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

10/24/2021, 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

10/24/2021, 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

10/24/2021, 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

10/31/2021, 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

10/31/2021, 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

10/31/2021, 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

11/07/2021, 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

11/07/2021, 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

11/07/2021, 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

11/14/2021, 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

Sci-Fi / Fantasy Discussion Group: Forbidden Planet

10/20/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Does this dashing young actor look familiar? Would you believe Leslie Nielson, of later Naked Gun fame?
In our October movie, he has a more serious role as the captain of a 22nd century spaceship crew that goes to investigate a scientific colony that has mysteriously fallen silent. Forbidden Planet (1956; directed by Fred Wilcox; screenplay by Cyril Hume) remains an enduring classic of sci fi moviemaking.

Forbidden Planet pioneered an electronic score and introduced an articulated robot who was a fully-developed character, a leap forward from most, extremely low-budget “rolling tin cans” of the period. (Robby the Robot cost the equivalent of over $1 million in today’s dollars.) Its achievements are not only technical, however. It grapples with numerous psychological and moral issues, such as artificially augmented intelligence, our attempts to understand ancient civilizations, and the power of our unexplored psyches. Don’t be fooled by the lurid advertising!

 

Warning: Any resemblance between events portrayed on poster and in film is highly unlikely.

If you want to get really serious, pair your watching with a reading of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, whose themes and characters are similar enough to those of Forbidden Planet that many viewers have concluded the writers were deliberately adapting the play.

Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, and Nielsen.

We meet via Zoom, using this link.

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Passcode: 179957
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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 chosen by the group, every other month since early 2019. Past books include The Broken Earth Trilogy (N. K. Jemisin), The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert Heinlein), Parable of the Sower (Octavia Butler), The Left Hand of Darkness (Ursula K. Le Guin), Red Moon (Kim Stanley Robinson); past television and movies include Arrival, Blink (Doctor Who), Serenity and The Train Job (Firefly), and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

 

To receive reminders of future gatherings, subscribe to the group’s very low-volume e-mail list.

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

10/23/2021, 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

YOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT A book talk by Julie Lythcott-HaimsYOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT A book talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims

10/24/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

YOUR TURN: HOW TO BE AN ADULT A book talk by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Sunday October 24, 1:00pm – 2:30pm

We are pleased to welcome back Julie Lythcott-Haims to UUCPA for a live Zoom talk on her new book, YOUR TURN: How to be an adult, a groundbreakingly frank guide to growing up. Filled with great stories, she offers a guide for anyone wanting to live their best adult life. She speaks directly to the heart and mind of people coming into adulthood offering compassion, personal experience and practical strategies for living a more authentic adulthood. While her talk will focus on young adults, it is also deeply meaningful to all who love them. She will read select passages from her book, after which there will be a q & a session. Our UUCPA bookstore has copies of her book that Julie has graciously signed.

Julie Lythcott-Haims believes in humans and is deeply interested in what gets in our way. Her work encompasses writing, speaking, mentoring, and activism.  She is the New York Times bestselling author of the anti-helicopter parenting manifesto How to Raise an Adult which gave rise to a popular TED Talk. Her second book is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning prose poetry memoir Real American, which illustrates her experience as a Black and biracial person in white spaces. A third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult, #YourTurnToAdult offer advice on growing successfully into adulthood. Julie is a former corporate lawyer and Stanford dean, and she holds a BA from Stanford, a JD from Harvard, and an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts. She currently serves on the boards of Common Sense Media and the Black Women’s Health Imperative, and on the advisory board of LeanIn.Org and Parents magazine. She lives in Palo Alto, California with her partner of over thirty years, their itinerant young adults, and her mother.

The Zoom link will be provided closer to the date.

Questions, please email areclasses@uucpa.org.

