What’s New

Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence

6TH ANNUAL VIGIL FOR VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE On Sunday, December 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., our USSB congregation and the Coalition Against Gun Violence will co-host a vigil for the half-million Americans who have been killed or injured by guns since the mass shootings in Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago. This year… Read more »

Cyber Sunday Arrives November 18

Who: All USSB visitors and members What: A Celebratory Kick-Off of USSB’s Social Media and a Realm Review and Realm Photo Raffle When: This Sunday, 11/18, various times. Realm 101 Class: 9:15am & 11:15am in Parish Hall; Cyber Sunday Celebration & Raffle:  Middle Hour (10:15-11:15am) Where: USSB Courtyard (for celebration) and Parish Hall (for Realm… Read more »

Song & Silence: Taizé Style

Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary For anyone who needs a break, a breath, a chance to go deep into the quiet within: give yourself the gift of a Taizé-style service. This is a candle-lit evening of meditative singing, a few reflective words, and deep, nourishing silence. The songs are easy for everyone to learn and no singing… Read more »

Solidarity and Compassion Project Comes to USSB!

Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Parish Hall We are thrilled to be partnering with Radhule Wieniger, who has been running the “Solidarity and Compassion Project” since 2016. This is a monthly gathering of guest speakers from the community, joining together to discuss ways of community healing during difficult times and to spend time in meditation and reflection…. Read more »

Drop-in Weekly Meditation

Meditation Group Begins Wednesday, November 7 Join us Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. for a weekly opportunity to participate in a facilitated sitting meditation session. Sitting in contemplation has a long lineage in many faith traditions and can enrich any spiritual practice. Members of the USSB congregation and the public are invited to take time… Read more »

Male-Identified Confidential Discussion Group

Final Male-Identified Confidential Discussion Over the last month and a half, male-identified folks have had three great conversations around our feelings and responses to the #metoo movement following the events that happened during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and the misbehavior of a former USSB minister. Each conversation so far has been deep and rich…. Read more »

2018 WEF Grant Winner Announced

Announcing the Winner of the Women’s Empowerment Fund Grant for 2018 Catherine Callahan’s project “Better Health Care for Women” will provide a manual to help women successfully access a range of medical services including routine appointments, surgeries, and emergency visits. It details information that female patients should be ready to provide to their doctors, as… Read more »

Help the Shower Trailer!

The Showers of Blessings shower trailer is serving more people than ever, and many wait in line for up to two hours before they can bathe. Organizers are asking for donations of individually-wrapped granola bars or Rice Krispie treats, they really give people a lift while they wait. Other needs: disposable razors, men’s boxer briefs… Read more »