There is a lot going on at UUCPA.  Here is a brief listing of upcoming events.  For a more comprehensive list, please visit the calendar.

Upcoming Events for Children & Youth
Upcoming Adult Classes
Upcoming Music
Upcoming Newcomer/Visitor Events
Upcoming Group Meetings
Upcoming Justice Projects/Events
Upcoming Special Events
Upcoming Holiday Events
Upcoming Non-UUCPA Events

Upcoming Events for Children & Youth

NO Green Class Sunday School (gr. 2-3)

05/09/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Green group (grades 2-3) — A story-based curriculum based on From Long Ago and Many Lands introduces children to stories for various world religions and local religions.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org.

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


NO Red Class Sunday School (preschool)

05/09/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school today, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

The Red class is currently on hold.  If you are interested in Sunday school classes for 3 and 4 year olds please contact us at cyrecommittee@uucpa.org.

 

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Red group (3 and 4 year olds) — Story-based curriculum, using We Are Many, We Are One, a curriculum that introduces young children to age-appropriate diversity concepts.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


NO Ecojustice Sunday School Class (gr. 6-8)

05/09/2021, 10:15 am - 11:45 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school today, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Purple group: Ecojustice (grade 6-8) — This is an in-person, project-based program that includes projects relating to environmental justice and nature study. There is limited space in this class. To apply, indicate your preference on the registration form:  https://forms.gle/TGzzbhicgLGUEmDX6. As you’d expect, participants must agree to comply with our COVID safety guidelines.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.


NO Blue Class Sunday School (gr. 4-5)

05/09/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school today, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Blue group (grade 4-5) — Curriculum to be announced.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


NO Neighboring Religions Sunday School Class (gr. 6-8)

05/09/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school today, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Purple group: Neighboring Faith Communities (grades 6-8) — This middle school group visits online services of other faith communities, including other UU congregations, culturally diverse Christian communities, and non-Western religions.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


NO Yellow Class Sunday School (gr. K-1)

05/09/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

No Sunday school today, please attend the Family check-in gathering at 9:45 am (before the Flower Communion worship service)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Yellow group (gr. K-1) — A story-based curriculum based on Hide and Seek with God, which uses a feminist approach to religion for primary grades.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


Coming of Age MeetingComing of Age Meeting

05/09/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Coming of Age Calendar, 2020-2021

Date Coming of Age
Sunday, September 20, 2020 Family meeting
Sunday, December 13, 2020 COA 1
Sunday, January 3, 2021 COA 2
Sunday, January 10, 2021 COA 3
Sunday, January 24, 2021 COA 4
Sunday, January 31, 2021 COA 5
Sunday, February 7, 2021 COA 6
Sunday, February 21, 2021 COA 7
Sunday, February 28, 2021 Asian Art Museum?
Sunday, March 7, 2021 COA 8
Sunday, March 21, 2021 COA 9
Sunday, March 28, 2021 COA 10
Sunday, April 11, 2021 COA 11
Sunday, April 18, 2021 COA 12
Sunday, April 25, 2021 COA 13
Sunday, May 2, 2021 Time to work on credos
Sunday, May 16, 2021 COA 14
Sunday, May 23, 2021 CoA service

Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

05/09/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Senior High Youth Group (grades 9-12) or SHYG — Teenagers in high school are welcome to join SHYG for fun and community-building, learning, worship, leadership development, and social action. SHYG meets online on Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m., from Sept. through May.

Join the SHYG Slack channel to get meeting info. Contact Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org to request membership.


Green Class Sunday School (gr. 2-3)

05/16/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Green group (grades 2-3) — A story-based curriculum based on From Long Ago and Many Lands introduces children to stories for various world religions and local religions.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org.

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


Red Class Sunday School (preschool)

05/16/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Red class is currently on hold.  If you are interested in Sunday school classes for 3 and 4 year olds please contact us at cyrecommittee@uucpa.org.

 

During Sunday school, young people learn from friendly adults and their peers.  If you would like to review curriculum materials ahead of time, please contact Dan Harper. And feel free to sit in on any online class.

