Speaker: Reverend Nica Eaton

Love in Action

Today, we honor Dr. King, who echoed the timeless cry of countless spiritual warriors: Love not in passive yearning, but in fierce non-violent resolve. Like Gandhi’s Satyagraha, like the Buddha’s Ahimsa, non-violence is love in action, fighting against injustice with compassion. Let us open our hearts, join hands, and work for peace by putting love at the center.

A Christmas Mystery – Christmas Eve Service

Tonight’s beautiful family service filled with Christmas joy and music, explores the mystery of Christmas. How did this story of hope and possibility come to be? What are the key messages we learn from this mysterious birth story. Come celebrate Christmas Eve, Unitarian Universalist style, with plenty of holiday cheer, mystery, as well as cookies, cocoa and eggnog after the service. Rumor has it that we may receive a visit from Santa himself, as he flies through the Conejo Valley.

There’s so much we don’t know – Embracing Mystery

All the world’s religions and philosophies try to explain the meaning of life. Science tries to uncover truth. But ultimately we don’t really know the answers to why we are here, whether there is a God or not, and what happens to us when we die. So today, we wholeheartedly embrace the mystery of this existence, exploring how to live when we don’t know the answers to the most fundamental questions of life.

Generous to Our Earth

This Thanksgiving, let us gather to celebrate the abundance of our Earth and to reflect on our role as stewards of this planet. What does it mean for us to give back to our earth? Join us for our annual harvest bread ceremony, celebrating the plentiful gifts earth provides, and exploring how we might be generous in return.

Generous with our Faith – New Member Service with Pancake Breakfast to follow

UUs are often shy to share Unitarian Universalism with others, lest we proselytize. However, on this New Member Sunday, we witness how many newcomers are excited by what we have to offer and how important it was for them to discover Unitarian Universalism. Today we’ll talk about how we might be generous with our faith, so we don’t keep this beautiful gift to ourselves.

Generosity and our new UU values

In June 2023, UUs voted to include Generosity as a core UU value. 7 values were chosen out of a huge possible list. Today we explore why Generosity is a fundamental UU value and how practicing it can be an opportunity for spiritual growth.

AI and Being Human

Are you wondering about the increasing role of Artificial Intelligence in our world? What is distinctly human and not able to be replicated by AI? Will this new technology create more happiness, destroy us or land somewhere in between? How can we, as a people with a heritage of values and faith in action, help shape the evolution of AI into something life affirming and positive? Join us today to begin a conversation around AI and being human.

Living in Another’s Shoes

When Rev. Nica broke both her feet last spring, she had the opportunity to experience the world from a wheelchair with severely restricted mobility. Today we explore what it’s like to deal with accessibility issues and experience life with mobility challenges. Join us to live in another’s shoes for a moment and open our hearts to the challenges many of us face at different times during our lives.

Ancestral Healing

Why is it important to have a connection to our ancestry, especially when there are parts of our ancestry we feel ashamed or uncomfortable about? Today we explore how gaining a deeper understanding of our roots helps us understand ourselves and the world better, and how connection to our past may help us heal in the present. Join us for this special service on Ancestral Healing.

You are Not Alone – Bring a Friend to Chalice Sunday (and Pancake Breakfast)

Today we ask you to come to Chalice with a friend. Invite someone who might appreciate being part of a conscious, loving spiritual community, who might benefit from the gifts of our Fellowship. Help others know they are not alone in this often challenging life, and that there is a compassionate, justice seeking community that cares, right here in the Conejo Valley. After service we invite your friends to be our guests at our Pancake breakfast, prepared by our families. Let’s show how welcoming we can be and what we offer the world.