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.
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 […]
Members of Live Oak share their stories of their fathers and the men who shaped who they are.
Dialogue with Pastor David Moore Simone Tells of Black Lives Matter David plays and sings “Living Waters” Marty Jenkins, Producer of the event closes the evening in gratitude and thanks to David, presenting him a world flag, emblematic of their mutual dedication to being Global Citizens.
Fairy Tale? Horror Story? Dream Come True? A CHALLENGE TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY Produced by Marty Jenkins
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 […]
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.
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.
It is said that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Today we explore the human experience of courage as we gain inspiration for the journey ahead
What does it mean to be privileged? What about implicit bias? We hear these terms frequently these days and for many of us who have been long committed to justice work it can seem a bit disheartening to learn that despite our best efforts we are still caught up in an unfair system. This system […]