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10:30am unless otherwise noted

  • October 20, 2019
  • The Road Not Taken
  • Speaker: Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
  • Worship Assistant: Bev Krouse
  • Musician: Steven Skoldberg
  • This Sunday as we welcome new members to our community, we consider how we are formed by those roads we take, and those that we don’t. We will also be inducting new members to the congregation. If you are interested in joining the UUCSF, please contact Rev. Kimberly <minister@uucsf.org>
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  • October 27, 2019
  • Speaking of Pagans
  • Speaker: Pamela Greinke
  • Musician: Steven Skoldberg
  • From spells to broomsticks, Halloween to Yule here’s how modern day Pagans make sense of this world. Wicca is a peaceful and harmonious way of life which promotes oneness with the divine and all which exists. It is a belief system based upon the reconstruction of pre-Christian traditions originating in Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
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  • November 3, 2019
  • Day of the Dead Revisted
  • Speakers: Stephen “Tuna” Flores & Jim Thurman
  • Musician: Thomas Bohlert
  • Nobody gets out of here alive! Yes, Death is the unescapable finale of life and has been discussed, predicted, avoided and embraced in a multitude of ways by cultures and religions worldwide since the beginning of mankind.
  • Since his early years, Stephen Flores has been acquainted with not only death itself, but a wide variety of thoughts, attitudes, traditions, and stories surrounding it. In this provocative service, we will look at several religions and traditions and ask each person to think thoughtfully about that final journey. What do you think about this inescapable journey?
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  • Congregation Participation:
  • Please bring photos and memorabilia of loved ones so we may honor them.
  • Weather permitting, we will adjourn to the memorial garden for a reading of the names of loved ones we wish remembered. You may read aloud your personal list or present the list to someone for reading.
  • Bios:
  • Stephen ‘Tuna’ Flores is a member of our worship associates and has thru his 27-year acupuncture practice worked with many terminally ill patients. In his role as a spiritual leader he has also led and or prepared a number of memorial services, some for those same patients and also including in recent years, his Father, and wife Pat. He is also part Mexican and has family history to share about their relationship to the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and in Brooklyn.
  • Jim Thurman is a member of our congregation and was a nurse for 35 years. Jim has experienced and helped patients with this ultimate challenge. He helped create and has been in charge of our memorial garden since its inception, shortly after Jim’s lifelong partner and friend, Tom passed away
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  • November 10, 2019
  • America’s Four Gods
  • Speaker: John Andrews
  • Worship Associate: Diana Lindley
  • Musician: Steven Skoldberg
  • Why should I care what other Americans believe about God? That won’t change what I believe. I’m a Unitarian Universalist because I think for myself!   I might have reacted that way myself, but on reflection I realized that being part of a larger conversation might actually affect my own views. Moreover, Americans’ ideas about God have profound social and political implications, so even a confirmed atheist might well take note. We’ll look at the findings of two Baylor University sociologists who surveyed a random sample of Americans and found some very interesting and often surprising correlations between our religious beliefs, our social and economic characteristics, our politics, and our moral judgments. I’d recommend their book to any worthy candidate for public office.
  • Events
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  • New Member Sunday
  • Sunday, October 20
  • On Sunday, October 20, we will be inducting new members to the congregation. If you are interested in joining, or simply curious, contact Rev. Kimberly minister@uucsf.org about membership.
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  • America’s Four Gods: Book Discussion
  • Sunday, October 20, 12pm
  • What do American’s really believe about God? And how does that shape our actions America’s Four Gods draws on the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and illuminating survey of American’s religious beliefs ever conducted to offer a systematic exploration of how Americans view God.
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  • Save the Date
  • Mildred Granitz Celebration of Life
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019, 3pm
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  • Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
  • Sunday, November 17, 1:30pm
  • The Long Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is having a meeting on Sunday, November 17th at 1:30pm at the UUCSF and you are all invited. We will talk about the Poor People’s Campaign – its history, purpose, fundamental principles, and plans for Long Island. We also hope to hear testimony from people who are suffering from the ills of our society, and to talk about ways we can contribute to helping. Please help us spread the word.
  • For information, contact Susan Karbiner at jkarbiner@aol.com or 631-560-1642.
  • Adult Programs
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  • America’s Four Gods: Book Discussion
  • Sunday October 6, 12pm
  • Sunday, October 20, 12pm
  • To what extent does God interact with the world? To what extent does God judge the world?
  • Based on responses to these questions, the authors posit that Americans believe in one of four Gods—or none at all.
  • How we imagine God and the role that God plays in our lives and society shapes our daily lives and relationships: from family life to science and politics. Join us for this two-part discussion.
  • America’s Four Gods: What We Say About God—And What That Says About Us, by Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, (Oxford University Press, 2010)
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  • Justice On Earth (book discussion)
  • Friday, November 15; 6pm
  • At a time when racial justice, environmental justice, and economic justice are seen as issues competing for time, attention, and resources, Justice on Earth explores the ways in which the three are intertwined. Those on the margins are invariably those most affected by climate disaster and environmental toxins. The book asks us to recognize that our faith calls us to long-haul work for justice for our human kin, for the Earth and for all life. It invites us to look at our current challenges through a variety of different perspectives, offers tools to equip us for sustained engagement, and proposes multiple pathways for follow-up action.
  • Whether you already engage in a regular spiritual practice, or you are looking for ways to enliven your spiritual life, Spirit in Practice offers an opportunity for participants to learn about a variety of spiritual practices, affirming the religious diversity of our community, while offering companionship on our individual paths. The workshops in Spirit in Practice provide avenues for deepening spirituality and affirming spiritual growth.
  • Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and Jennifer Nordstrom (Skinner House Books, 2018). Available at inSpirit: UU Book and Gift Shop. https://www.uuabookstore.org/Justice-on-Earth-P18357.aspx
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  • Spirit in Practice
  • Winter-Spring 2020; Wednesday evenings
  • Whether you already engage in a regular spiritual practice, or you are looking for ways to enliven your spiritual life, Spirit in Practice offers an opportunity for participants to learn about a variety of spiritual practices, affirming the religious diversity of our community, while offering companionship on our individual paths. The workshops in Spirit in Practice provide avenues for deepening spirituality and affirming spiritual growth.

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