Speaker: Geoff Ullerich

RISE-UP for Climate Justice: Sunday-April 14, Worship at 10:20

RISE-UP for Climate Justice”. What do our children, economic equality and racial justice have to do with climate change?All are welcome for worship as we explore the intersections of various oppressions and the deadly impacts of global warming. Kristen Tam a member of Youth vs. … read more.

Love, Unity, Aspiration: Blended Family as Metaphor

What does choosing a new minister have to do with my life? What does choosing a new minister have to do with what is happening in our shared world? Please join our guest preacher Dr. Leon Spencer, Pastor Jacqueline, Worship Associate Katrinca Ford, your Search Committee, and pianist Geoff Ullerich and Ted Curran and Band as we embrace what Dr. Spencer has to say about, loving, building unity and living into our aspirations in the search process.

The Stories We Tell: Who Do They Serve?

Humans are natural storytellers and the act of storytelling can help us navigate the world. Yet, often, we may find that we are stuck in telling ourselves and others stories that do not serve us–or, even worse–stories that harm us or others. Please join worship associates Kem Tetlow and Amanda Smith along with Musician Geoff Ullerich as we explore the power of the stories we tell to either harm or heal.

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Sanctuary’s Meaning Today

Sanctuary’s Meaning Today. Our guest speaker, Rabi’a Keeble will explore the idea of sanctuary and all its various meanings for people today. Rabi’a is the founder and Imam of Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque in Berkeley.

Geoff Ullerich will be our musician, and Sarah Watts will serve as a worship associate


Pronounced ‘loo-nus-uh’, Lughnasadh marks the beginning of the harvest season. It is a time of joy, but also a time to begin preparing for the Autumn. It is now that we begin to reap what we have sown. Drawing upon the spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life, we will honor this time of year in the Celtic tradition.

Putting Fear In Its Place

Fear is an intrinsic part of the human condition. We experience fear from an early age potentially on through to our ultimate passing, although what we are afraid of and how we deal with that may well change over our lifetime. Through the lens of sacred stories, including those shared by congregants, we will weave together how our fears (and we) have changed from childhood, to early adulthood, to today, and what fear has taught us – examining what has worked, what hasn’t, and what matters.