Sunday Worship: Sounding the Shofar

The Yamim Noraʾim — the Days of Awe — arrive proclaiming the Jewish New Year and inviting all to take inventory of their lives. What forgiveness might you offer to another this year? What forgiveness do you seek? Join us as we reflect upon these important religious holidays and their transformative wisdom. • Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching • JoAn Peters, Worship Associate.

Sunday Worship: St. Francis Day & Blessing of the Animals and Loved Items

Joining with congregations around the globe, we celebrate the sacred circle of life and our non-human animal companions in this special multigenerational service. You are invited to bring your animal companion or a picture of them, or a loved non-animal comfort item with you to be blessed in this service. We will also remember those who have crossed the rainbow bridge as we begin our honoring of the season of the ancestors. Young people are invited to remain in the sanctuary for the entire service. • Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching • Cassie Winters, Worship Associate.

Sunday Worship: Explorations of the Heart

When Western Civilizations tell their stories, they speak of their explorations and discoveries. Often implying or grandly stating that nothing and no one of import existed until they arrived. How often do we speak of discovering information or interesting places, sharing the news as if we were the first to have the experience? Explorations take courage whether one is traveling across an ocean, into space or deep within one's own heart. • Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, preaching • JoAn Peters, Worship Associate.

Sunday Worship: Why Pray?

Prayer is a spiritual practice at the heart of every religious tradition around the globe, including those that do not believe in a deity or the supernatural. Join us as we explore the many forms this exercise takes and the power of prayer to transform lives this Sunday. • Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching • Chela Metzger, Worship Associate.

Sunday Worship: Sisters of the Moon

Witches, Wiccans, and Neopagans have found a home in many of our liberal religious congregations. Our 6th Unitarian Universalist Source celebrates these and other Earth-based traditions which "celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature." Come join us as we learn more about these wisdom traditions as the most sacred Sabbat of Year for many neopagans--Samhain or All Hallows' Eve--draws near. • Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching • Sue Bickford, Worship Associate.

Sunday Worship: Encircled by Our Ancestors (Day of the Dead)

We celebrate Allhallowtide and Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in this special multi-generational service. You are invited to bring photographs of your loved ones who have died to be placed on the "Ofrenda" (altar) during the service. Young people are invited to remain in the sanctuary for the entire service. Following our regular worship service, our annual Garden of Eternity dedication service will be held at noon in the Garden.

Garden of Eternity Dedication Service

Garden of Eternity 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Our annual Garden of Eternity dedication service honors members, loved ones, and friends who joined the ancestors during the past church year.

Sunday Worship: Best Day of the Year

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

What will you do with your extra hour? How might you prioritize this precious gift of more time? Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri Robins, preaching; Chela Metzger, Worship Associate

Sunday Worship: Antidotes to White Supremacy Culture

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

We explore the anti-racist and counter-oppressive cultural transformation happening throughout society and in our liberal congregations. Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae; Cassie Winters

Sunday Worship: Thanksgiving/Thanxgrieving

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

We practice the "both/and" thinking that holds space for the complex realities and many emotions stirred by the holiday season. Rev. Jeremiah Lal Shahbaz Kalendae, preaching

Sunday Worship: Mindful Living

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Join us as we journey with Jesus and the Buddha this Sunday and consider what it means to "wake up." Rev. Jeremiah Kalendae, preaching; Cassie Winters, Worship Associate

Sunday Worship: I Wonder as I Wander

Sanctuary 1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

What do our wonderings say about who we are and what is important to us? Are only looking for answers? Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, preaching; Sue Bickford, Worship Associate