Red group (3 and 4 year olds) — Story-based curriculum, using We Are Many, We Are One, a curriculum that introduces young children to age-appropriate diversity concepts.

To find out more, please contact Dan Harper: danharper@uucpa.org

Sunday school classes are held weekly on Sundays, except during intergenerational service weeks.  Check the Sunday School links spreadsheet for the Zoom meeting details. Sunday school links reminder email is sent weekly on Sunday mornings.


Upcoming Adult Classes

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

05/08/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

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 of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

Our text for Saturday, May 8, 2021, is this passage from the movie TRON, screenplay by Steve Lisberger. Walter Gibbs is the now-sidelined founder of a large computer company, ENCOM, and Ed Dillinger is the new corporate leader and chief villain of the film.

DILLINGER: I shut down Group 7 for a very good reason.
GIBBS: Ed, all I’m saying is that if our own people can’t get access to their programs… Well, you know how frustrating it is when you’re working on a piece of research.
DILLINGER: Walter, I sympathize, but I have data coming from the Master Control Program telling me there’s something screwy going on around here.
GIBBS: That MCP. That’s half our problem right there.
DILLINGER: The MCP is the most efficient way of handling what we do. I can’t sit here and worry about every little user request that comes in.
GIBBS: User requests are what computers are for.
DILLINGER: Doing our business is what computers are for. ENCOM isn’t the business you started in your garage anymore. We’re billing accounts in 30 different countries. New defense systems. We have one of the most sophisticated pieces of equipment in existence.
GIBBS: Oh, I know all that. Sometimes I wish I were back in that garage.
DILLINGER: That can be arranged, Walter.
GIBBS: That was uncalled for. You know, you can remove men like Alan and me from the system, but we helped create it, and our spirit remains in every program we designed for this computer.
DILLINGER: Walter, it’s getting late. I’ve got better things to do than to have religious discussions with you. Don’t worry about ENCOM anymore. It’s out of your hands now.

How to join:

  • Join this class from your Web browser: https://zoom.us/j/578882781
  • Join this class using the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by phone: 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by on-tap on mobile phones: +16699009128,,578882781# US (San Jose)
  • Phoning in, but not in the bay area?  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abL8clvIYT

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)

05/10/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series: Six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14, skipping May 31)

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet (or on the rare occasions these days that you get to leave the house) you will encounter many people who are trying to convince you to buy or believe something. Often, their arguments seem illogical, manipulative, or just plain ridiculous. You might have noticed that sometimes they use the same type of bad arguments over and over again.

This class will take a close look at these errors in reasoning, which are known as logical fallacies. We’ll identify the most common types of logical fallacies, with examples drawn from many different sources. This will help you improve your critical thinking skills, recognize when someone is trying to manipulate you, and increase your ability to argue in support of your own beliefs.

The class will be on six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14 (skipping May 31). In each class, we’ll discuss several different types of logical fallacies:

  1. Lack of Evidence Week 1: Causal Fallacies, such as confusing correlation with causations
  2. Lack of Evidence Week 2: Circular Arguments, Hasty Generalizations, etc.
  3. Use of emotional instead of evidence: Ad Hominen Attacks, Appealing to Pity, etc.
  4. Misleading Arguments Week 1: purposely manipulating the data
  5. Misleading Arguments Week 2
  6. Miscellaneous Logical Fallacies

The Zoom link will be provided on announce@uucpa.org and on CREparents@uucpa.org before each class    If you are not a member of the announce list, you can join it on the announce group web page (look for the Ask to Join Group button).  Feel free to send an email to announce+owner@uucpa.org if you need help joining the announce list.

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

05/11/2021, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Co-sponsored by the Action Council and the Adult Religious Education Committee, this study/action group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 via Zoom. The second-Tuesday sessions, led by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, are focused on the series “Seeing White” from the podcast Scene on Radio. The fourth-Tuesday sessions, led by Kristi Iverson and Susan Owicki, are focused on action and reflection.

