Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores the issue of loneliness. Our circumstances may vary, but we all have some understanding of what loneliness is like. The church—the body of Christ—celebrates connection. How do we make sure to extend that to all who may need it?
On Mental Health Sunday in the United Church of Christ, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman shares her own story about the way mental health issues in her family affected her as she was growing up. She reflects on how silence made the situation even more difficult for all involved.
For this all-ages worship Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman leads the congregation in a reflection on Isaiah’s call to a “new heaven and a new earth,” a hopeful cry for justice and peace for all people.
Reflecting on the themes of sleep, faith and safety in Psalm 4, Emerging Leader Kim Druziako shares her own stories of survival as she first moved to the Bay Area. With little resources, she finds herself in a warehouse community of other poor queer folks who help each other make ends meet.
On this Palm Sunday, Minister of Community Life Rachel Bauman reflects on freedom.
On Annual Meeting Sunday, Senior Minister Molly Baskette begins with a parable about the tenderness and tentativeness of feelings and how we share them.
In the Scripture, Paul answers a question the community of Corinth has about eating the mean that has been sacrificed to idols. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny uses this as a jumping off point to explore our own relationship to food, especially considering that food is such a big deal in the area.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette lifts up the challenges of connection and disconnection in larger communities. How are we neighbor to each other? Do we slip into the anonymity of urban life, unaware or unwilling to engage with those living right near and among us?
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. So says this mornings passage from Romans. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny reflects on the nature of separation and distance drawing from her own early experience of leaving home to go to college and later moving across the country from her family.
In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.