• October 21, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Get Ready to Party! UUCPA Auction — Saturday, November 3! It’s just two weeks to the Auction! Thanks for all the wonderful donations you have made – parties, dinners, and so many exciting objects! There will be so much to bid for. Auction catalogs are ready now. You can pick yours up at the Auction table on the patio. You can also see the catalog online, ...
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – November Update The Brown Bag Books selection for November is The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú (nonfiction) “These days, mention of ‘the Border’ stirs both imagination and emotion, what you see and feel depending on how you perceive the world. But how many of us understand this real-world interzone where actual ...
  • Get Fair Trade Chocolate for Halloween! After both Services on October 21 and 28, we will sell Fair Trade chocolate – Made Without Child Slave Labor. Most other chocolates from major companies like Hershey, Mars and Nestle do use children. Our source is Equal Exchange, a worker-owned cooperative that has led the Fair Trade movement since 1986. Cacao plantations often use children ...
  • Bodhi Tree Concert, Saturday November 10th Bodhi Tree Concerts North presents: Bitches Brewin’ Saturday, November 10, 7:30 to 9:30 pm Bodhi Tree Concerts North is excited to present Bitches Brewin’. Taking a twist on Miles Davis’ ground-breaking studio album Bitch- es Brew, this all-female jazz ensemble is led by local favorite Juanita Harris (voted ”Best Jazz Singer in the Bay Area” in the ...
  • LGBTQ UUCPAers Brunch Postponed! LGBTQIA… at UUCPA? There are lots of time conflicts with my proposed brunch on October 28, so we’ll postpone it and choose another date. Watch this space and feel free to spread the word! Parents of LGBTQIA… kids will also be invited. –Amy
  • Results of the October 14, 2018 Special Congregational Meeting There was a special meeting of the congregation on October 14 after the 11:00 am service to vote on the possibility of changing our name. There had been several Town Hall meetings prior to the congregational meeting to discuss various potential names. There were 100 voting members represented at the meeting:  72 in person and 28 ...
  • Learn about By Your Side Singers, UUCPA’s pastoral care choir – Oct 28 Interested in singing to bring comfort to others in the church? UUCPA’s By Your Side Singers are hosting an informational meeting on Sunday, October 28, at 12:30 pm in the Fireside Room. Come to learn more about the choir’s mission, our practice, and how to get involved as a singer during 2018-19. We visit and sing for ...
  • Thespians The Thespians get together to sight-read plays. All UU members, friends, and guests are welcome. Second Monday: 7 to 10 pm in Room 9 Third Friday: 1:30 to 4:30 pm in Room A Fourth Tuesday: 7 to 10 pm in Room 9 — Samuel Thomas Morgan https://www.uucpa.org/connection/affinity-groups/thespians/
  • Green Sanctuary Meets 2nd Sunday Every Month We are a Green Sanctuary Congregation and continue our active push toward being truly Green in our energy consumption. The committee meets on the second Sunday of each month at 11 am in Room 9. Newcomers and drop-ins are welcome.  For more information, contact: greencom@uucpa.org
  • Elder Journey We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in Room 6 from 1:30 to 3 pm. Second Tuesday we focus on telling our personal stories, read our favorite poems, or discuss our favorite books. Fourth Tuesday generally features a visit by one of our ministers and a topic of their choosing. —Armand ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – October 28 and November 11 October 28 and November 11 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hardcopy in the church office.
  • Special Congregational Meeting Sunday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m This is a final reminder that there will be a special congregational meeting in the Main Hall this coming Sunday, October 14.  Check will start at 12:45 p.m. on the patio and the meeting will start at 1:00 p.m.  The only topic for this meeting will be whether or not to change the name of our ...
  • From the Associate Minister for Religious Education UUCPA now has a new Religious Education Assistant. When you come in on Sunday, please introduce yourself to Grecia Uribe Sanchez. Grecia comes to us with a background both in administration, and in day care — a perfect combination for the RE Assistant job! Grecia’s office is Room C, and you will also find her all ...
  • Parents, feel free to linger at Social Hour! Dear parents and guardians, Sunday School is off to a great start. We want to share the answer to one common question: What time does Sunday School end? Sunday School classes end at 10:35. At 10:35, older children (grades 2 and up), are released to join social hour on the patio. Younger children (grade 1 and younger) will be walked over to our supervised ...
  • Child care for children under 3 UUCPA offers two Sunday morning child options, for two different age groups. Children under the age of 3 may go to Room 7/8, where we maintain a 1 to 4 adult to child ratio. In Room 7/8, staff will change diapers as needed. Children over the age of 3 may go to Room 2/3 and the playground. where we ...
