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

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

Upcoming Events for Children & Youth

Green Class Sunday School (gr. 2-3)

04/11/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


Red Class Sunday School (preschool)

04/11/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

 

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

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

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

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


Ecojustice Sunday School Class (gr. 6-8)

04/11/2021, 10:15 am - 11:45 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


Blue Class Sunday School (gr. 4-5)

04/11/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


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

04/11/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


Yellow Class Sunday School (gr. K-1)

04/11/2021, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


Coming of Age MeetingComing of Age Meeting

04/11/2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Coming of Age Calendar, 2020-2021

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

Senior High Youth Group – SHYG

04/11/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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


Green Class Sunday School (gr. 2-3)

04/18/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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


Red Class Sunday School (preschool)

04/18/2021, 9:30 am - 10:15 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

 

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

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

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

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


Upcoming Adult Classes

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

04/13/2021, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Religion and Social Change: Black, Feminist, Mujerista, and Womanist Theologies of LiberationReligion and Social Change: Black, Feminist, Mujerista, and Womanist Theologies of Liberation

04/14/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Religion and Social Change: Black, Feminist, Mujerista, and Womanist Theologies of Liberation. Wed, April 14 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Like Latin American Catholics who amplified the liberatory teachings of Jesus for their circumstances, theologians and activists from marginalized groups have used religion as a tool for social change.  In fact, they argue persuasively that life on the margins and borders can give rise to a particular insight and power that the whole world needs.  Gloria Anzaldua, James Cone, Mary Daly, Clenora F. Hudson-Weems, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, and Judtih Plaskow will be some of our guides.

This is the first in a two-class Liberation Theologies series by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern: 

  • Class I  Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Class II  Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm

The Zoom link for both is https://bit.ly/3msAR0I

If dialing in via phone: Meeting ID: 828 1665 6647, Passcode: 004295

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

04/17/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

Our text for Saturday, April 17 is our first one about a serial killer (!). It is from the Buddhist Middle-Length Discourses, number 86, Aṅgulimāla. Here’s Bhikkhu Bodhi’s translation of the passage:
Then the Blessed One performed such a feat of supernormal power that the bandit Aṅgulimāla, though walking as fast as he could, could not catch up with the Blessed One, who was walking at his normal pace. Then the bandit Aṅgulimāla thought: “It is wonderful, it is marvellous! Formerly, I could catch up even with a swift elephant and seize it; I could catch up even with a swift horse … with a swift chariot … with a swift deer and seize it; but now, though I am walking as fast as I can, I cannot catch up with this recluse who is walking at his normal pace!” He stopped and called out to the Blessed One: “Stop, recluse! Stop, recluse!”
“I have stopped, Aṅgulimāla, you stop too.”
On its own, this is a richly evocative metaphor. But to understand more of the context, you may wish to read the whole sutta: here is Thanissaro Bhikkhu’s translation: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.086.than.html
and I. B. Horner’s translation, also of the complete sutta, is here: https://suttacentral.net/mn86/en/horner.

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

Transgender Inclusion in CongregationsTransgender Inclusion in Congregations

04/19/2021, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

Here’s the schedule:

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

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

More information on the course content is available here.

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

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Discussion Group: Red Moon

04/21/2021, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Photo of moon over Meizhou Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China, by 育周 钟 on Unsplash

In April, we’ll talk about Red Moon, by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Robinson is fascinated with questions of the environment and colonization. This 2018 novel takes these questions to the moon, now colonized partly by China and partly by other countries of Earth.
All are welcome!

 

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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, every other month since early 2019.

 

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

04/24/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

How to join:

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

White Folks Dismantling White SupremacyWhite Folks Dismantling White Supremacy

04/27/2021, 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Religion and Social Change: Ecofeminist, Buddhist, and Queer Theologies of LiberationReligion and Social Change: Ecofeminist, Buddhist, and Queer Theologies of Liberation

04/28/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Religion and Social Change: Ecofeminist, Buddhist, and Queer Theologies of Liberation. Wed., April 28 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm

We continue to explore some of the many ways people have used religion and theology as liberating forces to crack open structures of oppression.  For example, An ecological understanding of both relationships among humans (men and women, colonizers and colonized, rich and poor) and the human relationship to the rest of the earth helps us to move beyond a theology of domination.  The “queering” of theology helps us to transcend narrow categories that we impose upon God as well as ourselves.  And “Engaged Buddhism,” integrating the wisdom of liberation theology, helps us to transform anger into freedom.  Writers such as Marcella Althaus-Reid, Ivone Gebara, Sallie McFague, Lama Rod Owens, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and angel Kyodo williams introduce us to these and other exciting ideas.

This is the second in a two-class Liberation Theologies series by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern: 

  • Class I  Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm
  • Class II  Wed, Apr 28, 2021 at 7:30 – 9 pm

The Zoom link is https://bit.ly/3msAR0I

If dialing in via phone: Meeting ID: 828 1665 6647, Passcode: 004295

Sacred Text Reading GroupSacred Text Reading Group

05/01/2021, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

A weekly online sacred text reading group with Amy

Using a spiritual-practice approach, in each session we will explore a different brief scriptural text in depth. The aims of the sessions are educational (learning something about the texts and traditions), spiritual/moral (discovering what the texts ask of us), and community-building (getting to know each other better). Amy will have a version of the text available to share; “bring” your own if you like. All are welcome, as are your suggestions of future texts. About half our readings so far have been those suggested by group members.

