• April 21, 2019 Bulletin

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

    On 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Power of We – UUA General Assembly: June 19-23, 2019

    The Power of We - UUA General Assembly: June 19-23, 2019
  • 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 – 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 20th
  • Save a Date for the Adult Choir Spring Concert – May 18 and 10:

    Support both UUCPA and the UUCPA Adult Choir on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, May 19 at 2pm, 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 will include ...
  • Membership Engagement Update

    Hi, all. I’m BJ Wishinsky. In mid-November I was hired by UUCPA as a part-time Membership Engagement Coordinator. The charter for my position is to support the Congregational Goal to enthusiastically welcome more people into our church, specifically by expanding our processes for guiding newcomers into membership, and newcomers and new members into greater engagement in ...
  • Spring 2019 Adult Religious Education Brochure

    The Spring 2019 Adult and Family Activities Brochure is now available.  Pick one up at church or here below. Spring 2019 Classes include: Addressing Addiction 04/07/2019 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art 04/07/2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Healing the Divide 04/07/2019 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Sci-Fi / Fantasy Discussion Group (via Zoom) 04/17/2019 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Great Pivot: ...
  • Proposed Slate of Justice Partners for 2019-2020

    Each month the Church supports a social justice organization by donating one Sunday’s plate collection.  The UUCPA Action Council reviewed the current program, considered current and proposed causes nominated by congregants, and decided on a slate of organizations to present to the congregation for approval at the Annual Meeting on April 14. Factors that were given ...
  • 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 ...
  • Easter activities at UUCPA

    On Sunday, April 21, UUCPA will celebrate Easter Unitarian Universalist-style. Kids are invited to stay for the entire service, and there will be a special UUCPA activity book for them, with coloring pages and puzzles that range from easy to quite difficult. There will also be Silent Sermon Bingo cards, with chocolate at the end ...
  • 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 ...
  • Bodhi Tree Concert – The Music of Mark Carlson – Saturday, April 27, at 7:30pm

    Bodhi Tree Concert – The Music of Mark Carlson - Saturday, April 27, at 7:30pm
  • Remembrance Circle For Jean Nelson – April 14

    You are warmly invited to gather around to share memories of Jean, who died last fall. We will come together in the Fireside Room on Sunday, April 14, Jean’s birthday, at 2:30 pm. Please note that is shortly after the annual meeting, and that lunch will be served at church that day after the second ...
  • Join Us at the April 14, 2019 UUCPA Annual Meeting

    Join Us at the April 14, 2019 UUCPA Annual Meeting
  • Candidates for Church Leadership — From the Nominations Committee

    In accordance with the Church By-laws, the Nominations Committee is pleased to announce its candidates for Board of Trustees, Nominations Committee and GA delegates. The election will be part of the Annual Meeting of UUCPA, which starts at approximately 12:30 pm on April 14, 2019, in the Main Hall. For three-year terms on the Board of ...
  • The Brown Bag Books 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 ...
  • Join The Weed Team!

    Thank you to the new volunteer weeders who have “adopted” plants to weed around! Can you do a little weeding or even take on a small section of garden to keep neat? Please contact Nancy Neff or Glenda Jones if you can help with weeding at church. Thanks! — Nancy Neff
  • 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/
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – April 14 and 28, 2019

    April 14, and 28 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.
  • March 24, 2019 Bulletin

  • Volunteers Needed for Heart and Home Shelter through April 7

    UUCPA is hosting the Heart and Home Women’s Shelter from February 24, 2019 through April 7.   Up to 15 Heart and Home participants will be eating dinner and sleeping at UUCPA during their time here.  Families and individuals can volunteer with Heart and Home women’s homeless shelter. Volunteer Opportunities: Meals: You can sign up to bring dinner for ...
  • Spring project: “Nature Fun”

    From March 31 through May 5, the 9:30 a.m. kids program will focus on “Nature Fun.” All ages from grades K-5 will meet together, and kids will decide which Nature Fun activity they would like to try that week. Middle schoolers in grades 6-8 are invited to assist in leading activities. It is rumored that ...
  • Adopt-a-Plant Program To Weed The Garden Is Growing!

    Thank you to several new volunteer weeders who have “adopted” plants to weed around! Carol MacIntosh and Larry Seiders (Til Evans Garden), Elsa Schafer and a family of four: Craig and Ric Marshall-Nicholls and their children. Can you do a little weeding or even take on a small section of garden to keep neat? Please contact Nancy ...
  • Town Hall Budget Meetings – March 31, 2019

    Please attend one of these meetings: March 31, 2019 10:30 am to noon March 31, 2019 12:15 to 2 pm Join members of Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee who will be presenting UUCPA’s proposed 2019-2020 Budget. The Finance Committee and members of the Board will be available to answer detailed questions regarding the proposed budget in ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – April Update

    The BBB selection for April is Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (fiction). “In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married ...
  • UUCPA Bass Lake Get-Away: August 15 to 18, 2019

    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 their friends. Meals and rustic cabins are provided and there are ...
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines – March 31 and April 14, 2019

    March 31 and April 14, 2019 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.
  • March 10, 2019 Bulletin

  • Make Your Voice Heard in the UUCPA Community

    Once you’ve become an active member of the UUCPA community, formally joining is the next step in making your voice heard. For example, joining gives you a vote at the annual meeting and on matters of importance such as last year’s potential name change. If you’d like to take this step, please pick up a ...
  • Action Council Adds New Member

    The Charter of the UUCPA Action Council specifies that the Council has between seven and nine voting members, appointed by Amy and approved by the Board. The Council has had seven voting members for several years. In February the Council welcomed an eighth member, Jessica Martin. Please join us in welcoming Jessica to our justice team!
  • Sunday Meditation

    From 10 to 10:50 am in the Library, with quiet entrance and exit at any time during that period through the side door (across from the bathrooms). https://www.uucpa.org/connection/affinity-groups/meditation/
  • Erika Richards Memorial Service

    The family of UUCPA member Erika Richards, who died last month at the age of 102, invites us all to the celebration of her life on Thursday, March 21, at 2 pm. It will be held in the auditorium of Vi at Palo Alto, which is on Sand Hill Road (cross street Arboretum).
  • UUCPA Supporting Social & Environmental Action

    Your Green Sanctuary Committee is very pleased to announce that UUCPA is endorsing the upcoming “March for Fossil Fuel Freedom” to take place on March 16-18, 2019!  See details at www.oilywells.com. This endorsement represents our Church’s commitment to Climate Change mitigation — a major, if not top priority as a moral imperative affecting all life on this Earth.  ...
  • Pledge Drive Update

    We have a strong start to our drive! Over $331K was pledged by 87 donors! We’re on our way. Stop by the pledge table in the lobby or email pledge@uucpa.org to make your pledge. Read more about the pledge drive here: https://www.uucpa.org/its-time-to-pledge-to-uucpa/.
  • February 24, 2019 Bulletin

  • 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: Meals: You can sign up to bring dinner for 15 shelter residents plus a few volunteers.  ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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