Creating Calm Within the Chaos

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Terra Trevor is a writer who draws from her Native roots and the natural world. In a voice that is both authentic and poetic, she uses storytelling to share the pathways she has cultivated to bring pockets of calm, tranquility and spiritual renewal, in a chaotic world.

Spiritual Perspectives on Living Through Disaster

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Spiritual Perspectives on Living Through Disaster Steve Jacobsen’s update and reflections on the Thomas Fire and resultant damage to La Casa de Maria from the mudslide that followed a few days later. 0:24 Introduction – Kristin Ingalls, Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation Worship Associate Steve Jacobsen 3:40 Steve’s Introductory Remarks 5:20 Account of What Happened […]

REV. ELIZABETH (BETS) WIENECKE (1936-2017) “REFLECTIONS”

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BETS WIENECKE, Minister Emeritus at Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Goleta, was interviewed a few weeks before she passed on December 28, 2017. In this remarkable and moving interview, Bets demonstrates her unconditional love for family, friends and colleagues, as well as her courage and honesty. As you will see, Bets exudes loads of wisdom […]

PK’s, UU’s and Evangelism?

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PKs, UUs, and Evangelism?!? What kind of title is that for a sermon?! If you are curious, please invite a friend and come join us as Michael Guinn (a local UU writer, speaker and singer) shares how he and Unitarian Universalism both turned 56 this year and what a long strange trip its been.

There is a Season

As the Earth continues her revolution around the Sun, we wake up to shorter, cooler days and the nuances of a Santa Barbara fall. Just as the rhythms and patterns of nature change, so do the rhythms and patterns of our lives. Join Gloria Liggett, Jim Wells, and Kendra Wise in exploring the seasons of […]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

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“Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away? Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Recognize these words? They are from a popular television show […]

The Way of Authenticity

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Each life has its share of mishaps, but there will also be a measure of beauty. Our search for truth and meaning can raise awareness of a sublime inner dimension. We honor our inherent worth and dignity when we draw from our truest best selves. Live Oak charter member Jonathan Young will explore the adventures […]

Roots Hold Me Close

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Summer is a season for digging in the dirt and tending the garden of the soul. We all need strong roots to nourish our growth and help us move through the seasons of our ever-changing lives. Our roots give us a sense of safety and belonging. They hold us through storms of love and loss, […]