• TODAY! Campus Work Day and Lunch Potluck • Sat, Aug 13

    TODAY! Campus Work Day and Lunch Potluck • Sat, Aug 13
    Are you interested in getting together in person, in community with other UUCPA folks? Come to the work day on Saturday, August 13 from 9 am-noon and stay for the potluck. Or if you don’t have time for the work day, just come for the lunchtime potluck, noon – 1ish. If ...
  • Dual Service Schedule Resumes Aug 14

    Dual Service Schedule Resumes Aug 14
    We start dual services on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Services will be held at 9:30 and 11:00.
  • Second Sunday Lunch (From the Grill) – Aug. 14, noon

    Second Sunday Lunch (From the Grill) - Aug. 14, noon
    Second Sunday Lunch (From the Grill) - Aug. 14, noon
  • June Bridges Memorial – Aug 14, 12:30pm

    June Bridges Memorial - Aug 14, 12:30pm
    June Bridges Memorial that was scheduled for Nov 21st, 2021, due to Covid pandemic restrictions the memorial reception had to be postponed.  The reception will now be held on Sunday, August 14th at 12:30 pm on the McFadden Patio.  June’s husband Cecil, daughter Diane and son Russel will host. 
  • Discovering UUCPA – How Things Work Volunteering and Membership – Aug. 14, 1pm

    Discovering UUCPA - How Things Work Volunteering and Membership  - Aug. 14, 1pm
    Discovering UUCPA - How Things Work Volunteering and Membership - Aug. 14, 1pm
  • Last Campus Vision Workshop Aug 20

    Last Campus Vision Workshop Aug 20
    Keep it going, UUCPA! The next step in our Campus Vision Project is some more small group work that’s more detailed and focused on different aspects of our church, facilitated by our architect. On Saturday, Aug. 20, we will have two session times available: 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, held in person, outside, in the Til Evans ...
  • Greetings! Welcome to the CYRE Year!

    Greetings! Welcome to the CYRE Year!
    I am so glad to be here at UUCPA and am enjoying meeting all of you. If we haven’t met yet, I can’t wait to meet you in our new church year. For K-8, the start date of RE fast approaches on August 21 at 9:30 AM. Our intro sessions for elementary and middle school will ...
  • One service at 9:30 this Sunday, Aug 7

    One service at 9:30 this Sunday, Aug 7
    This Sunday, August 7, we will have a special schedule.  There will be one service at 9:30 that will be held indoors, outdoors, and on zoom.  Then, in place of the 11:00 service, there will be a Campus Vision workshop for the entire congregation, from 10:45 to 12:45, followed by First Sunday Lunch.  We hope ...
  • This Sunday, Aug 7 • Campus Vision Workshop 10:45-12:45

    This Sunday, Aug 7 • Campus Vision Workshop 10:45-12:45
    Go, UUCPA!  Our Campus Vision input so far has really helped our architect start to understand where we want to go from here. What’s next?  An all-church meeting on Sunday, August 7!  That’s where we will: Get a summary from our architect team on what they have heard so far. Learn what our remodeled campus might include, based on our ...
  • Special “First” Sunday Lunch • Aug 7, 12:45 pm

    Special "First" Sunday Lunch • Aug 7, 12:45 pm
    Special "First" Sunday Lunch • Aug 7, 12:45 pm
  • Weaving the Web

    Weaving the Web
    Dear UUCPA folks, The web of our communities has gotten a bit frayed in the past two and a half years, hasn’t it? Having had to adjust to isolation, we may have lost the habit of gathering together. And it is a habit: a matter of momentum. When we’re in the habit of meeting a friend ...
  • Dismantling White Supremacy resumes

    Dismantling White Supremacy resumes
    It has been three months since our last engagement with the White Ally Toolkit, and I’m excited to get back to it! Soon. But first, on August 9, something a little different. The White Ally Toolkit helps us prepare for conversations with racism skeptics: people who explicitly question whether racism exists or is a significant ...
  • Join UUCPA UU the Vote 2022!

    Join UUCPA UU the Vote 2022!
    The UUA’s national UU the Vote campaign for 2022 is now underway and we at UUCPA are already in motion!  Here are some ways to participate: Amy will be presenting a democracy-themed service on Sunday, August 14.  In conjunction with this service, there will be opportunities for you to write Vote Forward letters or Reclaim Our ...
  • UUCPA Blood Donation Olympics • Saturday, Oct 1

    UUCPA Blood Donation Olympics • Saturday, Oct 1
    UUCPA Blood Donation Olympics • Saturday, Oct 1
  • Announcing ActForJustice!

