Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Celebrating All Families

Mother’s Day can be an opportunity for recognizing the diversity of family structures. Some children have a mother and a father, others may have two moms, two dads, a single mom or dad, grandparents raising them, divorced parents or a whole range of other family configurations.  Inclusive celebrations can serve as an important learning experience by providing opportunities to discuss and acknowledge the many kinds of families in our communities.

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Practicing Self-Care

How do we cultivate wholeness in our every day lives? So often we relegate our self care, stretch ourselves too thin, and have difficulty reaching out when we are in trouble. We give and give until our cup runs dry and we feel physically and emotionally exhausted. What would it mean to practice serving others from our saucer rather than our cup? During this service we will encourage and model practicing self-care.Read the rest

Celebrate Earth Day!

This service starts with a Reflection by Claudia McDonagh. Then Rev. Maria Cristina will give a sermon about:
All life is interconnected. From the forest to the sea to humanity itself, each thread of being is woven into a single fabric of existence. We embrace nature’s beauty and are in awe of its power. We care for our environment so that it may sustain life for generations to come. 

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Welcoming Congregation

We are a Welcoming Congregation and we celebrate proudly our LGBTQ2 people. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots which ignited the LGBTQ2 liberation movement. Join us for an amazing service featuring the San Jose Rainbow Women’s Chorus.  Click here to listen to testimonies by Wayne Bennion and Beth Oglivie and sermon by Rev. Maria Cristina.
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Sharing Our Spiritual Journeys

For most people, spiritual journeys are not straightforward but full of detours, curves, broken trails, and new paths. As Unitarian Universalists, we are encouraged to cultivate our different religious and spiritual traditions with us and to explore the wisdom of world religions and earth centered traditions. How do we incorporate this wisdom into our every day lives?

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