Speaker: Rev. Rebecca Benefiel Bijur

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.