• April 2020 Justice Partner Donation Day is April 19, 2020

    The Justice Partner for April 2020, as chosen by the congregation at the annual meeting, is Acterra.  Acterra is an organization based in Palo Alto that brings people together to create local solutions for a healthy planet. Current projects serve everyone on the Peninsula through ride & drive events, green at home programs,  local environment restoration and ...
  • Video live streaming of UUCPA services – volunteers needed!

    Video live streaming of UUCPA services - volunteers needed! As you know, we’ve moved to video live streaming of church services. Will you join us in bringing our services to life at such a dark time? Each job for each service is listed below i.e. you would do that particular job for that service. They’re listed in rough order of need. If you have ...
  • Budget Town Hall Meetings – April 5, 2020 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm

    Budget Town Hall Meetings - April 5, 2020 at 10:30 am and 12:00 pm Join members of Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee who will be presenting UUCPA’s proposed 2020-2021 Budget. The Finance Committee and members of the Board will be available to answer detailed questions regarding the proposed budget in anticipation of its formal submittal for approval before the entire congregation at the April 19, 2020 Annual ...
  • Catching up on services – listen/read online

    Catching up on services - listen/read online The audio (and, usually, text) of Sunday’s services goes onto the website within a couple of days, thanks to the continued work of Bill Hilton, the Zoom team, and the week’s speaker.
  • The Sunday Forum continues to meet online

    The Sunday Forum continues to meet online Forum, which has been meeting for over half a century, is undaunted by “physical distancing”! The group continues to meet while UUCPA is closed to in-person events (spring 2020) at its usual time, 9-10:15 each Sunday, however it will only meet via Zoom video conference.  The link will be emailed to members of forum-announce@uucpa.org. If you ...
  • New coffee klatsch, Tuesdays at 5

    New coffee klatsch, Tuesdays at 5 Join Amy and members of the community for a midweek break. We’ll share what’s in our mugs and then go deeper with a check-in about what’s really going on with us. Invite a friend! Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/237788086 Meeting ID: 237 788 086 To dial in, use +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) or find your local number: ...
  • Weaving the Web: Together, apart, together

    Weaving the Web: Together, apart, together Pat LandmanHerriot, a member of our choir, shared this offering from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra this morning, and I’m passing it along to you in hopes that it will mean as much to you as it does to me. Ode to Joy It’s not just the music that moves me. It’s seeing each person playing, ...
  • New weekly reading group, Sacred Texts – Saturdays at 4 pm (online)

    New weekly reading group, Sacred Texts - Saturdays at 4 pm (online) Reverend Amy is hosting a new weekly online sacred text reading group on Saturdays from 4 – 5 pm. Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask ...
  • New weekly adult religious ed. class, various topics – Wednesdays at 7 pm (online)

    New weekly adult religious ed. class, various topics - Wednesdays at 7 pm (online) Join a weekly online class with Dan Harper, as we talk about a variety of religion-related topics (the exact topic will be announced the preceding Sunday). Stay for the whole session, or drop in when you can. The meetings are held on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 pm. Wednesday. Visit the Learning/Adults web page ...
  • Candidates for Church Leadership — From the Nominating Committee

    In accordance with the Church Bylaws, 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 19, 2020, in the Main Hall (to be confirmed). For three-year terms on ...
  • Proposed Slate of Justice Partners for 2020-21

    UUCPA Action Council 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 19. Factors that ...
  • UUCPA Office Closed

    The UUCPA office is closed until further notice. If you have any requests or questions, please email us at uucpa@uucpa.org.
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines

    Here are the upcoming bulletin deadlines: To submit items for publication. Send them to publicity@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.
  • Weaving the Web: Lessons from The Tonight Show

    Dear UUCPA folks, I am loving Jimmy Fallon for his “home edition” of The Tonight Show, proving that the production values that really matter are presence, humor, honesty, and integrity. Our production tomorrow won’t be extremely polished (though more polished than his!), but I can guarantee you it will have: beautiful music from Veronika, Bruce, and your ...
  • March 22, 2020 Bulletin

  • Sunday school classes going online (March 22 – April 5)

    Sunday school classes going online (March 22 - April 5) While the Coronavirus keeps us physically apart, UUCPA’s Children & Youth Religious Education (CYRE) teachers would like to bring our religious education (RE) classes together using online meetings. Our regular RE teachers have agreed to hold online meetings for each class for the next three weeks (March 22, March 29, and April 5) as follows: 10:30 ...
  • Weeding in the time of coronavirus

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  • Office Hours Week of March 16th

    Open minds Helping hands Loving hearts…and closed buildings. For the sake of everyone’s health and safety, the office will be closed the majority of this week.  It may be open for very brief periods of time, if you need to access the office, please call to be sure that someone is in.   650-494-0541.  We are checking emails ...
  • UUCPA canceling all in-person programs for March 15 (services will be available live, online only)

    Based on new guidance from the county board of health, UUCPA is canceling all in-person activities for Sunday, March 15. On March 15, the Sunday services will be live-streamed at 9:30 and 11:00. To help keep everyone safe, please do not come to UUCPA on Sunday, March 15, unless you are participating in live streaming the ...
  • UUCPA canceling children and youth programs through April 5

