April 29, 2018

Risking Blossom: Emergent Hope?

 What is risky about transformation? In a complex world, how, why, and from where does hope emerge? Can beauty be found in brokenness?  Today we conclude our discussions of transformation and resurrection by exploring where possibilities for positive individual and collective growth are unfolding within and around us.  All are welcome for this service of inquiry and celebration.

Rev. Dara Olandt is a life-long UU who presently serves as Chaplain/Director of Spiritual and Religious Life and Chaplain at Mills College in Oakland, CA. There, she works with  emerging social justice leaders on strategies for sustaining activism and supporting religious pluralism. Dara has served congregations in California and Virginia, including the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Blacksburg, VA and the UU Fellowship of Visalia, CA. She graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry in 2010. Dara also serves on the steering committee for Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), an interfaith justice network in Oakland.  Her child, Micah, and husband, Peter, keep her laughing most days.