Our Ministries

Mondays at 5pm

October 18 thru November 17

 

With lasting societal changes occurring as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, there is a great need to explore lessons that could be learned from the crisis.

 

To facilitate this exploration, Rev. Danielle Webber, Canadian Unitarian Council, and Joe Chapot, UU San Francisco, will host “What Matters Now,” a five-session program designed to deepen individual and collective responses to the challenges and opportunities brought forth by the crisis. In order to do this, we will focus on a different theme each week:

  • Session 1: The Present Moment. Drawing on participants’ experiences, the group will take stock of what is unique, critical and unsettling about the present moment. 

  • Session 2: “Roots Hold Me Close/Wings Set Me Free” Named after a lyric in a song by Carolyn McDade, this session explores how the religious and wisdom traditions of the world have often nourished two polarities: the yearning for comfort and the call to liberation. It looks at how these traditions might provide sustenance.

  • Session 3: Meanwhile, the Earth … Worldwide lockdowns and decreased consumer activity have given parts of the Earth a brief reprieve, but, as activist Greta Thunberg says “our house is still on fire.” This session looks at the climate lessons offered by the present moment.

  • Session 4: Pre-existing Conditions. Race, economic inequality, immigration status, where people live and how they make their livelihoods — these are just a few of the many conditions that impact how the present moment is playing out. This session will ask how individuals can look beyond their own experiences to deepen our understanding of what is called for in these times.

  • Session 5: How Now Shall We Live? This session invites attendees to look to the future. It asks, “If we seek to ground our lives in what matters now, what commitments might we make, both individually and collectively?”

Space is limited, complete the registration form to secure your spot. We are asking people to pay between $0 - $30, with a suggested price of $10. No one turned away for a lack of funds. The class will be run on ZOOM and participants will be asked to attend every class and do a small amount of prep-work prior to each session. Email jchapot@uusf.org if you have questions.

If you identify as a Black UU Young Adult, please join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm/ 5:00pm PST. Our monthly time together is an exclusive Black, Unitarian Universalist, Young Adults space spent building community and bonds, supporting one another, and having fun! Led by Donovan Hayden and Kamila Jacobs.

We are a group of privileged UUs working together to dismantle white supremacy and oppression in ourselves and the world around us. We read literature and listen to podcasts together, talk with each other about what we see and what is happening in our own lives, and hold community to support one another.  We meet at 8pm ET on the first Wednesday of every month.

UU young adults and friends from around the world are invited to attend our monthly worship service, held on the third Sunday of each month. Each month our Worship Team puts together a fabulous, faithful, spiritual program that reflects our faith and the fact that we are young adults. From our song choice, to the content of our reflections, this isn’t your traditional UU worship experience. So join us, and discover a different way to embody our faith. This is an intergenerational event, all people ages 18 and older are welcome to attend.

If you identify as a Black UU Young Adult, please join us on the first Wednesday of every month at 8:00 pm/ 5:00pm PST. Our monthly time together is an exclusive Black, Unitarian Universalist, Young Adults space spent building community and bonds, supporting one another, and having fun! Led by Donovan Hayden and Kamila Jacobs.

All folx ages 18 to 30s are invited to our regular online hangouts. Hosted by the UU San Francisco young adult community, we gather every couple weeks to catch up, play games, and have fun! Everyone across the world is invited to join and be in community with us.

We run a Small Group program! We have a Monday evening group that meets twice a moth and more coming. If you want to join our Small Group Program, click here to sign up.

 

In addition, we also have a monthly Small Group Open House! This monthly gathering is a sample of our small group program. We gather, sing, share, reflect, listen, and bond over a monthly theme. Join us on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month and find fellowship in our funky faith.

If you work for a Unitarian Universalist organization and are responsible for a young adult ministry, then you are invited to connect with your peers on our monthly support call! This call is for professionals, those who are employed by UU organizations, be they congregations, regional groups, national bodies, or some other kind of entity. We spend the hour sharing about our programs, working on challenges, stepping back to take in the big picture, and laugh at the incongruous things we encounter while trying to create young adult ministry. 

 

If you want to attend, please email yarn@uusf.org with your name, where you work, your job title, and what young adult, emerging adult, campus ministry program you are responsible for.

Join your colleagues to create space to build connections, meet each other, get advice, and be in community. This is a space for any young adult (18-35) who serves as a religious professional (generous definition) in any capacity in the Unitarian Universalist faith. This includes folks who serve churches, work in UU organizations, or otherwise take denominational leadership. We are excited to come together to meet each other and share fellowship.