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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May we open our hearts to the abundance of creation.

Prayer | By Vanessa Rush Southern, Alyson Jacks | August 8, 2022 | From WorshipWeb

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

Book | By Vanessa Rush Southern

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 proof we have and are enough just around the corner of now. And up against it the reality of all that falls short and the limits of today. We honor...

Prayer | By Vanessa Rush Southern | November 23, 2017 | From WorshipWeb

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

Book | By Vanessa Rush Southern | From Skinner House Books

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 inside and outside our own human heart; And for forgiveness, and all it entails— The place where truth and love meet and merge.

Chalice Lighting | By Vanessa Rush Southern | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

General Assembly (GA) 2013 Event 4044 Program Description Speakers: Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, Rick Fortner, David B....

By Vanessa Rush Southern | March 28, 2014 | From GA Presentations

It is time for each Unitarian Universalist congregation to find its greatness.

Feature | By Vanessa Rush Southern | December 4, 2011 | From UU World

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