Speaker: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa

Day of the Dead

On this day we remember our dearly departed. You are invited to bring pictures, flowers, and mementos to honor their memory. “At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them…For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us, as We remember them.”
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Contemplative Service

Join us as we create a space for a simple, meditative service, calling us to dwell deeply on the presence of the divine around us and within us. Taizé Prayer is named for the ecumenical Christian community formed in Taizé, France during World War II.… Read the rest

Indigenous People’s Day

Our Unitarian Universalist faith calls us to fully understand the legacy of colonialism, just as it calls us to respect and learn from indigenous peoples and support their struggles for social justice and religious freedom. Join Unitarian Universalists across the United States in honoring Indigenous Peoples Day and celebrating indigenous resistance.

Guest speaker: Corrina Gould, tribal spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone and co-founder / co-director of the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust.

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Blessing of the Animals

Join us in person or via zoom for our annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony. You are invited to bring your pets to our outdoor service, or to our zoom service so they can receive a blessing. If your animal companions have crossed over the rainbow bridge, please bring a picture of them.

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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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