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We are … An open and loving multicultural community Seekers of all ages, encouraging questions and growing into the answers Inspired by many sources of wisdom Dedicated to becoming agents of compassion, social justice, healing, and joy.
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Somos … Una comunidad multicultural abierta y amorosa Buscadores de todas edades que estimulamos el planteamiento de preguntas, buscando entender las respuestasInspirados por muchas fuentes de sabiduría Dedicados a convertirnos en agentes de la compasión, la justicia social, la sanidad y el gozo.

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Coffee House Concert

Friday, October 24, 7 pm
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Venga Este Domingo
Servicio en Espanol y Inglés

Todos los domingos,
10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural

Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la sala Fireside Ramsden. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11: 00.

Every Sunday, 10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering

Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the Ramsden Fireside Room. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.

Join Us This Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Service in English / Servicio in Inglés

October 26 – 26 de octubre

3rd Annual Diwali Celebration
Knowledge – Love = Tinsel: Lessons from a Hindu Hymn

Knowledge without devotion is like useless tinsel, says a commentary on a famous Hindu hymn. When knowledge matures, though, it becomes wisdom, and that wisdom, fired in the heart and integrated with life through our actions, becomes devotion. Doesn’t this sound a little bit like First Unitarian’s mission to “make Love visible in word and deed”? On this Sunday when we celebrate the annual Indian Festival of Lights, Diwali, we explore aspects of Hindu spirituality through a Unitarian Universalist lens.
Worship Leader: The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associates: Sundar Mudupalli, Gautam Biswas, and others

Tercera Celebración Anual de Diwali
Lecciones de un Himno Hindú Conocimiento – Amor = Oropel: Lecciones de un Himno Hindú

¿Qué significa aceptar el Valor inherente y la Conocimiento sin devoción es oropel inútil, dice un comentario en un famoso himno hindú. Cuando el conocimiento madura, sin embargo, se convierte en sabiduría y esa sabiduría, horneada en el corazón e integrada a la vida a través de nuestras acciones, se convierte en devoción. Esto no suena un poco como la Misión de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de “hacer el Amor visibles en palabra y obra”. En este domingo cuando celebramos el Festival anual Indio de las Luces, Diwali, exploramos aspectos de la espiritualidad Hindú a través de una lente muy Unitaria Universalista.
Dirige: la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociados de Cultos: Sundar Mudupalli, Gautam Biswas, y otros

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Nursery: Birth - four years

Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Childcare Staff: Kimberly Fernandez

We provide a safe, clean environment in which to support each child in initiating play activities at the developmental level they manifest. Each week our paid staff, Kimberly Fernandez, provides a loving presence, engaging children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes throughout the year.

Three- to five-year-olds: The Spiritually Growing Child

Children will hear a book about the diverse duties of the president of the United States. Beginning with campaign speeches and posters, six children take turns posing as the president while providing information about the rewards and responsibilities of the position. The topics include the White House, Congress, the creation of laws, the cabinet, veto power, Air Force One, and the Secret Service. Children will enjoy the idea of serving cookies in the Oval Office and being made into the face on a dollar bill.
Goal: We help shape the world around us and help make things happen.

Grades 1-4: Spirituality for Children
The Ripple Effect

Ripple effect: when an initial cause (a word or action) moves outward to affect others around us, and eventually, the entire world.  Our True Voice reminds us that each one action that we do can affect the people around us and the world and our Opponent voice challenges us to think that our actions only affect ourselvest.

Grades 5-8: Junior High Youth Group – Building Bridges
Judaism 2—People of the Law

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
— Mohandas Gandhi

This workshop introduces indigenous religions, which are sometimes called native, tribal, or primitive religions. While differing in many outward respects from what we in the West envision when we think of "religion," these faiths serve people's needs in the same fundamental ways all religions do. Today, more than 400 million people worldwide are adherents of indigenous faiths.

Grades 9-12: Senior High Youth Group – Sundays, 11:30-12:30

The senior high youth group meets from 11:30-12:30 after attending the first part of the 11 a.m. service.  The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers.  The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.
Youth Group Advisors: Rev. Geoff Rimositis, Rick Morris

2014-’15 Lifespan Faith Development Calendar

October 24-26
Middle School Unitarian Universalist Gathering (MUUGS)
Saturday, October 25
5th-8th grades Dia de los Muertos, a cultural and spiritual
celebration at Calvary Cemetery, 11 am to 3 pm
Sunday, October 26
3-5 year olds If I Were President
1st -4th grades The Ripple Effect
5th-8th grades Hinduism - One God, A Thousand Faces
9th-12th grades Group meets at regular time, 11:30-12:30un poco como la Misión de la Primera Iglesia

Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2014-15.

Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

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  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but closed at noon for an hour break.
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