Speaker: Claudia Barton

What will You Bring to the Feast?

Sunday Service at 10 AM
in person (3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park)
or via Zoom
This humorous folk tale about trickery at a royal feast provides a fresh lens on generosity and cooperation. As we begin this year’s Stewardship Campaign, each of us must answer these questions: Will I contribute the best of myself to this beloved community? Will I share my gifts, adding to our abundance, or will I hold my gifts back for my own use?
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 209 555 249
Phone: 16699009128
Password: 2020

Beloved Conversations

Beloved Conversations newly recreated as BC Virtual just completed its first session. Hear from our Beloveds as they share the joys, challenges, and surprises encountered in deepening connections, opening eyes and hearts, while embodying racial justice as a part of their own spiritual practice.

Honoring Self – Standing in Integrity

“Do the right thing!” What a great concept. If only life was always so simple. Sometimes it takes great courage and clarity of thought to determine what that right thing is and then to act on it. But with each occurrence self is honored and integrity rooted. Sacha del Bosque and Claudia Barton will share their personal stories of honoring self while each finding ways to navigate life with honesty and integrity

The Unconventional Hero’s Journey

Service at 10:00 am 
A hero’s journey? Do we all have the opportunity? I know nobody feels like a hero at the beginning, but what if you still don’t feel like a hero at the end? What do you do with the sense that you just did what anyone else would have done? And in the end, isn’t it all less about facing our enemies, seizing the sword, and returning home changed forever and more about letting go of false notions, letting go of our ego, and letting go of what others think and embracing our true selves? A hero’s journey…..Is there really a sword?

Trusting Yourself

Services at 9:15 & 11:00

Brené Brown says “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” Learning to trust yourself is one of the great kindnesses you can give yourself. It engenders deep knowing and confidence. Sharing your real self builds intimacy, kindness, and deep abiding love. It is the ultimate offering of trust to present yourself wholly real and vulnerable to another. Trusting yourself is the first step in learning to trust others.

Back to Square One

Life sometimes leaves us spinning. When is it time to stop and hit refresh? How do we renew our spirits and begin again with intention?

Work That is Real


Borrowing a line from a poem by Marge Piercy, members of CVUUF — Claudia Barton, Paul Chavez, Gordon Clint, Christina Houlberg — will speak of work they have found meaningful. Please join us as we celebrate Labor Day!

Worship Associate: Thelma Williams