, and gender expression. As Unitarian Universalists, we not only open our doors to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, we value diversity of sexuality and gender and see it as a spiritual gift. We create inclusive religious communities and work for LGBTQ2 justice and equity as a
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Blessing of the Animals

Virtual Service: Check your email for details on how to join.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, we are unable to hold our regular outdoor service for the blessing of our animal companions.
However, this will not prevent us from celebrating our furry/feathered/scaly friends and honoring the memories of those who are no longer with us.
We invite you to bring your pets to our virtual zoom worship service. If they are with us only
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Family Ministry

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Service Description: I hope you will join us this Sunday, May 31, which marks the end of the official RE program year at Starr King UU Church. Please join us for this annual tradition where we honor our families, children and volunteers and celebrate the joy you all bring to our community.… Read the rest

Our mission and vision

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Service Description: Our mission: Starr King UU Church in Hayward, California, is a welcoming congregation that strives to foster respect and compassion for all people and a reverence for nature. We support one another in our search for spiritual and religious meaning and are committed to working for justice in the larger community. 

Our vision is to be a spiritual community for our time:… Read the rest

Flower Communion

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Service Description: The Flower Communion is an annual ritual that celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity, and community. Originally created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek of Prague, Czechoslovakia, the Flower Ceremony was introduced to the United States by Rev. Maya Capek, Norbert’s widow.

In this ceremony, everyone in the congregation brings a flower. We invite you to send Rev. Maria Cristina a photo

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Gratitude

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Service Description: Congregants will share songs, stories, and poems about gratitude. Please join us each Sunday as we gather together to sing and to reflect, to share our joys and our sorrows, to connect with each other and with something bigger than ourselves. This is the antidote to isolation! Come nourish and replenish heart and soul.… Read the rest