| All Are Welcome!
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.
|¡Todos son Bienvenidos!
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.
Venga Este Domingo
Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos,
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
December 21 – 21 de diciembre
Winter’s Heartbeat: Solstice and an Active Hope – Advent IV: Peace
“Hope is not something you have, it’s something you DO!” resounds the inspiring cry of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. On this shortest day of the year, we explore the sources of an Active Hope. We give ourselves time to settle into the darkness, which is where life begins. We share stories of solidarity that bring us back to life. The Alegría Singers lift our spirits with a new song, “Winter’s Heart,” and we celebrate Advent IV: “Light of Peace, show us the way. Let us be makers of peace.”
Worship Leader: The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associates: Inés Zapiola, Nikira Hernandez, and the Alegría Singers
Latido de Invierno: Solsticio y una Esperanza Activa
– Adviento IV: Paz
“La esperanza no es algo que tienen, es algo que Hacen!” resuenan los inspiradores gritos de la eco-filósofa Joanna Macy. En este día más corto del año, exploramos las fuentes de una Esperanza Activa. Nos damos tiempo para adaptarnos a la oscuridad, que es donde comienza la vida. Compartimos historias de solidaridad que nos traen a la vida. Los Cantantes Alegría elevan nuestros espíritus con una nueva canción, “Corazón de Invierno,” y celebramos el Adviento IV: “Luz de Paz, indicanos el camino. Seamos hacedores de la paz.”
Dirige: La Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociadas de Culto: Inés Zapiola, Nikira Hernandez, y los cantantes Alegrías
Children & Youth Spiritual Growth & Learning Programs
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Sunday, December 14
Nursery: Birth - four years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level
Childcare Staff: Kimberly Fernandez
Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.
Three- to five-year-olds: The Spiritually Growing Child
The Shortest Day
The beginning of winter is marked by the solstice, the shortest day of the year. Long ago, people grew afraid when each day had fewer hours of sunshine than the day before. Over time, they realized that one day each year the sun started moving toward them again. This book explains what the winter solstice is and how it has been observed by various cultures throughout history. Many contemporary holiday traditions were borrowed from ancient solstice celebrations.
Goal: To be familiar with one of the earth-centered holidays as one of the sources of our Unitarian Universalist living tradition. To understand the cycles of the earth so that we can feel a part of the web of life on our planet, as in our seventh principle.
Grades 1-4: The Power of Words
Our words, like our actions, are causes and they determine the type of effects we have in our lives. Choose your words wisely; once a word is spoken, it cannot be taken back. Children will distinguish between: Hurtful words – words our opponent challenges us to use when we are feeling reactive; Helpful words – words that our true voice encourages us to use and; Gossip – hurtful words shared with others that often get mixed up along the way; Speaking behind someone’s back.
Grades 5-8: World Religions: Visit to a Quaker Meeting
There will not be a class today as youth and parents will be attending a 10 a.m. Quaker Meeting. The class will meet at 9:45am outside the meeting house. The meeting house is in the Rose garden neighborhood, the address is: 1041 Morse St., San Jose, CA 95126
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.
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.
Church Office Hours
- Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but closed at noon for an hour break.
- Tuesday and Thursday: Closed