LOVE IS THE SPIRIT OF THIS CHURCH,
AND SERVICE IS ITS PRAYER.
MAKE IT A BANNER YEAR
2023-24 ANNUAL OPERATING FUND CAMPAIGN
We are honored to assist in the annual pledge effort for our spiritual home, the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco. We are especially impressed with how you, our spiritual friends and companions, worked together to keep our home and programs intact over the past several years. We call upon you to help us again as we ready ourselves to take off on an exciting journey for the coming 2024 fiscal year.
"From Special Creation to Kin: How Scientific and Indigenous Understandings Call Us to a New Relationship with Nature"
Sunday, March 19, 10:50 am
Rev. Jamie Hinson-Rieger, Guest Minister, Preaching
For much of Western history, the dominant creation story has placed humans at the apex of the natural order. This Sunday we will look at how the scientific creation story calls us to a different relationship with life, one which is consonant with many indigenous understandings and with Unitarian Universalism as well.
Read this Weeks Flame
Watch This Service Here
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YOU’RE INVITED TO THE ORDINATION OF MEG MCGUIRE!
Sunday, April 16, 2:00 pm
On Sunday April 16 at 2pm, our former ministerial intern Meg McGuire will be jointly ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry by UUSF and her home congregation in Columbus. The ordination will be held at UUSF, with a reception to follow, as well as available by livestream. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. For more information click here.
"LIVIN' OUT LOUD: 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION"
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm, Sanctuary
We're Having a Party! And You're Invited!!
We came to the Tenderloin 25 years ago to LIVE OUT LOUD!!! And we’ve been doing that ever since. Through hard times and good times, with friends and neighbors, we’ve been livin’ out loud and it’s time to celebrate all those years and all of you.
Decades of social and political struggles are visible in the streets and in the lives of people all around us and all around you, too. And just as brilliantly visible is the light, courage, strength, creativity and deep actions of the people we encounter who share this commitment to life in all its messy, glorious color.
So, put April 1st on your calendar right away, let us know you are coming, and get ready to raise the roof with song, dance, poetry, and all manner of performance. The show begins at 7:00 pm, but the doors will open to welcome you at 6:00 pm. We’ll be at the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco and we hope you will be too.
UUSF Weekly Newsletter
March 15, 2023
The Flame, our weekly newsletter, is published every Wednesday! We cover Sunday services as well as recent UUSF news and upcoming events. On Fridays, we also send a brief email outlining the weekend's events. If you send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Flame will be sent directly to your inbox.
CALL TO MEMBERSHIP
Sunday, March 26!
UUSF is a community with a history dating back over 170 years. We have lasted this long thanks to our members, whose hard work and contributions have made us a San Francisco institution. Throughout the year we host ceremonies during Sunday Worship where new members are formally recognized and sign the membership book.
If you are interested in becoming a member of UUSF, and part of a storied tradition, then please reach out to Joe Chapot at email@example.com or 415-590-7836.
April 2 at 12:30 pm, Fireside Room
Here is an opportunity to learn more about Unitarian Universalism. Join us in the Fireside Room after the service to meet some of our members and learn more about our congregation and Unitarian Universalism in the community.
Stay up to date with what is happening for our families and Sunday School program by subscribing to the Thursday weekly emails. To be put on the email list, please contact Rev. Laura Shennum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UUSF COVID UPDATE SPRING 2023
The city of San Francisco, the State of California, and soon the entire US Government have ended the distinction that we are in a pandemic. In response, the UUSF COVID Advisory Group has chosen to maintain our current safety practices through April 3rd. This is consistent with the current plan of the CA Public Health Department policy for masking.
This means through April 3rd:
Masking is still required while indoors.
Strong encouragement to wear a N95, KN95 mask, or a surgical mask.
Social distancing recommended while indoors
We recommend using a Safety Sticker, which lets one easily communicate how much space one needs; Red - 6 Feet Please; Yellow - Ask Me; Green - I am comfortable around you.
UUSF respects anyone’s decision to wear a mask and encourages everyone to do whatever is necessary to protect their own health and wellbeing.
If you are sick, please stay home! If you are symptomatic and test, and mask and come if you are Covid-Negative.
After April 3 masking will no longer be required while indoors at UUSF. Again masking for your own comfort and protection will continue to be both permitted and encouraged.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions, suggestions, resources or want/need clarification, please reach out to our Covid Advisory Team at email@example.com.
WATCH & LISTEN
While we meet live every Sunday morning at 10:50 am PT, worship certainly isn’t restricted to those moments! Anytime you need a comforting word, a song that will help you with your life, visit our video archives or listen to one of our podcasts.