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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
July 26-August 1, 2015

Sun. July 26 Social Hour Produce Market Hattie Porter Hall
Sun. July 26 12:45 p.m. 150th Anniversary Committee Library
Sun. July 26 12:45 p.m. UUthful Spirits Lunch Meet at Newcomer Table
M, W, F July 27, 29, 31 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunchtime Labyrinth Sanctuary
Mon. July 27 7:00 p.m. Homeless Concerns Group Conference Room
Mon. July 27 7:00 p.m. UU Knitters Youth Room
Wed. July 29 9:00 p.m. Guitars Aloud! Sanctuary

Save the Dates

Sun. Aug. 2 12:45 p.m. Film Showing – “The Wisdom to Survive” Fireside Room
Sun. Aug 2 12:45 p.m. Band of Writers Meeting Youth Room
Sun. Aug. 10 7:00 p.m. Social Justice Council Conference Room
Sat. Aug. 15 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Service is Our Prayer Day All areas of church
Sat. Aug. 16, 22 & 23 See below Storytelling Workshop with Olga Loya Hattie Porter Hall
Tue. Aug. 25 5:00 p.m. San Francisco Mime Troupe picnic and performance St. James Park
(see below)
Fri., Sat., Sun. Oct. 9, 10, 11 See below “Ultimate Idol” – Musical Mystery Comedy Hattie Porter Hall
Sat. Oct. 24 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. UUJEC Economic Conference – Escalating Inequality Various areas of church (see below)

Monday, July 27, 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 27, 7:00 p.m.
Homeless Concerns Group, Conference Room

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


Sunday, August 2, 12:45 p.m.
Film Showing presented by Rights of Nature, “The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community”, Fireside Room

On Sunday, August 2, the Rights of Nature group will present the environmental movie, The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community, at 12:45 pm in the Fireside Room.  This 56-minute film accepts the scientific consensus that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action?  Activists and thought leaders from science, economics and spirituality discuss the big picture and urge us to get to work!  The film is inspirational and thought-provoking.  Please join us for the screening.

Monday, August 10, 7:00 p.m.
Social Justice Council Meeting,Conference Room

Please join the Social Justice Council in the downstairs conference room, to talk about General Assembly and the current Congregational Study Action Issue (CSAI), Escalating Inequalities. We will also work on the UUJEC conference of the same title. Also, under discussion are actions related to anti-racism, police bias and the New Jim Crow. What would you like to discuss? We meet the 2nd Mondays of the month. Please join us to make your voice heard! For more info or if you arrive for the meeting and cannot access the building, call or text John Burk at 408-295-3781.

Saturday, August 15, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Service is Our Prayer Day, Meet in Sanctuary

The next all-church work party is scheduled for Saturday, August 15.  We'll meet at 9 am in the Sanctuary for orientation to the day's activities, and then fan out around the church for fix-up, extra cleanup and general maintenance.  If you see something broken or in need of tender care around the church, please let us know!  And come help if you can!  A light lunch will be provided, and we'll end by 2 pm.  Please contact Bob Howd if you need further information (bhowd@aol.com or 408-257-6844). 

Sunday, August 16 (1-4 p.m.); Saturday, August 22 (10 am-2 pm); and Sunday, August 23
“Let’s Play with Story”—A Workshop with Professional Storyteller Olga Loya, Hattie Porter Hall

FUCSJ member Olga Loya will work closely with participants to explore and develop their own storytelling styles, utilizing many fun and exciting storytelling games and exercises. This workshop focuses on folklore. Participants will learn a short folktale, myth, or legend and then present the stories to the congregation in worship on Sunday, July 19.  Participants can work in teams if they desire. Please bring a short folk tale or myth that you would like to learn. And bring a lunch and beverage for lunch. The cost is $50.

To register for this workshop, please contact Office Manager, Dana Spinney by August 1st: fucsjoffice@gmail.com.

Olga Loya is a nationally known bilingual (English-Spanish) storyteller, performance artist, teacher, and writer who presents to all ages from preschool to seniors. She tells stories that support her beliefs that we can work together as a community, that we can learn to look beyond racial and class lines, and that we can take the time to enjoy ourselves through stories and song.

Tuesday, August 25, 5:00 p.m. Gather, 6:30 p.m. Show
Impromptu FUCSJ Picnic for San Francisco Mime Troupe Show, St. James Park

Bring your blankets, picnics, and friends to enjoy a performance of “Freedomland” by the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Theirs is not silent mime but rather a riproaring show of laughter, music, satire, rowdy characters, and social commentary—it’s right up our UU alley! Wear your “Standing on the Side of Love” T-shirts if you can, so that we can show up as the Love People. We’d be especially grateful to all those who can arrive early to help save space for the FUCSJ contingent. For more information about the troupe and this year’s show, go to: http://www.sfmt.org. For more information about the picnic/gathering, contact Moria Merriweather at moriam@earthlink.net.

Friday, October 9 (7 p.m.); Saturday, October 10 (7 p.m); Sunday, October 11 (2:30 p.m.)

"Ultimate Idol," The 6th Annual FUCSJ Musical Mystery Comedy, Hattie Porter Hall

Plan to join the fun, laugh, eat and solve the mystery while helping the church pay its PACT dues at "Ultimate Idol," The 6th Annual FUCSJ Musical Mystery Comedy, a parody of TV talent shows, with broad humor, singing, dumb jokes, two contests, puns, and a mystery, written, directed and performed by members of the church community.

Saturday, October 24, 8:30 am to 5:00 p.m.
UUJEC (UU's for a Just Economic Community) Economic Conference on Escalating Inequality, FUCSJ

For information about the conference go to http://uujec.com/conferenceInformation or http://uujec.com/purposeAndGoals. We need people to plan, provide breakfast and snacks, usher and welcome people. John Burk is also collecting names of people who can provide home hospitality or offer a room for someone on Friday or Saturday if needed. Please email John Burk with Subject: UUJEC EI Volunteer at tbonejohnburk@aol.com

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