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, […]

Building Bridges in the Midst of Turmoil

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In a world where taking a stand often connotes polarization and alienation from one another, we will explore living examples where bridges are built rather than walls. Rev. Melitta L. Haslund is a life-long Unitarian Universalist, a UU Parish Minister, an On-Call Hospital Chaplain, Adjunct Professor of World Religions at Santa Barbara City College.

Red, White and UU

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 […]

Stories of Our Fathers

Members of Live Oak share their stories of their fathers and the men who shaped who they are.

Positive Trauma

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In our fast paced culture, enlightenment can seem at best a pipe dream and at worst yet one more commodified task to add to our ever growing list of achievements to one day get around to and feel jealous about on Facebook. Yet,the Buddha teaches us that enlightenment is completely natural and universally available to […]

Mothers on Mothering

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This Mothers’ Day four Live Oak women will share their experiences of mothering. They will be speaking from their hearts as they tell their own personal stories of raising children, from being the mother of a young one to being a grandmother.