March 2, 2014: "May These Sheltering Walls Be Strong" - Revs Leslie and David Takahashi Morris
This house is the one we as members build together to help hold us up and to help us hold up the world. Revs. Leslie and David Takahashi Morris will explore what it means to keep the commitments of faith in lives which ask so much of us and why they matter to the lives of those we touch and to the larger communities in which we work and serve. Our youth and childrens' choirs will sing.
Do you join a church to be changed? Or is the process of caring and commitment positively transformational? Both may be true, but what is certainly so is that if you are deeply involved in congregational life, you will experience personal growth and spiritual deepening. Join us this Sunday for a celebration of our congregational life and for the transformation it offers.
Jim Eller and Janne Eller-Isaacs are life-long Unitarian Universalists and are both UU ministers and the daughter and son of our Mt. Diablo UU Church member, Linda Eller. Rev. Janne is the co-minister of the Unity Unitarian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota; Rev. Jim is the Emeritus minister of the Kansas City All Souls UU Church and is the Vice-President of the UU Retired Ministers and Partners Association.
February 23, 2014: Annual Youth Service
Please join us Sunday February 23 at 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. for our annual youth services. "Sitting on the Sides of the Couch" This year the youth will be speaking to divisions amongst ages, classes, races, sexes, both on a personal level and larger level culminating to the message that we should all come to respect one another's differences and come together. This is our annual service featuring the gifts of our YRUU group. Come and hear what our youth’s perspective on the critical questions of our time.
We are surrounded by gifts whose source we do not fully understand. What gives us life? What makes the world a place of such beauty? If we are blessed with good health, with loving relationships, with material comfort and security - Rev. David Takahashi Morris asks: What gift can we offer in return?
February 16 -- “The Search for Common Ground” Rev. Károly Vass
From time to time we have to ask ourselves on what type of ground we stand: is it sand or rock? How and why are we standing there? And one of the most important questions: who is standing with us. In this sermon we will try to answer those questions reflecting on the partner church movement, the importance of Transylvanian Unitarians and American Unitarian Universalists standing arm in arm looking towards the horizon.
Rev. Károly Vass, the 2013-2014 Balázs Scholar at Starr King School for the Ministry, finished his initial theological studies in 2010, and has been serving as assistant minister in his home congregation in Sepsiszentgyörgy, while completing a master’s degree in theology. Before committing to ministry, he studied economics at Babes Bolyai University.
You can find out more about our Partner Church in Transylvania on our Members Site at: https://sites.google.com/a/mduuc.org/members/denomination-connections/partner-church
Join us as we reflect on entering into another year in our Living Tradition in which we reflect on change while honoring the traditions of those who have come before us.