Speaker: Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur

Good Advice

Melissa Marote, Worship Associate

Why is good advice so hard to follow? Join our Community Minister Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur for a lively morning of story, song, and spirit on the theme of lessons learned the hard way.

Time for All Ages: The Big Orange Splot, by … read more.

Past Forward

David Early, Worship Associate

More than other times of year, the winter holidays are times when we find ourselves remembering the past. What parts of your past, and our shared past as Unitarian Universalists, will you bring forward with you into this season?

In addition to serving … read more.

Bring Many Names

For some of us who are engaged in housing justice and social services with people experiencing homelessness, trying to explain “what we do” can be strangely confusing. Is it charity — or social justice? A hand out, or hand up? Is it a short-term … read more.

Blue Holidays Service

Do the winter holidays give you the blues? Gather in community for gentle reflection, music, and holding what is tender in your heart at this time of year. Service led by Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, Community Minister.

The Night Shift

Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, Affiliated Community Minister
Brian Nelson, Worship Associate – David Early, Tech Associate

As the seasons turn us toward the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, what is shifting in you and in our world?  Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur, Emerson’s Community Minister, … read more.

We Would Be One

Julie Borden, Worship Associate

Oakland-based activist and artist T.L. Simons tells us, “…no matter how bad things get, they are always changing. I want… to ground [those around me] in the place where they stand and to spark the imagination of those who will struggle for … read more.