Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

Upcoming Services

For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.

July 5, 2015: "Conflicting Fireworks of Patriotism"

Jessica Clay, Seminarian, with Karen Auroy, Worship Associate

Independence Day is a day that for many consists of fireworks, parades, and barbeques.  As we gather to celebrate our independence from Britain we contemplate on what freedom means. Come let us worship together as we explore this complex subject and how our spiritual community works together to continue and reshape the vision set forth on July 2, 1776.

Jessica Clay is entering into her last year of seminary at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and is a Candidate for Fellowship with the UUA. During her time at Starr King she has been involved in student body leadership filling the role of Vice-President her first year, and President this past year. She has her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University and comes to ministry as a second career. Her call to ministry came within the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, and she was a very active member prior to moving to Berkeley teaching RE, serving on the nominating committee and co-chairing the green committee. Since moving to Berkeley in 2013 she has immersed herself in school, pulpit supply preaching, traveling to Transylvania, and volunteering at San Quentin. 

 

 

 

July 12, 2015: " EcoTheology – Earth as Embodied Divinity"

Robert Drake, M. Div., with Linda Haumann, Worship Associate

God is the Ground of Being from which we sprang and our Earth is the nearest and greatest local manifestation of that Divinity.   How can we shift our theologies to one that honors and reveres this Earth and in the process save and support all forms of life on our planet?  How can we begin to shift our theologies from one of reverence for what is “out there” or even “in here” to what is all around us.  When will we begin the necessary process of grieving what we have done to Her?

Rev Bob Drake is a long time UU Marin member.   He just completed his Master of Divinity at the San Francisco Theological Seminary where he is adjunct Professor of Restorative Justice, Trauma and Spirituality.  Bob also has a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution.   He is a clinical interfaith hospice chaplain and has started a new ministry: Ocean Soul Renewal,  leading workshops for those going through significant loss, life change or are in need of finding new hope and meaning.  Bob is an ordained interfaith minister and an aspirant for ordination as a Unitarian Universalist Minister.

 

July 19, 2015: "Awe and Wonder"

Jessica Clay, with Nani Ranken, Worship Associate

Often as we go about our lives we get caught up in the day to day flow of life. How do we return to the present and cultivate a sense of awe and wonder in our approach to the world? Join us for worship as we explore this topic and look at ways to nurture ourselves and each other

Jessica Clay is entering into her last year of seminary at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and is a Candidate for Fellowship with the UUA. During her time at Starr King she has been involved in student body leadership filling the role of Vice-President her first year, and President this past year. She has her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University and comes to ministry as a second career. Her call to ministry came within the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, and she was a very active member prior to moving to Berkeley teaching RE, serving on the nominating committee and co-chairing the green committee. Since moving to Berkeley in 2013 she has immersed herself in school, pulpit supply preaching, traveling to Transylvania, and volunteering at San Quentin. 

 

 

July 26, 2015: "Reclaiming The Wild Soul: A Sacred Journey Into Earth's Landscapes"

Mary Reynolds Thompson, with Rodney Gothelf, Worship Associate 

Beyond the chaos and stresses of our modern age, there lies a forgotten yet primal terrain rich in wisdom, healing, and wholeness. In this special service, Mary Reynolds Thompson will guide us on a journey into Earth’s great landscapes of deserts, forests, oceans and rivers, mountains, and grasslands as aspects of our psyches and souls. We’ll ask the question: Does re-wilding the Earth begin with re-wilding our own nature?

Mary Reynolds Thompson is an acclaimed author and facilitator of poetry and journal therapy dedicated to bridging the false divide between outer and inner nature, Earth and Self. Her books are Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World and Reclaiming the Wild Soul: How Earth’s Landscapes Restore Us to Wholeness. www.maryreynoldsthompson.com