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

Green Class Sunday School (gr. 2-3)

11/29/2020, 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)

11/29/2020, 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.


Ecojustice Sunday School Class (gr. 6-8)

11/29/2020, 10:15 am - 11:45 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.

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.


Blue Class Sunday School (gr. 4-5)

11/29/2020, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (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.

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.


Neighboring Religions Sunday School Class (gr. 6-8)

11/29/2020, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (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.

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.


Yellow Class Sunday School (gr. K-1)

11/29/2020, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (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.

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.


OWL Grades 7-9OWL Grades 7-9

11/29/2020, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm McFadden Patio (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of comprehensive and age-appropriate sexuality education curricula, developed jointly by the Unitarian Universalist Association and United Church of Christ, for six age groups: grades K-2, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adults, and adults.

This class, for youth in grades 7-9 runs weekly on Sunday afternoons from October 25 through January 17 (skipping December 27).

To participate in this program, you must have pre-registered and have a completed release form on file. No drop-ins.

For more information: https://www.uucpa.org/learning/our-whole-lives-owl/

OWL 7-9 Meeting Dates 2020-2021:

  • Oct. 25 Review and check-in
  • Nov. 1  Workshop 15: Bullying and Bystander Responsibilities
  • Nov. 8  Workshop 16: Redefining Abstinence
  • Nov. 15 Workshop 17: Lovemaking (slides)
  • Nov. 22 Workshop 18: Consent Education
  • Nov. 29 Workshop 19: Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Dec. 6  Workshop 20: Pregnancy, Parenting, and Teen Parenting
  • Dec. 13 Workshop 21: Unintended Pregnancy Options
  • Dec. 20 Workshop 22: Contraception and Safer Sex
  • Jan. 3  Workshop 23: Sexual Decision Making
  • Jan. 10 Workshop 24: Communicating with a Sexual Partner
  • Jan. 17 Workshop 25: Self Care, Celebration, and Closure

Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

11/29/2020, 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)

12/06/2020, 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)

12/06/2020, 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

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

12/08/2020, 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.

The Jataka TalesThe Jataka Tales

12/09/2020, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Jataka Tales are a collection of stories that are supposed to give incidents from the Buddha’s 550 previous births before he became the Buddha. It’s an amazing collection of stories that challenge us intellectually, morally, and emotionally.

Facilitated by: Rev. Dan Harper

The Zoom meeting password will be shared via email to announce@uucpa.org and creparents@uucpa.org 2 days prior to and on the day of each class.  If you don’t get the email by four hours before the class, please send an email to areclasses@uucpa.org to request the information.  Be sure to specify which class you are requesting the info for.
Footnote: Subscribe to announce by sending an email to announce+subscribe@uucpa.org

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion Group: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

12/16/2020, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Lunar libration with phase2Robert Heinlein’s exploration of libertarianism, authoritarianism, and revolution will be an interesting jumping-off point for a conversation about our own political situation. With The Day the Earth Stood Still, we discussed a human species that saw ourselves as one planet rather than a collection of mutually mistrustful nations; Heinlein imagines an Earth unified in this way, and asks what would ensue if that Earth had restless lunar colonists.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress was published in 1966. Leigh Kimmel calls it “the work of the man at the height of his powers,” and numerous critics hail its computer co-protagonist, “Mike,” as a refreshing departure from the many sci-fi cliches of intelligent computers.

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion Group was meeting via Zoom before it was cool! Lovers of science fiction and fantasy, at UUCPA and beyond, have been getting together online to talk about books, movies, and television episodes, every other month since early 2019.

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Transgender Inclusion in CongregationsTransgender Inclusion in Congregations

12/21/2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

In September, 2020, many of you attended UUCPA’s Welcoming Congregation seminar “Transgender Experience and Spirituality.” The event featured selections from the online course series “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations,” developed by UU leaders Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack and Zr. Alex Kapitan and the Transforming Hearts Collective.

The excerpts we viewed and discussed in the seminar were moving and inspiring, and many of us would like to take the entire six-session course.

The Welcoming Congregation Committee will offer a monthly group viewing/discussion over Zoom, meeting from 7–9 pm on the third Monday of each month, starting on November 16.

Over the six sessions, we’ll deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform ourselves and our congregation.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Nov 16  Introduction to Beloved Community: Welcome as a Spiritual Practice
  • Dec 21  Gender and Our Faith Community
  • Jan 18   Unpacking the Gender Binary
  • Feb 15  Trans Experience and Spirituality
  • Mar 15 The Role of Culture in Trans Exclusion
  • Apr 19  Creating Culture Shift

You are welcome to join us for some or all of the sessions. Zoom information will be shared on the email list welcoming@uucpa.org. You can join that list by emailing welcoming+subscribe@uucpa.org.

