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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.

    The First Steps

    The First Steps

    "The First Steps" (March 28, 2021) Worship Service

    Both Passover and Palm Sunday coincide this week. Different and also with one thread that pulls through them both, about the power of the monumental first steps. And the human drive for commitment and consistency on which so much good (and evil) often rests.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Richard Davis-Lowell, Worship Associate
    Gayle Reynolds and Keith Hollon, Annual Operating Fund Drive
    Andrés Vera, cellist
    My-Hoa Steger, accompanist
    Wm. García Ganz, pianist
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, song leader
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Thomas Brown, Sexton
    Carrie Steere-Salazar, flowers
    Casey Horner, cover image (https://unsplash.com/@mischievous_penguins)
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, video edits

    • 23 min
    Sabbath Redux

    Sabbath Redux

    "Sabbath Redux" (March 21, 2021) Worship Service

    One of the first sermons I preached here at UUSF was a sermon on the ancient idea of Sabbath. I think, strangely, it is time to preach it again as work and life merge even more than before and we need a way to reground and refresh spirit and body.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Don Wiepert, Worship Associate
    Dolores Perez Heilbron and David Heilbron, Annual Operating Fund Campaign
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Leandra Ramm, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, alto
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass and conductor
    Wm. García Ganz, accompanist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Thomas Brown, Sexton
    Carrie Steere-Salazar, flowers
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, video edits

    • 20 min
    Giving it Up for Lent

    Giving it Up for Lent

    "Giving it Up for Lent" (March 14, 2021) Worship Service

    I am not one for giving up chocolate or ice cream. Those kinds of punishing practices never work for me -- I once "gave up soda" for a week and drank more soda in that week than the previous month. But there are some things I'd like to give up. How about you?

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Sam King, Worship Associate
    Wonder Dave, Annual Operating Fund Campaign
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, conductor/pianist
    Brielle Marina Neilson, soprano
    Leandra Ramm, alto
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Thomas Brown, Sexton
    Carrie Steere-Salazar, flowers
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, video edits


    Order of Service:
    https://content.uusf.org/Order_Of_Service/2021/20210314OSWeb.pdf

    Music:
    https://content.uusf.org/Sound/20210314Music.mp3

    Reflection:
    https://content.uusf.org/Sound/Reflections/20210314WDReflection.mp3

    • 22 min
    Times Like These

    Times Like These

    "Times Like These" (March 7, 2021) Worship Service

    To stand in important moments, in the midst of historic chapters is to do our part. And to wonder about all those historic chapters, and generous, courageous shoulders that came before ours.

    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Gayle Reynolds & Keith Hollon, Annual Operating Fund Drive
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, conductor/pianist
    Michele Kennedy, soprano
    Leandra Ramm, alto
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Les James, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Thomas Brown, Sexton
    Judy Payne, flowers
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, video edits


    Order of Service:
    https://content.uusf.org/Order_Of_Service/2021/20210307OSWeb.pdf

    Music:
    https://content.uusf.org/Sound/20210307Music.mp3

    • 21 min
    Love and Accountability

    Love and Accountability

    "Love and Accountability" (February 28, 2021) Worship Service

    Accountability can sound unpleasant, even scary, but what if it didn’t have to be? Disability justice educator and writer Mia Mingus offers a dream of what accountability can be- one that might support us in living into our work as a congregation.

    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Carmen Barsody, Worship Associate
    Daniel Jackoway, Worship Associate
    Mari Magaloni, 8th Principle Task Force
    Liz Strand, 8th Principle Task Force
    Mark Sumner, song leader/pianist
    Eric Hamilton, guitarist
    Brielle Marina Neilson, song leader
    Jon Silk, drums
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Les James, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Thomas Brown, Sexton
    Judy Payne, flowers
    Alex Perez, cover image, https://unsplash.com/@a2eorigins
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, video edits


    Order of Service:
    https://content.uusf.org/Order_Of_Service/2021/20210228OSWeb.pdf

    Music:
    https://content.uusf.org/Sound/20210228Music.mp3

    Reflection:
    https://content.uusf.org/Sound/Reflections/20210228DJReflection.mp3

    • 22 min
    Being Ready

    Being Ready

    "Being Ready" (February 21, 2021) Worship Service

    This month the Minister's Book Club is reading John Lewis's Memoir (written with Michael D'Orso) "Walking with the Wind" and it has me thinking about the idea of being ready.

    • 21 min

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