Rev. Beth Banks

Together Our Gifts Can Bless the World

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Walt Fulde, Board Chair, 2018-19; Barbara Clutter, Board Chair 2019-20. 

Celebrate the many gifts we have shared this year. Every person in the sanctuary will receive a blessing. We honor the service of governance, the magic of singing and ringing, … read more.

Truth Seeking for the Curious

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Emily Burstein, Worship Associate. 

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love writes about, “the physics of the quest.”  The equation that leads to the truth includes elements of curiosity, bravery, and a willingness to see everything that happens to us … read more.

Those Who Save Lives

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Lily Roberts, Worship Associate.

Mother’s Day came out of a proclamation, by women, against war. Families lost fathers, sons, husbands.  The women raged against political leaders, who declared war and sent others into battle. This is a service of hope: what … read more.

Evensong: Curiosity

6:45pm Gathering; 7-7:45pm, Evensong; Curiosity; Rev. Beth Banks & Alison Skinner. This brief worship experience prepares us for the transition from day to evening, from weekend into week. Invite friends to slow down and witness beauty. Small Group Ministry groups can use the service as … read more.

Evensong

April 7, Evensong 6:45pm Gathering; 7-7:45pm Evensong; Rev. Beth Banks & Alison Skinner.  This brief worship experience prepares us for the transition from day to evening, from weekend into week. Invite friends to slow down and witnessing beauty. Small Group Ministry groups can use the … read more.

Our Bodies, Our Spirit: The Wholeness of Humanity

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leaer; Grainne Grant, Worship Associate. 

How we perceive and judge our own bodies and the bodies of others is spiritual and an issue of justice.  Glenn Marla, a theater artist who blogs about body liberation, says, “There is no wrong way … read more.

Come Together: Easter & Earth Day

Rev. Beth Banks, Worship Leader; Alex Haider-Winnett, Intern Minister; Anne Hillman, Worship Associate. 

Multigenerational worship service.  Our message is informed by the 2019 UUA book, Justice on Earth: People of Faith Working at the Intersections of Race, Class, and Environment, edited by Manish Mishra-Marzetti and … read more.

 Remember the Connection

Rev. Beth Banks; Jaki Levia Conklin, Worship Associate. 

In April, we celebrate Earth Day.  We begin by honoring the connections that make us whole. This service focuses on a multiplicity of connections: from Sparks Choir’s connection with northern CA UU choirs to the extensive collaboration … read more.