Upcoming Sunday Services

Over the Cuesta Grade

Date: 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

When I first moved to California I heard dire stories of the Cuesta Grade and the land beyond – a land described as difficult and harsh and distant. Quite unexpectedly I found my dream home in that “land beyond” and I found myself reflecting on barriers, real and imagined, that shape a journey. 

Saltwater Choir: "Will You Seek in Far-Off Places?" words by Alicia Carpenter, based on a text by Walt Whitman. Music by J.A. Freylinghausen, arranged by Norman Luboff

Blue Thinking in a Red World

Date: 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

In recent elections the media popularized the notion of Red and Blue States, promoting a picture of the vast plains and interiors of the US painted in the red rhetoric of the conservative religious right with the coasts and some boarder stated shaded in the blue response of liberal language. Such images paint a nation divided on issues, on perspectives and on strategies. As the next round of elections draws near, being a mostly “blue” congregation in a mostly “red” community presents a number of challenges. 

Repel Fewer Visitors

Date: 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

Visitors come to us not to debate politics or theology. They come to us because they know it takes a village to raise a child and they are hoping that this might be such a village. How can we create here a culture of hospitality that welcomes those who want to do, as well as those who simply want to be? 

Saltwater Choir: "Ukuthula" (Zulu song) arranged by André van der Merwe

The Shadow Knows

Date: 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

In the late 1930’s a radio drama debuted and the invisible avenger known as the Shadow was born. In the introduction to the program the narrator intoned: "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!"  And who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of Unitarian Universalists????

Lay Led

Date: 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Remembering Our Beloved Dead

Date: 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

Many cultures around the world set aside a day to celebrate ancestors and newly departed loved ones. On November 6, bring photos or mementos of your beloved dead, and we will share stories and celebrate the lives they led in our Day of the Dead service. Join us for this very UU memorial celebration.

When We Are Gathered

Date: 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

We lead full and busy lives, balancing our personal needs and dreams with those of the wider community. Yet, when we are gathered, something extraordinary comes to life in the weaving of individuals into a community.

Come Ye Thankful People

Date: 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Rev. Helen Carroll

At this season of thanks, a season celebrating plenty, join us to remember the classic children’s tale Stone Soup and the way one village learned from strangers what it means to be a generous community. 

Lay Led

Date: 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Winter Music Worship Service

Date: 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 

10:30 a.m.

Speaker: 

Saltwater Choir; Thomas Burt, Directing

(last held: Sunday, December 13, 2015)