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

Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8

01/30/2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Because we believe in learning by doing, a most important part of our religious education is participation, with all ages, in the first part of regular worship services. Then during Sunday school, young people learn and play with people their own age. Feel free to ask Sunday school teachers what they did this week. If you would like to review curriculum materials that are not online, please call Dan Harper.

Here is the Sunday Morning Sunday School Schedule

Class Start Time Where
Grades K-2 (Tangerine) 9:30 Thacher Playground, Behind Room 1
Online Gr. K-5 (Silver) 9:30 Online
Grade 3-5 (Teal) 9:30 Tents behind Fireside Room
Grade 6-8 (Ecojustice) 9:30 Covered patio(Til Evans Garden)
Grade 6-8 (Neighboring Religions) 9:30 Online
Zoom links for online classes are sent via the weekly Sunday School Reminder email and monthly CYRE newsletter. Sign up to get them: https://www.uucpa.org/learning/children-and-youth/newsletter/.  If you didn’t get it, please email cyrecommittee@uucpa.org to request the link for your child’s class.  

 

Read more about our plans here: https://www.uucpa.org/sunday-school-is-starting-up-this-sunday-september-12/


OWL Grades 7-9

01/30/2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UUCPA (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 September through May, skipping some Sundays. 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/

Please contact cyrecommittee@uucpa.org if you still have questions.

 


Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

01/30/2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UUCPA (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 most Sunday evenings at church., from Sept. through May.  Please join to get the latest schedule.

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


Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8

02/06/2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Because we believe in learning by doing, a most important part of our religious education is participation, with all ages, in the first part of regular worship services. Then during Sunday school, young people learn and play with people their own age. Feel free to ask Sunday school teachers what they did this week. If you would like to review curriculum materials that are not online, please call Dan Harper.

Here is the Sunday Morning Sunday School Schedule

Class Start Time Where
Grades K-2 (Tangerine) 9:30 Thacher Playground, Behind Room 1
Online Gr. K-5 (Silver) 9:30 Online
Grade 3-5 (Teal) 9:30 Tents behind Fireside Room
Grade 6-8 (Ecojustice) 9:30 Covered patio(Til Evans Garden)
Grade 6-8 (Neighboring Religions) 9:30 Online
Zoom links for online classes are sent via the weekly Sunday School Reminder email and monthly CYRE newsletter. Sign up to get them: https://www.uucpa.org/learning/children-and-youth/newsletter/.  If you didn’t get it, please email cyrecommittee@uucpa.org to request the link for your child’s class.  

 

Read more about our plans here: https://www.uucpa.org/sunday-school-is-starting-up-this-sunday-september-12/


OWL Grades 7-9

02/06/2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UUCPA (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 September through May, skipping some Sundays. 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/

Please contact cyrecommittee@uucpa.org if you still have questions.

 


Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

02/06/2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UUCPA (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 most Sunday evenings at church., from Sept. through May.  Please join to get the latest schedule.

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


Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8

02/13/2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Because we believe in learning by doing, a most important part of our religious education is participation, with all ages, in the first part of regular worship services. Then during Sunday school, young people learn and play with people their own age. Feel free to ask Sunday school teachers what they did this week. If you would like to review curriculum materials that are not online, please call Dan Harper.

Here is the Sunday Morning Sunday School Schedule

Class Start Time Where
Grades K-2 (Tangerine) 9:30 Thacher Playground, Behind Room 1
Online Gr. K-5 (Silver) 9:30 Online
Grade 3-5 (Teal) 9:30 Tents behind Fireside Room
Grade 6-8 (Ecojustice) 9:30 Covered patio(Til Evans Garden)
Grade 6-8 (Neighboring Religions) 9:30 Online
Zoom links for online classes are sent via the weekly Sunday School Reminder email and monthly CYRE newsletter. Sign up to get them: https://www.uucpa.org/learning/children-and-youth/newsletter/.  If you didn’t get it, please email cyrecommittee@uucpa.org to request the link for your child’s class.  

