• WHAT DID THEY SAY?

    UUCPA offers over-the-ear hearing assist devices at Sunday services. The Audio Committee has tuned the electronics to improve the performance for the user. Please try them out if these could benefit your Sunday morning experience. You can find them on a small side table in the lobby. Please return the hearing assist device to the kit ...
  • Heart and Home Women’s Shelter Coming to UUCPA Feb 24-Apr 7

    Heart and Home Women’s Shelter comes back to UUCPA on February 24, 2019 and will be at UUCPA through April 7.   Up to 15 Heart and Home participants will be eating dinner and sleeping at UUCPA during their time here. Volunteer Opportunities: Setup: The main volunteer opening at UUCPA will be helping with set up every night. The ...
  • February 10, 2019 Bulletin

  • It’s Time to Pledge to UUCPA

    UUCPA is important to so many of us because it gives so much to us and to the wider community.  Here is just some of what we have been up to recently: Sheltering unhoused members of our community for 2.5 months each year through Hotel de Zink and Heart & Home Women’s Shelter Providing Our Whole Lives ...
  • Weaving the Web: Faith, trust, and oleanders

    I’ve been pondering the relationship between trust and faith. Remember last year when the oleanders along the UUCPA entrance driveway were cut way back? Nothing remained but bare stubs. Our gardeners, paid (James Nelson) and volunteer (Nancy Neff, Glenda Jones), assured us that this was the way to make them healthier. ...
  • Nominations Open for Justice Partner of the Month Now Through Feb 28, 2019

    Each month the Church supports a social justice organization by donating one Sunday’s plate collection.  If you would like to make a suggestion for an organization to support, please email actioncouncil@uucpa.org or talk to one of us, before Thurs, Feb 28. More information is on the website: www.uucpa.org/justice/justice-partners Thank you from Action Council: Kristi Iverson (Chair), Edie Keating, Sally Ahnger, Karen ...
  • Bass Lake 2019 Registration is Open

    The UUCPA Bass Lake Camp Get-Away 2019 registration is now open.  Join your friends at a beautiful mountain camp with its own private beach from Thursday, August 15th – Sunday, August 18th.  The long weekend will feature swimming and boating, horseback rides, hiking and relaxing and is open to UUCPA members, other UU members and ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – March & April Update

    The BBB selection for March is Killers of the Osage Moon: The Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI (nonfiction) by David Grann. “In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built ...
  • Discovering UUCPA? Join Us On February 10

    If you’re new to UUCPA or just want to learn more about finding your place in the congregation, this one-hour, one-session introduction is just for you. Come to Second Sunday Lunch, then join the Rev. Dan Harper and other explorers in Room 10. We’ll share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point, learn ...
  • Notification Of Request For UUCPA Endorsement – No More Deaths

    The UUCPA Action Council recently received a request for support from the organization called No More Deaths, which began in 2004 in the form of a coalition of community and faith groups, dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert and to achieving the enactment of a set of ...
  • February Sunday School & Youth Calendars

    Sunday school calendar Sunday, February 10 9:30 am: Sunday school 11:00 am: OWL grades K-2 12:15 pm: Second Sunday Lunch Sunday, February 17 9:30 am: Sunday school Sunday, February 24 9:30 am: Sunday school 10:30 am: Fourth Sunday brunch 11:00 am: OWL grades K-2 Youth calendar Sunday, February 10 11:00 am: Coming of Age class 6:30 pm: OWL grades 10-12 Sunday, February 17 11:00 am: NO Coming of Age 6:30 pm: Senior ...
  • Summer 2019 Ecojustice Camp registration is open

    Ecojustice Camp, a week-long day camp sponsored by UUCPA, believes that humans can have a positive impact on each other, and on the natural world. Ecojustice Camp is a time for campers to feel a part of the interdependent web of all life. This year Ecojustice Camp will run from June 10-16. There’s a half-day camp ...
  • Nominations are open for the UUCPA Board, Nominating Committee, etc.

