Upcoming Services

Our Traditional Service is held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.

March 5, 2017: "Pledge Drive Sunday: Reaching For the Stars"

Rev. Joy Atkinson

This Sunday we launch our annual pledge drive, which this year will be face-to-face, with a steward assigned to each member and pledging friend. The service will include personal testimonials by several members on the value to them of this congregation, and a homily by Rev. Joy on “Why the World Needs Unitarian Universalists.” There will also be a dedication of the newest child among us: Charlotte Belle France. Directly after the service, you are invited to stay for brunch and a brief program of singing and fun.

March 12, 2017: "My Faith Journey"

Khadija Hansia

Khadija Hansia, Program and Facilities Director at Islamic Center of Mill Valley, will be talking about her Islamic faith journey and how being Muslim shaped who she is today. She will talk about growing up Muslim in Marin, especially post 9/11, and how she has constantly had to defend her peaceful religion. Khadija was proactive in advocating for true Islam after Islamophobic incidents and will talk about the support Muslims have received in the Bay Area, but also the fear that has paralyzed the community especially after the elections.

Khadija Hansia was born in San Francisco with her twin brother and was raised in Mill Valley. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2010 and works full time at NanaWall Systems. Khadija serves on the board of the Marin Interfaith Council and is the Programs and Facilities Director of Islamic Center of Mill Valley. Khadija has recently represented Muslims in the District and gave speeches at Congressman Jared Huffman's Inauguration Interfaith Gathering, the "Marin is Rising" rally in San Rafael, the National Day of Jewish Action for Refugees at the Legion of Honor, and others, including in places of worship. 

Khadija is active in her community and volunteers with various organizations such as American Red Cross, 10,000 Degrees, Bridge the Gap and St. Vincent de Paul. She loves to bake in her free time and has three adorable cats: Coconut, Brownie and Bunny.

March 19, 2017: "Let It Be a Dance We Do"

Rev. Joy Atkinson

As we discern the needs and desires of the congregation with regard to ministerial leadership, our interim minister will explore some of the roles of the minister and the complex relationship between minister and congregation.

March 26, 2017: "Six Things We Hope, Pray, and Work For: Touchstones from an Ancient Prayer"

Rev. Thomas Traylor

A rabbi was once asked by his pupils to teach them to pray. The short prayer he gave them-- only seven lines long-- was deeply grounded in the Jewish tradition. Millions of Christians repeat it daily. Is there something of value in it for humanists, atheists, or followers of the other religions of the world? In this sermon, we will explore the prayer’s Jewish roots and consider how its seven short phrases speak to universal human needs and aspirations. In this service, we will not pray the prayer itself but we will examine its underlying moral vision and its implications for the work of justice and peace to which all people of goodwill are called. 

The Rev. Thomas Traylor is an Episcopal priest and retired hospice chaplain. He is a pastoral associate at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco and a longtime friend of UUCM. He shares life with his partner (and UUCM pianist) Milton Wong.