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What Do UUs Believe?

You’ve maybe heard that “Unitarian Universalism is the faith where you can believe whatever you want.” Michelle Ma points out that this is not true–that being a Unitarian Universalist and living according to Unitarian Universalist ideals is hard work and that there are, in fact, certain things you might need to believe. She’ll also help you get started on an “elevator pitch” so that you can explain to others what UUs believe and how our justice work is grounded in faith.

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Still Small Voice

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.

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Visions of the One Beloved

Murshid Kiran Rana and UU Oakland member Jeanne Rana will offer an informal Sufi Universal worship service. The subject for the service is Visions of the One Beloved. There will be readings from six of the world’s faith traditions, a musical zikr and short reflections. In the tradition of Sufi Inayat Khan we will light the chalice for the unity of all religions. Come, come, whoever you are….