 

Read more about our plans here: https://www.uucpa.org/sunday-school-is-starting-up-this-sunday-september-12/


OWL Grades 7-9

02/13/2022, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm UUCPA (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 September through May, skipping some Sundays. 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/

Please contact cyrecommittee@uucpa.org if you still have questions.

 


Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

02/13/2022, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UUCPA (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 most Sunday evenings at church., from Sept. through May.  Please join to get the latest schedule.

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


Sunday School for children and youth preK through grade 8

02/20/2022, 9:30 am - 10:30 am UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Because we believe in learning by doing, a most important part of our religious education is participation, with all ages, in the first part of regular worship services. Then during Sunday school, young people learn and play with people their own age. Feel free to ask Sunday school teachers what they did this week. If you would like to review curriculum materials that are not online, please call Dan Harper.

Here is the Sunday Morning Sunday School Schedule

Class Start Time Where
Grades K-2 (Tangerine) 9:30 Thacher Playground, Behind Room 1
Online Gr. K-5 (Silver) 9:30 Online
Grade 3-5 (Teal) 9:30 Tents behind Fireside Room
Grade 6-8 (Ecojustice) 9:30 Covered patio(Til Evans Garden)
Grade 6-8 (Neighboring Religions) 9:30 Online
Zoom links for online classes are sent via the weekly Sunday School Reminder email and monthly CYRE newsletter. Sign up to get them: https://www.uucpa.org/learning/children-and-youth/newsletter/.  If you didn’t get it, please email cyrecommittee@uucpa.org to request the link for your child’s class.  

 

Read more about our plans here: https://www.uucpa.org/sunday-school-is-starting-up-this-sunday-september-12/


Upcoming Adult Classes

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

Topic: A City’s Step Towards Reparations

01/25/2022, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Dismantling White Supremacy topic on Jan 25 is: A City’s Step Towards Reparations

On March 26, 2021, Evanston Illinois became the first American city to approve a compensation program intended to address historical racism and discrimination.  It looks like several other U. S. cities, as well as some states, may follow suit. (California is one). At our next meeting. I’ll give a brief introduction to some issues related to reparations, and we’ll listen to a New York Times podcast that tells the story of Evanston’s decision. We’ll end by discussing the choices made in Evanston and exploring our own thoughts and feelings about reparations.

Zoom information for the session will be sent to the group list early in the week.  If you would like to attend this session and are not subscribed to the email list, please send a request to join to:  dismantlingwhitesupremacy+subscribe@uucpa.org.   We welcome new attendees at any time!


Dismantling White Supremacy meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

All people of whatever race or background are welcome to attend any or all sessions. We call the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize that the work of dismantling white supremacy is for white people to do. 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.

Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed)

from A Tale for the Time Being, Ruth Ozeki

01/26/2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A twice-weekly online sacred text reading group. We meet on Saturdays, 4-5, and on Wednesdays, 12-1. All are wide open and you are welcome!

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). Our practice usually follows this version of Lectio Divina.

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. Group members also take turns facilitating, if they want to try that role.

Our text for Wednesday, January 26, 2022 is from the novel A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki. The speaker is Nao, a Japanese teenager, and Jiko is her 104-year-old great-grandmother, who is a Buddhist nun.

“Old Jiko is supercareful with her time. She does everything really really slowly, even when she’s just sitting on the veranda, looking out at the dragonflies spinning lazily around the garden pond. She says that she does everything really really slowly in order to spread time out so that she’ll have more of it and live longer, and then she laughs so that you know she is telling you a joke.”

For check-in / getting-acquainted time, and for those who are new and want a brief orientation to the practice, the room will be open ten minutes before and ten minutes after the session.

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

Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday)Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday)

01/29/2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A twice-weekly online sacred text reading group. We meet on Saturdays, 4-5, and on Wednesdays, 12-1. All are wide open and you are welcome!

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). Our practice usually follows this version of Lectio Divina.

The facilitator 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. Group members also take turns facilitating, if they want to try that role.

To have check-in time, or if you are new and would like a brief orientation, arrive ten minutes early. And all are welcome to stay ten minutes after as well, for more getting-acquainted time.

