Lessons from the Dying
November 2 - Minister Peter Farriday
What happens after death is a question that every religion has sought to address. While theories differ widely, most propose that physical death is not the end, but that some piece of us (commonly called the “soul,” though one could use other language) continues to exist in a realm of a different order after the body ceases to function. This week we will explore this possibility, and what it might mean for how we live our lives.
Willingness, Opportunities & Perspectives
November 12 - Barbara Wilson
Deaths of the present and the past, whether of dreams or of loved ones, causes pain. The pain of loss, if addressed, can open the door to new opportunities that we might never have accessed without those losses. It is our perspective that can determine whether or not a watershed event in our lives is good or bad; and our perspectives about that might change in hindsight. We live life forward, but often can only see our gifts of opportunity in hindsight.
A Guest at Your Table
November 16 - Intergenerational Service
Join our children and youth to celebrate the history and current work of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in speech, story and song.
November 23 - Minister Peter Farriday
Medieval theologian and mystic Meister Eckhart declares that, “If the only prayer you say in your entire life is ‘Thank you,’ that would suffice.” He proclaims this because he recognizes that truly radiating gratitude from the core of our being helps awaken us to the fullness of life’s blessings. Come discover the power of thankfulness as a way to enhance our wellbeing, and to spread light and love to all we encounter.
Change of Time and Location for the November 23 Service
The November 23 worship service will be held at 10:45 am at the Chapel of the Oaks at 23287 Sierra Highway in Santa Clarita, just inside the entrance to Eternal Valley Memorial Park. After going through the entrance the chapel is immediately on the right. There is parking in front for disabled and elderly. Others should park on both sides of the roads by the chapel. For a map click Location in the left sidebar.
My Religion and Where I Got It
November 30 - Roselva Ungar
A historical review of my parents and their vision covering events of the early 20th century, and their connection to the UU Principals and my subsequent political activism. I’ll include events in my early, formative years as it relates to my educational philosophy and how this pushed me in the direction of early childhood education and Union leadership. There will be humor, as well!