Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Memorial Day

Winston Churchill is often quoted saying: “History is written by the victors,” and while it is true that our nation’s history has been told overwhelmingly from the perspective of straight, white, cis-male folks of means, those who have been marginalized, disenfranchised, have always found ways to remember and tell their stories.  Those stories, though, have almost universally been drowned out by the dominant narrative. On this Memorial Day Sunday, we reflect on the roots of … Read the rest

Covenant & Conflict

A dialogue between Rev. Maria Cristina and Mileva Saulo Lewis, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees.

Covenants are promises that we make together to affirm to us and the world who we are and what we believe. Covenants, like creeds or mission statements will not eliminate conflicts. Rather, these statements should provide the foundation for our living tradition which is strong enough to acknowledge and withstand our differences.  Why –  because the “we” of us … Read the rest

International Women’s Day

This year, the United Nations has chosen the theme “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” They are promoting gender equality in the context of the climate crisis. Theologically, we find inspiration and valuable resources in Eco-Feminist and Eco-Womanist approaches in the powerful voices of women and girls leading the climate justice movement.

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Celebrating Friendship

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.”

On this Sunday we will honor Friendship and invite you to share with us stories about the friends in your life who over the years have stood by your side, believed in you, helped you through difficult times, and celebrated with you.

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30 Days of Love

30 Days of Love is our Unitarian Universalist annual celebration that runs approximately from Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January through Valentine’s Day in February. It is an opportunity to collectively nurture our spirits, deepen our understanding, and take action on our values for collective liberation. On this Sunday, we lift up Climate Justice and honor Mother Earth, our home.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, is the most important celebration observed in China, with cultural and historic significance. The festival signals the beginning of spring, and the start of a new year according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

If you are new to Starr King, please contact Rev. Maria Cristina at minister@starrking.org to ask for information about attending virtual services.

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