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

Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed)

02/02/2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A twice-weekly online sacred text reading group. We meet on Saturdays, 4-5, and on Wednesdays, 12-1. All are wide open and you are welcome!

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). Our practice usually follows this version of Lectio Divina.

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. Group members also take turns facilitating, if they want to try that role.

For check-in / getting-acquainted time, and for those who are new and want a brief orientation to the practice, the room will be open ten minutes before and ten minutes after the session.

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

UUCPA 75th Anniversary ARE ClassesUUCPA 75th Anniversary ARE Classes

Topic: The Ministers of Our Congregation

02/02/2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA will be 75 years old on April 6, 2022.  A variety of celebratory activities are being planned.  One of these is a series of classes about the history of UUCPA which the Adult Religious Education Committee will be providing during the first three months of 2022.  They will be held via Zoom at 7:00 PM on the following Wednesday evenings and will be recorded for the church archives, as well as for the benefit of current UUCPA participants who are unable to attend at the scheduled times.  Obviously, none of the specified topics can be exhaustively covered in a one-hour class, but they are being planned to provide a tantalizing overview of the past 75 years at UUCPA.

Zoom Meeting Info:

Class dates and topics:

  • January 5      Earlier Unitarian Organizations in Palo Alto
  • January 12    Our Buildings and Grounds
  • January 19    Our Music
  • February 2    The Ministers of Our Congregation
  • February 9    Spiritual and Secular Paths at UUCPA
  • February 16  Women’s Issues at UUCPA
  • March 2         Children’s Programs of Our Congregation
  • March 9         Social Justice Through the Years
  • March 16       Social Justice Through the Years
  • March 30       Looking Ahead—A Panel Discussion

Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday)Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday)

02/05/2022, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A twice-weekly online sacred text reading group. We meet on Saturdays, 4-5, and on Wednesdays, 12-1. All are wide open and you are welcome!

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). Our practice usually follows this version of Lectio Divina.

The facilitator 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. Group members also take turns facilitating, if they want to try that role.

To have check-in time, or if you are new and would like a brief orientation, arrive ten minutes early. And all are welcome to stay ten minutes after as well, for more getting-acquainted time.

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

02/06/2022, 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.

 

Zoom information will be provided on heal-the-divide@uucpa.org a day or two before the meeting.  If you are not a member of that email list, you can request to join by sending a message to heal-the-divide+subscribe@uucpa.org.

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

Hope to see you there!

Susan

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

02/08/2022, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

If you would like to attend this session and are not subscribed to the email list, please email dismantlingwhitesupremacy+subscribe@uucpa.org.  Zoom information for the session will be sent to this list early next week.  We welcome new attendees at any time!

All people of whatever race or background are welcome to attend any or all sessions. We call the group “White Folks . . . ” because we recognize that the work of dismantling white supremacy is for white people to do. 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.

Sacred Text Reading Group (Wed)

02/09/2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A twice-weekly online sacred text reading group. We meet on Saturdays, 4-5, and on Wednesdays, 12-1. All are wide open and you are welcome!

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). Our practice usually follows this version of Lectio Divina.

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. Group members also take turns facilitating, if they want to try that role.

For check-in / getting-acquainted time, and for those who are new and want a brief orientation to the practice, the room will be open ten minutes before and ten minutes after the session.

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

UUCPA 75th Anniversary ARE ClassesUUCPA 75th Anniversary ARE Classes

Topic: Spiritual and Secular Paths at UUCPA

02/09/2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

UUCPA will be 75 years old on April 6, 2022.  A variety of celebratory activities are being planned.  One of these is a series of classes about the history of UUCPA which the Adult Religious Education Committee will be providing during the first three months of 2022.  They will be held via Zoom at 7:00 PM on the following Wednesday evenings and will be recorded for the church archives, as well as for the benefit of current UUCPA participants who are unable to attend at the scheduled times.  Obviously, none of the specified topics can be exhaustively covered in a one-hour class, but they are being planned to provide a tantalizing overview of the past 75 years at UUCPA.

