Speaker: Stefan Schneider
Sunday, July 22nd
We will explore the relationship between listening to music and feeling the music as a spiritual practice. Stefan Schneider will be joined by several of his wonderful musical friends and play a wide variety of musical genres, hoping that you can find the line in the song, a phrase on the piano or guitar, or a set of harmonies that reach in and touches your soul.
Join us for a festival of music, poetry and reflections on the impact of music on spirituality and the human condition. Joyful Noise will open the service with their final performance until the autumn and this will be the Crescendo Choir final service of the year! Please join our talented Church Musicians Stefan Schneider and Renee Witon and Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, Rev. Sheri Prud’homme, and Worship Associate Jim Briggs for this special service. New members will also be welcomed into the church during our Ingathering Ceremony. There will be Children’s Chapel.
A Vision: Within, Among & Beyond. As an individual, as a family; where are you going and how will you get there? As a religious community where is First Unitarian Church of Oakland going? How will we get there? In these days of hate speech, mass killings, devastating weather patterns and depressing uncertainties for more and more of humanity, beloved communities like First Unitarian Church of Oakland must have a clear and compelling vision that SPIRITUALLY GUIDES AND INSPIRES the DIVERSE WHOLE of US and offers BRIGHT HOPE for CHANGE. Join Rinda Bartley, Jeff Leyser, Michael Schafer,& Pastor Jacqueline as we prayerfully launch and embrace our process to co-create a new vision statement. A vision that will guide and inspire the WE of US to live into our highest aspirations. Inspirational music will be brought by Stefan Schneider, Geoff Ullerich and Joyful Noise. Members, friends and allies whoever you are, please join us. Together let us imagine the future and begin to discern what we can do to make a remarkable and holy difference for many. There will be two worship services, 9:20 and 11:20. Children’s Chapel will be provided.