    Announcing ActForJustice!
    Dear UUCPA members and friends,The Action Council has created a new email list called ActForJustice.  If you would like to learn about opportunities for justice work in our community, please subscribe to the new email list by sending a request to Kristi Iverson at KristiIverson@uucpa.org.ActForJustice will replace the following three existing email lists: peace-justice-announce@uucpa.org immigration@uucpa.org fairelections@uucpa.org The transition to the new email list ...
  • UUCPA Work Day now August 13, 9-12 (2nd Saturday)

    UUCPA Work Day now August 13, 9-12 (2nd Saturday)
    UUCPA Work Day now August 13, 9-12 (2nd Saturday)
  • Forum Topics for August 2022

    Forum Topics for August 2022
    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings. Here are the Forum topics for August 2022: 8/7 What is Making You Happy or Joyful – General Discussion 8/14 The Loneliness Epidemic – Dick Duda 8/21 What’s Going On in The World of Psychedelics? – Trisha Suppes 8/28 Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, and Selection ...
  • UUCPA Campus Work day, July 9 @ 9am

    UUCPA Campus Work day, July 9 @ 9am
    UUCPA Campus Work day, July 9 @ 9am
  • Second Sunday Lunch Sunday, July 10. Burrito Bar!

    Second Sunday Lunch Sunday, July 10. Burrito Bar!
    Are Second Sunday lunches really back? At least while the weather is warm enough to eat outdoors, yes!  55 people ate lunch a month ago, with seating spread out around the campus, for more social distancing. I am planning and hoping for more eaters this month. Hope you can join us for lunch and conversation, starting at 11:30, after ...
  • Purifying Wastewater to Combat the Drought

    Purifying Wastewater to Combat the Drought
    As UU’s, we respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.  The UUCPA Action Council wants to let you know about the following opportunity. Valley Water offers free virtual tours of Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification to detail the advanced treatment technology and the role of recycled and purified water as ...
  • UUCPA Volunteer Opportunities

    UUCPA Volunteer Opportunities
    We value our professionals but there would be no church without volunteers. Everyone has something to offer, some experience or expertise, whether for a class, a short-term task, or a longer commitment, from making sandwiches to making investments. This week, we are highlighting a few open volunteer positions and activities. Please reach out ...
  • Campus Vision Survey – Due date June 25, 2022

    Campus Vision Survey - Due date June 25, 2022
    If you weren’t able to attend the Campus Future Vision Workshop on June 12, you still have a chance to give your input!  Please fill out this survey (link below) by midnight on  June 25, 2022. Thank you for sharing your vision! https://forms.gle/sEEB5ikPGBDLkxJY9 We can’t wait to hear from you, The Campus Vision Task Force
  • Forum Topics for July 2022

    Forum Topics for July 2022
    The Forum meets from 9:00 to 10:15 Sunday mornings. Here are the Forum topics for July 2022: 7/3 The Current State of Climate Change – Fred Zeise 7/10 Technologies for accessibility – Fred Zeise & Cecil Bridges 7/17 Gun Control? Bob Greene 7/24 Technologies for Removing CO2 – Robert Ruether 7/31 Discussion of Matters of Current Local, National, and International Interest, ...
  • Summer service schedule, June 19 – July 31

    Summer service schedule, June 19 - July 31
    Beginning on Sunday, June 19 and running through Sunday, July 31, we will have one service at 10:30 a.m. The speakers at the pulpit will be situated to be simultaneously visible for those inside the Main Hall and on the patio, and of course, online. Our service lineup includes John Wright on teaching our children ...
  • Announcing UUCPA’s UU the Vote for 2022

    Announcing UUCPA’s UU the Vote for 2022
    The UUA’s national UU the Vote campaign for 2022 is now underway and we at UUCPA are planning to join in once again.  Many of you are already writing postcards or otherwise participating in the Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) get-out-the-vote efforts by getting postcards from Linda Henigin or doing texting or phone banking in response ...
  • Food for the Spirit All Summer

    Food for the Spirit All Summer
    Every Saturday at 4 pm, and every Wednesday at 12 noon, something special happens in this Zoom room. A small group of people contemplates a short passage together. Some of the texts are from traditional scriptures such as the Bible or the Dhammapada, others from explicitly spiritual authors such as Simone Weil or Ralph Waldo ...
  • Weaving the Web: my schedule this summer

