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We are … An open and loving multicultural community Seekers of all ages, encouraging questions and growing into the answers Inspired by many sources of wisdom Dedicated to becoming agents of compassion, social justice, healing, and joy.


Join Us Sunday @ 11 a.m.
May 1 / 1 de mayo / Service in English / Servicio in Inglés
May Theme: Letting Go / Tema de mayo: Dejar ir
Arrive early to enjoy Albanza at 10:15 a.m
Llegue temprano para disfrutar Albanza a las 10:15 a.m.

The Pain and the Promise of Letting Go

“Want the change,” Rainer Maria Rilke writes, but for most of us, change is difficult and daunting. What makes letting go of the old, the familiar, even the painful so hard? How can we relinquish our ego and expectations in order to make space for learning something new? Rev. Nancy brings lessons from the road, and Worship Associate Bill Bowman offers revelations from the meditation cushion, as we make our way toward the spiritual practice of “surrender.”

Worship Leader: the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones;
Worship Associate: Bill Bowman

El dolor y la promesa de dejar ir

"Queremos el cambio," escribe Rainer Maria Rilke, pero para la mayoría de nosotros, el cambio es difícil y desalentador. ¿Qué hace dejar ir lo viejo, lo conocido, incluso un dolor muy grande? ¿Cómo podemos abandonar nuestro ego y nuestras expectativas con el fin de hacer espacio para el aprendizaje de algo nuevo? La Rev. Nancy trae lecciones desde el camino, y el Asociado de Culto Bill Bowman ofrece revelaciones desde la suavidad de la meditación, mientras hacemos nuestro camino hacia la práctica espiritual de "rendirse".

Dirige: la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones;
Asociado de Culto: Bill Bowman

Standing on the Side of Love

Venga Este Domingo / Servicio en Espanol y Inglés
Todos los domingos / Every Sunday @ 10:15 a.m.

Alabanza: Half-hour Multicultural Small Group Ministry Gathering

Come join us for this simple half-hour prayer-meditation service (without sermon) at 10:15 a.m. in a mixture of English and Spanish in the library. Accessible and welcoming to all, this service provides time to sing, meditate, and reflect in a small group in preparation for the service at 11:00.

Alabanza: Media Hora de Reunión del Pequeño Grupo del Ministerio Multicultural

Venga a unirse a nosotros para este servicio simple de oración-meditación de media hora (sin sermón) a las 10:15 horas en una mezcla de inglés y español en la biblioteca. Accesible e incluyente para todos, este servicio ofrece tiempo para cantar, meditar y reflexionar en un pequeño grupo en preparación para el servicio de las 11:00.


Nursery: Birth - 5 years
Location: Nursery, Church’s Lower Level

Our paid staff provide a loving presence and engage children in games, stories and crafts with seasonal and holiday themes.

1st–4th Grades: Japanese Children’s Day

5th-8th Grades: Questing Year - Stuff and Justice

9th – 12th Grades
The senior high youth group meets at regular time, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. The group offers its members a safe place to share their lives and find support and friendship among open minded and loving peers. The group engages in discussions about issues relevant to youth’s lives and communities.

A young adult group for ages 18-35 meets biweekly in the Youth Room on alternating Sundays and Tuesdays! We use the UU curriculum “Finding Your Path” by Michael Tino to explore who we are and where our passion and the needs of the world intersect in order to live a more meaningful life. Contact Emily Carroll faithlovegratitude@gmail.com to get on the email list and check Facebook: First Unitarian Church of San Jose Young Adults for next meeting times. We hope to see you there!

If you’re new to our church or have any questions about the religious education program, please contact Sabbatical Religious Educator Emily Carroll faithlovegratitude@gmail.com.

Check out Rev. Geoff’s blog on The Spiritual Journey of a Child through Our Faith Community and to see descriptions of our children and youth programs for 2015-16.

Please contact Rev. Geoff, GRimositis@gmail.com if you would like to learn more.

Church Office Hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but closed at noon for an hour break.
  • Tuesday and Thursday: Closed

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Somos … Una comunidad multicultural abierta y amorosa Buscadores de todas edades que estimulamos el planteamiento de preguntas, buscando entender las respuestasInspirados por muchas fuentes de sabiduría Dedicados a convertirnos en agentes de la compasión, la justicia social, la sanidad y el gozo.