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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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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 5 – 5 de octubre

What If We Don’t Die?

Into every life comes a moment when we must bear the death of a loved one, and a part of us seems to die, too. In another moment, when we least expect it, our own death may draw very near. What if we get another chance at life after such meetings with death? What if we don’t die? Whenever death draws near, it can bring us closer to the meaning of life. How will we live our lives differently, having looked death in the face?
Worship Leader: The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associates: Mary Martin and Bob Miess

¿Qué pasa si no nos morimos?

En cada vida llega un momento cuando debemos mantenernos firmes por la muerte de un ser querido, y una parte de nosotros parece morir también. En otro momento, cuando menos lo esperamos, nuestra propia muerte puede estar muy cerca. ¿Qué pasa si tuviéramos otra oportunidad en la vida después de estos encuentros con la muerte? ¿Qué pasa si no nos morimos? Cada vez que se acerca la muerte, puede acercarnos al significado de la vida. ¿Cómo vamos a vivir nuestras vidas de diferente forma, habiendo mirado a la muerte a la cara?
Dirige: La Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociados de Culto: Mary Martin y Bob Miess

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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 the story, Owen and Mzee.  A seven year old, her father and a naturalist wrote this story based on a newspaper article about a baby hippo orphaned by the 2005 Indonesian tsunami. The hippo is dramatically rescued and brought to a Kenyan nature preserve, where it forms a surprising bond with a giant tortoise. The bond of friendship proves the power of reaching out to help others to change lives.
Goal: Through friendship we can reach out to others and change lives. .

Grades 1-4: Spirituality for Children
Setting Goals for Personal Change

We all have different goals in life.  In order to achieve our goals we need to identify our challenges and the qualities we possess to overcome them. Children in today’s lesson will see how we can prepare ourselves to create change in our life through setting goals and working to achieve them. They will also see that there is a process in changing spiritually.

Grades 5-8: Junior High Youth Group – Building Bridges
Judaism 1—The Birth of the Abrahamic Tradition

The Jews started it all—and by "it" I mean so many of the things we care about, the underlying values that make all of us, Jew and Gentile, believer and atheist, tick. Without the Jews, we would see the world through different eyes, hear with different ears, even feel with different feelings ... we would think with a different mind, interpret all our experience differently, draw different conclusions from the things that befall us. And we would set a different course for our lives. — Thomas Cahill, author of The Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks and Feels

Jewish people number only 14 million worldwide (about two-tenths of one percent of the world's population, or one of every 500 people), yet Judaism is one of the major religions. As the first of the Abrahamic religious line that birthed both Christianity and Islam, Judaism's legacy encompasses at least 3.6 billion people, well over half the population of the globe. Considering the theological, cultural, and political reach of these three faiths across the world's geography, many scholars, such as Thomas Cahill, argue that the influence of Judaism reaches nearly every person who shares our planet.

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

Sunday, October 5
3-5 year olds Owen and Mzee
1st -4th grades Setting Goals
5th-8th grades Judaism 1-The Birth of the Abrahamic Tradition
9th-12th grades Group meets at regular time, 11:30-12:30
Coming of Age (8th-10th) Mentor-Youth Meeting, 12:45- 2 pm
Friday, Oct. 10
5th-8th grades Family Shabbat, 7 pm, Temple Emanu-El, San Jose
Sunday, October 12
3-5 year olds To Everything There is a Season
1st -4th grades Cause and Effect
5th-8th grades Judaism II-People of the Law
9th-12th grades Group meets at regular time, 11:30-12:30

Parent Meeting, 9:30-10:45 am, childcare available. Parents check- in about their lives and parenting, followed by a discussion about parenting issues and concerns.
October 17-19
PCD-COA “Ropes Course” Retreat at Unitarian
Universalist Congregation of Marin
Sunday, October 19
3-5 year olds Granddad’s Prayers of the Earth
1st -4th grades Taking Responsibility
5th-8th grades Indigenous Religions - The Earth Speaks
9th-12th grades Group meets at regular time, 11:30-12:30
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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