How to join:

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

Healing the DivideHealing the Divide

05/02/2021, 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

Upcoming Music

Harmonic Circle

04/11/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

04/18/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

04/25/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

05/02/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Harmonic Circle

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

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle


Upcoming Newcomer/Visitor Events

Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

04/11/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

We will:

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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

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

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

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

We will:

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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

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

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

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

We will:

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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Discovering UUCPADiscovering UUCPA

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

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

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

We will:

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

Details:

Learn more about other events for newcomers here.


Upcoming Group Meetings/Gatherings

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

04/11/2021, 9:30 am - 10:25 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Date: Every Sunday

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

Womens Group – Weekend Women

04/11/2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

Women’s Groups

Harmonic Circle

04/11/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle

Parents/Caregivers of Teens Group

04/12/2021, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

04/15/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

04/17/2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

Come Meditate with Us!

Sunday MeditationSunday Meditation

04/18/2021, 9:30 am - 10:25 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Date: Every Sunday

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

Harmonic Circle

04/18/2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

 

Contact: Steve Ludington (harmoniccircle@uucpa.org)

Harmonic Circle

Gardening @ UUCPAGardening @ UUCPA

04/22/2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UUCPA (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

Saturday MeditationSaturday Meditation

04/24/2021, 9:00 am - 10:30 am (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

Come Meditate with Us!

Upcoming Justice Projects/Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Special Events

UUCPA Budget Town Hall MeetingUUCPA Budget Town Hall Meeting

04/11/2021, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Please join members of Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee for a Budget Town Hall meeting via Zoom.

During this meeting, the Finance Committee will share the UUCPA’s proposed 2021-2022 Budget. The Finance Committee and members of the Board will be available to answer detailed questions regarding the proposed Budget in anticipation of its formal submittal for approval before the entire congregation at the April 25 Annual Meeting.

Attendance is easy: we will be on the same zoom link as the regular service. Simply stay on after the service or come to the Worship service meeting room at noon when we will begin the presentation. Zoom: zoom.us/j/485021387. The password is available by emailing  sundayservice@uucpa.org or on UUCPA’s outgoing voicemail message, 650-494-0541.  It is also included in the weekly update emails. You can also watch live on our Facebook page visit:  facebook.com/uucpa/live, but you won’t be able to interact/ask questions from Facebook.

Please join us for this very important meeting!  We look forward to your questions and comments.


2021 Annual Meeting2021 Annual Meeting

04/25/2021, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

Because UUCPA is closed to in-person events until further notice, the Annual Meeting will be held online.  


The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  The meeting will be held after the 10:30 am worship service.

In the annual meeting, the congregation generally votes on the following types of items:

  • Approve the Minutes of the Prior Congregational Meetings (2020 Annual Meeting Minutes)
  • Members of the Board of Trustees
  • Members of the Nominating Committee
  • Representatives to the UUA General Assembly
  • Budget for FY21-22
  • Justice Partners for FY21-22
  • Resolutions presented by members or committees
  • Other matters as determined by the Board of Trustees or proposed by members at the meeting

Members must have made a contribution of record during the past 12 calendar months to be eligible to vote.

New members must be affirmed by the Board 30 days before the meeting (by ) in order to be eligible to vote at this meeting.

For more information about our church governance: https://www.uucpa.org/about-us/our-governance/

Nominees

For the Board of Trustees:

  • Megan Fazio
  • Lisa Helmonds
  • Paula Hillard

For the Nominations Committee:

  • Linda Henigin
  • Bill Hilton
  • Judy Lookabill

For voting delegates to the 2021 UUA General Assembly, June 23-27, 2021 (https://www.uua.org/ga):

  • tba

Voting by Proxy or Absentee Ballot

If unable to attend the meeting, a member may designate another member as proxy — note that no one can hold more than one proxy.  Proxy forms are currently available on the website at https://www.uucpa.org/about-us/our-governance/voting-proxy-absentee-ballot-uucpa-congregational-meetings/.  PLEASE PLAN AHEAD IF YOU WILL BE GIVING SOMEONE YOUR PROXY TO HELP AVOID DELAYS TO THE START OF THE MEETING.

A member may also vote on candidates by completing an absentee ballot.  Absentee ballots will be available on the website and in the office soon after nominations close on <TBA>.

NOTE:  If you submit a proxy, you may not also submit an absentee ballot.

For more information on congregational meetings, including proxies and absentee ballots, see: https://www.uucpa.org/about-us/our-governance/

Budget Town Hall

There is a Budget Town Hall meeting on Sunday, April 11.  Please review the materials from the town hall meeting to be sure you are up-to-date on our financial situation prior to the Annual Meeting.

Eligibility

Members who are eligible to vote should have received the meeting information in an email on Friday 4/23 via Realm.  To be eligible to vote, a member must have made a financial contribution of record within the last 12 months.  If you aren’t sure, please contact Jeff Cashdollar at jeff@uucpa.org.

While only voting members can join the Zoom meeting, anyone can watch and listen to the meeting via the Facebook live stream: https://www.facebook.com/uucpa/live (no Facebook account needed)


Upcoming Holiday Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Upcoming Non-UUCPA Events

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

04/27/2021, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Add to calendar: Google, iCal, webcal)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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