Hear a lecture on Evil which the Guest Speaker defines as “the willful imposition of extreme and unnecessary suffering”. There will be an introductory reading by Jim Lewis of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s essay “After Ten Years”.… Read the rest
Falling in love can be amazing, wonderful, intoxicating and provides one of the best portals to truth, purpose and meaning the Universe offers. It can also be disorienting, confusing, mysterious and scary. It feels like we are asked to set aside every lesson our fear and ego taught us and learn an entirely new language. And the truth is, that is exactly what Love is asking.… Read the rest
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As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, we are mindful of how his message continues to inspire us and guide the new generations. Multi-generational service.… Read the rest
We often think about meditation, religious rituals, or pilgrimages as spiritual practices. Yet the journey of parenting also offers us opportunities to grow spiritually as we embrace change every day. In addition to Rev. Maria Cristina, you will hear testimonials from Xiomara Tapia, Bethany Salway, Mary Lou Schuler, Michelle Lovett-Fink, and Amy Pete & Inés Thiebaut.… Read the rest
Inspired by the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas, we reflect upon the meaning and practice of radical hospitality. Beth Ogilvie shares a step-by-step process for creating intercultural acceptance, starting from irritation or judgment and moving to mindfulness, then curiosity, then openness and learning, then generosity, ending with grace.
Rev. Maria Cristina talks about her visit there with Terri earlier in the week. Terri Owen shares her stories about volunteering at South Hayward Parish Food Bank for many years.… Read the rest
From stone soup and cracked diamonds, the potential for creating “We” culture is abundant here at Starr King Church.… Read the rest
Commemorating the Days of the Dead with our annual Community Altar. Please bring photos and mementos of your loved ones.
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Unitarian Universalism is predominantly a faith of “come-inners,” those who joined the church as adults, with a minority of “born-inners,” those who were born or grew up as UUs. We may come from the faith tradition of our childhood, or we may come from no faith tradition at all. Most of us have in common, however, the experience of being raised in a tradition other than Unitarian Universalism. Stories abound of UU congregants saying, “I … Read the rest