UPCOMING WORSHIP SERVICES
Sunday Worship starts at 11:00 a.m. Prelude begins at 10:50 a.m.
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"A TIME OF TRANSITION"
Sunday, May 1, 2022
This Sunday we will celebrate our children, youth, and teachers as we wrap up this year’s Sunday School program. We’ll have a special tribute to our incredible volunteers, and our amazing Lead Teachers, Sarah Beth Chionsini, Christine Patch-Lindsay, Marigold Birch, Hilary Buffum and Audrey McDougal. We are also beginning to say our good-byes to our Associate Minister, Rev. Alyson Jacks, who will retire at the end of this church year. We are in a time of change and transition, taking time to say good-bye and preparing for what comes next. Reverends Alyson Jacks and Vanessa Southern, preaching
ROBERT LANE MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 2pm
Celebrating the life of Robert Kingsbury Lane Owen Fortier (1944-2022).
The remarkable Robert Kingsbury Lane--loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend--passed away on February 19, 2022, age 77. Robert spent his last day surrounded by family and the beauty of nature on a sunny and secluded beach, soaking his feet in the Pacific ocean and delighting his grandkids with treasures he'd sifted from the sand. (READ MORE)
"THE LOVING AND THE LETTING GO"
Sunday, May 8, 2022
What it means to parent a 17-year-old is what it means to parent at any age, just more obviously so. The piece about how love is always about letting go and trusting the universe. And all the other hard -- annoyingly wise but hard -- lessons we learn in journeys of love.
"A TIME OF TRANSITION, PART II: THE PLACE IN BETWEEN"
Sunday, May 15, 2022
William Bridges, when he wrote about transitions, didn't just talk about the Endings, though he did name that first stage and all it required. And he didn't talk about the New Beginnings though that also was tender and vital. He talked about this rarely named space in between those two. And all that happens in that space and how it feels and how to step thoughtfully into and through it. This is what we'll talk a little about this Sunday, and you might find the description familiar and relevant to a lot of life at this moment!
“THE NIKE SOLUTION”
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Lately I feel like what we need most is what we have the hardest time doing. It's a rough place to be. And on a Sunday when we celebrate the incredible work of our Small Group Ministry program over so many years, and this last year, it fits perfectly into the story of now. And how to step into the choices and life activities that will heal us and help us to feel whole and wholly alive again!
We will also reflect and celebrate this important ministry that has brought connection and spiritual growth to many in the congregation for the past two decades. We will also honor the important leadership of Rev. Margot Campbell Gross who has served as the spiritual advisor to small group ministries through the years.
"MAY 29TH WORSHIP SERVICE"
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Join us in the Sanctuary or Online. More info about this service of worship is coming soon.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR TRUDY LIONEL
Thursday, June 9, 6:00 pm
Trudy Lionel, a beloved member of our community, passed away. Trudy was at home, as she wished, surrounded by her loving family. Trudy was a devoted ringer of bells, member of the choir, gifted leader and a sweet spirit who blessed us in so many ways. In her final weeks of life she was able to attend her son Ben’s wedding to Charli Sakari which was a huge joy to her and them.
Trudy had a distinguished career in chemistry, and had many interests to which she devoted time, resources and love – music, hiking, biking, and travel, to name just a few. She was generous to many causes and maintained connections to friends in various networks, a strong supporter of women in her field, even endowing a scholarship to anyone studying chemistry in her country of birth, Canada. She will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved her.
A memorial service for Trudy will be held at the First Unitarian Universalist Society, on Thursday, June 9th at 6 PM. The service will be available on Livestream or in person. A reception will follow at UUSF. We ask that all participants be vaccinated and boosted, Covid-symptom free, on the day of attendance. Other Covid-protocols may be enforced depending on the level of Covid concern at the time of the service. Go to (https://bit.ly/trudylionel) for a fuller obituary, written by Trudy’s family.
"REV. JACKS FINAL SERVICE AND CELEBRATION"
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Rev. Jacks came to UUSF in 1990. She joined the church in 1991, first serving as a volunteer teacher in the Sunday School program. She went onto serve a number of leadership roles over the years. She attended Starr King School for the Ministry from 1993-1997. She was ordained at UUSF in 2000. She spent over 10 years as a Community Minister, affiliated with UUSF, and joined our staff in 2012. We hope you will join us for this special celebration of Rev. Jacks.