BFUU Sunday Services 10:30 AM
1924 Cedar Street
(at the corner of Cedar St. and Bonita Ave. - ramp on Bonita Ave.)
September 24: Let’s Play!
Claire Eustace, Guest Worship Leader
We all benefit from play! Some of us recovering or still serious people need tools to help us integrate more play into our daily lives. This participatory service will include forms learned through InterPlay workshops. InterPlay is an affirmative movement and storytelling modality that helps integrate body, mind, and spirit. Practicing InterPlay forms is one way to counter stress and cynicism so that we can be strong warriors for peace.
Claire Eustace is a Unitarian Universalist ministerial candidate and recent graduate of Pacific School of Religion. She currently learns and serves as a chaplain resident at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. Claire worked as an environmental planner, trusts & estates attorney, and consumer advocate in energy policy before accepting her call to ministry. She is a lifelong UU, likes to cook, make art and dance, and lives with her partner and child in Oakland.
October 1: Mutually Assured Construction
Rev. Elena Rose Vera, Worship Leader
Amidst the saber-rattling of belligerent world leaders and the advancement of the international Doomsday Clock, let us join together to honor the history and future of nuclear disarmament, the great work of the movement for world peace, and the place each of us can take in a long history of ordinary people who help take hands off launch buttons and join them together.
October 8: Resilience in Native American Life
Rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene, Guest Worship Leader
Stories and models of recovery from Historic Trauma learned from persons and groups of those whose ancestors first lived on the land we now name the United States of America and Canada. Standing Rock is one story which keeps expanding into many stories.
The Rev. Meg Whitaker-Greene, LMFT, is a graduate of SKSM where she formerly served as Adjunct Faculty. She has served as Minister to 4 UU Congregations. Her psychotherapy experience includes successful facilitation to heal post traumatic stress, historic trauma, and issues being experienced by couples, families, and individuals. She has been Clinical Supervisor of the Native American Counseling Center in San Francisco. She is a graduate of The Rev. Dr. Jeremy TayIor ‘s Dreamworker Institute. She presently leads Dream Groups and does short term counseling in her private practice.
October 15: Creating Beloved Community
Rev. Marsh Agobert, Worship Leader
For those of us who have been part of this community for years and for those of us who have come more recently; regardless of summers far ranging, or cleaved close to home– Welcome! During what may be the most tumultuous time (to date) in this surprising century, we take a moment to be together: meet, greet, welcome and huddle with those of us in this small raft. Ingathering is here! You are home. Please bring, a short blessing or good wish in writing which will be placed in a basket for the occasion. Welcome Home!
October 22: The Sun, the Moon, and the Divine Spirit of the Universe
Susan T. Mashiyama, Lay Worship Leader
This past August, some members of the BFUU Choir drove to Oregon to view the total eclipse of the sun. Several of them mentioned how this was a transformative, powerfully spiritual experience. In this service, we’ll hear about this trip and discuss how natural phenomena like solar eclipses stir our sense of the divine.
October 29: An Economy of Ghouls
Isabel Call, Guest Worship Leader
This season between Rosh Hashanah and Thanksgrieving is ideal for harvesting lessons about our lives and making amends. Or, we can let our mistakes haunt us and ripple out into death-dealing structures of oppression. Isabel discusses justice issues she has encountered in Africa and how the UUA’s recent Statement of Conscience about economic inequality facilitates our responsibility to the planet.
Dr. Isabel Call is an economist and student at Starr King. Having researched climate change and small-scale farming in Kenya, her passion is to link global economic injustice to our daily embodied lives. She recently returned from study in Zambia.