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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

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First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.

    What is Fatherhood?

    What is Fatherhood?

    What is Fatherhood?
    Sunday, June 19, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    How can you form an opinion on it if you don’t know what it is? Fatherhood is essentially an elegant idea. You can’t buy it, hold it in your hands or taste it. It is a no-thing. Please come and explore this elegant idea in community on Father’s Day.

    Rev. Fred Rabidoux, Guest Minister; Richard Davis-Lowell, Worship Associate; Alice Sobze, Guest Speaker; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Nancy Munn, Soprano; Wm. García Ganz, Pianist

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Judy Payne, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/uZRcZ2YF_Ck

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iDIW8WPvfWxWzbPgsF3d7p0_TLTxoP_S/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfwTZmj5R28EKiUR48ojMxIu

    • 1 hr 6 min
    I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

    I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together

    “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”
    Sunday, June 12, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream


    Join us for a joyous good-bye celebration for Rev. Alyson Jacks who is retiring this June. We’ll share stories, salutations and some surprises too. There will be wonderful music by our church and bell choir, percussionist Allen Biggs, pianist Lucas Keeley, and our organist Reiko Lane. Let’s celebrate and be glad for this incredible time we’ve had together.

    This is a family friendly service for ages 6 and up. Childcare for children 0-5 will be available that morning, Following the service, there will be a luncheon celebration in the courtyard.

    Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Mari Magaloni Ramos, Worship Associate; Cal Ball, Offertory Sentence; Bell Choir led by Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; Allen Biggs, Percussionist; Lucas Keely, Pianist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Jackson Munn, Camera; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Athena & Max Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour


    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/paxmsSZkRdw

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zgifpGYC_xdIhFIAKv5EAWo21exHoaDx/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfyZbmq1-zAUuTBboe8tv6Ty

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Finding Out Who We Are

    Finding Out Who We Are

    “Finding Out Who We Are”
    Sunday, June 5, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    This is a service of stories and songs for these times — drawn from graduation speeches, spiritual reflections on place and community, hymns — a reminder of who we are.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister; Daniel Jackoway, Worship Associate; Nancy Hardies & Judith Stoddard, Membership; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Elliott Etzkorn, Pianist

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Jackson Miunn, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Athena Papadakos, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour


    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/g3nocjpLgTI

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bg7_vjCCjc3Ly_xk3oZSYB7znzTbUNXq/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9Pinfy9Q9BrdjJO1WFhpYh2M0Ic

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Remembering the Future

    Remembering the Future

    “Remembering the Future”
    Sunday, May 29, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream

    War continues to rage in the Ukraine and elsewhere, and, on top of everything else we are facing, nuclear Armageddon increasingly feels like a realistic fear. Memorial Day was started as Decoration Day to honor Union soldiers who died in the Civil War, through drawing upon memorial traditions in both the North and South. On this Memorial Day weekend, let us meditate on past, present, and future war. What does it mean to remember the dead while continuing a global practice that guarantees more dead to remember in the future?

    Rev. Millie Phillips, Guest Minister; Mari Magaloni, Worship Associate; Richard Fey, Song Leader; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist

    Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones, Sexton; Carrie Steere-Salazar, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour


    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/yG3BpM6dNsA

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XDvJM6lAR0uKzq3VOFv9V1B3DK4u-xta/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfyeIxhiHYwWkKMSHAOsQTWr

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Nike Solution

    The Nike Solution

    “The Nike Solution”
    Sunday, May 22, 10:50 am, Worship Service

    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 honor the important leadership of Minister Emerita Rev. Margot Campbell Gross who has served as the spiritual advisor to small group ministries through the years.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Rev. Margot Campbell Gross, Minister Emerita; Gregg Biggs and Millie Phillips, Small Group Ministry Chairs; Dennis Adams, Worship Associate; Reiko Oda Lane, Organist; UUSF Choir led by Mark Sumner, Music Director; Ben Rudiak-Gould, Soloist; Wm. García Ganz, Accompanist

    Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Remigio Flood, Sexton; Kelvin Jones; Carrie Steere-Salazar, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/zy_ralXfxJQ

    OOS
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IdG2LKqnZwm4RI7ir3TqdVG4VGedrjOr/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9Pinfx0JVdKcKB1uQ9klh2K7SMM

    • 1 hr 13 min
    A Time of Transition, part II: The Place In Between

    A Time of Transition, part II: The Place In Between

    “A Time of Transition, part II: The Place In Between”
    Sunday, May 15, 2022 10:50 am Livestream Worship Service

    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!

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister; Sam King, Worship Associate; Percussionists Allen Biggs & Tommy Kesecker; Mark Sumner, Music Director

    Eric Shackelford, Camera; Shulee Ong, Camera; Jonathan Silk, Communications Director; Joe Chapot, Live Chat Moderator; Dan Barnard, Facilities Manager; Amy Kelly, Flowers; Linda Messner, Head Usher; Ralph Fenn, Les James, Tom Brookshire, Zoom Coffee Hour

    LIVESTREAM:
    https://youtu.be/jZIrvF0OgJc

    OOS:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WtCm9HxkyuwnYsZea5bHc4plDTf_pVeB/view?usp=sharing

    PLAYLIST:
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGWIRF9PinfwM25c8JKTghFfzJoCNdDPf

    • 56 min

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