Video of Recent Sermons
Stand By This Faith-Recording of Sunday Service-Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service-October 18, 2020
What is it within Unitarian Universalism that can offer us the strength, courage and fortitude to stay hopeful and committed to creating a better society for ourselves and others? Perhaps it's our unflinching affirmation that all life is connected and that every person deserves respect and compassion, no matter what. On October 18, we'll delve into these core values and how they might direct us.
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Sharing Hope in Houston - Video Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- October 4, 2020
Our minister will be joined by several church members for this special video service. Hear from others what is bringing them hope amid all the challenges, losses, and hardships of 2020. Our Choir will offer us musical inspiration and we’ll share stories, songs and time for reflection.
Defending Our Democracy - Video Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- October 4, 2020
Abraham Lincoln declared “Let is have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.” As Election Day nears, we will explore how Unitarian Universalism calls us to protect and participate in the democratic process. Our service on October 4 will include a "share the plate offering" to support our neighbors affected by recent hurricanes on the Gulf Coast .
Spiritually Fearless - Video Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- September 27, 2020
guest speaker: Rev. Mark Walz Galileo, though considered to be the Father of modern physics, left us some powerful observations that reach beyond science and religion. He wrote that it is surely harmful to believe what is proven and that his God intended us to follow our sense, reason and intellect. Rev. Walz currently serves as the minister of the Village Unitarian Universalist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Gathering of the Waters - Video Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- Sept. 20, 2020
Rev. Bruce Beisner and Dr. Tamar Wasoian - We will celebrate the many blessings of community by sharing our stories with a special video “Water Communion” ritual. The service will include inspiring music from our BAUUC Choir, great stories, readings and reflections.
Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- September 13, 2020
These days, so many of us are asking why our society has fallen apart so dramatically and why we seem collectively unable to address the challenges we face. Rev. Bruce Beisner will address how our beliefs in what “should be” can take us down the path to despair yet they also have the power to inspire us to keep working for positive change. How do we turn our “shoulds” into a reality we can share?
Our Faith is Connected to the Earth - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- September 6, 2020
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dan King We are pleased to welcome Rev. Dan King back to speak to our BAUUC church community. Dan recently retired after a long career in ministry, most recently serving for several years as Assistant Minister at First UU Church of Houston. He will offer us a sermon about how our commitments to protect the environment and address the climate crisis are a direct expression of our most deeply held values and beliefs as Unitarian Universalists.
Exploring Our UU Principles Through Music - Bay Area UU Church- Sunday Service- August 30, 2020
Choir Director Beth Jordan and Music Director Cheryl Marcum - Music has a unique power to inspire us and move our hearts into a holy place. This special service will feature many BAUUC members and friends offering songs and musical pieces which are inspired by the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. And you will not miss the premiere of our next virtual video from our BAUUC Choir too!
Blessing of the Animals - Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church- Sunday Service- August 23, 2020
Rev. Bruce Beisner -- We will celebrate our beloved family pets and animal companions and our larger connection to the great web of all life. Be sure to submit your selfie photo of you with your animal friend(s) to be included in this wild and wonderful video service.
For the Love of Learning - Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church- Sunday Service- August 16, 2020
Dr. Tamar Wasoian -- Mid August is the time for our families to get focused on formal education. But as John Lubbock says, "If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow." This service will be dedicated to the love of learning regardless of where this learning happens. We will come together as a family to mark this important season in the life of our younger generation.
Guest Speaker-Rev. Joe Cherry-Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church- Sunday Service- August 9, 2020
We are pleased to welcome Rev. Joe Cherry as our guest speaker all the way from Ohio. Joe attended Meadville Lombard Theological School along with our minister Rev. Bruce Beisner. He currently serves as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland. Our video service on August 9 will include an online offering to support Family Promise and their work to serve families experiencing homelessness in our local community.