• All Church BBQ Party/Picnic – July 22nd @ Mitchell Park New Location: Redwood Group Area in Mitchell Park, Palo Alto Lunch and Beverages are provided. Please bring a potluck dessert! We can refrigerate at the church until the BBQ After service is out at 11:30 am, walk on over. Lunch will be ready when you arrive. Bring croquet sets, soccer balls (anyone have a soccer net?), frisbees etc. For those folks ...
  • July 8, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Rev. Amy’s summer schedule Amy will be on vacation June 12-July 3, and on study leave for the following 3 1/2 weeks (July 4-27) with just a couple of exceptions: she’ll be working on July 24 and 27, so August 10 will be a study-leave day as will one other day TBD.
  • Sexton schedule Whereas we once had a full-time sexton, we now have our terrific Enrique only 20 hours a week (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday) and a cleaning service that comes on Thursdays and Sundays. This can put an extra cleanup burden on you as a hardworking volunteer: dishes that you might once have left in the kitchen for ...
  • Church Service Schedule The dual service format changed to a single service at 10:30 am on June 17. Single services continue throughout the summer. On August 5 dual services resume with services at 9:30 and 11:am.
  • UU Crowdfunding: Be a Chalice Lighter! By signing up at https://register.pwruua.org/chalice-lighter-enrolment/, you will get requests three times a year for small donations to help area UU congregations get a project off the ground. We’d like to be good neighbors and be able to call on our neighbors sometime when we need a boost, by having a high percentage of Chalice Lighters ...
  • Bass Lake Camp Get-Away (August 2018) Join your friends at a beautiful mountain camp with its own private beach from Thursday, August 16th – Sunday, August 19th. 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 ...
  • UUCPA Yard Sale Fundraiser – Volunteers Needed We are looking for a few good volunteers/project leaders. We will need assistance with pricing donated items before the sale, we also need several volunteers at the sale to help with questions, sales, supervise the area to ensure a safe and organized event. We also need help to pack up unsold items after the sale. ...
  • Church Recordings Available Want a recording of any Sunday Service? Just send an email specifying the date to audio-recordings@uucpa. org. A member of the audio committee will reply via email with a link to a Dropbox folder. The folder will contain mp3 files of the entire service. Click on the link, and you’ll be able to listen to any ...
  • Volunteers needed for the Greeter’s Table The Greeter’s Table could use some additional volunteers to staff the table on Sunday mornings. Volunteer Greeter’s can sign up for the 9:30 am Service or the 11:00 am Service or both on one Sunday a month or more if available. The volunteer for the 9:30 am Service usually arrives abound 9 am to set ...
  • Pastoral Emergency Coverage There will be several days in the summer when neither Dan nor Amy is easily reachable, and two of their colleagues are covering the pastoral emergency line during those dates: the Rev. Mary Foran, recently retired from the Petaluma congregation, and Ms. Millie Phillips, who recently completed her seminary education. Amy says, “Both are people ...
  • Walk The Labyrinth – Sundays @ 9:05 am Join others in a group walk of the UUCPA labyrinth between 9:05 and 9:20 every Sunday morning. The labyrinth is located at the front of the church not far from the front doors.
  • UUJMCA Webinar – At The Border… Immigration Justice Advocates At The Border… Immigration Justice Advocates Join the conversation at our next Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California (UUJMCA) Roundtable: Monday, July 9, 2018, 7 pm Register Now! (Go to uujmca.org and click Roundtable on left and click on Register Now) Panelists: Nicole Ramos, Attorney & Director of Border Rights, Al OTRO LADO and Mar Cardenas Loutzenhiser, member of First ...
  • Summer BBQ’s During 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. We generally throw our entrees on the fire around 6:00 pm and begin eating at 6:15 pm. Bob and Martha Greene will once again ...
  • 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
  • Upcoming Bulletin Deadlines: July 22 and Aug 5 July 22 and August 5 are the next two deadlines to submit items for publication in the Bulletin. Send them to newsletter@uucpa.org.
  • Celebrate the 4th of July at UUCPA Celebrate the 4th of July at UUCPA
  • Join Fellow UU’s Marching with the UUCPA Banner – Saturday, June 30 In support of the immigrant families being detained at the U.S. border, there will be nationwide rallies this coming Saturday, June 30, including one in Mountain View.  Fellow UU’s and the UUCPA banner will attend the march and rally.  Anyone can join by coming to the corner of El Camino and Castro at 7:00 Saturday night.  ...
