What does it look like to practice resilience in times of deep suffering and injustice? How can we claim and embody spiritual practices that support us in transforming our world, as we also transform ourselves? We will explore Nwamaka Agbo’s concept of “revolutionary resilience” and … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Mary Foran
“Called to Love”, is our 2017 stewardship theme. Our Stewardship Kickoff Sunday coincides with a call out form Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism to organize a teach-in to further examine our relationships to white supremacy. Is there a spiritual connection between stewardship and white supremacy? If so, what is it? From a place of love and generosity are you ready to support our stewardship campaign? How does your love call you to engage the struggles that are bond together in the phrase “white supremacy”? Please show up for worship and join Pastor Jacqueline, Rev. Mary Foran, Worship Associate Isabel Call and members of our Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team, and members of our Stewardship Campaign Team as we kickoff our stewardship campaign and spiritually explore the relationships between stewardship and dismantling systems and practices of oppression. Inspirational music will be provided by Joyful Noise and Crescendo Choir. Whoever you are, where ever you come from, you are welcome to worship with us. See you Sunday.
There is a voice, “still and small,” the hymn says, “deep inside all.” It may fade at times, but it does not vanish. How to encourage the willingness to listen? How to distinguish the helpful from the not so helpful promptings? Through stories and songs, long time Oakland members, Reverend Mary Foran and Worship Associate Jeanne Rana will explore attending to the presence of Spirit in our lives.