• Sunday Service Schedule Change from Dual to Single on May 31, 2020

    Sunday Service Schedule Change from Dual to Single on May 31, 2020 UUCPA’s dual service format (at 9:30 and 11 am) will change to a single service (at 10:30 am) on May 31, 2020. Single Sunday services at 10:30 am each week will continue throughout the summer and possibly longer depending on the COVID-19 situation. Watch your email for the new Zoom link/password. Not getting the emails? ...
  • “Virtual Main Hall Concert” with Jim Stevens Sunday, May 31st

    "Virtual Main Hall Concert" with Jim Stevens Sunday, May 31st"Virtual Main Hall Concert" with Jim Stevens Sunday, May 31st
  • ARE Class on May 31st – UU 101: The Whole Thing in 120 Minutes @ 1 pm

    ARE Class on May 31st - UU 101: The Whole Thing in 120 Minutes @ 1 pmARE Class on May 31st - UU 101: The Whole Thing in 120 Minutes @ 1 pm
  • Coming up: June 21, 2020 is Flower Communion!

    Coming up: June 21, 2020 is Flower Communion! The Flower Communion is an annual service in which we each bring a flower, create an altar full of bouquets, and end by each taking away a flower that another person brought. Founded in 1923 by Czech Unitarian minister Norbert Čapek, this ritual was spread all over the United States through the leadership of his wife ...
  • May 17, 2020 Bulletin

  • Upcoming UU the Vote Events

    The UUCPA Action Council continues to coordinate UU the Vote events while we are all sheltering in place. You can find all of the news on the UU the Vote web page. Upcoming events are listed here:
  • New May Justice Project – Reach Potential Movement

    Since several of our Action Council justice projects have been canceled due to the Covid-19 shelter-in-place orders, the Council voted on May 4 to add a new justice project for the month of May (and perhaps beyond), to help RV dwellers in Mountain View with food and basic necessities.  The organization spearheading this effort is ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education • May 2020

    From the Associate Minister of Religious Education • May 2020 As we continue into another month of shelter-in-place, the Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) Committee and I have been figuring out how to serve kids and families in this situation. Here’s a summary of what we’ve been doing: Online Sunday school has been going well. Regular Sunday school was scheduled to end on May 3. ...
  • Heart and Home Update – How they are doing – Draw them a picture!

    Heart and Home Update – How they are doing – Draw them a picture! The UUCPA campus is kind of a ghost town – except for Heart and Home Women’s Shelter.  Twelve women (and a rotating supervisor) are on our campus 24-7.  They continue to sleep in our main hall as long as shelter in place continues.  Participants make breakfast in our kitchen, often get a bag lunch next ...
  • Zoom-Chat With UUCPA Friends While You GET OUT THE VOTE on May 16

    Zoom-Chat With UUCPA Friends While You GET OUT THE VOTE on May 16Zoom-Chat With UUCPA Friends While You GET OUT THE VOTE on May 16
  • Elementary Sunday school in May 2020

    Elementary Sunday school in May 2020 Beginning May 17, Linda Henigin, Beth Nord, and others will lead a 45 minute Sunday school session at 10:30 am. From children in Red through Blue classes, children will light a flaming chalice together, hear a story and talk about it, play a game or two together, and then say the unison benediction together at ...
  • Ecojustice Camp will not hold in-person camp, summer 2020

    Ecojustice Camp will not hold in-person camp, summer 2020 Unfortunately, Ecojustice Camp will not hold an in-person camp in June 2020, due to the impossibility of social distancing during the camp. But the counselors and junior counselors are thinking about ways they might provide a summer ecojustice experience, without an in-person camp!
  • UUCPA CYRE Youtube channel

    UUCPA CYRE Youtube channel UUCPA has set up a Youtube channel with kid-friendly videos that support UU values. Some of the playlists you’ll find there: Rev. Amy Morgenstern reading aloud the children’s classic book, “The Secret Garden.” Beth Nord, children’s librarian and member of UUCPA, reading “Aesop’s Fables” with help from her stuffie friends. Abby Kingsbury, UU and children’s librarian (and Dan ...
  • May 3, 2020 Bulletin

  • Brown Bag Books for May and June 2020

    Brown Bag Books for May and June 2020 The Brown Bag Books group will discuss “The Dutch House:  A Novel by Anne Patchett (fiction) on May 5th at noon via Zoom.   “The April BBB selections “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, ...
  • 2020 Annual Meeting Update

    2020 Annual Meeting Update At the Annual Meeting on April 19, 2020, members approved the following: Minutes of the Annual Meeting from April 2019 Election of Brooke Bishara, Kevin Crane, Maria Almli, and Joe Bailey to 3-year terms on the Board of Trustees Election of Greg Williams and Emma Grant-Bier to 2-year terms on the Board of Trustees Election of Dave Joki  to a 1-year term on the Board ...
  • Coffee klatsch ends; craft-and-check-in begins

    Coffee klatsch ends; craft-and-check-in begins Thanks, everyone who has joined Amy for coffee and chat time during the last several weeks. Attendance was low, so it’s time to try something else. Starting Thursday, April 30, bring handcrafts–whatever you are knitting, embroidering, repairing, stitching, drawing–and we’ll have an hour of companionship and check-in. The check-in topic will vary. This week’s is simple: ...
  • UUCPA– UU The Vote From Home!

