Vespers at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room with Rev. Greg Ward.
Luminescence: Adult Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Bryan Baker. New singers are welcome to come explore wonderful choral music.
On Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m., UUCB presents an organ recital by UUCB Organist Katya Kolesnikova. Born in Russia, Katya holds advanced musical degrees from Russia and Germany, and has played many concerts and recitals, and as a church organist, in Europe and the U.S., especially in and around Sacramento and in the Bay Area. Her program features music by Bach, Vivaldi, Buxtehude, Lefébure-Wély, Heaps, Mussorgsky. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.
Sunday Sundown Meditation returns! Begin or end your week with a Sundown Meditation Service, starting up again in November. This is a great way to reinforce this spiritual practice with others in the Fireside room as we silently contemplate the sun slipping behind the mountains. Note that times vary with sunset:
Nov. 2 - 5:00 p.m., Nov. 9 - 4:45 p.m., Nov. 16 - 4:45 p.m., Nov 30. - 4:30 p.m.
Who Are We? UUCB is going to have the third of its six Congregational Conversations on NOVEMBER 9, 2014 in the Social Hall. The topic is going to help us examine and explore that question through examining our community by way of an energy analysis. We will examine different areas of the congregation and take note of where energy is being channeled effectively into powerful and productive programs that make a significant difference in people’s lives. We will also look at where we are losing energy and ask ourselves if that loss of energy (and power) are something we want to understand and address.
Rev. Greg will also share with us some of what he has learned after over 80 one-to-one conversations with our leadership and general membership that might offer important insights.
A light lunch will be provided at noon for those who attend the conversation ($5-15), and childcare will be offered. Contact the Transition Team for more information.
Muse Crossing CD Release Concert! Celebrate the trio’s new album release on Friday, November 21 at
7:30 p.m. Muse Crossing (Shawn Dohring, Michèle Voillequé, and Mark Walstrom) plays eclectic acoustic arrangements of folk, popular and classical songs, always with an emphasis on tight vocal harmonies: Dylan, the Beatles, James Taylor and others you might not yet know. Tickets include refreshments: $15-Students/Seniors, $20-General; available at the door or online at Brown Paper Tickets.
That All-Elusive Search for God - Millions of people through the years have set out. Many more continue in that same search. Most of us can feel that yearning for connection ... purpose ... truth ... a quest to be part of something larger than ourselves. What does that search mean for us? What does it mean for those all around us? And what does it mean for the connection between 'us' and 'them'? Rev. Greg, preaching.
8:30 AM Childcare Available - Skytown Building
9:30 AM Coming of Age Class – Chrysalis Room
9:45 AM Parent Discussion Circle – Classroom 4
10:00 AM Youth & Children's Choir Rehearsal - Meditation Room
11:15 AM Children's Classes - Religious Education Building
11:15 AM Youth Groups - Chrysalis Room, Meditation Room
12:15 PM Teacher Reflection Circle - Family Ministry Office
Personal Theology – Rev. Marilee Baccich, Interfaith Minister, former Community Minister at Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, social justice advocate. “Mediums, Crystals and a Unique Catholicism: A Healing Journey with John of God,”10:00 a.m., Fireside Room
Becoming a Member – 12:15 p.m., Fireside Room
Humanist Connections – “Are We Repeating World War I,” Sterling Bunnell, 12:30 p.m. Safir Room
Worship at UUCB
Thursday Nights in October
Come early to socialize at sunset, gather in gratitude before enjoying a scrumptious meal with friends old and new, and then share a time of worship together after supper. Click here for more information about Thursday Suppers.
Vespers and Programs in the Fireside Room
October 2 - Family Night
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “In Fear of Living” - Suraj Samtani with Rev. Greg Ward
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “Resurrecting Love” (The End - Redel; Dancers - Dennis; What the Heart Cannot Forget - Sutphen) led by Rev. Greg Ward.
7:00 p.m. Vespers led by Bryan Baker
7:30 p.m. Meeting of the Board of Trustees.
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “Bless Their Hearts,” led by Rev. Greg Ward
7:00 p.m. Vespers: “A Covenant with Life - A Deep and Miraculous Composure,” led by Rev. Greg Ward
Sundays in October
October 5 - The Circle that Draws Us In - Acceptance and inclusion are very powerful religious principles. UUs take these very seriously. So how do we treat those who have made mistakes? In these, the high holy days of the Jewish calendar, what can we turn to that will speak of forgiveness and inclusion? QUESTION: What does it mean to be in 'covenant' and why is it important to restore faith that was impacted by a broken promise rather than just 'go it alone' by ourselves? Rev. Greg preaching.
October 12 - When Angels Meet Giants - We are far greater than the sum of our parts. This understanding is found in most success. Not only are successful people gifted, but they see how their gifts fit together with what's around them so that, together, everyone is able to do more than one everyone could, cumulatively, do alone. That's what happens in a religious community. QUESTION: What is so important about team work and why is it important to see ourselves as part of a team rather than just being 'self-reliant'? Rev. Greg preaching.
October 19 - A Fire in the Soul, A Revolution of the Spirit - Spiritual traditions around the globe speak of the divine witnessing the suffering of the world and weeping. Through our empathy with others who are oppressed, marginalized, or erased, we can learn to see the world with clarity and find our own callings to spiritual leadership. How might we continuously kindle our own internal lights and find in religious community the potential of a sea of luminaries "lighting fires in the heavens" and "pouring water on hell?"
Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae is a Muslim mystic, Sufi dervish of the Chishtī Order, and ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. He completed his intern ministry at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a clinical residency at the Cleveland Clinic's renowned Heart Center and Center for Integrative Medicine, and a Killam Fellowship at the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Ohio. He served as the Beyond Sunday Minister at our sister congregation in San Francisco before returning to his alma mater--Starr King School for the Ministry--to direct admissions and recruitment of future religious leaders.
October 26 - That All-Elusive Search for God - Millions of people through the years have set out. Many more continue in that same search. Most of us can feel that yearning for connection... purpose... truth... a quest to be part of something larger than ourselves. What does that search mean for us? What does it mean for those all around us? And what does it mean for the connection between 'us' and 'them'? Rev. Greg, preaching.
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