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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
July 24-30, 2016

Sun July 24 9:30 a.m. Support Group for Parents of Teens and Tweens Classrooms 4-6
Sun July 24 12:45 p.m. UUthful Spirits Lunch Newcomer’s Table
Mon July 25 7:00 p.m. UU Knitters Youth Room
Mon July 25 7:00 p.m. Homeless Concerns Group Meeting Conference Room
Mon July 256:00 p.m.Silent Meditation GatheringSanctuary
M, W, F July 25, 27, 29 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
Tue July 26 7:00 p.m. Young Adult Group Meeting Youth Room
Wed. July 27 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Sanctuary
Wed. July 27 8:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room

Upcoming Events

Sun-Sat July 31-August 6 Senior High Camping Trip Channel Islands
Fri. Aug. 5 6:30 p.m. UUthful Spirits Happy Hour TBD (email for info)
Fri. Aug. 5 8:00 p.m. Dances of Universal Peace Sanctuary
Sun Aug. 7 12:45 p.m. Band of Writers Youth Room
Sun Aug. 7 10:00 a.m. HUUmanati Sunday Forum Hattie Porter Hall
SunAug. 72:30 – 5:00 p.m.South Bay Contra DanceHattie Porter Hall
Sat.Aug. 137 p.m.Whadda UU Know game show fundraiser with Randall King, artistic director of San Jose Stage Hattie Porter Hall (see below)
Sat. and Sun. Aug. 20-21 Evening Circle Suppers Member's homes
Fri-SunOct. 14-15, 22-23 7, 2:30 p.m. The Last Chance Lounge - Musical Mystery ComedyHattie Porter Hall
Fri.Nov. 187 p.m.Whadda UU Know game show fundraiser with Councilman Raul Peralez Hattie Porter Hall (see below)

Monday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.
“Breathe in Peace, Breath out Love,” Silent Meditation Gathering, Sanctuary

We will be meditating under the sanctuary dome at First Unitarian. We meditate for 30 minutes.  We begin with the ringing of the meditation bell and setting the timer for 30 minutes. Come in the door at end of the ramp and quietly enter the sanctuary.  You can sit in a chair or bring a cushion to meditate on. All are welcome to stay afterwards for a check in about our meditation experience and practice. Contact, Rev. Geoff Rimositis, GRimositis@Gmail.com

Sunday, July 24, 12:45 p.m.
UUthful Spirits Lunch, Newcomer’s Table

Join our young adult and young-at-heart fellowship group for Sunday Lunch! Meet in Hattie Porter Hall near the Newcomer’s table about 12:45 p.m.  For information, contact uuthful_spirits-owner@yahoogroups.com

Sunday, July 24, 9:30 a.m.
Support Group for Parents of Teens and Tweens, Classrooms 4-6

Parenting is one of the most important and least supported roles in society. How can we support each other to stay compassionate with our children, our partners, and ourselves when the inevitable breaks in connection happen? How do we repair the connection? How do we get out and stay out of power struggles? These are some of the goals of this new group for parents of teens/ tweens. We support each other, share deeply, and learn from each other and are also reading the book Getting to Calm by Jennifer Wyatt. Meets fourth Sundays. Childcare provided by request.

Monday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
UU Knitters, Youth Room

Join the drop-in group of lively crafters: including knitting, crochet, beading (so far)...on 2nd and 4th Mondays. All levels of experience are welcome!

Monday, July 25, 7:00 p.m.
Homeless Concerns Group Meeting, Conference Room

The Homelessness Concerns Group is exploring what our church can do to address homelessness in downtown San Jose.

Tuesday, July 26, Meets 2nd Sundays at 1:30 p.m. & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Young Adult Group Meeting, Youth Room

Meditation, reflection, singing, and laughter! All young adults 18-35 are invited to join this spiritual discussion group. Questions? Contact Ben Kern at ben.s.kern@gmail.com. Facebook group is First Unitarian Church of San Jose Young Adult Group

Sunday, July 31 – Saturday, August 6
Senior High Island Trip, (Overnight at church Sunday, July 31st, 8pm – Return to Church Saturday, August 6th, 6pm)

FEE: $295 (including the Painted Cave Ferry Excursion) All senior high youth are invited to this annual camping trip. Location:  Channel Island National Park, Santa Cruz Island. It is remote, uncrowded, and largely undeveloped. No electricity, no cell phone service, and no trash service, and we have a wonderful time!  Each day, people can choose their own activities:  hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, or just hanging out at camp. If you have any questions, please contact Jean Rivers:  jrivers10@hotmail.com  

Saturday, August 13, 7 p.m.
WHADDA UU KNOW? -- A Comedy Game Show, Hattie Porter Hall

Enjoy an all new show with all new games and contestants, as well as a new VIP, Randall King, the artistic director of San Jose Stage, the area's most kickass theater company, as contestants go head-to-head in trivia games heavy on word play, music and fun led by your emcee Nerdy Hurdle (Henry Ruddle). Music Director Trench Mojo (John M. Ector) will co-host and, along with Hankie Candies (Dianne Saichek), provide music and musical games. Table games will entertain you during the boring bits (if any).

Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Free will donation at the door or buy tickets in advance with PayPal or a credit card. (Suggested: $10). All proceeds benefit the music program. For questions, to offer help, e-mail (emcee) Henry Ruddle at rcreative1@gmail.com.

For more information on these and other events, see the Current Newsletter!