  • Sign up for the Summer Choir Workshop by July 10 Have you been considering joining the UUCPA choir? Are you a singer who can’t commit at this time to the choir on an ongoing basis but would love to participate in a choir workshop class this summer?   If so you might want to consider a 3-week class led by our wonderful choir director, Bruce Olstad, on Thursday evenings, ...
  • Notification of Request to Carry UUCPA Banner – Families Belong Together March and Rally In support of the immigrant families being detained at the U.S. border, there will be nationwide rallies this coming Saturday, June 30, including one in Mountain View.  The Action Council has approved a request for the UUCPA banner to be carried at this rally.  If you have any concerns about our banner being used at ...
  • June 2018 Endorsement Notification This past week UUCPA signed on as an endorser of a “No Muslim Ban Ever” event to be held on the day the Supreme Court releases its decision on the administration’s current travel ban on the following seven countries:  Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea, Venezuela.  The event will either be a celebration if the ...
  • June 17, 2018 Bulletin 
  • From your Associate Minister of Religious Education June brings the start of Summer Sunday School, one of my favorite parts of our religious education programs for children. During the summer, grades K-8 all meet together for Sunday school. We do activities that look more like summer camp than Sunday school (the complete list of activities is at the end of this newsletter). Kids like the low-key activities, and we ...
  • Sunday Meditation Summer Schedule Sunday Meditation will occur from 9:30 to 10:25 on the weeks when UUCPA has only one service (June 17 to July 29). Entering or leaving through the side Library door can occur anytime during that period, as long as it is done quietly.
  • Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art on Summer Break Exploring Mind, Hands, Spirit and Heart Through Art … will not meet in July, but will resume August 5; 1 to 3 pm. That day, we will do fluid painting. Bring clothes that can get messy! These activities are focused on accessing spiritual and emotional insights through art. No art experience necessary, just a willingness to ...
  • When Making Coffee Can Offer Kindness and Relief – (volunteer opportunity) UUCPA is seeking volunteers to help a few times a year with receptions for memorial services. This is simple yet meaningful work, and we will tell you all the details you need to know. Please contact Edie_K@uucpa.org by email or in person on Sunday if either of these roles interest you. Thanks! —Edie Keating Memorial Reception ...
  • Weaving the Web This spring has brought many losses to our congregation. In fact, going back to last summer, there have been ten deaths of members or others closely associated with UUCPA. It’s a lot. One of our leaders, showing wisdom as well as kindness, asked how I deal with it. It’s a really good question because ministers ...
  • Brown Bag Book Summer Update Brown Bag Books does not meet in July or August. The September book is The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore (historical fiction) “Based on actual events … (this) book is about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America.” “New York, 1888. Gas lamps still flicker in the city ...
  • Kate Forrest Memorial We will celebrate the life of UUCPA member Katherine Forrest on June 30 at 11 am. Condolences sent to the church office will be passed along to her children.
  • Green Energy Storage Malta – Talk Postponed This talk, originally scheduled for June 10 is postponed. Contact is Kay Brown (kay_b@uucpa.org) Google X has asked that the talk be postponed. They are in negotiations to make the concept a reality and do not want anyone to talk about the concept until the negotiations are complete. At the time the talk was scheduled, they ...
  • Justice Partner Contributions Contributions were previously 10% of each week’s collection. A more generous formula was proposed by the Stewardship and Finance Committees and approved by the Board: we now give the whole offering for one week per month to the community organization chosen by the congregation, while the other weeks’ offerings go to UUCPA’s work. For example, ...
  • The Bulletin Deadlines for 2018 Summer June 10, July 1, July 22, August 5: Regular every-two-week schedule resumes.
  • Summer Sunday School Schedule Here’s the schedule of activities for Summer Sunday School: Date & Time     Teachers    Activity June 03, 09:30  Dan, Barb   Story from China, plus gardening June 10, 09:30  Dan, Barb   Story from China, plus gardening June 17, 10:30  Dan, Edie   Craft: pounding art June 24, 10:30  Edie, TBD   Make waffles! July 01, 10:30   Edie, Barb  Legos and mystery activity July 08, 10:30   Edie, ...
