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

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Adult Classes

Using Zoom – Class B: Hosting

07/03/2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Using Zoom, A set of classes taught by Susan Owicki via Zoom.  This session is Class B – Hosting Zoom.

As we of UUCPA shelter in place, we are using Zoom software as a tool for maintaining our programs and our connections with each other.

I’m proposing a set of classes to help interested people use Zoom more easily and effectively.  

  1. Class A: Participating in Zoom meetings –how to use the tools that allow one to take part in meetings organized by someone else.
  2. Class B: Hosting Zoom –  how to create Zoom meetings and invite others to join, attend to security, and manage a meeting in progress.  The first half of this class will provide all you need to host small-group informal gatherings.  The second half talks about useful tools for larger, more-structured meetings.  You can feel leave at the transition, 
  3. Class C: Leading Zoom meetings – tools for presentations and discussions over Zoom – sharing your screen, whiteboard, polls, and breakout rooms

Zoom links for the meeting will be distributed on the email list  Zoom-learning@uucpa.org.  If you are interested in attending a class, please sign up for that list by sending a message to Zoom-learning+subscribe@uucpa.org at least 24 hours before the class is scheduled.  (You only need to do this once.)

Sacred Text Reading Group (via Video Conference)Sacred Text Reading Group (via Video Conference)

07/04/2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Reverend 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). I’ll 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.

 

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

Healing the DivideHealing the Divide

07/05/2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Healing the Divide is a UUCPA group that formed after the 2016 election to ask: 1) what do we not understand about others with more conservative viewpoints, and 2) what can we learn that will help us communicate even across wide differences in belief.

Today’s topic will be “How divided is our country, really?”   Dick Duda will lead the discussion based on articles by David Brooks and others.  DIck says,

“David Brooks  “Why the Trump Ploy Stopped Working” and “Ordinary People Are Leading the Leaders.” states that the bulk of the country — excluding the most vocal people on the left and the right — are not that far apart, and there are ample opportunities for workable compromises . The antithesis is that there really is an almost unbridgeable gap whose most recent manifestation is the opposing views on how quickly we should return to normal economic activity.  This latter view is illustrated by articles by Bret Stephens “In This Election, It’s the Remote Against the Exposed and Paresky and Campbell  “Safetyism Isn’t the Problem“.

The meeting ID is 856 2487 9820.  The password and a clickable link will be sent to the Announce and CYREparents email lists the day before the meeting.

Questions?  Please contact Susan Owicki at heal-the-divide+owner@uucpa.org.

Hope to see you there!

Susan

 

Using Zoom – Class C: Leading

07/07/2020, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Using Zoom, A set of classes taught by Susan Owicki via Zoom.  This session is Class C – Leading Zoom meetings.

As we of UUCPA shelter in place, we are using Zoom software as a tool for maintaining our programs and our connections with each other.

I’m proposing a set of classes to help interested people use Zoom more easily and effectively.  

  1. Class A: Participating in Zoom meetings –how to use the tools that allow one to take part in meetings organized by someone else.
  2. Class B: Hosting Zoom –  how to create Zoom meetings and invite others to join, attend to security, and manage a meeting in progress.  The first half of this class will provide all you need to host small-group informal gatherings.  The second half talks about useful tools for larger, more-structured meetings.  You can feel leave at the transition, 
  3. Class C: Leading Zoom meetings – tools for presentations and discussions over Zoom – sharing your screen, whiteboard, polls, and breakout rooms

Zoom links for the meeting will be distributed on the email list  Zoom-learning@uucpa.org.  If you are interested in attending a class, please sign up for that list by sending a message to Zoom-learning+subscribe@uucpa.org at least 24 hours before the class is scheduled.  (You only need to do this once.)

Online Adult Religious Ed. Class, various topicsOnline Adult Religious Ed. Class, various topics

07/08/2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Join a weekly online class with various presenters (often Dan Harper, but others as well) as we talk about a variety of religion-related topics (the exact topic will be announced the preceding Sunday). Stay for the whole session, or drop in when you can.

How to join:

A password is now required to join the meeting. Check your email (from announce@uucpa.org) or email areclasses@uucpa.org at least one hour prior to the meeting start time to request the password.