We are calling the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize the need for white people to do much of the work of dismantling white supremacy. It’s also important to have anti-racism learning spaces for white folks, where they can grapple with new ideas about racism and speak candidly about their fears and misconceptions. It can be painful for people of color to witness these conversations, so we have created this space apart from the main body of the congregation. That said, all people of whatever race or background are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

If you would like to participate, please sign up to be on the class email list by sending an email to DismantlingWhiteSupremacy+subscribe@uucpa.org.

Live Book Talk: The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and AgingLive Book Talk: The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging

05/12/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A Live Book Talk: The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging

Featuring Dr. Jane Fleishman on May 12, 2021 from 7-8:00 pm

You are invited to participate in an interactive live  Book Talk given by author Dr. Jane Fleishman, sexuality researcher and author of  The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging. An unapologetic depiction of LGBTQ culture and identity, The Stonewall Generation includes the voices of those frequently marginalized in mainstream tellings of LGBTQ history, lifting up the voices of people of color, transgender people, bisexual people, drag queens, and sex workers. Dr.Fleishman shares the stories of fearless elders in the LGBTQ community who came of age around the time of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Each of these inspiring figures has spent a lifetime fighting for the right to live, love, and be free, facing challenges arising from their sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, disabilities, kinkiness, non-monogamy.  For anyone committed to intersectional activism and social justice, The Stonewall Generation provides a much-needed resource for empowerment, education, and renewal.

Jane Fleishman, PhD, MEd, MS, is a writer, an award-winning educator, sexuality researcher, and AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. She earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Widener University Center for Human Sexuality Studies. She is a proud mother of two really fabulous 20-somethings and lives in Northampton, MA.

The Zoom link for the first meeting will be sent two days before the meeting to Announce@uucpa.org and CREparents@uucpa.org.  If you are not a member of the announce list, you can join it on the announce group web page (look for the Ask to Join Group button).  Feel free to send an email to announce+owner@uucpa.org if you need help joining the announce list.

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

05/15/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

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 of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

Our text for Saturday, May 15 is this passage by Iris Murdoch, from her essay “On ‘God’ and ‘Good'” (The Sovereignty of Good [1970], page 59):

The chief enemy of excellence in morality (and also in art) is personal fantasy: the tissue of self-aggrandizing and consoling wishes and dreams which prevents one from seeing what is there outside one. Rilke said of Cézanne that he did not paint ‘I like it’, he painted ‘There it is.’ This is not easy, and requires, in art or morals, a discipline. One might say here that art is an excellent analogy of morals … We cease to be in order to attend to the existence of something else, a natural object, a person in need. We can see in mediocre art, where perhaps it is even more clearly seen than in mediocre conduct, the intrusion of fantasy, the assertion of self, the dimming of any reflection of the real world.

How to join:

  • Join this class from your Web browser: https://zoom.us/j/578882781
  • Join this class using the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by phone: 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by on-tap on mobile phones: +16699009128,,578882781# US (San Jose)
  • Phoning in, but not in the bay area?  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abL8clvIYT

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)

05/17/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series: Six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14, skipping May 31)

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet (or on the rare occasions these days that you get to leave the house) you will encounter many people who are trying to convince you to buy or believe something. Often, their arguments seem illogical, manipulative, or just plain ridiculous. You might have noticed that sometimes they use the same type of bad arguments over and over again.

This class will take a close look at these errors in reasoning, which are known as logical fallacies. We’ll identify the most common types of logical fallacies, with examples drawn from many different sources. This will help you improve your critical thinking skills, recognize when someone is trying to manipulate you, and increase your ability to argue in support of your own beliefs.

