Sunday, March 15 "The Beauty of it All" - Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini It’s about the rose. It’s about a Japanese religion. But mostly it’s about forgiveness.
Rev. Dr. Mark Belletini - served as student minister at MDUUC in the mid-1970s before going on to 18 years with the UU congregation in Hayward and 17 years as senior minister at First UU Church of Columbus, Ohio. Mark served for eight years on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee, which credentials UU ministers, and he chaired the committee that produced the Singing Living Tradition hymnal. He is also the author of Sonata for Voice and Silence and Nothing Gold Can Stay: The Colors of Grief from Skinner House. Since he is retiring in a few months, Mark is especially jazzed about returning to Walnut Creek after almost 40 years away.
Sunday, February 22 "Nothing Left to Say" - Rev. David Morris When things seem wrong, the urge to “do something” is immensely powerful. Feeling helpless can lead us to urgently try strategies that can’t work, or simply to turn away. When it seems there’s nothing left to do or say, what possibilities are still there for us?
Sunday, March 8 "When You Walk Through The Storm" - Rev. Leslie Takahashi In a changing world and in lives full of change, we need the grounding of a place and a people. Rev. Leslie Takahashi will explore this critical part of how we bring our own lives into community
Sunday, February 15 "Apocalypse When? Weaving the World Anew" - Rev. Dr. Leisa Huyck Is there hope for this world? How do the stories we live by affect the ways in which we might answer this question? Come hear a story, both ancient and new, that just might give you hope.
Rev. Dr. Leisa Huyck is a former ecologist who worked in sustainable agriculture research and education for 20 years before becoming a minister. She is called to help make the spiritual transformation our culture needs in order to live sustainably, with love and justice for all, on our beautiful, blue-green planet.
Sunday, March 1 "Now and Not Yet" - Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Rev. David Morris Each moment of the present contains the DNA of the future. The decisions we make today are what sow the seeds for a glorious future. Join Revs. Leslie Takahashi and David Morris for this celebration of who we are and that which we have yet to become.
Sunday, February 15 "Get Your Salvation Here" - Mr. Barb Greve Our Universalist forbearers were creative about proclaiming a heretical message in which a loving God would not condemn his children. But our understanding of Heaven, Hell, Damnation and Salvation has changed over the years. Join Mr. Barb as he explores some of the changes and shares his thoughts on achieving Salvation.