April 27, 2014 - "Pain, Suffering, and What to Make of It All" - Rev. Andrew Karlson
Join Rev. Andrew Karlson, MDUUC's community minister and the Acute Care Chaplain for Kaiser's Walnut Creek hospital, for a look at how we make meaning; and for assurance that pain, illness, evil, and death do not have the final word in our lives. We will also have an observance of Yom Hashoah.
May 4, 2014: “The Hope Jar” - Jason Cook
There's a lot of talk about making the world a better place, but what exactly does that mean? And how do take action that truly helps people who may be very different from us? Through stories from around the world, seminarian Jason Cook will explore how we go about creating a foundation of hope for the important work of building beloved community. Come welcome this exciting new voice into our pulpit!
A Message From Our Ministers
Throughout our county, people are looking for a place to connect with others and a place to be seen as a whole person. Finding these connections in a world of quick fixes and throw-away relationships is not easy.
We provide those places of deep connection –where people can connect to themselves, to others who hold similar experiences, and to efforts to address real problems faced by our neighbors and our planet. Increasingly, we also learn from the connections which can be made across difference. And within our community, you can receive inspiration, new ideas, affirmation and an embodiment of how we live together in the wider human family.
For more than 60 years, MDUUC has been a beacon in the community and a strong place for people of all generations—our children. We haven’t always done it the same way and we are gifted with a Living Tradition that changes with the new needs of our community. Come be part of what we are creating together!