The Summer of Knees

  “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” These words defined a movement. They were uttered by Timothy Leary in January of 1967 at a celebration in Golden Gate Park called a “Human Be-In.” People who attended experienced a radically different style music, creative expression, sexual freedom, and psychedelic drugs. As word spread about this exciting … Continued

To Love Mercy

  What are you going to be? Halloween will soon be here. In my neighborhood, and perhaps in yours, a few houses have been decorated with ghosts and spider webs for some time now. Carved pumpkins adorn more and more doorsteps. Our Immigrant Justice group just raised over $1000 selling pumpkins…for a good cause… to … Continued

I Can. We Must.

  “Stand by this faith…which has comforted us in sorrow, strengthened us for noble purpose and made the world beautiful. … There is nothing in all the world so important as to be loyal to this faith.” With appropriate apologies for her ableist language [stand by this faith], Olympia Brown, the author of our Responsive … Continued

Deep in Our Humanity

  As Unitarian Universalists, we affirm and promote: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Compassion in human relations; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence.   Our theme for the month here at First Unitarian is mercy.  As Rev. Bill shared last week, this is a concept we Unitarian Universalists often shy … Continued

Sadly in Need of Mending

  Mercy, Mercy me. This may well be the first time that a Motown hit has been sung as an anthem in this sanctuary. Mercy, mercy me Things ain’t what they used to be Poison in the wind Oil wasted on the seas How much more abuse … Can mother earth stand? Motown artist, Marvin … Continued