• Sunday Meditation Summer Schedule

    During the weeks when UUCPA has only one service (June 16 through July 28), Sunday Meditation will occur from 9:30 to 10:20.  It will still be held in the UUCPA Library, with quiet entrance and exit at any time during the session through the side door (across from the bathrooms).  We hope that some folks ...
  • Expected Traffic Delays on Charleston June 12th – June 22nd

    We were notified by the City of Palo Alto on June 5th of expected traffic delays on Charleston due to construction, grinding, and street resurfacing scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 12th, and run through Saturday, June 22nd. How will this affect you?  You should expect delays getting into and out of UUCPA.  Please plan ahead ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education – Summer @ UUCPA

    Local schools let out in late May and early June, and that means our Sunday morning programs shift to our summer schedule. During the summer, all ages from gr. K-8 meet together for fun, summer camp type activities. Preschoolers are welcome to attend if they bring a parent along (or preschoolers may choose unstructured play with ...
  • June 2, 2019 Bulletin

  • UUCPA Summer Schedule Starts June 16, 2019

    During the summer, UUCPA switches to a single service each Sunday.  Summer Sunday services start at 10:30 am.  This year, the summer schedule starts on June 16, 2019.  Dual services resume on August 4, 2019.
  • Weaving the Web: The Thespians’ Final Bow

    We start a lot of new groups at UUCPA, which, ideally, means a flurry of publicity and how-to-get-involved information. And sometimes groups end, and we should mark that as well. Decades ago, several (as it was then called) Palo Alto Unitarian Church members who loved music and drama organized an arts-in- worship group. They created dramas ...
  • Cabins Still Available for Bass Lake Weekend (Aug 15-18) – Register now!

    Cabins Still Available for Bass Lake Weekend (Aug 15-18) - Register now!The annual UUCPA Bass Lake Camp weekend family getaway still has a few cabins left.   For many UUCPA individuals, families, and families with children, this is a great way to wind up your summer. The camp cooks three meals a day, and there are plenty of recreational opportunities.  Also, there will be plenty of water ...
  • Let’s Start a New Women’s Group

    Women’s groups at UUCPA provide confidential, deep connection. We begin new groups when enough women are available for the same meeting time. Since all current groups are full, we have start- ed a list of those interested in starting the next gathering. Groups usually meet for two hours every two weeks, either at the church ...
  • The Power of We – UUA General Assembly: June 19-23, 2019

    The Power of We - UUA General Assembly: June 19-23, 2019The Power of We - UUA General Assembly: June 19-23, 2019
  • Donations for UUCPA – Amazon Smile

    We now have an Amazon Smile account! This means that UUCPA will receive a small percentage of every dollar you spend at Amazon. You only have to set it up once and then it’s automatic. Go to smile. amazon.com and when asked what charity you want Amazon to support, put in UUCPA. After that, whenever ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – June update

    The June selection is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The story starts with: “In 1945, our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals” says 14 year-old Nathaniel, who with his older sister Rachel finds himself living in bombed-out London with two shady characters known as “The ...
  • Help Make UUCPA More Welcoming!

    The Membership & Growth Committee Seeks Volunteers To Help With Any Of The Following: Organizing and setup of Newcomer Lunches. Graphics and layout for a new brochure. New and updated signage to make it easier to navigate the UUCPA canvas. Ushering for Sunday services. Staffing the Welcome Table on Sundays, especially for the first service. Making follow-up phone calls to new visitors. To ...
  • Summer 2019 Ecojustice Camp registration is open

    Summer 2019 Ecojustice Camp registration is openEcojustice 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 ...
  • Bulletin 2019 Summer Schedule

    Send items for the Bulletin to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hard copy in the church office. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy. Here is the summer schedule: Deadline Comes Out Service Info For June 9 (3 weeks) June 16 June 23, 30; July 7 June 30 (3 weeks) July ...
  • Green Sanctuary Meets 2nd Sunday Every Month

    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 ...
  • Rising 9th graders invited to Senior High Youth Group on June 2

    Those who are completing 8th grade this year (rising ninth graders) are invited to attend the June 2 meeting of the Senior High Youth Group (SHYG). We’ll have a cookout, and this meeting is a chance to get introduced to the group. SHYG meets from 6:30 – 8:00 PM on Sunday evenings in Room A (or ...
  • Memorial/Celebration of Life for Jenise Fuess on May 25, 2019

    Memorial/Celebration of Life for Jenise Fuess on May 25, 2019
  • May 19, 2019 Bulletin

  • UUCPA Parking Lot Closed May 22-23

    UUCPA Parking Lot Closed May 22-23
  • Irregular office Hours – May 16th – May 23rd

    For the next several days the hours for the office to be open will vary.  If you need to stop by the office, please call beforehand, to be sure we are open.  Please make note of the following: Thursday, May 16th Office Open 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Friday, May 17th Office Open 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Sunday, May ...
  • 2019 Annual Meeting Update

    The Annual Meeting of the Congregation was held on Sunday, April 14, 2019. At this meeting the congregation voted on members of the Board of Trustees and Nominating Committee, delegates to the UUA General Assembly, the FY19-20 operating and capital budgets, and the FY19-20 Justice Partners. The congregation also approved the minutes of the April ...
  • Summer BBQ’s – Memorial Day through Labor Day

    Summer BBQ’s - Memorial Day through Labor DayDuring the summer, we invite you to join us for our Friday night and holiday BBQ’s which run from Memorial Day to Labor Day. All are invited including non-members, friends and visitors. The BBQ area is in the back right-hand corner of the church property. We generally throw our entrees on the fire around 6 ...
  • 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 becoming harder to do. Electronic connections and hyper-schedules ...
  • Weaving the Web

