Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Problem With Resurrection

Our spiritual theme for April is “Resurrection.” This comes as little surprise to most of us. We will celebrate the Easter holiday in just weeks. If the long established pattern holds, attendance on Easter Sunday will be larger than any other Sunday morning during the year. I think it may be simply habit or the … Continued

April: Jeff Leake

 A California bay area native Jeff Leake holds a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from UC Davis. Based in the rich history of painting, literature, and natural science, Leake sifts through this various source material finding stories through the process of constructing a world for himself rather than as a … Continued

i carry your heart with me

The Chamber Choir sang a beautiful rendition of the song titled “i carry your heart with me” on Sunday, March 26. The title comes from a poem written by ee cummings, first published in 1952, and is now adapted in a beautiful children’s book by the same name. “I Carry Your Heart With Me is … Continued

2017 Sewell Lecture Presents Tom Andrews, U.U.S.C. President

Join Tom Andrews, President and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary for our annual Sewell Lecture. Tom, this year’s featured speaker, is a long-time human rights advocate and former U.S. Congressman, committed to challenging the devastating impacts of global warming, the injustice of growing income equality, … Continued

Answered Prayers

  “Wow.” “Expansive.” “Heart Opening.” “Holy.” These are a few of the words that were used to describe the process of holding each other in prayer that we began during last week’s service. I want to thank all of you who took the time to write and describe your experience of requesting a prayer and … Continued

“Why We March”

A great new book has just been published: Why We March: Signs of Protest and Hope — Voices from the Women’s March. “On January 21, 2017, millions of people gathered worldwide for the Women’s March, one of the largest demonstrations in political history. Together they raised their voices in hope, protest, and solidarity. This inspiring collection … Continued

Easter is April 16 !

Your bookstore has lots of fun books for children that focus on the secular symbols of Easter – bunny rabbits, eggs, lambs and chicks – and Peter Rabbit!  Choose a book for that little one in your life and support First Unitarian at the same time.

Financial Update for Members and Friends

In early February, we announced the results of this year’s Fund Drive. We continue to receive a few pledges through June, and pledge increases are always welcome; but it is clear that our pledge income will be 10% short of our goal. That amounts to approximately $150,000. The basic financial health of First Unitarian is … Continued

March Moderator’s Letter

Greetings Fellow Congregants,      The word is out: we have a new Director of Music!  The search committee unanimously recommended that we hire DeReau Ferrar and Reverend Sinkford offered him the position.  DeReau has accepted and we now begin a new musical journey under his leadership. Congratulations to DeReau.  On behalf of the Board, … Continued

DeReau Farrar Named Music Director

Dear Friends, Our more than year-long search process for a permanent Director of Music has been completed. The Advisory Search Committee has done an outstanding job of gathering feedback about each of the three final candidates from all of the choirs, as well as from other music staff, program staff and congregants. They conducted interviews, … Continued