Faith for a Future

First Unitarian Church of Oakland celebrates 150 years!

Our first guest speaker in our month of celebration is Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, President of Starr King School for the Ministry.

We live now in times so perilous that we might be forgiven for losing courage. Yet the progressive faith that unites us also offers us reasons for hope and a path to a more abundant life, if we are willing to embrace them. Joyful Noise opens the service and Crescendo Choir offers a choral setting of Langston Hughes’ poem, I Dream a World. This is a Time for All Ages Sunday.

The Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt is in her fifth year of service as president of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley CA. She previously served UU congregations in Hackettstown, NJ and New York City. Prior to answering the call to ministry, Rev. McNatt was a writer and editor for more than 20 years, including work at Essence Magazine, Ms. Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review. She is married to Robert McNatt, a financial journalist and birthright UU, and is the mother of two young adults, Allen and Daniel.