Zoom Meeting Info:

Class dates and topics:

  • January 5      Earlier Unitarian Organizations in Palo Alto
  • January 12    Our Buildings and Grounds
  • January 19    Our Music
  • February 2    The Ministers of Our Congregation
  • February 9    Spiritual and Secular Paths at UUCPA
  • February 16  Women’s Issues at UUCPA
  • March 2         Children’s Programs of Our Congregation
  • March 9         Social Justice Through the Years
  • March 16       Social Justice Through the Years
  • March 30       Looking Ahead—A Panel Discussion

Upcoming Music

By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

02/02/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

By Your Side Singers is UUCPA’s pastoral care choir, founded in 2016. In small groups, we visit and sing for any church member or friend, of any age, who seeks comfort, strength, or connection with UUCPA during times of illness, major life transition, or not being able to get to church. When invited, we sing in homes, in hospital rooms, or wherever we may accompany someone in need. Our repertoire includes beloved songs from our hymnals and other sources. At our practice sessions, we explore the power of singing to witness and comfort, and we support each other in our own joys and sorrows.

A visit may be arranged through the Caring Committee, the ministers of the congregation, or by contacting the BYSS co-chairs or singers directly at singtocare@uucpa.org.

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
Time: 7:30–9 pm
Location: Room 9
Contact: Melissa Thomson & Matthew Rosin (singtocare@uucpa.org)

By Your Side Singers


By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

02/16/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

By Your Side Singers is UUCPA’s pastoral care choir, founded in 2016. In small groups, we visit and sing for any church member or friend, of any age, who seeks comfort, strength, or connection with UUCPA during times of illness, major life transition, or not being able to get to church. When invited, we sing in homes, in hospital rooms, or wherever we may accompany someone in need. Our repertoire includes beloved songs from our hymnals and other sources. At our practice sessions, we explore the power of singing to witness and comfort, and we support each other in our own joys and sorrows.

A visit may be arranged through the Caring Committee, the ministers of the congregation, or by contacting the BYSS co-chairs or singers directly at singtocare@uucpa.org.

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
Time: 7:30–9 pm
Location: Room 9
Contact: Melissa Thomson & Matthew Rosin (singtocare@uucpa.org)

By Your Side Singers


By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

03/02/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

By Your Side Singers is UUCPA’s pastoral care choir, founded in 2016. In small groups, we visit and sing for any church member or friend, of any age, who seeks comfort, strength, or connection with UUCPA during times of illness, major life transition, or not being able to get to church. When invited, we sing in homes, in hospital rooms, or wherever we may accompany someone in need. Our repertoire includes beloved songs from our hymnals and other sources. At our practice sessions, we explore the power of singing to witness and comfort, and we support each other in our own joys and sorrows.

A visit may be arranged through the Caring Committee, the ministers of the congregation, or by contacting the BYSS co-chairs or singers directly at singtocare@uucpa.org.

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
Time: 7:30–9 pm
Location: Room 9
Contact: Melissa Thomson & Matthew Rosin (singtocare@uucpa.org)

By Your Side Singers


By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

03/16/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

By Your Side Singers is UUCPA’s pastoral care choir, founded in 2016. In small groups, we visit and sing for any church member or friend, of any age, who seeks comfort, strength, or connection with UUCPA during times of illness, major life transition, or not being able to get to church. When invited, we sing in homes, in hospital rooms, or wherever we may accompany someone in need. Our repertoire includes beloved songs from our hymnals and other sources. At our practice sessions, we explore the power of singing to witness and comfort, and we support each other in our own joys and sorrows.

A visit may be arranged through the Caring Committee, the ministers of the congregation, or by contacting the BYSS co-chairs or singers directly at singtocare@uucpa.org.

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
Time: 7:30–9 pm
Location: Room 9
Contact: Melissa Thomson & Matthew Rosin (singtocare@uucpa.org)

By Your Side Singers


By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

04/06/2022, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Room 10 (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

By Your Side Singers is UUCPA’s pastoral care choir, founded in 2016. In small groups, we visit and sing for any church member or friend, of any age, who seeks comfort, strength, or connection with UUCPA during times of illness, major life transition, or not being able to get to church. When invited, we sing in homes, in hospital rooms, or wherever we may accompany someone in need. Our repertoire includes beloved songs from our hymnals and other sources. At our practice sessions, we explore the power of singing to witness and comfort, and we support each other in our own joys and sorrows.