    UUCPA canceling children and youth programs through April 5 Rev. Dan Harper and the Children and Youth Religious Education Committee have decided to cancel all children and youth programs through April 5. We consulted guidance from the county Public Health Dept., and health care professionals in UUPCA, and canceling our programs seemed like the best course. We also received guidance from the Unitarian Universalist Association ...
  • Staying connected during COVID-19

    Dear UUCPA folks,Being a network of interconnection, as UUCPA is, is a mixed blessing at this moment. On the one hand, we don’t want to be a disease vector when the best way to keep this virus from reaching the most vulnerable people is “social distancing.” On the other hand, this is a time when ...
  • Pledge Drive 2020-2021 Update

    Pledge Drive 2020-2021 Update With 124 pledges, we’re about 60% of the way to our goal of 200 pledges for this Canvass. We now have over $429K pledged or about 78% of the $554K objective to support this community in the 2020-2021 fiscal year! Will you join these 124 pledgers to help us make this place all ...
  • March 8, 2020 Bulletin

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  • Elder Journey – Join us twice a month for a lively, informal discussion

    Elder Journey - Join us twice a month for a lively, informal discussion Elder Journey meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in Room 6 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. After checking in, we may discuss a book, a movie, a poem, current events, or a recent adventure. No shortage of topics. A minister may join the gathering, schedule permitting. Join us for a lively, informal ...
  • The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group – April 2020 Update

    The Brown Bag Book Discussion Group - April 2020 Update The April 2020 BBB book selection is The Dutch House: A Novel by Anne Patchett (fiction). It is a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. It is a story of paradise lost, a tour de force ...
  • Staying happy, healthy, comfortable and well-fed at UUCPA this Sunday (March 8)

    Dear UUCPA folks,You may know that the county has recommended cancelling mass gatherings. As things stand, we are going to keep holding services. So here are some important notes. Staying happy We know that some folks can’t risk being in a crowd at the moment. We don’t want you to miss services and the UUCPA community for even ...
  • UUCPA and coronavirus

    At UUCPA, we are closely monitoring COVID-19 or coronavirus in our area. The County of Santa Clara’s Public Health Department has issued guidance that “for about 80% of the population, this disease will be mild.” The risk of serious infection begins to increase slowly at about age 50, and the “highest risk group are persons ...
  • Board Approves Sponsorship of 2020 Multifaith Seder (now canceled)

    Board Approves Sponsorship of 2020 Multifaith Seder (now canceled) March 12 Update: We have decided to cancel the Multifaith Justice Seder, planned for March 30th.  Although we were very much looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate together with our community, we realize that our primary responsibilities at this moment are (a) to prevent vulnerable people from putting themselves at risk by attending a ...
  • Successful UU the Vote Effort on Sunday on March 1, 2020! 

    Successful UU the Vote Effort on Sunday on March 1, 2020!  Thanks to Amy’s excellent sermon, UUCPA’s UU the Vote leaders (Elsa Schafer, Anne Frahn, Linda Henigin and Kristi Iverson) and the rousing music of our guest musician, Brad Handshy, we had a very energetic day on Sunday, focused on how to bring our UU values into the world by voting our values and helping others ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education

    From the Associate Minister of Religious Education On Tuesday, March 3, I participated in a Webinar for congregational leaders on coronavirus (COVID-19), led by three M.D.s, including a pediatrician. The most important message I got from this Webinar is to take coronavirus seriously, but there’s no need for panic. In fact, the precautions you should be taking are the same public health ...
  • Sunday School Spring Project: “Judean Village”

    Sunday School Spring Project: "Judean Village" From March 29 through May 3, 2020, the 9:30 a.m. kids program will focus on “Judean Village.” All ages from gr. K-5 will meet together, and kids will travel back in time to visit a Judean Village in the year 29. There will be several “shopkeepers” who show kids everything from making a musical instrument, ...
  • Rev. Amy’s Schedule on May 6, 2020

    Hello all,I’ll be in a training all day on Friday, March 6, 2020. It is provided by Adolescent Counseling Services (which is also the creator of one of our justice partners, Outlet), and is on Motivational Interviewing, which many colleagues recommend as a way to help support people in the changes they wish to make, ...
  • Save the date: Welcoming Congregation event on May 3, 2020!

