Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

Upcoming Services

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

October 4, 2015: "About Death, Life, and Transcendence: the Bare Bones"

Joan Nelson, with Linda Haumann, Worship Associate

First it was women. Then blacks, then gays. Now death is out of the closet. And not a moment too soon. Because, whatever our age or condition, death IS a constant companion. Our problem is that fear of death has disconnected all of us from the deep awareness that could lead to a higher order of human being.

Joan Nelson: UUCM member, former Worship Associate and sometime pulpit guest. As a Chaplain affiliated with the American Humanist Association, she has officiated at hundreds of weddings and memorials. With a masters degree in PSYCHology and a doctorate in SEXology, in her 80th year, she is embarking on a new career in THANATology: the study of death.   She will tell us what we are “dying” to know about this all-important fact of life.

October 11, 2015: "Pope Francis"

Rev Chip Wright, with Nani Ranken, Worship Associate

(#2 in the series ‘What has Changed’)

A look at this new Pope and the ‘radical’ differences from his predecessors which he is bringing to the office. It indicates a sea change for the Catholic Church as well as the possibility of significant shifts with the rest of the Christian world. Both here in the US and beyond.

October 18, 2015: "Sixteen years since Columbine"

Rev Chip Wright, with Michael Jenkins, Worship Associate

(#3 in the series ‘What has Changed’)

Sixteen years after the tragedy in Columbine Colorado and it feels like almost nothing has changed. Our ability to control guns in this nation has gotten no better, and in fact it is significantly worse. We all must act if we hope for this to change.

October 25, 2015: "Halloween -“It was a Dark and Stormy Night!"

Rev Chip Wright, with Nani Ranken, Worship Associate

Halloween is arguably one of the big HOLY days on our Gregorian calendar, along with Christmas and Easter. Let's take a look at its journey from a pagan celebration to what we have today.