Speaker: Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)

Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him) The Rev. Ben Meyers loves living near Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA. His ministry spans 28 years: half of that time as a parish minister and half as a social justice/community minister. He is the proud father of two sons and loves spending as much time as possible with his two-year old grandson. His passion is working with individuals and faith-based communities throughout the country as a Solar and Clean Energy consultant. His mission is to accelerate the adoption of clean energy as a moral and spiritual imperative. As a proud parent of a transgender child, he is also a vocal ally and avid advocate for LGTBQ+ rights.

At the Center is Love

One of the unique things about Unitarian Universalism is our denominational commitment to periodically assessing our beliefs and discerning how they have evolved–in both practice and expression. Right now we’re in the midst of a by-law mandated process for determining changes to Article II, commonly known … read more.

A Service of Song; The Music of Leonard Cohen

Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him) ft. Guest Musicians The Conspiracy Beards
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, novelist and painter. His career spanned over 50 years and his work continues to impact and inform the realms of religion, politics, sexuality and human relationships. Formed … read more.

Lifting the Blinds on Our Implicit Bias Windows

Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)
Implicit biases are the unconscious attitudes, prejudices and judgements ‘hard-wired’ in every person through our individual experiences, upbringings and backgrounds. They affect what we think, do and say at an unconscious level. The antidotes are awareness, curiosity and hard consistent practice. This … read more.

Reviving Eden

There is no denying that our Earth is dying. The story of Easter can be one of resurrecting our spirits, our lives, and our garden/planet. By reclaiming our true role as partners in creation, we CAN restore Paradise before it is forever lost. The service … read more.

Reparations in the Beloved Community

Rev. Ben Meyers (he/him)

Reparations is not simply material payback in the form of restitution for harm done. It actually points to a deeper, spiritual imperative. Join me in exploring this deeper imperative as we commemorate Black History Month and the UUA’s ‘Siding With Love’ activities. 

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Cultivating Generosity

In this time of war, uncertainty and urgency, we need one another; To sing songs of solace and strength, to offer prayers of peace and empowerment, and to cultivate a generosity of substance and spirit – these will sustain us in times of peace and … read more.