Poems used in our service on 12/22/19
For people who worshiped at our Hillcrest campus on 12/22/19, we apologize that the names of the read poems were not included in the order of service. Here they are in the order they were read in the service:
Rhiannon Smith read “Starlings in Winter” by Mary Oliver
Rev. Kathleen included these in her sermon:
"What Can I Say?" by Mary Oliver
"Eagle Poem" by Joy Harjo
"Anacostia River" by El’Jay Johnson
"Yes! No!" by Mary Oliver
Author names from our 12/15/19 service
For people who worshiped at our Hillcrest campus on 12/15/19, we apologize that the authors’ names of the read poems were not included in the order of service. Here they are in the order they were read in the service.
“A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William E. Stafford
“For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in its Human Feet” Joy Harjo
“Between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, Today” by Emily Jungmin Yoon
“Shaking Hands” by Padraig O Tuama
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Upcoming JTW opportunities
This year has seen a great deal of work from our Journey Towards Wholeness (JTW) team, Board of Trustees, and Ministerial team as we continue to address the concerns we have around inclusivity. Some of this work has been behind the scenes including a budget review to align with centering our anti-racism/anti-oppression work, and creating a Staff Hiring and Management Process that centers inclusivity and includes an inclusion competency tool for staff and lay leader awareness and growth just to name a few pieces of our work. Some of the work has been visible, including more intentionality of worship co-leaders within our worship services and including more reflections from people within our congregation.
Saturday, December 14, 1 pm — 4 pm, Border Field State Park. 1 pm — 2 pm Walk and talk to park. 2 pm Orientation. 2:30 pm Programming begins. 4 pm Return walk. For information please contact Karla@firstuusandiego.org.
Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 8, 9 am, Bard Hall. Shop local and handmade for your holiday gifts, in turn raising money for Young Adult and Campus Ministry Program scholarships and supporting church members and friends who are artisans and craftpersons. Vendor registration is now open to UU community. If you wish to participate or have any questions, please contact Eva Garcia-Mayers at (619) 905-5651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 6, 6 pm, Bard Hall. Join us for community, crafting, and merriment at this family friendly tree decorating party and sing-along!
Cantemos por nuestras vidas / We Are a Gentle, Angry People
Cuando el Pobre / When the Poor Ones
De Colores / All the Colors
Fuente de Amor / Spirit of Life
Hemos de triunfar / We Shall Overcome
La lucecita mia / This Little Light of Mine
Los barandales del puente
Ven, ven, alégrate hoy / Enter, Rejoice, and Come In
Ven, ven, cual eres, ven / Come, Come, Whoever You Are
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