Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Yom Kippur

On the Jewish Day of Atonement, we gather to reflect and pray. It is an opportunity to examine the heart, take inventory of the times when we have missed the mark, and ask for forgiveness. “We forgive ourselves and each other. We Begin Again in Love.”
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Water Ceremony: Water is Life!

We gather to give thanks for having access to drinking water, for the bodies of water near us that allow us to refresh our bodies and souls, and for our commitment to defend, care for, and honor this sacred element on which our very lives depend on. Join us virtually or in person as we bring together the waters that we have collected (from rivers, beaches, streams, or kitchen sinks) to pour into a common Read the rest

Gather the Spirit

On Sunday, August 29th we will gather in person for the first time since March 2020. The return to our beloved sanctuary will not be perfect and we will adjust along the way. These are the guidelines our Regathering Team and Board have developed to keep us safe:

  • We continue to follow the latest CDC, Alameda County, and UUA COVID safety protocols
  • We can only accommodate a maximum of 40 people in the sanctuary. To
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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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