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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
October 23-29, 2016

SunOct 2312:45 p.m.UUthful Spirits LunchNewcomer’s Table
Sun Oct 23 2:30 p.m.Mystery Dinner TheaterHattie Porter Hall
M, W, F Oct. 24, 26, 28 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
MonOct 247:00 p.m.UU KnittersJulia Rodriguez
Tue. Oct. 258:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room
WedOct. 266:00 p.m.Silent Meditation GatheringSanctuary
Wed. Oct. 26 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Sanctuary
ThuOct 272:30 p.m.A year to Live SeminarFireside Room
ThuOct 276:30 – 9:00 p.m.Voter Engagement – Phone Banking SessionClassrooms 4-6
SatOct 297:00 p.m.Franzen Opera Studio ConcertSanctuary

Upcoming Events

SunOct 301:00 – 3:30 p.m.CSAI and Move to Amend (MTA) Fireside Room
ThuNov 31:00 – 3:00 p.m.Women’s Alliance MeetingFireside Room
FriNov 49:00 – 11:30 a.m.Voter Engagement – Phone Banking SessionClassrooms 4-6
FriNov 48:00 p.m.Dances of Universal PeaceSanctuary
SatNov. 59:00 am – 2:00 p.m.Service Is Our Prayer Day All Areas of Church
Fri.Nov. 187 p.m. Whadda UU Know game show fundraiser for the music program Hattie Porter Hall (see below)

Wednesday, October 26, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 24, 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!

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

Saturday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.,
Carl Franzen Studio Concert, Sanctuary

Join us for gala concert with the students of the Franzen Opera Studio featuring Grand Opera arias and musical theater. Reservations are not necessary. Free will donations will be accepted at the door – proceeds go to the First Unitarian Church Music Program.

Sunday, October 30 at 1pm
Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI),
Corruption of Our Democracy and Move to Amend(MTA), in Fireside Room

The Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI) that was voted for at the last GA is the Corruption of Our Democracy. Seemingly related to Move to Amend (MTA)—Corporations are not people and money is not speech. Come find out about this CSAI and MTA on Sunday, October 30 at 1pm in Fireside Room and tell us what you think.

Thursday, November 3, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.,
Women’s Alliance Meeting, Fireside Room

The Women's Alliance will meet in the Fireside Room on Thursday, November 3, from 1-3 p.m. We plan to discuss Chapters 5-10 of Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Contact Nancy Coleman at 408-256-1622 or  nbcoleman@gmail.com for further information. All are welcome. 

Friday, November 4, 8:00 p.m.,
Dances of Universal Peace., Sanctuary

Come join us on the labyrinth under the dome of our church. The Dances of Universal Peace are a spiritual practice honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every human being, celebrating the interconnected web of all existence. The words of the sacred phrases, as well as the melodies and the movements, are taught each time. If you have questions you can email Patrick Smiley at patrick.smiley@sbcglobal.net or leave a message at 408-421-6492.

Saturday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.,
Service is Our Prayer Day, All Areas of Church

Come join us to spread our love all over our beautiful church building on Saturday, November. 5 from 9 am – 2 pm. Chores will be available for helpers at all skill levels.  A light lunch will be served at noon, you may park in 3rd street garage. Be part of getting the building looking great for the 150th celebration. RSVP Building Committee at fucsjbc@yahoogroups.com

Friday, November 18, 7 p.m.
WHADDA UU KNOW? -- A Comedy Game Show, Hattie Porter Hall

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!