  • Sunday School classroom changes Due to an influx of children in grades K-1, we are changing two room assignments. Yellow class, grades K-1, will now occupy both Room 4 and 5 (the room divider will remain open to make one big room). Green class, grades 2-3, will move to Room 6.
  • Safety training for teachers All volunteers working with children and teens at UUCPA complete a mandatory annual safety training. This training will be offered in October: Sun., Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.: In person only, Room B at UUCPA (If you come to this meeting, I’ll buy lunch for you and your whole family, at UUCPA’s Second Sunday lunch)
  • Seeking volunteers to help with Second Sunday Lunch We’re looking for volunteers to help with 2nd Sunday Lunch this Sun., Oct. 14 or any second Sunday — 11 to 12:00: Second Sunday lunch volunteers: Kitchen prep work (carry plates, chop veggies. etc.) 12:30 to 2:00: Second Sunday lunch volunteers — Clear food and wash dishes (OK to leave early if necessary) To volunteer, email Edie Keating edie.keating100@gmail.com
  • Help Sell Fair Trade Chocolate Looking for a volunteer opportunity?  We are looking for volunteers to help sell fair-trade chocolate at the patio table. When? Sun., Oct. 21 and Oct. 28 from 10:30 to 11:15 and/or 12:00 to 12:30 To volunteer, email Edie Keating edie.keating100@gmail.com
  • Chalice Circle signups deadline is October 8 Chalice Circles are a wonderful way to get to know a small group of UUCPA folks well and go deep together into spiritual and emotional topics chosen by members of the group. If you would like to be in a Chalice Circle this year, please tell me and this year’s scheduler, Bette Seabury, what days/times work ...
  • Reminders for check-in and proxies for Oct 14 Special Congregation Meeting As you know, we will be having a special congregational meeting on Sunday, October 14 to discuss whether or not to change our name, and if so to what.  This is a reminder that check-in for the meeting will start at 12:45 – not earlier – and the meeting will start at 1:00 pm.  Please be ...
  • UUCPA Auction — Saturday, Nov 3 — Donations Needed by Oct 14! Donations Needed for the Auction! It’s getting close to Auction Time – November 3 is less than a month away! It takes all of us working together to make this happen. Right now, the best thing you can do to help is to make a donation. It might be an object, like a piece of art, some ...
  • Announcing a Special Congregational Meeting Sunday, October 14 There will be a Special Congregational Meeting about the possibility of changing our name, on Sunday, October 14 in the Main Hall after the second service. We will first vote on whether we are ready to vote. If a majority say yes, we will vote on whether or not to change our name and, if ...
  • Music Events – Oct. 13 Bodhi Tree Concert, Oct. 20 Annie Patterson Sing-Along Concert UUCPA is hosting Saturday evening music events on upcoming weekends in October that you won’t want to miss! 10/13/2018 – Bodhi Tree Concert – Röntgen Piano Trio 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, Main Hall 10/20/2018 – Sing Along Concert with Annie Patterson 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Main Hall
  • Unprecedented Winning Streak It was never a slam dunk, but California Clean Money Campaign batted 1000 this year! A recap: Open-Source Paper-Ballot Voting Funding: We didn’t get state funding this year, but did get San Francisco funding to get it started. SB 651, Petition DISCLOSE Act: Agreement in writing from labor on exact language they’ll be okay ...
  • Stewards of the Month – August 2018 Thank you to our Steward of the Month for August, Nancy Neff! Go enjoy the new section of the front garden, in front of the fenced play area. Thanks to Nancy’s guidance and devotion to environmental principles, it is a demonstration garden of native plants that evolved to thrive in our climate. And it’s beautiful. Nancy, we ...
  • New (rescheduled) ARE Class Added – End of Life Options, November 18 End of Life Options,  the ARE class on End of Life Options, which had to be canceled last spring has been re-scheduled for November 18 from 12:30 to 2:00 in the Fireside Room. The California End of Life Options Act specifies that mentally capable adults who have six months or less to live can request a ...
  • Weaving the Web — Rev Amy Zucker Morgenstern Further reflections inspired by the most recent Town Hall meeting I was able to attend (“Shall We Change Our Name?” on September 2). Last month I wrote about the challenges of being a Christian at UUCPA. Something else I realized as I listened to the open-hearted sharing is that something I take for granted, something ...
  • Labyrinth Experience? Contact Marilyn Austin As you may have noted in the recently published UUCPA Brochure of Adult and Family Activities for Fall 2018, AREC is sponsoring a discussion of labyrinths after the second service on October 21. I am responsible for planning this session and would appreciate the following types of assistance: UUCPA folks who have experience walking labyrinths (ours ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – October 14 and 28 October 14 and 28 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hardcopy in the church office.