    Weaving the WebMore beauty and more layers of meaning are coming our way in the form of a permanent projection screen that will be installed in the Main Hall, near the ceiling above the piano. The AV Committee has been hard at work exploring all the options and issues, and has made a first-round proposal to the ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – June Update

    The June selection is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The story starts with: “In 1945, our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals” says 14 year-old Nathaniel, who with his older sister Rachel finds himself living in bombed-out Lon- don with two shady characters known as “The ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – May 26 and June 9

    May 26 and June 9 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave a hard copy in the church office. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy.
  • Navigators Bias-Free Scouting Group

    Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month, September through May. Contact Ed Vail at chapter42leaders@navigatorsusa.org to be put on the email list.  Read more about Navigators at UUCPA here: Navigators
  • May 5, 2019 Bulletin

  • June 19 Next Sci-Fi Discussion Group Meeting

    June 19 Next Sci-Fi Discussion Group Meeting Just making sure you have the info about the next book we’re discussing, on Wednesday, 6/19, 7-9 p.m. via Zoom. It will be The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin. This novel, which won the Hugo Award in 2016, takes place on a world that experiences catastrophic climate change periodically and explores how society and ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – June Update

    The June selection is Warlight by Michael Ondaatje. The story starts with: “In 1945, our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals” says 14 year-old Nathaniel, who with his older sister Rachel finds himself living in bombed-out Lon- don with two shady characters known as “The ...
  • Religion and Social Change Class – May 12

    On Sunday, May 12, Rev. Amy will teach the first of a two-part ARE class on Religion and Social Change. This session will cover what is called “The Social Gospel tradition,” a 20th-century movement that sought to apply the teachings of Biblical Christianity to contemporary social problems such as poverty, addiction, inequality, exploitation, and war. ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – May 12 and 26, 2019

    May 12 and 26 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hard copy in the church office. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy.
  • Midweek meditation: What celebration belongs on your calendar?

    In last Sunday’s sermon, “Lima Bean Respect Day and Other Neglected Celebrations,” I asked about something you value and wish to honor with your attention that doesn’t show up in the civic or religious calendar. Animated conversations followed, as people paired up and talked about what is important to them Two of the things that are ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    People sometimes forget that a key component of our religious education for children is periodic attendance at intergenerational services. These services give kids an opportunity to learn what happens in a Unitarian Universalist service. At least some part of each intergenerational service is designed to engage children at some level. The Flower Communion on May 12 ...
  • May Day celebrations

    The annual celebration of May Day will take place on Sunday, May 5. Middle schoolers are invited to come at 9:30 and learn a simple Morris dance, a traditional English dance done on May Day. Robert Neff and Paul Kostka will teach the dance and provide live music. Then the middle schoolers do the dance on the ...
  • UUCPA Adult Spring Choir Concert – May 18 and 19:

    UUCPA Adult Spring Choir Concert – May 18 and 19:Support both UUCPA and the UUCPA Adult Choir on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 19 at 2 pm, as the choir brings you a beautiful program of choral masterworks with special guest vocal soloists and a chamber orchestra, in a concert that is also a fundraiser to support the church! The program ...
  • FY19-20 Board of Trustees Officers and Portfolios

    All Board of Trustees Officers have been elected and all Portfolio Owners assigned.  Below is the list for your reference. Note that this list is also included at the end of each issue of the Bulletin and is posted on the UUCPA website. FY19_20 Board and Portfolios Jim Basiji, Co-President. Membership Sally Ahnger , Co-President, Staff Relations Mark Erikson, ...
  • April 21, 2019 Bulletin

  • Our UU Native Garden Is On California Native Plant Society Garden Tour

    Our UU Native Garden Is On California Native Plant Society Garden TourOn Sunday, May 5, from 10 am to 4 pm, the public will be visiting our native garden. We are part of the California Native Plant Society’s annual tour in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties that features California native plants that are habitat-havens, water-wise, attractive, low maintenance, with minimal or no chemical use, and ...
  • From the chair of the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee

    The Children and Youth Religious Education committee (CYRE) held a retreat in January and asked some interesting questions. • What is it like to visit UUCPA for the first time with children? • What is our “signature dish,” meaning (beyond waffles), what makes us the congregation people choose to come back to, rather than other alternatives? You won’t ...
  • Spring project: “Nature Fun”

    From March 31 through May 5, the 9:30 a.m. kids program will fo- cus on “Nature Fun.” All ages from gr. K-5 will meet together, and kids will decide which Nature Fun activity they would like to try that week. Middle schoolers in gr. 6-8 are invited to assist in leading activities. It is rumored ...
  • Register for Ecojustice Camp at UUCPA

    Ecojustice Camp, a week-long day camp sponsored by UUCPA, will run from June 10-16 in 2019. There’s a half-day camp for children completing gr. K-1 in June. For children and teens completing gr. 2-8, there’s a full day camp from 9-3, with a long day on Wednesday for a field trip, and an overnight on ...
  • Support UUCPA When You Shop on Amazon via Amazon Smile

    We now have an Amazon Smile account! This means that UUCPA will receive a small percentage of every dollar you spend at Amazon. You only have to set it up once and then it’s automatic. Go to smile.amazon.com and when asked what charity you want Amazon to support, put in UUCPA. After that, whenever you ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – May, 2019 Update

    The May BBB selection is Becoming by Michelle Obama (non-fiction) “… Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady … the first African American to serve in that role – she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – April 28 and May 12, 2019

    April 28 and May 12 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org or leave hard copy in the church office. Note that we do not publish personal phone numbers/email addresses to safeguard privacy.
  • April 7, 2019 Bulletin

  • Save the date for the Community Dance: April 20th

    Save the date for the Community Dance: April 20thSave the date for the Community Dance: April 20th
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