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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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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.

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September 7 – 7 de setiembre

“Life Calls Us On!”
HOMECOMING SUNDAY

We welcome this new church year with a new song by Unitarian Universalist composer the Rev. Jason Shelton: “Life Calls Us On!” We gather as one sacred family to answer Life’s call—hope’s call, love’s call—to justice, compassion, and joy.
Water Communion: Please bring a small amount of water to represent your inward and outward journeys over the summer. We will create a communal poem of place names as we each pour a splash of water into a common bowl. Whether the water comes from our actual journeys, from our kitchen tap, or from the extra water we’ll supply, we can all participate. Please do prepare your phrase for the communal poem ahead of time: “From [place name, place name, …].” That’s the music of the song we create together, to the tune of Patrick Smiley’s beautiful harp. Please join us for this annual rite of passage as we give birth to the new year together!
Worship Leader: The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associate:s Nikira Hernandez, Bill Bowman, Karen Conrotto

”La Vida Nos Llama!”
DOMINGO REGRESO A CASA

Damos la bienvenida a este nuevo año de la iglesia con una nueva canción del compositor Unitario Universalista, el Rev. Jason Shelton: “La Vida nos Insta a”! Nos reunimos como una sagrada familia para responder al llamado de la vida—llamada de esperanza, la llamada del amor, justicia, compasión y alegría.
Comunión del Agua: Favor de traer una pequeña cantidad de agua para representar sus viajes interiores y exteriores durante el verano. Crearemos un poema comunal con los nombres de los lugares mientras cada uno de nosotros vertemos un chorrito de agua en un tazón común. No importa si el agua proviene de nuestros viajes reales, de nuestro grifo de la cocina, o del agua extra que suministraremos, todos podemos participar. Prepare su frase para el poema comunal antes de tiempo: “de [nombre del lugar, nombre del lugar,...].” Esa es la música de la canción que creamos juntos, con la hermosa melodía del arpa de Patrick Smiley. ¡Por favor acompáñenos para este rito anual, mientras vemos nacer el año nuevo juntos!
Dirige: La Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociados de Culto: Nikira Hernandez, Bill Bowman, Karen Conrotto

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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

Young children learn about religion through relationships. Each week the children look and listen to an engaging picture book that reflects the week’s central theme with accompanying activities. Themes from September to June include: Individuality, Earth Day, Cycles of Life, Harvest, Thanksgving, Christmas, Hannukah, Winter Solstice, Family, Golden Rule, etc.

Grades 1-4: Spirituality for Children and Faithful Journeys

Spirituality for Children (September-December 2014): The program helps children recognize their potential, focus on goals and understand the impact of their choices.
Faithful Journeys (January-May 2015): hands-on activities as well as guided discussion, reflection, and self-expression to engage participants with various learning styles. Each session of this program includes rituals: sharing opening words, a chalice-lighting, centering in silence before hearing a story, and singing.

Grades 5-8: Junior High Youth Group – Building Bridges

Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search. Participants will visit other religions as well as engage in class activities.

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

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. They plan social and service projects throughout the year, and participate in youth conferences in area Unitarian Universalist churches under the auspices of the Pacific Central District of Unitarian Universalist Congregations and Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU). The youth group’s empowering philosophy educates youth to be leaders within the group, church community and denomination.
Youth Group Advisors: Rev. Geoff Rimositis, Rick Morris

Grades 7-9 Curriculum: Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education

Class Begins In January 2015
Our Whole Lives is based on the philosophy of comprehensive sexuality education, which helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior, not only providing facts about anatomy and human development, but also helpings participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, social, and political aspects of sexuality.

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.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Closed
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