In the Lerner/Bernstein song, “Take Care of This House,” we joyfully sing:
“Take care of this house. Be always on call. For this house is the hope of us all.” The congregation voted to conduct a capital campaign in the fall of 2013 to address long standing and urgent needs to take care of our house. As in previous campaigns, addressing these physical plant needs is our responsibility as members and stewards of this beacon on the hill that has served each of us in ways our hearts know best.
In the months to come, the congregational leadership team for the campaign will be formed and will share information about capital campaigns and what we have done in the past, how they are conducted, how decisions are made about the use of the funds raised and many other issues. In addition to your financial support for the campaign, if you want to help with this effort, let the team know of your interest and talent to share.
We are about to embark on an important and shared journey respecting what has been given to us and honoring, preserving and enhancing that gift for future generations. Be well.
Board of Trustees, Coordinating Team, and Capital Campaign Leadership Team Co-Chairs Jan Setchko and Patrick Cullinane
Worship at UUCB
Sundown Meditation Service
Begin or end your week with a Sundown Meditation Service. 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:
- Jan 18 5:00
- Jan 25 5:15
- Feb 1 5:15
- Feb 8 5:30
- Feb 15 5:30
- Feb 22 5:45
- Mar 1 5:45
- Mar 8 7:00 PDT
- Mar 15 7:00 TBD
- Mar 22 7:15
- Mar 29 7:15
Questions? More information? Please email Suzanne Yada.
Sundays in January
September—May Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Summer Worship at 10:00 a.m. May 18 - August 31
January’s Theme: “Hospitality”
January 4, 2015
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - We learn in grade school of the inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness. And much of our culture is dedicated to that pursuit; thousands of self-help books have been written on the subject. But happiness remains elusive. It doesn’t seem to be where we expect to find it. What is happiness? What does it mean to pursue it? Where and how can it be found? (Worship Associates will be dedicated during the 11:00 a.m. service)
Dave Hudson and his wife, Kate, have been members and active leaders of the UU congregation in Roswell, Georgia (just north of Atlanta) since 2001, having found Unitarian Universalism in Geneva, Illinois in 1981. They have three sons, all of whom live in Northern California. Dave speaks frequently in his own congregation and occasionally at other UU churches in Georgia and South Carolina. His father was a liberal Methodist minister and social activist; his mother’s father was a professor at Boston University School of Theology; but he learned the art and craft of sermon writing from his mentor, the Rev. Greg Ward.
NOW WE ARE SIX - There is a certain amount of innocence in the world that is worth honoring, protecting and even serving. Not the militant naiveté that is seen in those who guard their ignorance against the onslaught of any new information. The innocence that's worthy of our attention and reverence is the part of the human spirit yet unsullied by cynicism or despair. The capacity to feel wonder, listen carefully for our inherent wisdom, make room for our own genuine selves announce that we are preparing to blossom. Question: in this world filled with harsh realities, how can we make room for innocence?
A VISION FOR THE CREATIVELY MALADJUSTED - To be truly and faithfully religious in the 21st century will require a new resolve, a new awareness and a new approach than any religion has endeavored in the history of human community. It is not enough to be faithful and believe in a savior . The tests of the 21st century need to see that we believe in each other and our ability to work together to save lives. QUESTION: Is it important for a community to have a vision and what is the vision of this community?
HOW TO EXPLAIN UNITARIAN UNIVERALISM WITHOUT A PAMPHLET - Think about those times when someone has seen the flaming chalice pin or necklace you're wearing and asked, “Oh... UU... what's that?” What do you say? How do you explain this church? These people? This history? This way of being religious - WITHOUT - telling them everything we're NOT? Come to this service if you want to hear how we claim this faith tradition with excitement and pride! QUESTION: What is Unitarian Universalism?
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