Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Pride Celebration

Nayela Reynoso and Rev. Maria Cristina have collaborated to create not one but two Pride celebration services this year. On this first Pride service, we welcome Carrie King, illustrator of “Kensie’s Queen” a children’s book about family, adversity, and LOVE! Kensie’s uncle is a fabulous drag queen named Aunt Esmeralda. They adore each other, and together they prove that love is a drag family value. Goodie bags will be delivered containing rainbow candy, rainbow flags, Read the rest

A Celebration of Allyship

Join Bob Meyerson and Rev. Maria Cristina as they reflect on the meaning of allyship. There are many different methods of allyship, starting with a personal recognition of racism on an individual level and continuing onto more active forms of allyship. Within our Unitarian Universalist faith, Allies for Racial Equity is an organization which disrupts oppression, uproots white supremacy, and plants seeds of justice. Allyship is a ministry of faith which leads all who participate Read the rest

Mother’s Day

We celebrate all moms and grandmothers, aunties, foster, adoptive moms, Trans parents, and gender queer folx who gave birth. We recognize that parenting is not easy and that parent-child relationships are complex. We’ll create the space to feel the complexity of happiness, grief, bitterness, love, gratitude, anger, joy, peace, frustration, loss and fulfillment that comes from navigating these relationships.

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Interconnectedness as a Spiritual Practice

Many Unitarian Universalists draw inspiration from the cycles of seasons, the beauty and complexity of the natural world, and the intricate relationships between humans and all the other life on this planet. Some of us practice indigenous religions and Modern Paganism. All of these are part of the sixth source of our living tradition, “spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the Read the rest

Earth Day

Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle: “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part” makes this a day to celebrate religiously. Starr King envisions a world in which reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth are central to the lives of all people. We strive to inspire, facilitate, and support practices that honor and sustain the Earth and all beings. This year on Earth Day we will be honoring our Read the rest