    The Nominating Committee is preparing the slate of candidates for the congregational vote at the UUCPA Annual Meeting on April 14, 2019.  We would like to hear from any member who is interested in serving our community for these very important positions no later than March 1, 2019.  See below for more details.  Once we establish ...
  • Treasures Sale Results

    The Treasures Sale brought in $550. This was made possible by those who donated and Jeralyn Moran, Donna Aronson, Marilyn Stoddard, Susan Owicki, Hannah Slocum, Erin Fishman, Barbara Symons, Jeff Cashdollar, and Debra Heinz. — Marilyn Stoddard
  • Order Your UUCPA Side with Love Shirts!

    Do you have a Side with Love t-shirt?  They are great for anyone who participates – or might participate – in rallies, vigils, marches or other public witness activities.  It will be easy to find others from UUCPA in a crowd when they are wearing these shirts, demonstrate our commitment to siding with love rather ...
  • Get Ready For The First Session Of The Sci Fi /Fantasy Discussion Group (Via Zoom)

    Join the wave of the future by helping us to experiment with a video class! The topic: science fiction and fantasy. The meeting method: via Zoom (meeting ID 250-109-6676), 7 to 9 pm. If there’s interest, we’ll keep it going and solicit ideas for future books / movies from the members. The first session is Wednesday, ...
  • PCD Women’s Retreat March 7 – 10

    PCD Women’s Retreat March 7 – 10
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – February 17 and March 3, 2019

    February 17 and March 3, 2019 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave a hardcopy in the church office. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy.
  • UUCPA has 2 new rally banners

    At the April 2017 Annual Meeting, UUCPA adopted a resolution that a member of the congregation may request and receive permission from the Action Council to carry our church banner at public events. This resolution was amended at the 2018 Annual Meeting. More details about the resolution and the endorsement process can ...
  • Adopt-a-Plant! Our Large Garden Needs You!

    Here is an opportunity to get your hands dirty, beautify the landscape at church, help the native plants thrive, and have the satisfaction of keeping your bit of the garden neat and healthy! New member Andrea Scharff has volunteered to “adopt” a small section of the garden, to weed it now and keep it weeded.  Would you adopt ...
  • Save the date for the Community Dance: April 20th

    Save the date for the Community Dance: April 20th
  • 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 ...
  • January 27, 2019 Bulletin

  • Art in the Lobby

    A Few Notes On The Paintings Squam Lake, the theme of these paintings, is located in the foothills of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Dwarfed in size only by the better known Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam remains without any commercial development, which was a key reason it was selected as the site for the 1981 movie, “On Golden ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – March Update

    The BBB selection for March is Killers of the Osage Moon: The Osage murders and the Birth of the FBI (non-fiction) by David Grann. “In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built ...
  • Weaving the Web — Rev Amy Zucker Morgenstern

    Our service on December 16 originated with the question, Since people with a typical Unitarian Universalist profile – those who respond to polls about religious affiliation with “spiritual but not religious” or “none of the above” – are increasing in number, why doesn’t our church grow? There are many answers to why churches do or ...
  • Mountain View/Los Altos/Los Altos Hill Circle Game Night Saturday, February 16

    The MVLALAH Neighborhood Circle is having a winter event! Members of the circle or people who live in the area are welcome. Bring a dish to share, a game to play, both, or just yourself! Potluck followed by games; Fireside Room, Saturday, February 16 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – February 3 and 17, 2019

    February 3 and 17, 2019 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.
  • 2018 Auction – final report

    A huge thank you to the entire congregation for making the auction a great success – and having a lot of fun doing it as well. We managed to raise approximately $23,000 for the 2018-2019 budget. If you donated to the auction last year, you should have received a donor statement via email today. If you have ...
  • 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 ...
  • UU’s at the 2019 Women’s March

    A group of people from UUCPA marched together at the January 19 San Jose Women’s March, along with a group from the UU Fellowship of Sunnyvale.  Carpools to the event were arranged by the Action Council.  The weather was gorgeous, the energy high.  There was a great variety of signs and messages, and we enjoyed ...
  • 2018 Undie Sunday Donations to Life Moves

