Can you be Muslim and a Feminist? Can Islam and Feminism Coexist?

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on May 14th, 2018

For Islamic feminists the answer is yes. Join us as we explore Feminist Theology within the context of religious pluralism and Islam in particular.

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May Day

Posted in Guest speaker, Unitarian Universalism, Earth based theology by starrkinguu on May 7th, 2018

Pulpit guest Rev. Amy Beltaine.  May Day is celebrated on May 1st, a time of celebrating Spring and exchanging flowers with neighbors and friends.  In earth-relating and deities-relating cultures of the Northern Hemisphere the themes of fertility, beauty, renewal art and abundance were celebrated in festivals like Walpurgisnacht, Beltane and Floralia.  International Workers day is May 1st as well.  How can we embrace the beauty and emergence around us while remembering the work that we must do?

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Come, Come, Whoever You Are!

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on May 6th, 2018

This Sunday we celebrate Rumi’s poetry and learn about Rabia of Basra, a Sufi woman who saw herself as part of a rising protest movement within Islam

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Environmental Justice as Spiritual Practice

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on April 22nd, 2018

Jennifer Koney and Claudia McDonagh share their passion for climate activism.

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Yosemite Reflection

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on April 16th, 2018

Reflection by congregant Beth Ogilvie on Yosemite as a Spiritual Practice.

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Beauty of Mother Earth

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on April 15th, 2018

This Sunday we celebrate the beauty of our Mother Earth with poetry, music, and stories from our own congregants whose spiritual practices are strongly rooted in nature.

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Mother Earth: The Earth is Our Mother

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on April 3rd, 2018

Worship is a key way for a spiritual community to collectively hold the pain of environmental injustice and climate change, our faith that another world is possible, and our commitment to working toward that world. Join us as we recommit to honoring and protecting our planet, our home.

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Pastoral Care: The Heart of Our Beloved Community

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on March 27th, 2018

Join us as we express our gratitude for our Pastoral Care Associates. Their generosity of spirit brings compassion, companionship, and unconditional love in the form of visits, meals, prayers, and reaching out to all in need.

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A Generous Comfort

Posted in Guest speaker, Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on March 20th, 2018
How do we give our hearts and bodies comfort so that we can give gorgeously of our gifts and treasures out into our community and the world? Join guest Megan Dowdell in exploring this question through sermon, song and spirit.

Megan serves as Assistant Professor of Ethics and Society at Starr King School for the Ministry, a Unitarian Universalist identity seminary alongside Rev. Maria Cristina. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner Stefanie, her cat Emerson and her dog Violet.  Megan is a candidate for UU ministry and this month, she will interview with the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the credentialing body for UU ministers. Megan is thrilled to lead worship with an intentionally welcoming congregation whose ministries strive to create justice and serve the community across the lifespan.

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The Spiritual Practice of Smiling

Posted in Unitarian Universalism by starrkinguu on March 19th, 2018

Guest sermon by Rev. Barbara Meyers.  Come and explore how a simple smile can be a very powerful practice for body and soul. 

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