    UUCPA– UU The Vote From Home! Our UU the Vote gatherings at UUCPA are on hold for now, but we can easily ensure our UU values play an important role remotely via our effective partner organizations. Thanks for all you’ve done already, and here are some ways to continue from home! Vote Forward We’re preparing two million letters to send to key states in ...
  • 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 ...
  • No Healing the Divide Saturday, May 2, 2020 / Attend Braver Angels program instead

    No Healing the Divide Saturday, May 2, 2020 / Attend Braver Angels program instead Several members of Healing the Divide would like to attend an online event sponsored by Braver Angels this Saturday (May 2, 2020) from 1:30 to 3:30, which overlaps the planned Healing the Divide meeting.  The work of the Braver Angels is most impressive, and very much aligned with what Healing the Divide wants to do.  ...
  • 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. Here are the upcoming bulletin deadlines:
  • Healing the Divide will meet on Saturday May 2, 1:00 to 2:00

    Healing the Divide will meet on Saturday May 2, 1:00 to 2:00 Healing the Divide is a UUCPA group which formed after the 2016 elections to ask 1) what do we not understand about others with more conservative view points and 2)  what can we learn that will help us communicate even across wide differences in belief.  This coming Saturday we will have our first Zoom meeting.  The Zoom link will ...
  • Healing the Divide may not meet in May

    Healing the Divide may not meet in May We are currently considering whether or not to meet online in early May. If we do, it may be at a different time than usual. Please watch for an announcement in the announce, CREparents, and HealTheDivide email lists.
  • Adult RE/Small groups

    Adult RE/Small groups Adult RE Three groups led by Amy or Dan are now added to our weekly schedule (see the website for link details: Various religious topics with Dan, Wednesdays at 7 to 8 pm. Sacred texts reading with Amy, Saturdays at 4 to 5 pm. Tuesday coffee klatsch with Amy, 5 pm – take a break and gather round. ...
  • Elder Journey

    Elder Journey Meetings canceled until further notice while we shelter-in-place.
  • An Update On General Assembly 2020

    An Update On General Assembly 2020 The following is part of an article, by UUA’s President Rev. Dr Susan Frederick-Gray and LaTonya Richardson posted on the UUA website on April 16 (uua.org): “The UUA Board passed a resolution authorizing a 100% virtual GA for 2020. The Board’s decision … gave the UUA’s Internet Technology Services team and program presenters time to plan a more ...
  • Need A Temporary Zoom Room?

    Chris Jacobi will help you set up a temporary room for church projects. Call or email him (his contact information is in the church directory). Chris says he also has some tricks about hosting a zoom meeting. See cjacobi.com/zoom/host.html.
  • April 19, 2020 Bulletin

  • Proposed Slate of Justice Partners for 2020-21 (revised)

    Proposed Slate of Justice Partners for 2020-21 (revised) New Proposed Slate of Justice Partners for 2020-21 (revised 4/9/20) 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 ...
  • From the Associate Minister of Religious Education – Online Sunday School, Virtual Egg Hunt

    From the Associate Minister of Religious Education - Online Sunday School, Virtual Egg Hunt I hope you and your family are surviving the shelter-in-place order, and I hope even more that you are all healthy. Online Sunday School With the shelter-in-place order, we’ve moved all children and youth programs online (except for OWL classes). You should be receiving Zoom links for online Sunday school and online youth group, and we’re going ...
  • UUCPA Easter Coloring Page

    Enjoy this Easter coloring page designed just for UUCPA by Emma Grant-Bier
  • 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 ...
  • UUCPA CYRE videos available on YouTube

    UUCPA CYRE videos available on YouTube In case you and your family have Zoom overload, UUCPA has set up a Youtube channel with kid-friendly videos you can watch. The goal of these videos is that older kids can watch them and enjoy them with minimal parent participation. Right now, you’ll find videos off Dan’s sister Abby, a UU and children’s librarian, ...
  • Parent Journey will meet online (at 3 pm) on April 12

    Parent Journey will meet online (at 3 pm) on April 12 Since Sunday School classes are held online in the mornings while UUCPA is closed to in-person meetings, we won’t hold Parent Journey at 11 am on Sunday 4/12.  We’ll be moving it to 3:00 pm on Sunday, 4/12 via Zoom video conference.  If you’d like to join, please subscribe to parentjourney+subscribe@uucpa.org so that you can get the ...
  • About Gratitude Writing …

    Susan Plass will not be teaching her class on Gratitude Writing via Zoom. Therefore, it has been re-scheduled for June 21 from 12 to 1:30 pm in the Fireside Room. The change in time is due to UUCPA moving to one service on that day. And, it is the latest day that Susan can teach ...
  • April 5, 2020 Bulletin

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Weeding in the time of coronavirus

    Weeding in the time of coronavirusWeeding in the time of coronavirus
  • 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 ...
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