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August 9, 2016
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “in the darkest, meanest things/There alway, alway something sings.” The summer of 2016 will be remembered as a searing time when it seemed that the world had been overrun by meanness and violence. Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi to consider how, in our religious tradition, we keep faith with this life, which can seem so far from the one we envision.
August 2, 2016
“The ability to see our lives as stories and share those stories with others is at the core of what it means to be human.” – John Capecci and Timothy Cage. However, there are multiple perspectives to every story. What stories are you telling about yourself and others? Join Worship Associate Dallas Woodburn in exploring the vital, yet often invisible, narratives of our lives.
July 19, 2016
The sixth principle of Unitarian Universalism — “The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all” — calls us to action in order to build a heaven here on earth. One of the most compassionate ways of living out this sacred principle is to open our hearts and our homes to the children in our communities who have been subjected to abuse or neglect. In 2016, there are an estimated 62,148 children in foster care in California; 2,831 of which are from Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Join Worship Associate Trudi Frazel as we examine this radical act of social justice and its implications for our faith community.
July 26, 2016
Grief begins early with long good-byes, or it is a jump beginning when a sudden death occurs. In either case, or with an intermediate stage, a grief over the death of a loved one does transform the lives of those left behind. Join three MDUUC members who have been on this journey and how their day-to-day lives have been reshaped due to the death of a significant loved one. Led by Worship Associate Sally Edgerton.
July 5, 2016
Food plays a sacred role in many religious traditions and practices. From altars, to communions, to potlucks, “breaking bread” is an act that crosses faiths. But how do these actions deepen our faith? How do they remind us of our values? Bring a flour-based food of your choice (and we do need gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free options!) as we explore what it means to build a more inclusive table. Led by Summer Minister Ranwa Hammamy