ARE Workshop: Opening the Great WindowARE Workshop: Opening the Great Window

10/25/2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Opening the Great Window: Catching a Glimpse of Your Larger Identity

  • A Three-Part Workshop with Dr. Chris Schriner
  • Mondays, October 25, November 1 & 8
  • 7 to 9 pm, on zoom

“I am not small because I am part of the universe, and the universe is not small.”   –Barbara Williams Pemberton

We can “expand onto a more capacious self which has left its previous boundary behind.”   –Edwin Burtt

When we were younger we may have felt full of potential, open to many paths and varied experiences.  Before long most of us narrowed our vision, limiting ourselves to a few simple story lines.  This unique workshop invites you to open the window wide once again, tapping the wisdom of brain science, philosophy, and spiritual traditions for a lively exploration of your larger self.  The class will draw on three chapters in Dr. Chris Schriner’s book, Do Think Twice: Provocative Reflections on Age-Old Questions.  Themes include:

  • Learning from science about our limits and potential.
  • Discovering true freedom in a deterministic world.
  • Finding islands of calm in an ocean of craving.
  • Why it’s so stifling to pretend we’re consistent.
  • Like to be lazy? These hidden “minds” will do your best work.
  • Remember Ram Dass: empower the inner Witness.
  • Do think twice; “The first response is habit. The second response is mine.”

Dr. Schriner is a retired psychotherapist and Minister Emeritus of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont.  He is also an independent scholar whose papers have been published in Journal of Consciousness Studies.  He has spoken at our church several times, and has presented workshops at UUCPA based on his books, Bridging the God Gap, Your Living Mind, and Feel Better Now: 30 Ways to Handle Frustration in 3 Minutes or Less.

To allow interaction, enrollment in the workshop will be limited and preregistration is required.

Contact Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org in order to get the zoom link and instructions for purchasing Do Think Twice for $15.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

10/26/2021, 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 (Saturday)Sacred Text Reading Group (Saturday)

10/30/2021, 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

ARE Workshop: Opening the Great WindowARE Workshop: Opening the Great Window

11/01/2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Opening the Great Window: Catching a Glimpse of Your Larger Identity

  • A Three-Part Workshop with Dr. Chris Schriner
  • Mondays, October 25, November 1 & 8
  • 7 to 9 pm, on zoom

“I am not small because I am part of the universe, and the universe is not small.”   –Barbara Williams Pemberton

We can “expand onto a more capacious self which has left its previous boundary behind.”   –Edwin Burtt

When we were younger we may have felt full of potential, open to many paths and varied experiences.  Before long most of us narrowed our vision, limiting ourselves to a few simple story lines.  This unique workshop invites you to open the window wide once again, tapping the wisdom of brain science, philosophy, and spiritual traditions for a lively exploration of your larger self.  The class will draw on three chapters in Dr. Chris Schriner’s book, Do Think Twice: Provocative Reflections on Age-Old Questions.  Themes include:

  • Learning from science about our limits and potential.
  • Discovering true freedom in a deterministic world.
  • Finding islands of calm in an ocean of craving.
  • Why it’s so stifling to pretend we’re consistent.
  • Like to be lazy? These hidden “minds” will do your best work.
  • Remember Ram Dass: empower the inner Witness.
  • Do think twice; “The first response is habit. The second response is mine.”

Dr. Schriner is a retired psychotherapist and Minister Emeritus of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont.  He is also an independent scholar whose papers have been published in Journal of Consciousness Studies.  He has spoken at our church several times, and has presented workshops at UUCPA based on his books, Bridging the God Gap, Your Living Mind, and Feel Better Now: 30 Ways to Handle Frustration in 3 Minutes or Less.

To allow interaction, enrollment in the workshop will be limited and preregistration is required.

