Vanessa Rush Southern

Vanessa Rush Southern is the senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco and has served congregations in Boston; Washington, D.C.; and Summit, New Jersey. She is the author of two books, This Piece of Eden and Miles of Dream, and has been published in the Dallas Morning News, Scroll India, and Woman’s Day Magazine. She is married to Rohit Menezes and mother to Leila Menezes.

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Little Did I Know

A beautiful and inclusive anthology of reflections on the spiritual gifts and challenges of raising young people.

GA Presentations | General Assembly

Service of the Living Tradition, General Assembly 2013 Worship
From General Assembly Presentations
General Assembly (GA) 2013 Event 4044 Program Description Speakers: Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Rick Fortner, David B.

Skinner House Books

Miles of Dream
From Skinner House Books

The 2015 inSpirit title. The inSpirit Series was previously known as the Meditation Manual Series.

UU World

A spirit of fierce unrest
From UU World Magazine
It is time for each Unitarian Universalist congregation to find its greatness.


What Gives Us Life
From WorshipWeb
May we open our hearts to the abundance of creation.
Even This Is Enough
From WorshipWeb
So much undone. So much to do. So much to heal in us and the world. So much to acquire: a meal a healthy body— a fit one— a lover a job a better job...
Chalice Lighting for Yom Kippur
From WorshipWeb
We light our chalice, symbol of our faith, For truth, sought through a questioning heart and an attentive mind; And for love, pursued through obstacles...

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