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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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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 19 – 19 de octubre

The Ultimate Act of Sharing: Mortality and Our Place in the Interconnected Web

How does our culture’s fear of death relate to climate change and climate justice? How can facing our human limits help us regain our right-sized place in the interconnected web of all existence, where the truth of mortality applies to everything from microorganisms to galaxies? Can we learn to see death as an “ultimate act of sharing”? Come hear one of the most exciting new voices in Unitarian Universalism, as graduating Starr King School for the Ministry student Elena Rose Vera leads us in worship, ably assisted by our 2014-15 minister-in-training Nikira Hernandez!
Worship Leader: Elena Rose Vera; Worship Associates: Minister-in-Training Nikira Hernandez and others

¿El último acto de compartir: Mortalidad y Nuestro Sitio en la Red Interconectada

¿Cómo el temor a la muerte de nuestra cultura se relaciona con el cambio climático y la justicia climática? ¿Cómo se pueden enfrentar nuestros límites humanos ayudarnos a recuperar nuestro adecuado lugar en la red interconectada de toda la existencia, donde la verdad de la mortalidad se aplica a todo, desde los microorganismos hasta las galaxias? ¿Podemos aprender a ver a la muerte como un “acto definitivo de compartir”? Vengan a oír a una de las más emocionantes nuevas voces en el Unitario Universalismo, Elena Rose Vera, como estudiante graduada de la Escuela para el Ministerio Starr King, la cual nos dirigirá en el servicio, hábilmente asistida por nuestra ministra en formación 2014-15 Nikira Hernández.
Dirige: Elena Rose Vera; Asociados de Culto: Nikira Hernandez 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 the story, Granddad’s Prayers of The Earth; whichexplores ideas about prayer. On their walks together in the woods, a boy’s grandfather shares that trees, rocks and streams pray, as sure as people do: "The tall grass prays as it waves its arms beneath the sky, and flowers pray as they breathe their sweetness into the air." The boy listens hard to hear the natural world's prayers, but never quite hears them. Later, as he grieves the death of his grandfather, the slightly older boy comes to understand Grandad's message. Finding the beauty in others and in the world is a prayer in itself.
Goal: To be familiar with prayer as a way of practicing gratitude.

Grades 1-4: Spirituality for Children
Taking Responsibility

When we listen to our True Voice and take responsibility we are being the cause.
When we choose to listen to the Opponent Voice and blame others we are being the effect. Children will engage in an exercise to recognize, through different scenarios, when we take responsibility or not.

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

… everything on the Earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence. — Mourning Dove (Christine Quintasket) (1888-1936), Native American (Salish) novelist

The earliest human beings developed the four aspects of human societies: language, music, a social order, and religion. Religion has been practiced in some form for over three million years. Archaeological evidence suggests there were followers of indigenous faiths millions of years ago, in the earliest places on earth we know human beings lived: the southernmost tip of Africa, Southeast Asia, Japan, China, and Australia.

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 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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