Speaker: Rev. Catherine Boyle

A Hearth at the Heart

Our annual Chalice Sunday celebration takes place today, at the cross-quarter festival of Imbolc. We’ll hear about why we light a chalice at the beginning of our gatherings. In an embrace of our Pagan roots, we’ll call the directions and seek inspiration from Brigid, the … read more.

Way of Nature, Way of the Gods*

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Way of Nature, Way of the Gods*
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In nature, there is holiness. There is the divine. This is the way of the gods.*

The choir sings Hymn to the Earth, a composition arranged by our own former music director Alva Henderson, in this service steeped in the Shinto wisdom Rev. Cat learned from … read more.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

We welcome Christmas with stories, carols and special music, and candles. Come sing the familiar songs that are always powerful and experience the magic of candlelight in the darkness.

Worship Leaders: Revs. Amy Zucker Morgenstern & Cat Boyle

Special music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano; … read more.

Stories of the Season

Antiochus’s soldiers defile the Temple

We rejoice in the everyday miracles of the season, marking winter solstice, telling the story of Hanukah–which begins tonight–and inviting all who wish to play a part to help make the story of Jesus’s birth come to life in our … read more.

The Symphony of Whales

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
The Symphony of Whales
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Out beyond the land and into the sea, whales sing. Join Rev. Cat in an exploration of the symphony of whales and what their music can teach us about resilience in the face of climate change.

Worship leader: Rev. Catherine Boyle

Special music: Larry Chinn, jazz piano

Follow … read more.

Beginning Anew: Water Communion Service

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Beginning Anew: Water Communion Service
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The Water Communion is an annual intergenerational ritual, celebrated in most Unitarian Universalist congregations at this time, in which we pour waters together to symbolize the unity of life and our coming together as a community. COVID has been such a long dry season that … read more.