Video of Recent Sermons
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - June 19, 2022
Guest Speaker Mattye Reymont - “Juneteenth” - There can be no discussion about the birth of Juneteenth without us first understanding the birth of Texas. After exploring this history, Mattye Reymont will discuss why Juneteenth is not only a day to be celebrated by Blacks, but by all Americans.
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - June 12, 2022
J Sylvan - “Into the Unknown” -Whether it’s long-haired prophets from biblical times or modern statisticians and pollsters, we long for someone to tell us what’s going to happen next. But unforeseen (and unknown) variables can crash even the most well-researched predictions, and we are often caught off-guard and unprepared. How do we live fully in an uncertain world without giving in to the most destructive tendencies of anxiety?
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - June 5, 2022
Gloria Miller - “What is Our Youth's Legacy” - Let us look at Unitarian Universalist most inspirational leaders, in particular those who have made a mark on youth’s lives. We will also welcome Gloria Miller, our new Acting Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Gloria Miller was a member and later friend of Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church for many years. She raised her son at BAUUC and volunteered in various capacities. Gloria’s first love is education and children. She taught twenty-five years as an elementary school teacher and has spent the last eight years as an elementary school librarian. Her M.S. is in Multicultural Studies and she believes that an understanding of our world’s belief systems is an important aspect of a child’s path in spiritual growth.
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - May 29, 2022
Rev. Erin Walter, Executive Director of the Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) - “10 Years of TXUUJM: The Spiritual Practice of Showing Up” - 10 Years of TXUUJM: The Spiritual Practice of Showing Up. From trans rights to reproductive justice, voting rights to the environment, this is a crucial time in Texans' fight for justice. Rev. Erin Walter, Executive Director of the Texas UU Justice Ministry, joins us to reflect on opportunities and challenges our statewide justice ministry is facing at its 10-year anniversary this year, and to invite us all to deepen our practice of showing up for justice. Bio: Rev. Erin J. Walter (she/her/hers) serves as the Minister & Executive Director for the Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry, our UU state action network. Winner of the 2017 Sermon Award from the UU Women’s Federation and a former YMCA director, Rev. Erin is the singer/songwriter /bassist for band Parker Woodland and teaches community Zumba as a joy practice. Erin is the Affiliated Community Minister of Wildflower (Unitarian Universalist) Church in Austin. You can find more about her music and ministry at ErinWalter.com and ParkerWoodland.com.
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - May 22, 2022
J Sylvan - “We (Still) Need to Talk About White Supremacy” - Our denomination faced a major reckoning with its own White Supremacy culture in 2017. Since then, much attention has been paid to dismantling it. Let’s take a look at how far we have and haven’t come, and where to go next.
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - May 15, 2022
J Sylvan - “Celebrating Beth Jordan” - Our beloved Choir Director, Beth Jordan, is retiring after over 20 years of service. Join us in wishing her and her husband Steve “happy trails” as they set off on their next great adventure!
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - May 8, 2022
J Sylvan - “Going Backwards” - Mainstream American society is highly goal oriented. What does that mean for us as a faith community, and us as religious individuals? How is our experience impacted when it feels like we aren’t making progress? Let’s explore together.
Sunday Service - Bay Area UU Church - May 1, 2022
J Sylvan - “Flower Communion” - Bring a flower from your garden, a field, or a shop to join in this year’s Flower Communion! Flower Communion is a cherished Unitarian Universalist tradition honoring the diversity of our beliefs and the beauty of spring. We will also be honoring our new members.