More information on the course content is available here.

NOTE: UUCPA has purchased access to the “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” course for our entire congregation. If you plan to join us for our monthly viewings and discussions, then you do not need to enroll in the course separately. If you wish to take the course individually, email us at welcoming+owner@uucpa.org to learn how to enroll for free as a UUCPA member.

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

12/22/2020, 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.

Transcendentalism Then and NowTranscendentalism Then and Now

01/06/2021, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Please join us for a 4-part adult religious education class titled: Transcendentalism Then and Now, led by Rev. John Buehrens.

  • Date: Wednesdays: January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Presenter: Rev. John Buehrens
  • Contact: Marilyn Austin (areclasses@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Advance registration is required.  Please email Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org to sign up for the class.
  • Location: via Zoom.  The link will be provided to registered participants.

Background reading for the course is Rev. Buehrens recent book, CONFLAGRATION: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (Boston: Beacon Press, Jan. 2020).  The paperback edition of this book will be available in Jan. 2021 from Beacon Press or the UUA bookstore. 

The course, however, will be thematic rather than following the narrative of the book.  Rev. Buehrens will identify contemporary issues as well as explore the pioneering efforts of our spiritual forebears in spiritual practice, women’s rights, anti-racism, and ecotheology.  The format of the course will include both lecture and discussion.

During his career, Rev. Buehrens served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California.  Prior to his retirement in 2017, he was the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.  He was also the president of the UUA from 1993 to 2001.

The Zoom meeting password will be shared via email to registered participants.  If you don’t get the email by four hours before the class, please send an email to areclasses@uucpa.org to request the information.  Be sure to specify which class you are requesting the info for.

 

Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

01/12/2021, 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.

Transcendentalism Then and NowTranscendentalism Then and Now

01/13/2021, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Please join us for a 4-part adult religious education class titled: Transcendentalism Then and Now, led by Rev. John Buehrens.

  • Date: Wednesdays: January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Presenter: Rev. John Buehrens
  • Contact: Marilyn Austin (areclasses@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Advance registration is required.  Please email Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org to sign up for the class.
  • Location: via Zoom.  The link will be provided to registered participants.

Background reading for the course is Rev. Buehrens recent book, CONFLAGRATION: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (Boston: Beacon Press, Jan. 2020).  The paperback edition of this book will be available in Jan. 2021 from Beacon Press or the UUA bookstore. 

The course, however, will be thematic rather than following the narrative of the book.  Rev. Buehrens will identify contemporary issues as well as explore the pioneering efforts of our spiritual forebears in spiritual practice, women’s rights, anti-racism, and ecotheology.  The format of the course will include both lecture and discussion.

During his career, Rev. Buehrens served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California.  Prior to his retirement in 2017, he was the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.  He was also the president of the UUA from 1993 to 2001.

The Zoom meeting password will be shared via email to registered participants.  If you don’t get the email by four hours before the class, please send an email to areclasses@uucpa.org to request the information.  Be sure to specify which class you are requesting the info for.

 

Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

Transgender Inclusion in CongregationsTransgender Inclusion in Congregations

01/18/2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

In September, 2020, many of you attended UUCPA’s Welcoming Congregation seminar “Transgender Experience and Spirituality.” The event featured selections from the online course series “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations,” developed by UU leaders Rev. Mykal O’Neal Slack and Zr. Alex Kapitan and the Transforming Hearts Collective.

The excerpts we viewed and discussed in the seminar were moving and inspiring, and many of us would like to take the entire six-session course.

The Welcoming Congregation Committee will offer a monthly group viewing/discussion over Zoom, meeting from 7–9 pm on the third Monday of each month, starting on November 16.

Over the six sessions, we’ll deeply explore the intersection of trans identity, spirituality, and faith community and gain the grounding, context, and skills to transform ourselves and our congregation.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Nov 16  Introduction to Beloved Community: Welcome as a Spiritual Practice
  • Dec 21  Gender and Our Faith Community
  • Jan 18   Unpacking the Gender Binary
  • Feb 15  Trans Experience and Spirituality
  • Mar 15 The Role of Culture in Trans Exclusion
  • Apr 19  Creating Culture Shift

You are welcome to join us for some or all of the sessions. Zoom information will be shared on the email list welcoming@uucpa.org. You can join that list by emailing welcoming+subscribe@uucpa.org.

More information on the course content is available here.

