Speaker: J. Sylvan

The Crack in Everything

Many of us say we just want to feel whole. We think of being “broken” as being bad or wrong, and we spend large amounts of time, attention, and money trying to “fix” ourselves. But what if there’s no such thing as not being broken? … read more.

Castles of Sand

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” -MLK 
Our second week of mindfulness month falls on Martin Luther King weekend. We’ll look at ancient Buddhist teachings on impermanence and the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King to consider the ongoing work of … read more.

The Insomniac’s Prayer

This January is Mindfulness Month at BAUUC. Mindfulness is a practice that invites us to get out of our heads and into a deep appreciation for the world around us. But that can be easier said than done, especially when it’s 3am and you’re lying … read more.

Christmas Eve Service at 7:00pm

Christmas means carols, readings, stories, and wonderful music from our Choir. Our Christmas Eve services will be on Friday night December 24 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. This year, the 5:30pm service will include an original Christmas Pageant starring members of BAUUC. Bring your family and … read more.

Christmas Eve Service at 5:30pm

Christmas means carols, readings, stories, and wonderful music from our Choir. Our Christmas Eve services will be on Friday night December 24 at 5:30pm and 7:00pm. This year, the 5:30pm service will include an original Christmas Pageant starring members of BAUUC. Bring your family and … read more.

The Virgin Mary, Revisited

In Christianity, perhaps no person symbolizes the power of family more than Mary, the mother of Jesus. Join J. Sylvan as we take a look at early Christian writings about the Virgin Mary that didn’t make it into the Bible. You might gain a new … read more.

The Sacredness of Chosen Family

December’s theme is Sacred Families, and we begin by celebrating the many types of chosen families that we experience in our lives. Whether it’s our church community, a network of friends, or unconventional kinship arrangements, family can be about so much more than blood. After … read more.

What to Do With All This Gratitude?

In its best incarnation, Thanksgiving is a holiday about gratitude. We give thanks for our blessings, be they copious or modest. Gratitude practice can be an antidote to the constant feelings of dissatisfaction that capitalism foments, but too often, we go right back into our … read more.

Who’s at the Table?

“All are welcome.” We love to add this phrase to invitations for our events, dinners, and worship services, but despite our best intentions, our communities don’t wind up expanding. Are we welcoming wrong? Let’s look at how we practice welcome, and how we might become … read more.