From the announcement email sent on Thursday, March 12.
Join us online this Sunday as we co-create beloved community together in the midst of a global pandemic. We are temporarily suspending congregational worship gatherings to protect vulnerable members of our congregation and the larger community. We will be providing more information soon so you can watch our special live-streamed service on the church’s Facebook page on Sunday morning. We will consider how we spiritually prepare and fortify ourselves in uncertain times. Help us spread the word about these changes. We look forward to being with you virtually and in spirit on Sunday morning. If you need help getting online, please contact board member Eileen McCormack for assistance.
CANCELED>> R/E – Collage Group with Stan Bemis, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Cottage NE. The goal of this group is to help foster personal worth and empowerment, entering into that holy place within and having sacred fun. The objectives are to create works of art and create cards for events or celebrations.
CANCELED>> Adult Programs – Body-Mind Tune-Up with Bruno, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Offsite. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for UUSM members who are seniors, super-seniors, and people with physical difficulties. Contact Bruno Lacombe at (310) 666-7387.
CANCELED>> Visitor Meetup, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Cottage NE. First-time visitors are encouraged to attend this informal get-together held every Sunday of the month. This is an opportunity for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you. We look forward to meeting you. Contact Cheryl Sims or Sharon Harrell of the Membership Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTPONED>> Dining for Dollars Bidding, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Forbes Hall. Dining for Dollars is one of UUSM’s largest and most successful fundraisers of the year. Events, goods, and services – it’s all there! Don’t be left out on the final Sunday and miss the opportunity to lend financial support to our beloved community while enjoying the fellowship of community members in so many varied and interesting venues including!
CANCELED>> Children & Youth RE Committee Meeting, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Cottage NW. The Children and Youth Religious Exploration Committee will meet for its monthly meeting. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend.
CANCELED>> FIA: Peace & Social Justice, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm, Warren Mathews Conference Room. The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) focuses on many activities in the areas of labor and economic issues; racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and peace and alternatives to war. It also collaborates with the Green Committee on activities focusing on climate change. Please email Dierdra Deitel for more information.
CANCELED>> OWL Meeting – K/1 Parent Orientation #2, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Forbes Classroom 1, Forbes Classroom 4, Mural Room. Are you a parent of a 5 – 7-year-old or know others who are? Then come to a parent orientation for the K/1 O.W.L. (Our Whole Lives), part of the comprehensive, life-span human sexuality program offered at our church. If you need child care please email Cleo, our DRE, a few days ahead of the event at DRE@uusm.org.
POSTPONED until March 29, 2020>> Lessons of Loss with Leon Henderson, Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Forbes Hall. The Lessons of Loss is a Life-Span Curriculum developed by Unitarian Universalist Carol Galginaitis. We shall explore participants’ experiences to losses large and small including those associated with death. Reflecting on experiences, we shall also explore the consequences of both sharing and ignoring feelings of loss as well as relevant, related Unitarian Universalist theses from theologians and laypeople alike.
CANCELED>> Adult Programs – An Enjoyable Dive into Who and What We Are, Monday, March 16, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Forbes Classroom, 3. Bill Blake helps participants master specific meditation skills. This class will include meditations that explore participants’ spiritual goals.
CANCELED>> Science Non-Fiction Book Group, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Forbes Hall. We will discuss “Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics,” by Richard Evershed, et al. The authors go beyond the important stories of adulteration – both purposeful and accidental – and look at the methods for detection and the “arms race” as scammers respond to ever-improving technology. All are welcome. Contact Rebecca Crawford for more information.
CANCELED>> UU Men’s Group, Thursday, March 19, 2020, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Cottage NE. The Men’s Group offers a special opportunity to the men of the congregation and other like-minded men to join our welcoming group in provocative and stimulating discussion and to get to know others with UU perspectives in a more meaningful way. This week’s topics include: “What was the model of masculinity you grew up with, and how did you receive the messages of what attitudes, values, behaviors, and roles are expected of a man?”
CANCELED>> Ukulele Strum and Sing-Along, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Forbes Hall. Please contact Kim Kalmanson for questions.
CANCELED>> R/E – Collage Group with Stan Bemis, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Cottage NE. The goal of this group is to help foster personal worth and empowerment, entering into that holy place within and having sacred fun. The objectives are to create works of art and create cards for events or celebrations. Stan works to bring joy and peace into people’s lives by creating art. He has taught many who didn’t realize they had creative talent, from all across the world – from California to Palestine/Israel. He welcomes all ages.
CANCELED>> Adult Programs – Body-Mind Tune-Up with Bruno, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm, Offsite. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for UUSM members who are seniors, super-seniors, and people with physical difficulties. Contact Bruno Lacombe at (310) 666-7387.
CANCELED>> International Folk Dancing with Instructors, Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Forbes Hall. They say that dancing is combining fun with exercise and friends! Learn international folk dancing with instructors Sandy Helperin and Teri Hoffman. Folk dancing is for anyone who loves to move to traditional music. New dancers are welcome – there are no partners required. Donations accepted.