    Weaving the Web: my schedule this summer
    Dear UUCPA folks, It was such a pleasure last week to see Cat on our campus and how warmly she was greeted. In keeping with the theme of tomorrow’s service, joy and sorrow are intermixed. I’m excited to get to know this new colleague better and to help her develop what I know will soon be ...
  • June 12, 2022 Campus Vision Workshop

    June 12, 2022 Campus Vision Workshop
    What’s the best way to envision our world? Input from ALL parties! Only when we understand the experience of everyone can we create a world where everyone feels at home. That’s why YOU are invited to our Campus Future Vision workshop, Sunday, June 12, 2022, from 1-5 pm. Please RSVP here! Join us in the Main ...
  • Board Member of the Month – June 2022 (Buzz)

    Board Member of the Month – June 2022 (Buzz)
    Meet Your Leaders!  Did you know that our community is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees that meets monthly? Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and learn how UUCPA is governed. In an effort to make the Board more accessible to the entire community, we will feature one Board member each month in our ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education – Winding Down

    From the Associate Minister of Religious Education - Winding Down
    My time at UUCPA is winding down. My last Sunday will be June 5, when I’ll be teaching Sunday school with my successor, Rev. Cat Boyle. The week of June 6, I’ll be helping get ready for Ecojustice Camp, then I’ll be one of the counselors at Ecojustice Camp from June 13-17. Right after camp ...
  • Campus work day, June 4 9-noon

    Campus work day, June 4 9-noon
    Campus work day, June 4 9-noon
  • Gatherings, Food, and Song at UUCPA

    Gatherings, Food, and Song at UUCPA
    Updates from our COVID Safety Team:  1) Gatherings that involve food are fun and build community. If your group wants to serve food at an upcoming gathering, make sure you do the following: a) eat outdoors; b) encourage those eating to maintain a 4′ distance from those outside their household; c) wear a mask when ...
  • Your new Board of Trustees

    Your new Board of Trustees
    It is with pleasure that I introduce our new Board of Trustees for this fiscal year (May 1, 2022- April 30, 2023).  Brooke Bishara- President Kevin Crane- VP of Finance Buzz Frahn- VP of Facilities/ Co-President Kevin Ma- SecretaryKay Brown- Treasurer Lisa Helmonds- Membership Portfolio Barbara Smith-Thomas- Staff Relations Portfolio Joanna Ragsdale- CYRE Portfolio Maria Almli- Denominational Concerns Portfolio Heather Chen- Communications Portfolio Paula Hillard- ...
  • Brown Bag Books meets Tues, June 7

    Brown Bag Books meets Tues, June 7
    Brown Bag Books meets Tues, June 7
  • New Action Council Endorsements

    New Action Council Endorsements
    This past month the Action Council has made the following two endorsements: Speak-Pray-Act to End Gun Violence event:  June 5, 3:00-4:15 p.m., Lytton Plaza, Palo Alto This event is being hosted by Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice with co-sponsorship from several groups, including the UUCPA Action Council.  It is being held in conjunction with this weekend’s ...
  • LifeMoves update from UUCPA liaison Brian Weller

    LifeMoves update from UUCPA liaison Brian Weller
    LifeMoves, with Brian Weller as UUCPA liaison, has the goal of” Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness “ in Silicon Valley. LifeMoves opened in Mountain View in May 2021, and is on track to open four new program sites by summer 2023. These sites (San Jose, Redwood City, San Mateo, plus safe RV parking in San ...
  • Weaving the Web: a Burst of June

    Weaving the Web: a Burst of June
    Dear UUCPA folks, June is usually a time of winding-down, when the church goes into its quieter season of summer. We’re a year-round church, no question, but in summer, a lot of activities take a month or two off, the ministers take a chunk of their study leave and vacation, attendance dips as folks are traveling ...
  • Notification of “Move to Amend” (HJR48) Endorsement

    Notification of “Move to Amend” (HJR48) Endorsement
    The Action Council and the Board of Trustees have both approved a request for UUCPA to endorse the Move to Amend efforts and House Joint Resolution 48 (HJR48).  HJR48 proposes an amendment to the U.S. Constitution which unequivocally states that inalienable rights belong to human beings only (not corporations), and that money is not a ...
  • New, more inclusive rainbow flag now showing UUCPA’s pride