The class will be on six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14 (skipping May 31). In each class, we’ll discuss several different types of logical fallacies:

  1. Lack of Evidence Week 1: Causal Fallacies, such as confusing correlation with causations
  2. Lack of Evidence Week 2: Circular Arguments, Hasty Generalizations, etc.
  3. Use of emotional instead of evidence: Ad Hominen Attacks, Appealing to Pity, etc.
  4. Misleading Arguments Week 1: purposely manipulating the data
  5. Misleading Arguments Week 2
  6. Miscellaneous Logical Fallacies

The Zoom link will be provided on announce@uucpa.org and on CREparents@uucpa.org before each class    If you are not a member of the announce list, you can join it on the announce group web page (look for the Ask to Join Group button).  Feel free to send an email to announce+owner@uucpa.org if you need help joining the announce list.

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

05/22/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

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 of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

How to join:

  • Join this class from your Web browser: https://zoom.us/j/578882781
  • Join this class using the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by phone: 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by on-tap on mobile phones: +16699009128,,578882781# US (San Jose)
  • Phoning in, but not in the bay area?  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abL8clvIYT

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series)

05/24/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Logical Fallacies by Joy Morgenstern (A six-class Series: Six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14, skipping May 31)

If you spend a lot of time on the Internet (or on the rare occasions these days that you get to leave the house) you will encounter many people who are trying to convince you to buy or believe something. Often, their arguments seem illogical, manipulative, or just plain ridiculous. You might have noticed that sometimes they use the same type of bad arguments over and over again.

This class will take a close look at these errors in reasoning, which are known as logical fallacies. We’ll identify the most common types of logical fallacies, with examples drawn from many different sources. This will help you improve your critical thinking skills, recognize when someone is trying to manipulate you, and increase your ability to argue in support of your own beliefs.

The class will be on six Mondays from 7:30 to 9 p.m., from May 3 to June 14 (skipping May 31). In each class, we’ll discuss several different types of logical fallacies:

  1. Lack of Evidence Week 1: Causal Fallacies, such as confusing correlation with causations
  2. Lack of Evidence Week 2: Circular Arguments, Hasty Generalizations, etc.
  3. Use of emotional instead of evidence: Ad Hominen Attacks, Appealing to Pity, etc.
  4. Misleading Arguments Week 1: purposely manipulating the data
  5. Misleading Arguments Week 2
  6. Miscellaneous Logical Fallacies

The Zoom link will be provided on announce@uucpa.org and on CREparents@uucpa.org before each class    If you are not a member of the announce list, you can join it on the announce group web page (look for the Ask to Join Group button).  Feel free to send an email to announce+owner@uucpa.org if you need help joining the announce list.

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

05/25/2021, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Co-sponsored by the Action Council and the Adult Religious Education Committee, this study/action group meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:45 via Zoom. The second-Tuesday sessions, led by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, are focused on the series “Seeing White” from the podcast Scene on Radio. The fourth-Tuesday sessions, led by Kristi Iverson and Susan Owicki, are focused on action and reflection.

We are calling the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize the need for white people to do much of the work of dismantling white supremacy. It’s also important to have anti-racism learning spaces for white folks, where they can grapple with new ideas about racism and speak candidly about their fears and misconceptions. It can be painful for people of color to witness these conversations, so we have created this space apart from the main body of the congregation. That said, all people of whatever race or background are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

If you would like to participate, please sign up to be on the class email list by sending an email to DismantlingWhiteSupremacy+subscribe@uucpa.org.

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

05/29/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

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 of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

How to join:

  • Join this class from your Web browser: https://zoom.us/j/578882781
  • Join this class using the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by phone: 669 900 9128 US (San Jose), Meeting ID: 578 882 781
  • Join this class by on-tap on mobile phones: +16699009128,,578882781# US (San Jose)
  • Phoning in, but not in the bay area?  Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abL8clvIYT

Upcoming Music

Harmonic Circle

05/09/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

05/16/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

05/23/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

05/30/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

06/06/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Upcoming Newcomer/Visitor Events

Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

06/13/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Or well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? This one-session gathering is offered to answer your questions and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. We’ll share briefly the paths that brought us here, and have Q&A about how to get involved and whatever else we’re each wondering about the congregation. Please bring your questions!