Craft-and-check-inCraft-and-check-in

07/09/2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Calling all crafters! Starting Thursday, April 30, join Amy and other people who love making or fixing things for a weekly check-in while we stitch, knit, crochet, repair, draw, whittle, or whatever we love to do with our hands. 5-6 p.m. every Thursday via Zoom meeting 851-3789-6800.

photo by Sarah at Unsplash

Sacred Text Reading Group (via Video Conference)Sacred Text Reading Group (via Video Conference)

07/11/2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Reverend 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). I’ll 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.

 

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

Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

07/12/2020, 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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.

Online Adult Religious Ed. Class, various topicsOnline Adult Religious Ed. Class, various topics

07/15/2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Join a weekly online class with various presenters (often Dan Harper, but others as well) as we talk about a variety of religion-related topics (the exact topic will be announced the preceding Sunday). Stay for the whole session, or drop in when you can.

How to join:

A password is now required to join the meeting. Check your email (from announce@uucpa.org) or email areclasses@uucpa.org at least one hour prior to the meeting start time to request the password.

Craft-and-check-inCraft-and-check-in

07/16/2020, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Calling all crafters! Starting Thursday, April 30, join Amy and other people who love making or fixing things for a weekly check-in while we stitch, knit, crochet, repair, draw, whittle, or whatever we love to do with our hands. 5-6 p.m. every Thursday via Zoom meeting 851-3789-6800.

photo by Sarah at Unsplash

Upcoming Music

Harmonic Circle

07/05/2020, 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 still be held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th 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.

Facilitators: Steve Ludington, Barry Nayler, and Dan Harper

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

07/19/2020, 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 still be held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th 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.

Facilitators: Steve Ludington, Barry Nayler, and Dan Harper

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Upcoming Newcomer/Visitor Events

Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

07/12/2020, 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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

08/09/2020, 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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

09/13/2020, 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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Mens Group – Friday

07/03/2020, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This is a closed group.

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

07/05/2020, 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.  \

First Sunday Mahjong

07/05/2020, 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm Room 4/5 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Come one, come all, no experience necessary. Mahjong is not just a game of concentration you play online. Come learn how to play this gin rummy-like game, with tiles of three suits.

For these monthly meetings, we will:

  • Learn about the tiles and the game (or refresh your skills). Divide up into three tables and play a series of games.
    • There will be a ‘winners’ table, a ‘wannabees’ table and a ‘whiners’ table. We switch tables after each game, depending on how you do.
  • Learn how to score, win and earn chips.
    • Although no money will change hands, each player will start with $1 in chips. Winners will leave with more than $1; Losers will leave with less than $1. There will be no prizes – only bragging rights!
  • Have fun, meet new people and read the digits from 1-9 in Chinese.

Snacks will be provided from 12:45-1:00 p.m.

  • Date: 1st Sunday every month
  • Time: 12:45-3 pm
  • Location: Room 4/5; (Room 9 on Feb 2)
  • Facilitator: Linda Holroyd
  • Contact: Linda Holroyd (mahjong@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Not required

Harmonic Circle

07/05/2020, 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 still be held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th 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.

Facilitators: Steve Ludington, Barry Nayler, and Dan Harper

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle

Mens Group – Friday

07/10/2020, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This is a closed group.

Humanists at UUCPA

07/11/2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fireside Room (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This meeting features social time, a potluck, 20-minute presentation and 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.

Social 6 pm, potluck 6:30 pm, and presentation 7:10 pm.

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

Registration:   Not required

Humanists @ UUCPA

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

07/12/2020, 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.  \

Womens Group – Weekend Women

07/12/2020, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Room A (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

  • Date: 2nd and 4th Sundays each month
  • Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Room A
  • Facilitator: Rotating leadership.
  • Contact: weekend-women-info@uucpa.org
  • Before attending your first meeting, please confirm that there is still room, via email or by talking with BJ Wishinsky.

Women’s Groups

Mens Group – Friday

07/17/2020, 9:30 am - 11:30 am Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

This is a closed group.

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

07/19/2020, 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.  \

Upcoming Justice Projects/Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Special Events

Bass Lake Getaway - CanceledBass Lake Getaway – Canceled

08/20/2020, 12:00 am - 12:01 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Bass Lake family camp for summer 2020 has been canceled.  Read more here: https://www.uucpa.org/2020-uucpa-bass-lake-camp-canceled/

Visit the Bass Lake web page for more information.


Upcoming Holiday Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Non-UUCPA Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.