For your convenience, we've posted descriptions of this month's sermon topics and speakers.
Rev. Chip Wright, with Nani Ranken, Worship Associate
First in a series of Sundays on liberal theology:
Unitarians and Universalists have a long and nuanced relationship with Abrahamic scriptures. Learn about our unique evolution in relationship to the scriptures of the Bible and how they helped define who we are today.
Meredith Guest, with Jason Stearns, Worship Associate
We separate ourselves by all kinds of borders both internal and external. Internal borders arising from fear, mistrust and group identity manifest in external borders dividing nations, states, religions and races. Increasingly, however, it is becoming obvious that the problems we face as a species cannot be contained within borders, nor can solutions if they are to be real and effective. As religious (and not-so-religious) progressives who believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, we are constrained to cross borders whenever we can – intentionally, respectfully, courageously – in order to affirm and celebrate our common humanity, even if doing so requires risk, struggle, and sacrifice.
Meredith Guest lives in Sonoma County with her partner and a bunch of rescued animals on what has become a small wildlife preserve. She substitute teaches in various schools in Petaluma and is active in trying to create habitat for Monarch butterflies. Long ago and far away she was a Southern Baptist minister who got fired and became a Montessori educator. Eventually, she came out as transgender and for several years thereafter was a member of the Unitarian Universalist congregation of Petaluma (UUP) where she still occasionally attends. She has two grown and quite wonderful children.
Rev. Chip Wright, with Karen Auroy, Worship Associate
Second in a series on liberal theology:
We live in a world of (mostly) one God. Have you ever thought about what happened to all the other Gods and Goddesses, all those deities that once were "big stuff" but now are relegated to mythology?
Rev. Chip Wright and DRE Jef Melcher, Bev Munyon, Worship Associate
Come see the kids tell it as they see it, hear interesting stories, along with the history of Mother's Day. Celebrate the mothers in our own community and all around the world!
Rev. Chip Wright, with Sue Fleckles, Worship Associate
Last in the series on liberal theology
The ancient relationship between science and theology resurfaces as we head into the future--facing a time like none that has ever existed before in human history.