Speaker: Richard Heydt

Poetry Speaks to Us

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Poetry Speaks to Us
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Poetry is perfect for lovers of words, lovers of sounds and lovers of ideas. And it’s there for anyone willing to take the plunge. Richard Heydt and a few UUCPA friends will read some of our favorite poems and talk about the place of poetry … read more.

Centering

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Centering
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In a series of services that explore the purpose and significance of different aspects of the service, we come today to our centering words, centering bell, and the silence that follows. As potters and dancers tell us, centering is what makes possible the art that … read more.

Hearts Outrank Clubs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Hearts Outrank Clubs
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In a sermon a year ago, Dan shared a poignant letter written to our first called minister, describing the church as a nice group of folks who weren’t quite sure if they were more than a social club. It is still a relevant question, although it’s clear that we have a sense of mission that goes beyond that of a club. What does that mission mean for us as a congregation? Music: The Choir.

Our Buildings

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Our Buildings
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The physical home of UUCPA is a thoughtfully designed grid of Mid-century Modern buildings, created by Joseph Esherick, the architect of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many other Bay Area buildings. He once said, “Beauty is a byproduct of solving problems correctly,” and in our space, we benefit from the attention he paid to craft and the users’ needs. Come hear about how. Special Music: Larry Chin, pianist

Land of Amnesia, Land of Memory

Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Sermons and Reflections
Land of Amnesia, Land of Memory
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As a country that venerates change, youth, progress, and the future, it’s no wonder we are often uncomfortable facing the past–especially the passages that do us little credit. Even as we mark Memorial Day, we praise an attitude of “Never apologize, never explain.” Today we look to a different model for integrating the past into the present: ironically, in a country that has sometimes been the United States’s bitter enemy. Special music: Veronika Agranov-Dafoe, piano