Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Year of Ordination: 2005
In Preliminary or Final Fellowship? Final Fellowship as a Community Minister
Distance you're willing to travel: 25 miles
Links to a
www.mpuuc.org/services/StagesofRecovery.html or www.mpuuc.org/services/sermonsrecent.html
List of sample sermon titles or topics:
Because I have a mental health ministry, most congregations ask me to talk about mental health topics. I am very happy to do so, but I also can speak on other subjects as well. Here is a list of topics I have spoken on:
Recovery from Mental Illness
Care of Difficult People
Lessons Learned on the Streets of the Tenderloin
A statement about your theology:
"My theology is one with a personal and indwelling God, and a loving, surrounding spiritual presence. My goal is to keep in touch with that presence as I go about my life and to live my life from that center with an immense compassion for all God's children. From experience I believe we can be saved from a oppressive self-images and concepts of the world. I think we are striving towards beloved community on earth as we covenant with each other as Unitarian Universalists and with people of other faiths."
A short biographical statement:
"Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, a member of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in
A favorite quotation:
"Every human being has a great, yet often unknown gift;
To care, to be compassionate, to become present to the other;
to listen, to hear;
and to receive.
If that gift would be set free and made available, miracles could take place."
Honors, awards, or publications:
- PCD's 2007 Junella Hanson Memorial Award for excellence in teaching and faith development
- Alameda County Mental Health Board's 2008 Community Service Award in Media for producing the public access TV program "Mental Health Matters"
- "The Caring Congregation Handbook and Training Manual - Resources for Welcoming and Supporting Those with Mental Disorders and their Families into Our Congregations," Will to Print Press, 2005. www.mpuuc.org/mentalhealth/caringcongcurr.html
Links to your congregation's web site, your blog, your YouTube videos, your podcasts . . .
Ministry website www.mpuuc.org/mentalhealth,