BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM
1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave.)
Fellowship Hall is accessible by a ramp on the Bonita Avenue side of the Hall. We are working through some technical issues with our T-Loop system. Thank you for your patience as this is a work in progress. Please stay tuned for updates.
Alessandro Gagliardi, Guest Worship Leader
Islam and Unitarianism have an unlikely bond with respect to their shared heritage in the Judeo-Christian tradition; but there are also vast differences between them: one developing among 7th-century Arabian Bedouins and the other among 19th-century “Boston Brahmins”. Today, Unitarian Universalists are among the most vocal allies of Muslims in the United States, yet we know so little about their tradition. Let us explore and see what it can teach us about our own faith.
Dr. Susan T. Mashiyama, Lay Worship Leader
How can we be fully human without music in our lives? Whether it be singing, playing an instrument, or tapping our feet along to the rhythm of a favorite song, we are all music makers. Last year’s Music Sunday service was so enjoyable that we are having it again! Come sing, clap along, and dance with joy in a service filled with extra music and explore the personal connection music has to our spirituality. We’ll also hear an update from Dr. Susan on the 2018 GA meeting.
Clovice A. Lewis, Jr., Guest Worship Leader
“The Stranger” is part of a 5-part sermon series that Clovice Lewis wrote for a Starr King course entitled “Promised Lands and Immigrants” in the Spring 2018 semester. Lewis wrote, “We are all strangers to each other... a stranger is simply someone you have not engaged with... and a stranger is, most likely more like us than not.” Such is certainly the case with our neighbors in South American countries. Lewis examines the spiritual aspects of this very timely topic.
Jeff Palmer, Lay Worship Leader
We look to our sacred texts and personal experiences to see practical steps to take to build beloved community. During the service those that are interested will have an opportunity to express themselves through painting. Water colors will be available.
Claire Eustace, Guest Worship Leader
Claire Eustace, a recent seminary graduate, is scheduled to speak at BFUU as a returning guest speaker this Sunday to lead a service on “Answering our Call.” Come attend the service to welcome back this wonderful speaker whose previous sermon on “Play” was so enthusiastically received.
August 26: Women’s Voices, #MeToo, and the Momentum for Cultural Change
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Guest Worship Leader
Women are speaking up as never before, and institutions throughout our society are facing their history of sexual abuse by men in power. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles considers how change begins with hearing the truth, respecting the authentic voices of others, and holding abusers accountable.
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles describes herself as a recovering psychologist and recovering attorney, who graduated from Starr King in 2011 and was ordained to UU ministry in 2013. Along with preaching at Bay Area churches as a guest speaker, she is active with the Rossmoor Interfaith Council and also writes poetry and short stories.