  • October 7, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Thanks to all who helped with the solar canopy! Four years, four sometimes long, frustrating years, it has taken to enable a developer to build a solar canopy over the parking lot that produces electricity sold to the City of Palo Alto under an arrangement known as a feed-in tariff. Few believed it would be easy to transition to renewable energy sources, and this ...
  • September 23, 2018 Bulletin 
  • UUCPA Auction – Saturday, November 3 (Volunteers Needed) Get Ready to Party!   UUCPA Auction — Saturday, November 3! The UUCPA Auction is the biggest and best party of the church year!  Be sure to mark your calendars now.   You don’t want to miss the delicious food, wine, live music, and plenty of fun for the kids.  There’ll be lots of parties and other stuff ...
  • Join in the Solar Canopy Celebration! Sept 30 The parking lot solar canopy is producing power. Greenies will mark this momentous event on September 30 by recognizing the people who have done a lot to make it happen. They will be recognized at the beginning of each service during Welcome and Announcements. Oh yes, there will be a cake (reportedly replicating a PV ...
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – October and November Updates The BBB book selection for October is Great Small Things (Fiction) by Jodi Picoult. “Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned ...
  • Name Change Town Hall – September 23, Congregational Meeting – October 14 As you have no doubt heard, there was lots of discussion last spring and at a Town Hall meeting about the possibility of changing the name of UUCPA. These discussions will continue at town hall meetings on September 23 after both the 9:30 and 11:00 services. Whether or not to change our name is a ...
  • Check out Friends Of Poetry – 3rd Sundays Friends of Poetry meets on the third Sunday of every month, 12:45 to 3 pm in Room 9.  Facilitator and contact is Elisabeth Holm (elisabeth_h@uucpa.org) registration is not required You might come just to listen and see what we’re about; or you might come with a poem you have long enjoyed or one which you feel seems ...
  • UUCPA Bookstore And Used Book Room The Bookstore is in the Main Lobby. It is open one-half hour before and after most Sunday morning services (excluding second Sundays when we have Second-Sunday Lunch) The Contact is Marilyn Stoddard (mari|yn_s@uucpa.org). The Bookstore has opened on Sunday mornings since 1955. The store features books on spirituality, personal growth, religious education, and social action — ...
  • Volunteers needed for the Greeter’s Table The Greeter’s Table could use some additional volunteers to staff the table on Sunday mornings. Volunteer greeters can sign up for the 9:30 am service or the 11:00 am service or both on one Sunday a month or more if available. The volunteer for the 9:30 am Service usually arrives around 9 am to set ...
  • UU Crowdfunding: Be a Chalice Lighter! By signing up at https://register.pwruua.org/chalice-lighter-enrolment/, you will get requests three times a year for small donations to help area UU congregations get a project off the ground. We’d like to be good neighbors and be able to call on our neighbors sometime when we need a boost, by having a high percentage of Chalice Lighters ...
  • Join Sacred Harp Singing – 2nd and 4th Sundays Second and Fourth Sunday every month 2 to 4 pm; Room 1 Contact is Lorraine Kostka (lorraine_k@uucpa.org) Registration is not required. Join the democratic and inclusive American song tradition of Sacred Harp music, one of the oldest ongoing music traditions in the United States. Rolling Stone magazine talks about “the soaring magnificence of Sacred Harp.” National ...
  • Bodhi Tree Concerts North Saturday, October 13, 7:30 pm Join Bodhi Tree Concerts North as we kick off our sixth season with a true stunner – the outstanding Röntgen Piano Trio, featuring some of the most celebrated, internationally acclaimed chamber music players in the Bay Area. Named for composer Julius Röntgen, who in his lifetime was known as the Dutch Brahms, the Röntgen Piano Trio ...
  • Are you Alive, Awake, Alert, and Motivated?  The Audio Committee can use your help! Are you Alive, Awake, Alert, and Motivated? The Audio Committee can use your help! We are a friendly group that wants to expand our talent pool for the benefit of the church and its members. No experience needed. We will train new recruits on use of the sound board and microphone setup. We ask for your ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines September 30 and October 14 September 30 and October 14 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hardcopy in the church office.
  • Church Recordings Available Want a recording of any Sunday Service? Just send an email specifying the date to audio-recordings@uucpa. org. A member of the audio committee will reply via email with a link to a Dropbox folder. The folder will contain mp3 files of the entire service. Click on the link, and you’ll be able to listen to any ...
  • Small Group for Spiritual Exploration Seeks New Members Are you interesting in joining a diverse and supportive small group to explore issues such as our religious and spiritual journeys, how communities shape our core values, the challenges of the UU principles and values, and coping with uncertainty? The Monday evening Chalice Circle for 2017-18 has decided to continue as the “Second and Fourth Mondays” small ...
  • September 9, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Brown Bag Book – October Update The BBB book selection for October is Great Small Things (Fiction) by Jodi Picoult. “Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned ...
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