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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.

    I'm Sorry

    I'm Sorry

    "I'm Sorry" (September 27, 2020) Worship Service

    Never before has it been as important as it is now to take to heart the lessons at the heart of Yom Kippur and make it's annual practices, a part of our ongoing spiritual practices. Humility and Atonement: The Great Turning.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Sam King, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Brielle Marina Neilson, mezzo-soprano
    Bill Klingelhoffer, french horn
    Wm. García Ganz, pianist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 20 min
    The Sum of Our Parts

    The Sum of Our Parts

    "The Sum of Our Parts" (September 20, 2020) Worship Service

    The central task of religious community, according to Rev. Mark Morrison Reed, is to uncover the bonds that bind us to one another. So, what holds us together? Without the brick and mortar, the face to face connection we’ve long relied upon, how do we stay rooted in this deeper relatedness? Meg McGuire, our new ministerial intern, will reflect on religious community and what’s possible when we come together.

    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Dennis Adams, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    VanNessa Hulme, soloist
    Brielle Marina Neilson, soloist
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, soloist
    Asher Davison, soloist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shullee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 19 min
    Plow this Field... and other mantras to pull us through a wild and unfolding new year.

    Plow this Field... and other mantras to pull us through a wild and unfolding new year.

    "Plow this Field... and other mantras to pull us through a wild and unfolding new year." (September 13, 2020)

    This Sunday is the Sunday we always launch, officially, the new church year. Sunday School with our kids and youth kicks off, folks return from their summer places (geographically and/or mentally) and we live and learn and serve and witness and weather and delight in another year of life together. We are doing that again, but in a wild kind of year. And I have been thinking about how to hold myself steady through it and all the uncertainty of what will come. I'll share with you what I have been thinking and I'd love to know what you are thinking too!

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister
    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Michael Bossier, performer
    Jayanti Chapot, performer
    Don Shearer, performer
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Sarah Rose Cohen, soloist
    Brielle Marina Neilson, soloist
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, soloist
    Asher Davison, soloist
    Luis Maurer, pianist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    SJ Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, drums

    • 24 min
    What Do We Do When We're Under Attack?

    What Do We Do When We're Under Attack?

    "What Do We Do When We're Under Attack?" (September 6, 2020)

    Rev. Millie Phillips, a member of this congregation, is currently serving the UU Community of Lake County. For this Labor Day service, she draws on her many years of experience as a union activist to celebrate worker resistance during these difficult times.

    Rev. Millie Phillips, Guest Minister
    Sam King, Worship Associate
    Select members of The Rockin’ Solidarity Chorus
    Pat Wynne, director
    Asher Davison, song leader
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, song leader
    My-Hoa Steger, pianist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 17 min
    Jonah and the Big Fish

    Jonah and the Big Fish

    "Jonah and the Big Fish" (August 30, 2020)

    I love stories and their power to teach or invite us to let them speak to us wherever we are. And I love the story in the Hebrew Scriptures of Jonah and his journey with that Big Fish. And what layers we might find for ourselves in it about how to face life and what it might insist on from us.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Gregg Biggs, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Eric Hamilton, guitarist
    Mark Sumner, pianist
    Asher Davison, song leader
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, drums

    • 26 min
    Launching the Fledglings

    Launching the Fledglings

    "Launching the Fledglings" (August 23, 2020)

    It's an odd year to think about how to raise and launch adults (be they nieces, nephews, children, grandchildren). It is also a process and one we are engaged in all along the way. It probably also has lessons about how we deal with some adults too!!!

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Dennis Adams, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Asher Davison, clarinet and song leader
    Wm. García Ganz, pianist
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, song leader
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, drums

    • 27 min

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