Services

The Welcome Table

Unitarian Universalist congregations offer sanctuary to many people who might not feel welcome in other religious communities.   How can we create a safe and welcoming space for those who need healing and acceptance?  We will also recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/20) by a ritual reading of the names of some of the transgender individuals … Continued

UU Philosophy for Living an Authentic Life

A three-generational exploration of living as a UU. Through poetry, story and photography we will focus on how Ken Ogren’s 98-year-old philosophy of life has been deeply influence by his UU values. The service will include poems and photographs from Choose Life written by his daughter, Jan Ogren, an author, storyteller, psychotherapist and lifelong UU. Jan’s UU goddaughter, Zory Wilson, will be sharing her gift of music.

Unpacking the Bible

In this service, we will look at some of the Unitarian Universalist understandings about the Bible.  Biblical scholarship has discovered much about its creation and meaning.   We will also read some from the Gospel of Mary and explore why it and other Gnostic texts were not included.  Knowledge of the Bible can be very useful when … Continued

El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead

Join us in our beloved annual tradition where we remember our loved ones who have transitioned out of this life.  We will be joined by Margie Helm, a dedicated social justice activist, who helped found El Dia de los Muertos Petaluma, our amazing month-long community celebration that began nearly twenty years ago.  If you wish, … Continued

Ho’oponopono: The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing

The modern practice of Ho’oponopono is derived from an ancestral Hawaiian custom that traditionally was invoked “to make things right/restore things to order.”   Embracing this practice requires us to integrate ideas that are quite different than the ones we are accustomed to in Judeo-Christian traditions. The key to the entire Ho’oponopono process is this:  we … Continued

Addiction, Mindfulness, Society and Hungry Ghosts

Over 2.5 million Americans suffer from opioid use disorder which contributed to over 28,000 overdose deaths in 2014. According to the Surgeon General, there are 16 millions diagnosed as suffering from alcohol addiction and an additional 25 million who suffer from the affection who are not diagnosed. Let’s spend this morning reflecting on what these … Continued

Seventh Annual Poetry Service

Please join us on this Sunday for our 7th annual Poetry Service where we will share wonderful words well read by you and your fellows. Our choir, Larking About will perform a song from Jacques Brel, and our folk band, the Undogmatics will back your singing of some familiar tunes.

Our Theological House Part 3 – How We Worship

This will be part 3 of a series of sermons based partly upon Rebecca Parker and John Buehrens’ “A House of Hope, The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century.”  Using categories from systemic theology, we will look at some of the theologies of Unitarian Universalism and how they impact our thoughts, words, and deeds.  This week we will … Continued

Our Theological House Part 2 – What Saves Us

This will be part 2 of a series of sermons based partly upon Rebecca Parker and John Buehrens’ “A House of Hope, The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century.”  Using categories from systemic theology, we will look at some of the theologies of Unitarian Universalism and how they impact our thoughts, words, and deeds.  This week we will … Continued

Our Theological House – Part 1 – Eschatology

This will be part 1 of a series of sermons based partly upon Rebecca Parker and John Buehrens’ “A House of Hope, The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century.”  Using categories from systemic theology, we will look at some of the theologies of Unitarian Universalism and how they impact our thoughts, words, and deeds.  This week we … Continued