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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 Sing the Body Electric

    I Sing the Body Electric

    “I Sing the Body Electric" (November 22, 2020) Worship Service

    There is so much to give thanks for, but what about this body that carries us through the world; the ones poets and scientists, photographers and even the Psalmists could not help but be astounded by. So, a little tribute to the gorgeous miracle and mystery and work of art -- the human body.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Mari Magaloni, Reflection
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, director/piano
    Leandra Ramm, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, alto
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    My-Hoa Steger, pianist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, drums

    • 22 min
    Now What?

    Now What?

    “Now What?" (November 15, 2020) Worship Service

    As the weeks after the election unfold, so will the answer, of what next. And so we will gather words of inspiration, clarity wherever we find them, and our own reflections on this moment in history. To that end, if you hear of words worth sharing, if you have your own reflection you'd like to share, please send it to me as we weave together an answer during this time.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Meg McGuire, Ministerial Intern
    Sam King, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, pianist
    Asher Davison, bass
    Leandra Ramm, mezzo soprano
    Shannon Warto, soprano
    Ariel Andrew, mezzo soprano
    Alex Taite, tenor
    VanNessa Hulme, soprano
    Derek Silbermann, piano
    Lyman Medeiros, bass
    Lyndon Rochele, drums
    Kate Offer, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, mezzo soprano
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 14 min
    Rebuilding Trust

    Rebuilding Trust

    “Rebuilding Trust" (November 8, 2020) Worship Service

    Great damage has been done to social trust in recent years. Not only to trust in leaders, government, the integrity of elections, but also trust in facts, science, shared reality, and in our fellow citizens. Repair is a moral and spiritual project that will require almost superhuman effort. How and where can each of us begin?

    Rev. Dr. John Buehrens
    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Ministerr
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Andrés Vera, cellist
    Leandra Ramm, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, alto
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    Mark Sumner, director/pianist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 32 min
    Healing and Hope

    Healing and Hope

    “Healing and Hope" (November 1, 2020) Worship Service

    In this lead up to this election, which for many of us feels like the very future of our nation, of its best self, lies in the balance, let’s talk about what will be required of us on the other side. Let's talk about healing and hope.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, director
    VanNessa Hulme, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, mezzo soprano
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    Wm. García Ganz, accompanist
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound, drums

    • 29 min
    The Ways We Grieve

    The Ways We Grieve

    “The Ways We Grieve" (October 25, 2020) Worship Service

    This Sunday we are going to create an altar, a community one, filled with the portraits and stories of those we love and lost, who shaped us. It will be our honoring of the spirit of what All Souls Day and Dia De Los Muertos has made space for for centuries -- paying homage, bringing the living spirit of life that endures back close to hold us.

    Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Senior Minister
    Dennis Adams, Worship Associate
    Mark Sumner, pianist
    Andrés Vera, cellist
    My-Hoa Steger, pianist and songleader
    Asher Davison, songleader
    Asher Davison, bass
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 19 min
    Breathing Room

    Breathing Room

    “Breathing Room" (October 18, 2020) Worship Service

    The atmosphere is toxic – from both the devastating fires across the west and the increasingly inflammatory political rhetoric - leaving us gasping for fresh air, fresh ideas – a fresh start. More than ever, we need open space to help us recoup, rejuvenate, and regenerate our spirits. How do we channel our energies to ensure that those physical, spiritual and emotional spaces are available to all people? For our personal, collective and planetary wellbeing, we all need breathing room to get us through. Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy

    Rev. Alyson Jacks, Associate Minister
    Carmen Barsody, Worship Associate
    Reiko Oda Lane, organist
    Mark Sumner, singer/director
    Sarah Rose Cohen, soprano
    Brielle Marina Neilson, mezzo soprano
    Ben Rudiak-Gould, tenor
    Asher Davison, bass
    Eric Shackelford, camera
    Shulee Ong, camera
    Joe Chapot, Social Media Chat Support
    Alex Darr, Coffee Hour Zoom
    Jonathan Silk, OOS, Sound

    • 19 min

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