NOTE: UUCPA has purchased access to the “Transgender Inclusion in Congregations” course for our entire congregation. If you plan to join us for our monthly viewings and discussions, then you do not need to enroll in the course separately. If you wish to take the course individually, email us at welcoming+owner@uucpa.org to learn how to enroll for free as a UUCPA member.

Transcendentalism Then and NowTranscendentalism Then and Now

01/20/2021, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Please join us for a 4-part adult religious education class titled: Transcendentalism Then and Now, led by Rev. John Buehrens.

  • Date: Wednesdays: January 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2021
  • Time: 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Presenter: Rev. John Buehrens
  • Contact: Marilyn Austin (areclasses@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Advance registration is required.  Please email Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org to sign up for the class.
  • Location: via Zoom.  The link will be provided to registered participants.

Background reading for the course is Rev. Buehrens recent book, CONFLAGRATION: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (Boston: Beacon Press, Jan. 2020).  The paperback edition of this book will be available in Jan. 2021 from Beacon Press or the UUA bookstore. 

The course, however, will be thematic rather than following the narrative of the book.  Rev. Buehrens will identify contemporary issues as well as explore the pioneering efforts of our spiritual forebears in spiritual practice, women’s rights, anti-racism, and ecotheology.  The format of the course will include both lecture and discussion.

During his career, Rev. Buehrens served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California.  Prior to his retirement in 2017, he was the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.  He was also the president of the UUA from 1993 to 2001.

The Zoom meeting password will be shared via email to registered participants.  If you don’t get the email by four hours before the class, please send an email to areclasses@uucpa.org to request the information.  Be sure to specify which class you are requesting the info for.

 

Photo by Dimitry Anikin on Unsplash

Upcoming Music

Harmonic Circle

11/29/2020, 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

12/06/2020, 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

12/13/2020, 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

12/20/2020, 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

12/27/2020, 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

12/13/2020, 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 class is offered to answer your questions and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

While we are gathering online, we have increased the frequency of our getting-to-know-you (and UUCPA) sessions. They’re great for those who are new to Unitarian Universalism and also those who are coming here from another UU congregation and want to connect with the rich offerings of UUCPA. We’ll share briefly the paths that brought us here, and have Q&A about how to get involved and whatever else you’re 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 a member and lay leader of the congregation
  • Help each other articulate what we’re looking for in a congregation, and discover what UUCPA has to offer to match it
  • Ask questions and get answers
  • Take a virtual tour of the buildings and grounds

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

11/28/2020, 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!

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

11/29/2020, 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.  \

Harmonic Circle

11/29/2020, 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

Brown Bag Books - Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented CitizenBrown Bag Books – Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

12/01/2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Brown Bag Books selection for December is “Dear America:  Notes of an Undocumented Citizen” by Jose Antonio Vargas (Non Fiction).

“This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book—at its core—is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but about the unsettled, unmoored psychological state in which undocumented immigrants like me find ourselves. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about what it means to not have a home.”  This is from the back cover of the book, and is written by Vargas himself.  
 
Please join us on December 1 at noon via zoom to discuss this timely book about a topic that we cannot ignore.

 

The Brown Bag Books group meets year-round, except in July and August. Many attendees bring their lunches, and everyone brings a sense of humor. Monthly sessions are always lively and enjoyable.

Books chosen by the group for discussion are usually listed in the Order of Service and the Bulletin, as well as on the UUCPA website.

  • Contact: Hannah Slocum (brown-bag-books+owner@uucpa.org)
  • Facilitator: Various participants
  • Registration: Not required
  • Location: Via video conference or in the Fireside room

Join the email list to be notified of book selections and for video conference details by emailing brown-bag-books+subscribe@uucpa.org.

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

12/03/2020, 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.

Campus WorkdayCampus Workday

12/05/2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

  • Date:              Usually the 1st Saturday every month
  • Time:              9 am-Noon
  • Location:        UUCPA Campus
  • Contact:        Buildings and Grounds Committee (buildings-and-grounds@uucpa.org)

Consider making things even better by joining others at the monthly workday right here at UUCPA. There will be plenty of fine company. Come for some or all of the time. Projects might include painting some trim and kitchen cabinets, pruning shrubs, organizing closets, plus some jobs you may have in mind.

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

12/05/2020, 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!

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

12/06/2020, 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.  \

Harmonic Circle

12/06/2020, 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

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

12/10/2020, 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.

Upcoming Justice Projects/Events

Undie SundaysUndie Sundays

11/24/2020 - 12/08/2020, All Day (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

12/22/2020, 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

01/26/2021, 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

02/23/2021, 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

03/23/2021, 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

04/27/2021, 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.