• Love Knows No Borders Act of Witness – Dec 10 Amy is going to San Diego / Tijuana for a Love Knows No Borders act of witness by clergy on December 10. She would like to bring the blessings of UUCPA to the people gathered at the border and hoping for a better life, so she has made a simple stole for you to write ...
  • Save the Date! Jan. 26 – UUCPA Community Dinner Come to enjoy a picnic in January! Our UUCPA Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 26th with appetizers and drinks starting at 5:00 and a full picnic buffet at 6:00.  (Think hot dogs, veggie burgers, sloppy joes, and salads galore.) Chat with your UUCPA friends, play games, and celebrate the light of community!  Childcare provided.
  • From the Associate Minister for Religious Education – Kid-friendly Holiday Events at UUCPA It’s December, so as usual there are a lot of holiday events at UUCPA. This edition of the CYRE newsletter lists most of the kid-friendly holiday events at UUCPA this year. I’d like to particularly mention the No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 23. This service gives a Unitarian Universalist view of Christmas, with a ...
  • December 2, 2018 Bulletin
  • Holiday Bazaar Coming Sunday, December 9! Mark your calendars so you won’t miss our Holiday Bazaar and bake sale on Sunday, December 9. If you have winter holiday items that you no longer need or want (for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwaanza, etc.) please bring them into the office this month. We need your donations to make this year’s sale as successful as ...
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group January Update The BBB January selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover (nonfiction). Westover was 17 the first time she was in a classroom because her survivalist father thought “it was a means for the government to brainwash its gullible citizens, and her mother wasn’t diligent on … homeschooling… (if not for) a brother who managed to ...
  • Guest at your Table – Get your box and collect contributions – Nov 18 through Jan 6 Guest at your Table, Sunday, November 18 – Sunday, January 6, 2019.   GAYT is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) annual program that highlights people around the world who have been helped by UUSC.   If you want to get the children involved, here’s what you can do: Pick up a Guest at Your Table box at UUCPA. These ...
  • Undie Sundays – Bring your Donations – December 9&16 Undie Sunday, Sunday, December 9th & 16th, Main Hall, 9:30 & 11:00 am.   Undie Sunday is the time we ask everyone to bring one new set of underwear and a pair of warm gloves, socks, or hat to give to homeless people.  For them, these things are difficult to obtain and are particularly helpful during the ...
  • Prison Ministry – Signing Holiday Cards Nov. 25 and Dec. 2 The Church of the Larger Fellowship will be sending almost 900 holiday cards to CLF members experiencing incarceration. Could you help? If you would like to participate, please stop by the Action Council Table on November 18, November 25, or December 2 to sign one of the cards provided. The Action Council will mail all ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – December 9 and 23 December 9 and 23 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. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy.
  • It’s Not Too Late To Join The Party – UUCPA Post-Auction Buying Opportunity Did you miss the UUCPA auction on November 3rd?  Out of the country?  Too busy?  No babysitter?  Well, it’s not too late to get in on some of the events, parties, and more!  Here is a sample of items that still have a few more seats.  Visit the auction website: https://charityauction.bid/uucpa2018 and “buy now” if ...
  • Holiday Pie Ordering on Sunday to Benefit Wildfire Relief (by high school youth group) Members of SHYG, the high school youth group, will take orders for pies on Sunday from 10:30 to 11 between services. They will take orders again the following Sunday, 12/2.   The pies will be baked by SHYG on Dec. 22, and will be available for pickup between services on Sunday, Dec. 23. Please order some pies ...
  • 2018 Holiday Brochure
  • November 18, 2018 Bulletin
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Gathering – Nov 20 Tuesday, November 20, 6 pm, Fireside Room In memory of the numerous people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hate this year, we will gather for a ritual of mourning and resistance. For more information, contact Amy.
  • UUCPA Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner (No Religious Or Political Agenda) – Nov 22 Set-up at 12 pm, Appetizers 12:30 pm, Dinner at 1 pm In The Main Hall What do you need to bring? Suggested Donation – $3 Per Adult, $6 Per Family A Potluck Dish To Share – 6 To 8 Servings We are looking for a good selection of side dishes. Bob green reports that if memory serves correctly, we ...
  • Justice Work To Promote? Are you involved in social or environmental justice projects or organizations that you would like to publicize at UUCPA? If so, feel free to drop by the Action Council table with information and/or flyers you would like to have displayed. Please indicate for how long you would like the items displayed as well. We will ...
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – Dec ’18/Jan ’19 Update The BBB has selected White Houses by Amy Bloom (Fiction) for December “Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, ‘Hick,’ as she’s known to her friends and admirers, is ...
  • Xero Carbon Group – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays every month The Xero Carbon Group (formerly “Thorium Energy Alliance of Silicon Valley”) meets on the first and third Wednesdays every month at 3 pm in Room 9. Recognizing that greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide and methane (natural gas), are the primary causes of climate change issues, particularly ocean acidification, global warming, melting polar ice caps, sea ...
