For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.
Jef Melcher, with Joel Gluck, Worship Associate
Our Young Religious Unitarian Universalist youth will again lead an inter-generational service as a celebration of community and Thanksgiving. This year's theme: Lord of the Rings. Bring your root vegetables and cabbages(already cut) by 10:00 to participate in this ritual.
Rev. Bonnie Dlott, with Bev Munyon, Worship Associate
The mystic Shams-ud-din Muhammad Hafiz is not well known in the Western world, but he is Iran’s most popular poet, even seven centuries after his death. His poetry describes the stages of the mystic’s “path of love,” in which human love can become divine, ultimately uniting the lover with the source of all love. Come today and learn more about Hafiz and his poetry.
Rev. Dr. Bonnie Dlott is the settled minister at the Napa Valley congregation, where she has served since 2006. She was a cell biologist before receiving a call to ministry. She graduated from Starr King School for the ministry in 2005. She is an “Our Whole Lives” trainer for the district, and describes herself as an “Earth-based mystic”.
Rev. Dr. Jay Atkinson, with Nani Ranken, Worship Associate
UU theologian Paul Rasor says that our liberal religious tradition "is not for the faint of heart," suggesting that Unitarian Universalism offers a challenging pathway not always easy to follow. What are the historic elements of this liberal faith that we call our own? What does it mean to be faithful Unitarian Universalists in today's world, and how do we help one another live up to that ideal, as individuals and as congregations?
Rev. Dr. Szabolcs Czire, with Karen Auroy, Worship Associate
Liberals are pretty much alike everywhere: stand on the side of love, represent the countercultural opposition to oppression in society, sing songs like "Come, Come, Whoever You Are." And we are pretty serious about it. The most important things in life meet us unprepared, and we still have to respond to them. It’s not the preparation, but our presence that makes the difference. So go, go, however you are, and do your best – seen from an international perspective.
Rev. Chip Wright, with Jason Stearns, Worship Associate
The winter solstice has been a sign of change for humans through history. Countless spins of our planet around the sun have given us the knowledge that this longest night marks the coming of another cycle of life! Come join in ancient rituals of calling the world to life once again!
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