Contact Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org in order to get the zoom link and instructions for purchasing Do Think Twice for $15.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

11/06/2021, 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

11/07/2021, 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

ARE Workshop: Opening the Great WindowARE Workshop: Opening the Great Window

11/08/2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Opening the Great Window: Catching a Glimpse of Your Larger Identity

  • A Three-Part Workshop with Dr. Chris Schriner
  • Mondays, October 25, November 1 & 8
  • 7 to 9 pm, on zoom

“I am not small because I am part of the universe, and the universe is not small.”   –Barbara Williams Pemberton

We can “expand onto a more capacious self which has left its previous boundary behind.”   –Edwin Burtt

When we were younger we may have felt full of potential, open to many paths and varied experiences.  Before long most of us narrowed our vision, limiting ourselves to a few simple story lines.  This unique workshop invites you to open the window wide once again, tapping the wisdom of brain science, philosophy, and spiritual traditions for a lively exploration of your larger self.  The class will draw on three chapters in Dr. Chris Schriner’s book, Do Think Twice: Provocative Reflections on Age-Old Questions.  Themes include:

  • Learning from science about our limits and potential.
  • Discovering true freedom in a deterministic world.
  • Finding islands of calm in an ocean of craving.
  • Why it’s so stifling to pretend we’re consistent.
  • Like to be lazy? These hidden “minds” will do your best work.
  • Remember Ram Dass: empower the inner Witness.
  • Do think twice; “The first response is habit. The second response is mine.”

Dr. Schriner is a retired psychotherapist and Minister Emeritus of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont.  He is also an independent scholar whose papers have been published in Journal of Consciousness Studies.  He has spoken at our church several times, and has presented workshops at UUCPA based on his books, Bridging the God Gap, Your Living Mind, and Feel Better Now: 30 Ways to Handle Frustration in 3 Minutes or Less.

To allow interaction, enrollment in the workshop will be limited and preregistration is required.

Contact Marilyn Austin at areclasses@uucpa.org in order to get the zoom link and instructions for purchasing Do Think Twice for $15.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Music

By Your Side SingersBy Your Side Singers

10/20/2021, 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

11/03/2021, 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

11/17/2021, 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

12/01/2021, 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

12/15/2021, 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

12/12/2021, 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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


Discovering UUCPA

12/11/2022, 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? This one-session gathering is offered to answer them and help you find your place in the life of the congregation.

In this time of isolation, it’s especially helpful to have someone to connect us each to the small groups and other rich offerings of UUCPA that fit our own explorations–Amy can be that person. Please bring your questions!

We will:

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

Details:

 


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

10/21/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

10/28/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Brown Bag Books: Dancing at the Rascal FairBrown Bag Books: Dancing at the Rascal Fair

11/02/2021, 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 November 2, we’re discussing Dancing at the Rascal Fair, by Ivan Doig.

 

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

11/04/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Campus WorkdayCampus Workday

11/06/2021, 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

11/11/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

2nd Friday Bridge Club2nd Friday Bridge Club

11/12/2021, 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

11/13/2021, 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

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

11/18/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

11/25/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Upcoming Justice Projects/Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Special Events

UUCPA AuctionUUCPA Auction

11/13/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Each year in November, the church auctions goods and services at a wonderful party.  The 20201 auction will be on  November 13th, 2021.  Tune in for updates starting late in the summer 2021!

Visit the Auction Page to find out how to bid and more!


Upcoming Holiday Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Non-UUCPA Events

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

10/26/2021, 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.

Welcome to Taproot: a monthly gathering for BIPoC UUs

11/11/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Taproot is a space for Unitarian Universalist congregants and leaders nationwide identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Its organizing pillars are Rest & Renewal; Analysis Building; and Leadership Development.

Register now for any or all of the fall gatherings, which take place on the second Thursday of the month.

For more information, contacts are: Tyler Coles, tcoles@uua.org, Summer Albayati, SAlbayati@uua.org, Sana Saeed, ssaeed@uua.org, all of whom are BIPoC and staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association.


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

11/23/2021, 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.

Welcome to Taproot: a monthly gathering for BIPoC UUs

12/09/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Taproot is a space for Unitarian Universalist congregants and leaders nationwide identifying as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Its organizing pillars are Rest & Renewal; Analysis Building; and Leadership Development.

Register now for any or all of the fall gatherings, which take place on the second Thursday of the month.

For more information, contacts are: Tyler Coles, tcoles@uua.org, Summer Albayati, SAlbayati@uua.org, Sana Saeed, ssaeed@uua.org, all of whom are BIPoC and staff of the Unitarian Universalist Association.