  • CYRE Registration form online now for 2018/2019 It’s time to register your children for religious education programs for the 2018/2019 school year. Please fill out the registration form here: goo.gl/forms/af1e7akeOWWNmUw52
  • UUCPA Solar Canopy Construction Resumes Monday, June 4 All the issues with the contractors having been ironed out, construction on the solar canopy project will resume on Monday, June 4.  Nearly all the construction will take place in the church front yard, near the exit driveway.  From June 4 through June 25, please DO NOT PARK in the entrance drive or the exit ...
  • June 3, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Neighborhood Circle News Neighborhood Circles bring people together for fun, social events that develop meaningful connections. Groups are based on where you live. Check out what our circles have planned in the coming months. Mountain View/ Los Altos/ Los Altos Hills The MV LA LAH Neighborhood Circle encompasses south Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills. What: BBQ When: Sunday, June ...
  • UUA General Assembly 2018: June 20 – 24, Kansas City, Mo GA is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. https://www.uucpa.org/events/uua-general-assembly/
  • The Brown Bag Book Selection For June The BBB June book is Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance (fiction) by Bill McKibben. “..McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that’s become more popular than ever – seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerrilla warfare, ...
  • Worship Associate application period extended Are you a member (including youth member) of UUCPA who: wants to engage in reflection and dialogue about the purposes of worship and the congregation? wishes to serve UUCPA and our tradition? relishes opportunities for creativity and exploration of spiritual questions? represents the diversity of the community? enjoys working in a team and getting to know members and ministers of UUCPA better? views worship as part of your spiritual practice? Then we have good news for ...
  • Kate Forrest memorial; Sylvan Rubin We will celebrate the life of UUCPA member Katherine Forrest on June 30 at 11 a.m. Condolences sent to the church office will be passed along to her children. We also share, with sorrow, the news that Sylvan Rubin died on May 25. We will announce the date for his memorial service, which will be held ...
  • Midweek meditation: Helping each other to be better As some of you heard me say at Fred Buelow’s memorial service two weeks ago, one of the many memorable things Fred said to me in our 15 years working together was “I see my job”–he was president or treasurer at the time–“as helping you be the best minister you can be.” Or maybe he ...
  • May 20, 2018 Bulletin 
  • Registration Open for Ecojustice Camp, June 11-15 Dan Harper, Director;  Kris Geering, Director of Nature Camp for gr. K-1 A fun community of campers • A place to learn outdoor skills A time to connect with the natural world We believe humans can have a positive impact on each other and on the natural world. Half Day Camp, 9-1: children completing K-1, Young Fives, or TK Full ...
  • FY18-19 Board Update At the April 29 Annual Meeting of the Congregation, the following Board members were elected: Joe Bailey, 2-year term Jim Basiji, 3-year term Jeb Eddy, 3-year term Mark Erickson, 3-year term John Kostka, 1-year term Following the Annual Meeting, the Board elected the following officers for FY18-19: Sally Ahnger, Co-President Robert Byrom, Co-President Rafael Gomez, Vice President of Finance David Chen, Vice President of Facilities Kristi ...
  • Worship Associate positions now open for 2018-19 A new process for creating the WA team Do you love Sunday services and experience worship as an important part of your spiritual life? Do you want to work closely in a team with our ministers and musicians to plan inspiring services? Would you like to develop your skills of planning, public speaking, teamwork, or creative ...
  • News for Children and Youth Religious Education (CYRE) Mr. Barb Greve, who had been our sabbatical religious educator, will be rejoining us at UUCPA, filling in as Religious Education Assistant while we search for a permanent replacement for former RE Assistant Hong Bui. I’m especially pleased at this news, not only because Barb is so experienced, but also because I’ve been having some ...
  • Sunday School Calendar Sunday, May 20: 9:30 am: Coming of Age service Sunday, May 27: No CYRE programs, child care only Sunday, June 3: 9:30 am: Kids evaluate Sunday school with Dan
  • Youth calendar: SHYG (Senior High Youth Group), CoA (Coming of Age), and OWL 7-9 Sunday, May 20: 8:50 am – 12:30 p.m.: Coming of Age leads worship services 12:30 pm: Coming of Age lunch 5:00 pm: OWL gr. 7-9 6:30 pm: Senior High Youth Group (SHYG) Sunday, May 27: No youth programs
  • Navigators Navigators, our bias-free scouting group, meets twice a month, September through May. Contact Ed Vail to be put on the email list.
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