A visit may be arranged through the Caring Committee, the ministers of the congregation, or by contacting the BYSS co-chairs or singers directly at singtocare@uucpa.org.

Date: 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month
Time: 7:30–9 pm
Location: Room 9
Contact: Melissa Thomson & Matthew Rosin (singtocare@uucpa.org)

By Your Side Singers


Upcoming Newcomer/Visitor Events

Discovering UUCPA

Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

02/13/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order. Our session on February 13, 2022 is Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

Upcoming months’ sessions will be:

Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

03/13/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

04/10/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

05/08/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

06/12/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

07/10/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

08/14/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

09/11/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

10/09/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

11/13/2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Are you a new Unitarian Universalist? Considering UUism? Well-acquainted with UUism, but new to UUCPA? Or none of the above, but still have a lot of questions about UUCPA? These gatherings are offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

When: Second Sunday of most months, 1-2pm
Where: Zoom online meeting
Led by: Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, Parish Minister

The sessions rotate through four themes–jump in in any order.

1. UU Roots: the origins of today’s Unitarian Universalism.

2. Finding Your Path At / With UUCPA: building your theology, nurturing your spirit

3. Education and Justice: our philosophy of education and action

4. How Things Work / Volunteering and Membership: how we make decisions and how you can be a part of this volunteer-led community

In addition, we’ll be able to share the spiritual explorations that have brought us to this point and ask every question that’s on our minds — and even get the answers.

When in-person gatherings are easier, we will re-introduce a tour of the church buildings and grounds, with a brief history of the congregation told along the way.

Details:

 


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

01/27/2022, 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.

Brown Bag BooksBrown Bag Books

Book Title: The Three Mothers

02/01/2022, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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.

On February 1, we’re discussing The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation, Anna Malaika Tubbs (non-fiction).

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

  • Contact:           Hannah Slocum (brown-bag-books+owner@uucpa.org)
  • Facilitator:       Various participants
  • Registration:   Not required

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

02/03/2022, 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

02/05/2022, 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.

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

02/10/2022, 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 Club2nd Friday Bridge Club

02/11/2022, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm Fireside Room (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

If you know how to play bridge, please join us at the Second Friday Bridge Club. We have a very friendly, casual game. You don’t need a partner, as we switch partners every 4 hands. You are welcome even if you are a little out of practice and need a little help.  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.

We gather around 6:45 and play starts at 7.

Facilitator:       Group is self-facilitated

Contact:           Sally Ahnger (bridgeclub@uucpa.org)

Registration:   Please email Sally to register.

Humanists at UUCPA

02/12/2022, 6:00 pm - 8:40 pm Fireside Room (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

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Discussion GroupSci-Fi / Fantasy Discussion Group

Movie: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

02/16/2022, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion Group meets every other month to discuss an agreed-upon book or movie. On Feb. 16 at 7 pm we will be discussing Steven Spielberg’s movie, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.  To subscribe to the group, send an email to scifi+subscribe@uucpa.org

The meeting method: via Zoom, 7-8:30 p.m. We meet every other month.

  • Dates: Third Wednesdays, Bi-Monthly
  • Time: 7-8:30 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Facilitator: Jane Chronis (scifi+owner@uucpa.org)
  • Registration: Not required

Join the meeting via Zoom:

  • Link: https://zoom.us/j/96609828067?pwd=K0lOa214RmNxenVETTYwS3c0M2RGQT09
  • Meeting ID: 966 0982 8067
  • Passcode: 249519
  • One tap mobile
    • +16699006833,,96609828067#,,,,*249519# US (San Jose)
    • +13462487799,,96609828067#,,,,*249519# US (Houston)

Find other upcoming dates on the web page.

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

02/17/2022, 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.

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

02/24/2022, 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

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

Nothing scheduled at this time.