    Save the date: Welcoming Congregation event on May 3, 2020! Mark your calendars! UUCPA’s Welcoming Congregation renewal team will host an educational event on May 3, 2020, from 12:30 pm-2 pm. The event will include lessons from a Transforming Hearts Collective seminar series on understanding the experiences and needs of transgender UUs. More details will follow in the coming weeks. (Note: This event has been rescheduled ...
  • Bass Lake Camp Get-Away 2020, Earlybird Registration Extended to March 8

    Bass Lake Camp Get-Away 2020, Earlybird Registration Extended to March 8 It’s time to register for the UUCPA Bass Lake Camp Get-Away 2020.  The early bird registration date has been extended to March 8th (from March 1st). So sign up this week to get the early bird discount! Join your friends at a beautiful mountain camp with its own private beach from Thursday, August 20th ...
  • How to Make Your Voice Heard at UUCPA

    How to Make Your Voice Heard at UUCPAThe Annual Meeting on April 19, 2020 is an important opportunity to have your say in how UUCPA is run and which programs are funded. Learn how to make sure you are eligible to vote and make your voice heard!
  • Special Day @ UUCPA for UU the Vote – March 1, 2020

    Special Day @ UUCPA for UU the Vote - March 1, 2020 March 1 is a special day for the UU the Vote campaign.  Along with Amy’s sermon on how our religious, spiritual and philosophical values guide us as we vote and as we do advocacy for issues we care about, you will have an opportunity to put your values into action on the patio today after ...
  • Monthly Work Days @ UUCPA – Seeking Volunteers

    Monthly Work Days @ UUCPA - Seeking Volunteers Consider making things even better by joining others at the monthly workday right here at UUCPA. The next workday is March 7, 2020 from 9 am to noon.  The March 7, 2020 task list: Move wire fence from beside the lawn to along the path between the front playground and the labyrinth Sweep parking lot Clean windows doors ...
  • February 23, 2020 Bulletin

  • Heart & Home Women’s Shelter Returns to UUCPA – Volunteers appreciated!

    Heart & Home Women's Shelter Returns to UUCPA – Volunteers appreciated! Heart & Home Women’s Shelter returns to UUCPA this Sunday.  Participants will be at UUCPA from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am every night through April 5th. Up to 15 women eat dinner in the Fireside Room or the Lobby and then will sleep at UUCPA, mainly in the main hall.  We are seeking more volunteers and more ...
  • #UUtheVote – New Partner Orgs, Upcoming Events

    #UUtheVote - New Partner Orgs, Upcoming Events New Partner Organizations The Action Council recently approved two new #UUtheVote partner organizations:  League of Women Voters (liaison: Linda Henigin) and Environmental Voter Project (liaison:  Anne Frahn). We continue to partner with Reclaim Our Vote (liaison: Elsa Schafer) and Vote Forward (liaison:  Anne Frahn).   Upcoming #UUtheVote events Reclaim Our Vote postcard-writing and phone banking events ...
  • Nominations are open for the UUCPA Board, Nominating Committee, etc.

    Nominations are open for the UUCPA Board, Nominating Committee, etc. We experienced some technical issues with email to nominating-committee@uucpa which we have now resolved (as of the morning of Feb 22, 2020).  If you had previously tried to contact the nominating committee via email, please resend your message. If you are looking for more ways to become involved in supporting Unitarian Universalism or UUCPA, the nominating ...
  • PCD Women’s Retreat, March 5-8, 2020

    PCD Women's Retreat, March 5-8, 2020 The annual PCD Women’s Retreat is coming up on March 5 – 8, 2020.  All self-identified women are welcome to join us.  Our retreat offers something for everyone: delicious meals; workshops for the mind, body and spirit; hiking in beautiful woods; conversations with new and old friends; time for quiet contemplation; and a boutique, silent ...
  • Notice of Request for Co-Sponsorship of Multifaith Seder

    Notice of Request for Co-Sponsorship of Multifaith Seder Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice (MVPJ) will be sponsoring a Multifaith Seder on Monday, March 30 at Congregation Etz Chayim and is looking for co-sponsors for this event.  The Action Council has approved co-sponsoring this event.  On February 25 the Board of Trustees will vote on whether the church will co-sponsor this event.  More ...
  • Save the date for the Community Dance: April 25, 2020

    Save the date for the Community Dance: April 25, 2020 SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, April 25th, UUCPA hosts its eighth annual All-Church Community Dance in the Main Hall.  We have live musicians playing traditional tunes.  A caller will lead us in group dances from several folk traditions.  No previous experience or partner is necessary.  Just follow along!   We will have a free pizza and salad dinner starting at 5:00 ...
  • One-stop Shop for Announcements: publicity@uucpa.org

    In an effort to streamline church communications, please email all announcements to publicity@uucpa.org. This includes Newsletter/Bulletin, Announce list, Order of Service and Pulpit announcements, etc. This will ensure that all of the stakeholders are notified. When you send your announcement, please include: Title/Subject Announcement Text (include event location and timing information if relevant) Contact Person Name and ...
  • General Assembly 2020 – June 24 through 28

    General Assembly 2020 - June 24 through 28 General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct the business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience where we participate ...
  • Office Closed – Feb 18 and 20, 2020

    The office will be closed tomorrow, February 18, 2020, and Thursday, February 20, 2020.  If you need anything done before Thursday, the office will be open Wednesday, February 19th from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Regular office hours resume on Friday, February 21st.If you need access to the office on Tuesday and/or Thursday, please contact Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern x26 when she is on ...
  • Summer 2020 Ecojustice Camp registration is open

    Summer 2020 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. See the camp Web site for photos and more info about activities: ecojusticecamp.org This ...
  • Navigators Bias-Free Scouting Group

    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 Upcoming events:
  • February 9, 2020 Bulletin

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