We will:

  • Share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point
  • Get to know other newcomers and get connected to members of the congregation
  • Help each other articulate what we’re looking for, and discover what UUCPA has to offer to match it
  • Ask questions and get answers

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

08/08/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Or well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? This one-session gathering is offered to answer your questions and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. We’ll share briefly the paths that brought us here, and have Q&A about how to get involved and whatever else we’re each wondering about the congregation. Please bring your questions!

We will:

  • Share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point
  • Get to know other newcomers and get connected to members of the congregation
  • Help each other articulate what we’re looking for, and discover what UUCPA has to offer to match it
  • Ask questions and get answers

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

10/10/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Or well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? This one-session gathering is offered to answer your questions and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. We’ll share briefly the paths that brought us here, and have Q&A about how to get involved and whatever else we’re each wondering about the congregation. Please bring your questions!

We will:

  • Share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point
  • Get to know other newcomers and get connected to members of the congregation
  • Help each other articulate what we’re looking for, and discover what UUCPA has to offer to match it
  • Ask questions and get answers

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

05/06/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Every Thursday our garden volunteers maintain our beautiful and educational native garden, whether it’s planting, pruning, weeding or other tasks.  We keep 6 feet apart and wear masks.  Bring your own gloves and weeding tools if you have them.

As Amy says, “Being outside together is one of the few in-person social opportunities we have.”

Please email garden@uucpa.org if you have any questions.

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

05/08/2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Saturday morning meditation group welcomes all to join us for meditation, tea, and conversation. Meditation time begins promptly at 9:10 and lasts for 40 minutes, including several short readings. Next, we share tea and conversation, talking about what is important to us in the moment – perhaps our response to the readings or something that is going on in our lives.

  • Dates: Every Saturday
  • Time: 9-10:30 am
  • Location: Online until we can meet at UUCPA again
  • Facilitator: Leadership is shared and rotates weekly
  • Contact: Marilyn Stoddard (satmeditation+owner@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Email Marilyn for details

Come Meditate with Us!

Humanists at UUCPA

05/08/2021, 6:00 pm - 8:40 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This meeting features social time, a potluck, a 20-minute presentation, and an all-peer discussion. We usually have more than 15 attendees.

Topics are selected by the group at the January, May, and September meetings. For the future meeting topics, details, dates, and location (which might change occasionally), please check this web page: http://tinyurl.com/HumanistFutureMeetings.

Agenda:

  • 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm:  Zoom dinner (optional)
  • 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm:  connecting to Zoom, chatting
  • 6:45 pm – 7:00 pm: checking in
  • 7:00 pm – 8:40 pm:  topic selection and group discussion

Contact:           Emma Pan (humanists+owner@uucpa.org)

Registration:   Not required

Humanists @ UUCPA

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

05/09/2021, 9:30 am - 10:25 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 9:30 – 10:25 on the weeks when UUCPA has only one service
Location: Online
Leader: Eric Bier
Contact: Marilyn Austin (sundaymeditation@uucpa)
This meditation opportunity is open to all UUCPA participants.  Those who already meditate regularly may use it as a time and place to pursue their regular practice.  Those for whom meditation is new may use this as a way to try it out, under the guidance of an experienced fellow UU.  \

Womens Group – Weekend Women

05/09/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA’s newest women’s group, Weekend Women.

Women’s Groups

Harmonic Circle

05/09/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA is closed to in-person events, however, Harmonic Circle will continue to meet.  Different people are hosting. It will be held weekly on Sundays, 2-4 p.m. — and if you want to join, email Dan Harper danharper@uucpa.org and he will send a Zoom link.

In response to divisive U.S. politics, we want more harmony and community in our lives. Music-making leads to harmony, and builds community!

We have copies of “Rise Up Singing,” as well as our own songbook, and you are also welcome to bring songs to share. We do everything from simple unison singing, to four-part harmony. We sing old songs and new songs, and occasionally a song one of us wrote. We go around the circle, and each person gets to choose a song. We’ll try to sing anything you choose, but it will go better if you can sing and/or play the song for us. We love it if you teach us harmony parts for your song.

