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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
August 21-27, 2016

SunAug 149:30 a.m.Roots & Wings UU Parenting GroupClassrooms 4-6
Sat. and Sun. Aug. 20-21 Evening Circle Suppers Member's homes
SunAug 2112:30 p.m.Rights of Nature Group MeetingLibrary
SunAug 211:30 p.m.Frank Bosche - Celebration of LifeSanctuary
MonAug 227:00 p.m.Homeless Concerns Group MeetingConference Room
MonAug 227:00 p.m.UU KnittersYouth Room
M, W, F Aug 22, 24, 26 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
Wed Aug. 24 6:00 p.m.Silent Meditation GatheringSanctuary
Wed. Aug. 24 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Sanctuary
Wed. Aug. 24 8:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room
ThurAug 252:30 p.m.A year to Live SeminarFireside Room
SatAug 2710:00 a.m.Storytelling Workshop by Olga LoyaHattie Porter Hall & Fireside Room
Sun. Aug. 28 6:30 p.m. UUthful Spirits Happy Hour TBD (email for info)

Upcoming Events

Sun Postponed12:45 p.m.Transparency-in-Finance Town-Hall MeetingSanctuary
Sun Aug. 28 9:30 a.m. Support Group for Parents of Teens and Tweens Classrooms 4-6
Sun Aug. 28 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Book Study – Ta-Nehisis Coates, Between the World and Me Classrooms 4-6
Fri. Sept. 2 8:00 p.m. Dances of Universal Peace Sanctuary
Sun Sept. 4 10:00 a.m. HUUmanati Sunday Forum Hattie Porter Hall
SunSept. 42:30 – 5:00 p.m.South Bay Contra DanceHattie Porter Hall
Mon Sept. 5 1:00 p.m. Homeless Concerns Group Meeting Fireside Room
Mon Sept. 5 7:00 p.m. Social Justice Council Meeting Conference Room
Mon Sept. 19 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.HUUmanati Group MeetingLibrary
Sun Sept. 11 12:45 p.m. Band of Writers Youth Room
Sun Sept. 11 12:15 p.m. Homecoming Volunteer Fair & Potluck Hattie Porter Hall
Fri-SunOct. 14-15, 22-23 7, 2:30 p.m. The Last Chance Lounge - Musical Mystery ComedyHattie Porter Hall
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 with Councilman Raul Peralez Hattie Porter Hall (see below)

Wednesday, August 24, 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, August 28, 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, August 28, 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, Aug. 22, 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!

Thursday, August 25, 2:30 p.m.
A Year to Live Seminars. Two Classes with Monthly Meetings every 2nd or 4thThursdays, Fireside Room

Registration is closed. This notice is just a convenient reminder to those already enrolled in either the 2nd or the 4th Thursday meetings.

Saturday, August 27, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Storytelling Workshop (2nd Session), Let’s Play With Story, led by Olga Loya, Hattie Porter Hall

Olga Loya will work closely with participants to help explore and develop their own storytelling styles utilizing many exciting and fun storytelling games and exercises. This workshop will focus upon family and personal stories. The plan is to learn how to tell the stories and then present them to the congregation on August 28th.  To sign up for the workshop, please contact the Office Manager at fucsjoffice@gmail.com. There will be a $50.00 fee.

Saturday, August 27, 9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
PACT Voter Engagement Kickoff at Most Holy Trinity Church, 2040  Nassau Dr, SJ,  95122 near Eastridge 

Training followed by canvassing and voter registration.  Contact Connie Hall,  Connie.wr5@gmail.com or at Social Justice table for more information.

Sunday, August 28, 9:30 a.m.
Support Group for Parents of Teens and Tweens, Classrooms 4-6 (Childcare provided by request)

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.

Sunday, August 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me, Special Book Study Group, Classrooms 4-6

As a follow-up to our Black Lives Matter conversation in January, and as part of FUCSJ’s ongoing commitment to antiracism and social justice in all its forms, you are invited to continue your book discussion on the National Book Award-winning memoir Between the World and Me, by Atlantic journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates. Written as a series of letters to Coates’s son, the book offers an eloquent look inside an African-American’s experience of U.S. culture. Teens and adults welcome! Questions, contact: Madeline Morrow madelinemorrow@earthlink.net, Alice Lynch  lynch.alice@gmail.com & Jean Castro jenncastro@comcast.net. RSVP Office Mgr fucsjoffice@gmail.com.

Monday, Sept. 5, 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.

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

Friday, November 18, 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, Raul Peralez San Jose City Council member for District 3, the downtown district.

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!