Transforming Ourselves, Each Other and the World

A note about this printed newsletter

As you may have noticed, this printed newsletter is different from the UUCPA Bulletins you used to receive. The UUCPA bi-weekly Bulletin will be taking a break for a while (Aug. 9, 2020, was the last one). We hope to have new plans for The Bulletin by the time we resume meeting at UUCPA in person. In the meantime, please accept this interim printed version to keep you informed.

Upcoming Services

Join services via 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. To watch services live on our Facebook page visit:  facebook.com/uucpa/live.

Encountering Prayer

While in many religions prayer is among the most common forms of spiritual practice, many Unitarian Universalists pray little or not at all. This Sunday surveys various aspects of prayer, and its potential place in our spiritual lives.

Worship Leader: Rev. Peter Farriday

Special music: Margaret Davis and … read more.

Buddhism Beyond the Binary

Yeshe Tsogyal (c. 757 or 777 – 817 CE) attained enlightenment in her lifetime and is considered the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism. When she herself asked about “her inferior female body” (a common theme in the biographies of female spiritual practitioners), her teacher advised Yeshe … read more.

Lessons for Future Ancestors

“Let us measure success by how many of us can say: I am living a life I don’t regret. A life that will resonate with my ancestors” -adrienne maree brown

Join us for a reflection of heavy suitcases, surprise turning points, and attending to the complexity … read more.

Poetry Speaks to Us

Poetry is perfect for lovers of words, lovers of sounds and lovers of ideas. And it’s there for anyone willing to take the plunge. Richard Heydt and a few UUCPA friends will read some of our favorite poems and talk about the place of poetry … read more.

Rev. Alex da Silva Souto [they+Brown+Latinx] has been a person of the “in-between space” since birth and childhood in Brazil. They are currently the minister of Sierra Foothills UUs in Auburn, where they remain a devoted social justice advocate, liturgical artist, and partner in the … read more.

Upcoming Events

Adult Classes


Newcomer/Visitor Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Events for Children & Youth

Justice Projects/Events

Group Meetings/Gatherings

Special Events

Holiday Events

Nothing scheduled at this time.

Non-UUCPA Events


    Church Info

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    • Email: uucpa@uucpa.org
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    Board Members

    President Brooke Bishara
    VP Finance Kevin Crane
    VP Facilities, Barbara Smith-Thomas
    Secretary, Joe Bailey
    Social Justice Kristi Iverson
    Visitors Jeb Eddy
    Denominational Concerns Maria Almli
    Policies Geetha Rao
    CYRE Emma Grant-Bier
    Adult Religious Education (Open)
    Treasurer Kay Brown
    Communications Thida Cornes
    Staff Relations (Open)
    Planning Dave Joki
    Small Groups Greg Williams
    Membership Jim Basiji

    Ex-officio Members/Staff

    Parish MinisterRev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    Minister of Religious EducationRev. Dan Harper
    Community MinisterRev. Jen Dillinger
    Community MinisterRev. Melissa Thomson
    Community MinisterRev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale
    Assistant TreasurerBarbara Smith-Thomas
    Head Child Care WorkerPari Mahjoubinia
    Music DirectorBruce Olstad
    AccompanistVeronika Agranov-Dafoe
    Congregational AdministratorJeff Cashdollar
    Membership Engagement CoordinatorJohn Wright
    Office Administration AssistantDebra Heinz
    BookkeepersKay Brown and Jeff Cashdollar
    Custodian/SextonEnrique Infante
    Handyman/GardenerJames Nelson