The UUFLG invites everyone into our community, without regard to race, gender, age, color, national origin, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Notice: Gratefully, congregants can safely gather in the sanctuary these days with updated Gathering Guidelines in which masks are optional. We no longer regularly stream services.
October 1, 2023
Electrify Your Life: Help Save The Planet
Did you know that as solar and wind replace gas, oil and coal to produce utility power, converting more of our residential energy use to electricity further reduces carbon emissions? This Sunday morning, our guest speaker Dr. Michael Kutilek will inform us how harnessing electrons can reduce and eliminate fossil fuels in our house and yard. Dr. Kutilek is a retired biology professor from San Jose State University. This is our second in a series of enlightening environmental talks on the first Sunday of the month. Give your friends and neighbors a gentle jolt. Ask them to join us for an electrifying time.
October 8, 2023
Annual Blessing of the Animals
Famed naturalist Jane Goodall stated, “You cannot share your life with a dog…or cat, not knowing perfectly well that animals have personalities and minds and feelings.” Keeping Goodall’s words in mind, UUFLG celebrates our pets with this annual tribute to the companions who share our home in the interdependent web of all existence. Join us for worship in the sanctuary. There will be music, and it’s okay if some of them decide to sing along with the hymns. Please bring your pet either on a leash or confined in a carrier. Even the most docile animals can behave unpredictably in strange circumstances. If you do not currently have a pet or yours is not ready for prime time, please feel free to bring a picture, stuffed animal or something representational to be blessed. This service is intergenerational, and children and youth will remain with us and our pets in the sanctuary for the entire service. We will still provide nursery care for infants and toddlers three and under.
To make our world better, each of us must celebrate and share our unique gifts to nurture our planet. As curious, spiritually independent people, our Fellowship strives to provide an open and supportive environment to explore the creativity, strength, and wisdom within the diverse experiences and aspirations of each of us. We find joy and meaning in such a community. And by working together, we strengthen our connections.
We are a Welcoming Congregation, intentionally and openly taking steps to welcome into our community people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
In these challenging times, here are links to vital resources:
Social assistance resources listed by the City of San José (covers wider metro area)
Santa Clara County Social Services