BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM
1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave. - ramp on Bonita Ave.)
November 26: The Power of Gratitude
Jeff Palmer, Lay Worship Leader
Expressing gratitude in this Thanksgiving season usually means feasting with family and friends and expressing what we are grateful for. Are there other ways beyond this annual community ritual to incorporate the regular practice of gratitude into our individual lives? Let’s look at our sacred books, science findings and personal examples to see how we can benefit from cultivating an “attitude of gratitude.”
Jeff Palmer graduated from Cal State East Bay with a degree in Liberal Arts, attended Shiloh Bible College for the equivalent of three years, attended local community colleges, received a teaching credential from Cal State East Bay, and currently is the co-owner of a local plumbing company. He has been a missionary in Haiti for four years, a plumber for 20 plus years and an elementary school teacher for four years. He has been attending BFUU for a few years and is currently a member of several committees and on the Board of Trustees.
December 3: The Mystery of Who We Are
Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles, Guest Worship Leader
Breakthroughs in our knowledge of our ancestors, recorded in our DNA, yield surprises, wonder and hope. Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles sets forth the story of our diversity as a species and what we carry with us into the future.
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 leads a group, called “Women’s Voice,” at the Interfaith Peace Project in Antioch, and also writes poetry and short stories.