Julia Hamilton

The Rev. Julia Hamilton is lead minister of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, California.

Rev. Julia Hamilton (she/her), a Harvard Divinity School graduate, serves as Lead Minister of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara (CA).

From Julia Hamilton

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May the beginnings and endings in our stories be held in unconditional love and acceptance.

Litany | By Julia Hamilton | September 27, 2021 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Body, Choice, Direct Experience, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Reproductive Justice, Worship

May you know that you are loved.

Feature | By Julia Hamilton | June 1, 2020 | From UU World
Tagged as: Caring, Courage, Gratitude

Spirit of Hope, settle into our bones on this Easter morning. Remind us once again that the dawn light is never a gamble; If there ever was a sure bet, it is the sunrise. Even stones crumble even grief changes and shifts and death is a mystery that is certain but not solid; But hope is like the...

Prayer | By Julia Hamilton | April 14, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Agnosticism, Awe, Earth, Earth-Centered, Easter, Faith, Hope, Mystery, Nature, Trust, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder

For this blessing, the youth were invited to sit in a semi-circle on the chancel, around the chalice, and then come forward one at a time. The minister/leader may put their hand on the youth's shoulder as they face the congregation: (full name of youth), we bless you today....

Ritual | By Julia Hamilton | June 1, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Bridging Ceremony, Growth, Journey, Transformation, Young Adults, Youth/Teens

In the pagan tradition, which is grounded in a respect and reverence for the natural world, calling upon the four directions is the usual way to begin any ceremony. Each direction is associated with an element of the natural world, and represents some part of our human nature as well....

Meditation | By Julia Hamilton | December 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Autumnal Equinox, Earth, Earth-Centered, Imbolc / Brighid's Day / Candlemas, Nature, Paganism, Spiritual Practice, Summer Solstice, Vernal Equinox, Winter Solstice / Yule, WorshipWeb

Congregation starts, reading the words in italics. They say I am “illegal”; But so is anyone who ever rolled through a stop sign, jaywalked or threw trash on the ground. Not having a visa is a civil infraction, not a federal crime. They say I am here to take your jobs; But the jobs are often...

Reading | By Julia Hamilton | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), America, Anti-Oppression, Immigration, Justice, Race/Ethnicity, Immigration

From the forthcoming Tapestry of Faith program, A History of Unitarian Universalist Resistance and Transformation. The involvement of Unitarian Universalist clergy and laypeople in the series of civil rights marches in and between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965 is often regarded as a...

Handout | By Colin Bossen, Julia Hamilton | December 10, 2011 | For Adults | From Building the World We Dream About
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Race/Ethnicity, Racial Justice

Grounded in the belief that even "failures" in our history can be instructive, the Resistance and Transformation program presents the ongoing struggle of the Unitarian Universalist tradition to live up to its ever-evolving ideals of social transformation.

Curriculum | By Colin Bossen, Julia Hamilton | October 27, 2011 | For Adults | From Resistance and Transformation

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