    New, more inclusive rainbow flag now showing UUCPA's pride
    Since 1978, when it was designed by San Franciscan Gilbert Baker, the rainbow flag has symbolized the beauty and pride of what was then mostly recognized as the gay and lesbian community. Over the years, the community’s self-definition has expanded to include people of all sexual orientations, sexes, gender identities, and gender expressions. By hanging ...
  • Ways to Say Goodbye to Dan

    Ways to Say Goodbye to Dan
    Are you thinking about when to say goodbye to Dan? Your best opportunities are this Sunday and next, 5/15 and 5/22.  On both Sundays there will be a “Goodbye, Dan” table on the patio at church with a variety of materials to make a card or write a goodbye note. If you prefer to write your note ...
  • Our New Assistant Minister of Religious Education!

    Our New Assistant Minister of Religious Education!
    We are so pleased to announce that UUCPA has found our next Assistant Minister of Religious Education, Reverend Catherine Boyle. She comes to us having served as Director of Family Ministry at the UU Church in Berkeley, as well as the Director of Religious Education at the UU Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. She was ...
  • Two new ways to shape UUCPA Sundays

    Two new ways to shape UUCPA Sundays
    About a dozen UUCPA folks each year are Worship Associates, helping to plan and lead the service and giving a reflection. That program is re-starting after going fairly quiet during COVID. And now, there are two new ways to help create the Sunday morning experience for our community. Worship Arts is for you if you would like ...
  • Apply now to be a Worship Associate!

    Apply now to be a Worship Associate!
    Adjusting, and re-adjusting, and re-adjusting again to the many changes wrought by the pandemic has taken so much of my time that I have put our wonderful Worship Associates program on the back burner for two years. But it is time to heat it up again. The reflections written and delivered by Worship Associates enrich ...
  • Take Action for Ukraine Sunday, May 15

    Take Action for Ukraine Sunday, May 15
    Are you perplexed about what you can do about the war in Ukraine?  Here are some possible actions**: 1.    Write the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington D.C. and/or the Ukrainian Consulate in San Francisco expressing support for the refugees. 2.    Write our senators and representatives urging negotiations to end the war. If you will be at church on Sunday, May 15, there ...
  • Special session of Dismantling White Supremacy, May 24, 7:15 to 8:45

    Special session of Dismantling White Supremacy, May 24, 7:15 to 8:45
    Special session of Dismantling White Supremacy, May 24, 7:15 to 8:45
  • Workshop: How to Attract More People to Your Committee or Group – May 24, Jun 1

    Workshop: How to Attract More People to Your Committee or Group - May 24, Jun 1
    You’ve got a committee or group that means a lot to you, but it seems like the same few people keep coming to it, and you want to bring in a whole lot more. What do you do? There are some concrete actions you can take that will make a big difference. Even better, you ...
  • Workday – May 7, 9 am and every 1st Saturday

    Workday - May 7, 9 am and every 1st Saturday
    Hello UUCPA Volunteers, the UUCPA Buildings and Grounds team runs a workday monthly on the first Saturday, 9-12. We meet this Saturday, May 7, 9-12. This month’s list includes: THE BIG TASK:  TAKING DOWN THE FENCES – we are going to remove most of the fencing around the front gardens Gardening Painting:  Refresh white paint on ...
  • Flower Communion is this Sunday, May 8

    Flower Communion is this Sunday, May 8
    This Sunday, we bring hundreds of flowers together, via camera or in person, in our annual celebration of the beauty within and all around us that makes life sacred. For many Unitarian Universalists, this is their favorite service of the year. Details are here. See you there! Amy & Dan Photo by Behzad Soleimanian on Unsplash
  • You are invited to a special UUCPA Forum: Putin’s Folly – May 8, 9 am

    You are invited to a special UUCPA Forum: Putin's Folly – May 8, 9 am
    Peninsula journalist and author Michelle Carter, who has been traveling and living in — and writing about — the former Soviet Union for the past 30 years, will talk about Vladimir Putin’s obsession with a perceived threat from the west, its historic foundation and what triggered his savage assault on Ukraine. She’ll also talk about ...
  • Discovering UUCPA Sunday May 8 @ 1PM

    Discovering UUCPA Sunday May 8 @ 1PM
    I hope you can join me for Discovering UUCPA this Sunday! The topic of this session is How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership. It’s the perfect session to attend if: you feel like UUCPA is or might become your spiritual community, but you still don’t know many people . . . you’re wondering how activities get started ...
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