  • Young Adult Group – Alternating Mondays and Thursdays + After 2nd Service on Sundays The Young Adult Group organizes activities to meet the interests of everyone at UUCPA who identifies with the young adult life stage, typically but not always ages 21 to 35. We meet: Sundays after the 11 am service (10:30 am service during the summer) and get lunch. We also organize activities such as hikes. In addition, we meet on ...
  • By Your Side Singers – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays each month Who We Are BYSS is a group of men and women who love to sing and long to serve others through music.  The group is co-led by the Rev. Melissa T. Thomson, who is a UUCPA Community Minister and Hospital Chaplain, and singer-composer Matthew Rosin. Both are members of UUCPA. Our Practice We meet on the second and ...
  • Harmonic Circle – 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month The Harmonic Circle group meets on the first and third Sunday of every month, from 2 to 4 pm in Room 1. In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community! We have copies of Rise Up Singing as well as our own ...
  • UUCPA Library – Religious Education On Demand, Mon-Fri & Sun The Hamaker Library is UUCPA’s own library which offers religious education on demand: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm Sunday, 11 am to 1 pm The Hamaker Library is open when the church office is open and is accessible through the office rooms. The library is a memorial to the late Gail and Frank Hamaker, longtime ...
  • Sacred Harp Singing, 2nd and 4th Sunday every month Sacred Harp Singing happens on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 pm in Room 1.  The 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 ...
  • What is the UUJMCA? The Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California is a statewide justice ministry that gives voice to Unitarian Universalist (UU) values in the public arena.Guided by Unitarian Universalist principles, UUJMCA educates, organizes, and advocates for public policies that: Uphold the worth and dignity of every person Further justice, equity, and compassion in human relations 􏰂 Ensure the use of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Intergenerational Thanksgiving service on Nov. 18 We’ll have our annual intergenerational Thanksgiving service on Sunday, Nov. 18. Children are invited to stay during the entire service for intergenerational services, and this is a chance for older kids to build the skill of participating in common worship with other age groups — but there will also be supervised childcare on the playground ...
  • From the Associate Minister for Religious Education In last month’s newsletter, I gave one reason why I’d like to see more children and youth in our programs. I pointed out that if we had twice as many kids in our programs, that increases the odds that each child would find a buddy their own age. But this year’s mid-term elections prompted me ...
  • November 4, 2018 Bulletin
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – December book The BBB has selected White Houses by Amy Bloom (Fiction) for December “Lorena Hickok meets Eleanor Roosevelt in 1932 while reporting on Franklin Roosevelt’s first presidential campaign. Having grown up worse than poor in South Dakota and reinvented herself as the most prominent woman reporter in America, ‘Hick,’ as she’s known to her friends and admirers, ...
  • Mark your calendar for the Hamilton sing-along at UUCPA on Nov. 17 Hamilton: An American Singalong Saturday, November 17 4 p.m., Fireside Room A week after the midterm elections will be a great time for great music about our country’s best hopes and worst moments. To turn this spark into a flame, we will play the instrumental tracks for all of Act One, to Non-Stop, non-stop. You supply the vocals! ...
  • Bodhi Tree Concert – Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm Bodhi Tree Concerts North is excited to present Bitches Brewin’. Taking a twist on Miles Davis’ ground-breaking studio album Bitches Brew, this all-female jazz ensemble is led by local favorite Juanita Harris (voted ”Best Jazz Singer in the Bay Area” in the 2018 Best of the Bay Awards). This talented group will present an evening of ...
  • Weaving the Web As we all go to the polls this Tuesday, we know how high the stakes are. (If you’ve only realized that recently and aren’t registered, you can register right up to and including Election Day — please do!) UUCPA is also a democracy and we vote at least once a year at our annual meeting ...
  • Monthly Work Days @ UUCPA – Seeking Volunteers Consider making things even better by joining others at the monthly workday at UUCPA, held on the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 am to noon. There will be snacks and fine company. Come for some or all of the time. Projects might include painting some trim and kitchen cabinets, pruning shrubs, organizing closets, ...
  • Justice Partner Contributions Contributions were previously 10% of each week’s collection. A more generous formula was proposed by the Stewardship and Finance Committees and approved by the Board: we now give the whole offering for one week per month to the community organization chosen by the congregation, while the other weeks’ offerings go to UUCPA’s work. For example, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Join the Sunday Forum Discussion Group The Forum is a public discussion group in the round that meets every Sunday at UUCPA from 9 to 10:15 am in the fireside room.   All are welcome. The topics are chosen about a month in advance by the attendees and are published in the UUCPA newsletter, The Bulletin, and on the website.    Group members ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 soundboard and microphone setup. We ask for your participation ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – November 11 and 25 November 11 and 25 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 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
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