Am I the Keeper of My Beloveds?

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Am I the Keeper of My Beloveds?

In Genesis, one man slew his brother, and when asked where that brother was, asked of his god, “I know not. Am I my brother’s keeper?”

This question has been taken as many ways as there are storytellers under the sun: keeper of health? keeper of wealth? keeper of morality? Under it all, the subtext: for whom am I to sacrifice my own comforts and security and peace and hard-won happiness? How bound up must I be, with whom, for how long? Community is complicated, more so when we don’t have a single god calling us into connection. How shall we, Unitarian Universalists, be together?

We welcome Rev. Leela Sinha back to UUCPA and welcome everyone to a full day of activities, with Forum, tours of our native-plant gardens, the Budget Town Hall Meeting at 11:45, numerous Religious Education offerings, and more in addition to the service.

Worship leader: Rev. Leela Sinha

Worship Associate: Joe Bailey

Special music: Varsha Saxena, piano

Follow along in the order of service:

We gather in person in the Main Hall, in person on the main patio, and via Zoom: . In-person, we are distanced 3′ and masked for safetyYou may also sit on the patio if you prefer. Please sign in at the welcome table as you arrive. To watch the service live on our Facebook page, visit:

Photo: Children helping each other to fetch water, by Tonny Mpagi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons