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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.

Worship Themes 2016-2017

September 2016:Change

October 2016: Living with Our Fears

November 2016: Integrity

December 2016: Earth

January 2017: Stages of Life

February 2017: Kinship and Friendship

March 2017: Understanding “the Other”

April 2017: The Boundaries That Harm and That Heal Us

May 2017: Forgiveness


Join Us Sunday @ 11 a.m.
February 26 / 26 de febrero / Service in English / Servicio in Inglés
February Theme: Kinship and Friendship /
Tema de febrero: Parentesco y Amistad
Arrive early to enjoy Alabanzas at 10:15 a.m
Llegue temprano para disfrutar Alabanzas a las 10:15 a.m.

Living Out Our Values: Love, Compassion & Generosity

“I’ve sometimes joked and said God doesn’t know very much math, because when you give to others, it should be that you are subtracting from yourself. But in this incredible kind of way— I’ve certainly found that to be the case so many times— you gave and it then seems like in fact you are making space for more to be given to you.”-Desmond Tutu

Our Beloved Community, The First Unitarian Church of San José equips us to unleash the full measure of our Love, Compassion and Generosity. These times call us to live out loud our values so that they can be a force of constructive engagement with the world. Let us come together to empower each other to live lives for the greatest good.

Worship Leader: the Rev. Geoff Rimositis; Ministerial Intern Rodney Lemery; Worship Associate: Dana Lema

Viviendo Nuestros Valores: Amor, Compasión y Generosidad

"Yo a veces he bromeado y dije que Dios no saben mucho de matemáticas, porque cuando ustedes dan a los demás, debe ser que están restando de ustedes mismos. Pero en este increíble clase de camino— Yo he ciertamente encontrado que para ser el caso tantas veces, ustedes dan y luego parece que en realidad ustedes están haciendo espacio para estar dando más de ustedes. " -Desmond Tutu Nuestra querida comunidad, la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de San José nos prepara a dar rienda suelta a la medida de nuestro Amor, Compasión y Generosidad. Estos tiempos nos llaman a vivir en voz alta nuestros valores para que sean una fuerza de compromiso constructivo con el mundo. Unámonos para potenciarnos mutuamente para vivir una vida para el mayor bien.

Dirigen: Rev. Geoff Rimositis, Minisro Interino Rodney Lemery; Asociada de Celebración: Dana Lema

Venga Este Domingo / Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos / Every Sunday @ 10:15 a.m.

Alabanzas: 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 library. 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.

Alabanzas: 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 biblioteca. 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.


This Sunday there is a Tweens & Teens (10-17) parent meeting at 9:30 a.m.  Childcare available upon request.

Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level

Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.

1st - 4th grades—Beginnings: A Story from the Hebrews of Palestine (The Garden of Eden)

5th-8th Grades—Jesus & His Kingdom of Equals: What Does it Mean to Forgive?

9th-12th grades—Balcony Level above Hattie Porter Hall, Youth Room
The senior high youth group meets from 11:30a-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.

Roots and Wings UU Parenting 0-10 years Group
HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT RACE, World Trust Educational Services, Dia Penning, Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, Aimee Reeder, Edited by Ryan Mehar

“We live in a complex world. We are all trying the best we can to support the growth, health, and understanding of our kids. Today, as we get information at warp speed and events are televised from all parts of the globe, we are exposed to things that we might not have had an understanding of 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago. As a parent that is interested in developing an honest and robust dialogue with your child about race and equity, there are a few things that you will want to keep in mind. It’s not too soon! By 6 months old, your child can distinguish between skin color and hair texture. As toddlers, children develop preferences and start to associate “good” with people that look like them. As preschoolers, they are all about sorting and are finding many ways to practice exclusion. By supporting their questions and guiding them in positive directions when they ask questions that seem jarring, we are setting them up for being inclusive and healthy adults."

Roots and Wings meets on Second Sundays in classrooms 4-6 at 9:30am, childcare provided. Meetings facilitated by Rev. Geoff Rimositis

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
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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.

Temas de Culto 2016-2017

Septiembre: cambio

Octubre: Viviendo con nuestros miedos

Noviembre: La Integridad

Diciembre: Tierra

Enero: Etapas de la vida

Febrero: Parentesco y amistad

Marzo: Entender "el Otro"

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Mayo: Perdón