The Forum is a public discussion group in the round. All are welcome.

The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are listed on this page.

A moderator will first provide background information. Group members provide additional perspectives, opinions, extensions, tangents, counter positions, and related experiences in turn. Audio enhancement provided.

This Forum has been running for over a half-century.

  • Date: Every Sunday
  • Time: 9-10:25 am
  • Location: Usually in the Fireside Room (although temporarily we are meeting in the church library) as well as online via Zoom.
    • Video conference details will be distributed via the forum-announce@uucpa.org email group. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info
    • Request to join forum-announce@uucpa.org by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org
  • Facilitator: Bob Greene or Susan Owicki
  • Contact: Bob Greene and Susan Owicki (forum-announce+owner@uucpa.org)

Forum Discussion Guidelines

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5DCunnPytR7j6wb7O8UhuZnZJhcHVJI/view?usp=sharing

Upcoming Events in Forum

  • 02/05/2023Forum Working towards a new normal for the Forum , Location: Fireside Room
  • 02/12/2023Forum Asking for and accepting help – when, why, and how , Location: Fireside Room
  • 02/19/2023Forum Plutocracy cannot work in the long run , Location: Fireside Room
  • 02/26/2023Forum Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for April , Location: Fireside Room
  • 03/05/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • 03/12/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • 03/19/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • 03/26/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • 04/02/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • 04/09/2023Forum Discussion Topic TBD , Location: Fireside Room
  • Forum Archive

  • 01/29/2023 – Forum, Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March

    Discussion Topic: Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for March

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 01/22/2023 – Forum, UUCPA Mission Task Force - What we've learned so far

    Discussion Topic: UUCPA Mission Task Force – What we’ve learned so far

    Discussion Leader: Marilyn Austin

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 01/15/2023 – Forum, Who are the viable candidates for the presidential election in 2024?

    Discussion Topic: Who are the viable candidates for the presidential election in 2024?

    Discussion Leader: Bob Greene and general discussion

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 01/08/2023 – Forum, Lessons from Antarctica

    Discussion Topic:  Lessons from Antarctica

    Discussion Leader: Jai Cho

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 01/01/2023 – Forum, Monopolies and on-going global Inflation

    Discussion Topic: Monopolies and on-going global Inflation

    Discussion Leader: Dave Joki

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 12/25/2022 – Forum, No Meeting Today

    There is no Forum meeting today due to the holiday.

    For more information about Forum, visit our Forum page.

  • 12/18/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for February

    Topic: Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for February

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 12/11/2022 – Forum, The importance of seasonal holidays

    Topic: The importance of seasonal holidays

    Presenter: Dick Duda and general discussion

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 12/04/2022 – Forum, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

    Discussion Topic: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (book discussion) 

    Discussion Leader: Susan Owicki

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

  • 11/27/2022 – Forum, Selection of Forum discussion topics for January

    Discussion Topic – Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection of Forum Discussion Topics for January

    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings in the Fireside Room (temporarily we are meeting in the church library) as well as online via Zoom.  To learn more about attending in person, read this. Everyone is welcome to come and participate in a stimulating discussion. There is nothing to “join”. You can just drop in. Topics are chosen by the group about one month ahead.

    To attend via video conference, get the link via email.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you aren’t already in that group (or if you aren’t sure), please request to join by 9 pm Saturday evening for the next day’s meeting info by sending an email to forum-announce+subscribe@uucpa.org.

    Everyone is welcome.

    For more information, visit our Forum page.

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