True to Ourselves: Two Unitarian Women

ONSITE and on Zoom, and Facebook LIVE5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. Unitarian Universalists bring many gifts to our congregations. Two Unitarian women, Frances Watkins Harper and Julia Ward Howe shared their literary talents with the world during the fight for abolition and women’s rights. Engaging with their consciences and their love for democracy, both lived to see the end of slavery, but not voting rights for women. Let’s explore how each of us can share our guiding UU values by embracing art and inspiration to live out our Fifth Principle, as these two Unitarians modeled for us.

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Rev. Rayna Hamre is delighted to return to UUCLB. She served as a UU lay leader and as a Director of Religious Education prior to her ordination. She is a long-time Unitarian Universalist who was born in Long Beach and grew up in Orange County. Rev. Rayna holds a Master of Divinity degree and MA in History. Her social justice activities include serving as a County appointed Commissioner on the Board of Community Action Partnership Orange County and serving as a member of Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) OC. She also leads meditation classes, dream exploration, and provides ritual training for those exploring a mystical path. She believes that Unitarian Universalism is at a turning point, and caring for each other and the world is a priority during these challenging times.



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Indoor Sunday Services in Wylder Hall

We are grateful that the numbers of new Covid cases and related hospitalizations have fallen drastically, and we welcome your return to Onsite Services in Wylder Hall. Our choir and Wylder Spirits musical rehearsals and performances are beginning as well. If you prefer to attend from the comfort of your home, please join us via Zoom or Facebook LIVE. Indoor masking requirements will remain in effect for all indoor campus activities. Outdoor masking is no longer required but encouraged. Coffee hour and food and drink service at church events will now resume outdoors. Following our guidelines of Inclusion, Consent, Care, and Covenant, please take the indoor and outdoor precautions that are best for you and your families. Outdoor seating will still be available for Sunday services. Please email here with any comments or questions.