Sermons by Rev. Tamara Casanova Suzuki

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Red, White and UU

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Annie Dillard writes: “It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews…” Come join Rev. Tamara on this Fourth of July week-end as she explores what it means to […]

Witnessing the Dance

Amit Ray has said: “Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.” Today we explore how living mindfully might bring greater peace and balance to our lives and to our world. Please contact the Live Oak administrator for the link to the video. administrator@liveoakgoleta.org

Those Who Serve

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Today, in this post-election day service, we look at the concept of service. Service to others is a central theme of the spiritual journey and now more than ever, service becomes an imperative. How will we navigate the months ahead, working together to counter the narrative of hate and racism? Come join together on this […]

….and we let go…

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What would happen in our lives if we held on to everything: things material, experiences from the past, anxiety over the future? Our series on Spiritual Practices continues with an exploration of the practice of letting go.

Moral Intuition and the American Electorate

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This is an invitation to “take the red pill” (a reference from the movie The Matrix if you’re wondering.) Join Rev. Tamara as she explores the deeply held beliefs that divide us as a country (and sometimes divide us even within our own families) and ponders the possibility of a way forward.