     Our December 2018 Undie Sunday program collected 130 pairs of socks and undies and $625 in cash that we were able to donate to Life Moves.
  • January 13, 2019 Bulletin

  • Men’s Group – Second and Fourth Tuesdays

    Men’s Group Second and Fourth Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9 pm In today’s fast-paced Silicon Valley world, it is very hard for men to reach out and connect with each other on important life issues. Work is getting more challenging, with more demands and expectations. We try our best to have a life outside work, but that is ...
  • Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – February Update

    The BBB February selection is In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (fiction). (It is ) …“about three very different people who are brought together in a mesmerizing story that journeys from present-day Brooklyn to Guatemala in the recent past to 1970s Chile and Brazil.” (Amazon) “Exploring the timely issues of human rights and ...
  • From The Green Sanctuary Committee – Renewable Electricity Generation

    For those who live on the Peninsula outside of Palo Alto*, Silicon Valley Clean Energy (12 cities in Santa Clara County excluding San Jose) and Peninsula Clean Energy (San Mateo County) offer PG&E customers the opportunity to purchase sustainably generated electricity as an alternative to regular PG&E power. Both Community Choice Energy (CCE) organizations offer ...
  • Celebrate UUCPA Membership

    Are you a full voting member of UUCPA? If we have not yet formally welcomed you into the church, we invite you to join in time for the next New Member Celebration in February. You can pick up a Declaration of Membership in the office or at the Welcome Table on January 13th. Then drop ...
  • From the Associate Minister for Religious Education – OWL

    I was pleased to see that 23 children registered for our OWL program for gr. K-2. OWL stands for “Our Whole Lives,” and it’s our standards-based comprehensive sexuality education course, with units for gr. K-2, gr. 4-6, gr. 7-9, gr. 10-12, and adults. 23 children was twice as many children as we were expecting, so ...
  • Bookstore – Winter Reading

    Could you use some more reading to get you through the winter? Our shelves are beginning to fill up in the Used Book alcove, especially the fiction shelves. Also, check out the CDs before the stock on hand gets weeded. Some notable artists include: The Dave Matthews Band John Mellencamp Bob Marley Jack Johnson Peter Gabriel On-hand, these DVD’s: Mission to Mars Il Divo ...
  • OWL program update

    We have 23 children registered in our OWL gr. K-1 class. We have split the class into two sections, one for older children, and one for younger children. If your child is registered for OWL, you should receive a welcome email from Jasmine Teleki, this year’s OWL coordinator — if you have not received such ...
  • Sunday School Calendar for January 2019

    Sun., Jan. 6: 9:30 a.m.: Sunday school Sun., Jan. 13: 9:30 a.m.: Sunday school 11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2 parent/child session 12:00 noon: Second Sunday lunch Sun., Jan. 20: 9:30 a.m.: Sunday school Sun., Jan. 27: 9:30 a.m.: Intergenerational service about the flaming chalice 10:30 a.m.: Fourth Sunday brunch 11:00 a.m.: OWL gr. K-2
  • Youth Calendar for January 2019

    Sun., Jan. 6: 11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class 6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) Sun., Jan. 13: 11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class 6:30 p.m.: OWL gr. 10-12 No SHYG Sun., Jan. 20: 11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age (plywood sculptures) 6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) Sun., Jan. 27: 11:00 a.m.: Coming of Age class 6:30 p.m.: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – January 20 and February 3, 2019

    January 20 and February 3, 2019 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.
  • Memorial Service for Burt Liebert – January 20, 2019

    Memorial Service for Burt Liebert - January 20, 2019
  • December 30, 2018 Bulletin

  • Treasures Benefit Sale – Donations and Volunteers Needed – Sunday, Jan 27th

    Treasures Benefit Sale Sunday, January 27th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Fireside Room   Do you have any unwanted Christmas Gifts that you don’t know what to do with?  Spring cleaning?  Down-sizing?  Looking for handsome home decorations, unique toys, and musical instruments?  Donate your “gift-worthy” goods (new or gently used).  Someone else will buy your treasures!   Our annual Treasures Sale benefits UUCPA’s social-action programs.  We welcome volunteers to ...
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