We’re a supportive singing community, and we do our best to make everyone sound great. We welcome instruments, too. Bring your guitar, ukulele, autoharp, mandolin, fiddle, or any other instrument that goes well with singing.

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle

Parents/Caregivers of Teens Group

05/10/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This group is for UUCPA Parents/Caregivers who have teenage children.

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

05/13/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Every Thursday our garden volunteers maintain our beautiful and educational native garden, whether it’s planting, pruning, weeding or other tasks.  We keep 6 feet apart and wear masks.  Bring your own gloves and weeding tools if you have them.

As Amy says, “Being outside together is one of the few in-person social opportunities we have.”

Please email garden@uucpa.org if you have any questions.

2nd Friday Bridge Club

05/14/2021, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Second Friday Bridge Club has finally accepted the fact that this pandemic is going to be with us for a while and has decided to move online.

We will still be playing at 7 pm on the second Friday of the month.  We will play our games on Bridge Base Online and join a Zoom meeting so we can kibbitz.

We are a very friendly, casual game, and we switch partners every 4 hands so you don’t have to come with a partner.  While we can’t accommodate people who don’t know anything about the game, we are very welcoming to beginners and encourage players to ask questions.  Unfortunately, everyone will have to provide their own snacks.

Our first game will be Friday, Aug 14, at 7 pm.  If you need help getting on BBO, I’d be happy to walk you through it.  Please let me know if you’d like to get on the list to get invitations to the games.

Hope to “see” you there,  

Facilitator:       Group is self-facilitated Contact:           Sally Ahnger (bridgeclub@uucpa.org) Registration:   Let Sally know if you will attend. https://www.uucpa.org/connection/affinity-groups/second-friday-bridge-club/

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

05/15/2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Saturday morning meditation group welcomes all to join us for meditation, tea, and conversation. Meditation time begins promptly at 9:10 and lasts for 40 minutes, including several short readings. Next, we share tea and conversation, talking about what is important to us in the moment – perhaps our response to the readings or something that is going on in our lives.

  • Dates: Every Saturday
  • Time: 9-10:30 am
  • Location: Online until we can meet at UUCPA again
  • Facilitator: Leadership is shared and rotates weekly
  • Contact: Marilyn Stoddard (satmeditation+owner@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Email Marilyn for details

Come Meditate with Us!

Upcoming Justice Projects/Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Special Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Holiday Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Non-UUCPA Events

UPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering SpaceUPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space

05/25/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Office now hosts a monthly Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space: UPLIFT! All trans/non-binary Unitarian Universalists, whether children, seniors, or anyone in between, are welcome. Please use this link to register.

For more information, write to the Rev. Michael Crumpler (he/him/his), LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director at the UUA.

UPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering SpaceUPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space

06/22/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Office now hosts a monthly Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space: UPLIFT! All trans/non-binary Unitarian Universalists, whether children, seniors, or anyone in between, are welcome. Please use this link to register.

For more information, write to the Rev. Michael Crumpler (he/him/his), LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director at the UUA.

UPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering SpaceUPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space

07/27/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Office now hosts a monthly Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space: UPLIFT! All trans/non-binary Unitarian Universalists, whether children, seniors, or anyone in between, are welcome. Please use this link to register.

For more information, write to the Rev. Michael Crumpler (he/him/his), LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director at the UUA.

UPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering SpaceUPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space

08/24/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Office now hosts a monthly Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space: UPLIFT! All trans/non-binary Unitarian Universalists, whether children, seniors, or anyone in between, are welcome. Please use this link to register.

For more information, write to the Rev. Michael Crumpler (he/him/his), LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director at the UUA.

UPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering SpaceUPLIFT Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space

09/28/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)’s LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Office now hosts a monthly Trans/Non-Binary Gathering Space: UPLIFT! All trans/non-binary Unitarian Universalists, whether children, seniors, or anyone in between, are welcome. Please use this link to register.

For more information, write to the Rev. Michael Crumpler (he/him/his), LGBTQ and Multicultural Programs Director at the UUA.