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Join us at 9:15 and 11:15 am every sunday

We are at 1535 Santa Barbara Street, at the corner of Arrellaga.

The theme for April is “Emergence”

April 1

“Hope Resurgent, Love Reimagined” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

Life and love are constantly renewing themselves. The Easter story reminds us that on the other side of trauma is transformation. How do we resurrect Love in our hearts and in the world?

Our Easter egg “Hunt for Justice” happens at 10:15, between services. All are welcome!

April 8

“Emerging Leaders as a New Hope” | Worship Associate Chuck Flacks

Emerging leaders will usher in a new era for our community. Chuck Flacks, member of the Worship Arts Team, will lead a service on the theme of emergence. He has invited alumni of Emerging Leaders, a program taught through Leading from Within, to reflect on how they have emerged as people through embracing leadership. In these troubling and divisive times, it will be the voices of emerging leaders who can inspire us and help us to become our best selves.

April 15

“The Promise and the Practice” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

​This Sunday we will be participating in a nationwide collaboration to imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of of Black lives from with Unitarian Universalism. What emerges when we liberate our religious tradition from the cultural legacy of white supremacy?

See the Outreach Offering page for more information about this special Sunday.

April 22

​“Children of the Earth” | Rev. Julia Hamilton

The metaphor of parent/child is often used to describe our relationship with the Earth (“Mother Earth”). On this Earth Day, let us cultivate a vision of community that honors our children as the future of our shared planet. The work of creating a multigenerational congregation today will make all the difference for tomorrow.

*Please join us for a special workshop, “The Sweet Spot: A Vision for Religious Education” from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m.

April 29

Emerging after the Flames: the Spirit of Fire Ecology | Rev. Caitlin Cotter Coillberg

Many of us have a deep sense of connection to the natural world and turn to nature for spiritual renewal and reflection – what does it mean for us when the natural world where we live is a fire zone? In this service Rev. Caitlin will draw on her past as a nature educator to explore the spiritual lessons of fire ecology.

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