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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
December 4-11, 2016

Dec. 7
M, W Dec. 5 & 711:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
Tue. Dec. 68:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room
Wed Dec. 76:00 p.m.Silent Meditation GatheringSanctuary
Wed. Dec. 7 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Sanctuary
ThuDec 82:30 – 5:30 p.m.A year to Live SeminarFireside Room
FriDec 912:10 – 1:00 p.m.Noon Arts & Lectures Sanctuary
SatDec 105:30 – 8:00 p.m.Circle Supper GalaHattie Porter Hall

Upcoming Events

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SunDec 119:30 a.m.Roots & Wings UU ParentingClassrooms 4-6
SunDec 1112:45 p.m.UUthful Spirits LunchNewcomer’s Table
SunDec 111:00 p.m.Film Showing – Sharps’ WarSanctuary
SunDec 115:30 – 8:00 p.m.14th Annual Human Rights BanquetRoosevelt Community Center
SunDec 112:15 – 5:30 p.m.South Bay Contra DanceHattie Porter Hall
MonDec 127:00 p.m.Social Justice Council MeetingConference Room
MonDec 127:00 p.m.UU KnittersJulia Rodriguez's Home
ThuDec 155:30 p.m.The Annual PosadaSanctuary & HPH

Guest at Your Table
Guest at Your Table is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s (UUSC’s) annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about our work to advance human rights. This year’s program theme is Defying Hate, based on the recent release of the Ken Burns documentary about UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (on PBS). (A showing of the film will be on Sunday, December 11, 1 p.m. in the church sanctuary.) The Sharps defied hate by helping Jews and dissidents escape Nazi Germany using brave, creative methods, many of which could have caused them to be imprisoned, tortured, or worse. Learn more about the Sharps and UUSC’s beginnings. http://www.uusc.org/the-history-of-uusc.

Pick up a box up at church or make your own Template for Homemade Boxes http://www.uusc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Template-for-Homemade-GAYT-Box.pdf and bring your donation to the Sunday Service on Sunday, December 18. The special collection that day will go to the UUSC.

"Underwear & Sock Drive" for Guests at InnVision's Julian Street Inn
Member of our congregation have been preparing and serving "Second Sunday Supper" to the residents of InnVision's Julian Street Inn (shelter) every month for close to thirty years now.  This year's December supper will be a bountiful turkey feast on Sunday, December 11.  That's in just three weeks.At the final supper of each year, we try to give the guests new clean socks and underwear as well as a great meal.  If you are shopping in the coming days, and are able to buy an extra multi-pack of socks or underwear (boxer briefs, size M or L are popular), the guests at JSI would be very grateful for your gift.  

Mary Mary Feldman will be accepting donations of socks and underwear at church each Sunday until the supper (Nov 27, Dec 4, and Dec 11).  If you'd like to contribute socks, but are short of time, she can purchase them for you. And if you'd like to participate in preparation and/or serving of the supper, let her know.  More volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!! Contact MM Feldman at 408-393-7979 mm@feldmo.com

Sunday, December 25, 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? There 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. Fourth Sundays, classrooms 4-6, 9:30am, Childcare provided by request.

Wednesday, December 7, 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

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


Thursday, December 8, 2:30 p.m.,
A Year to Live Seminars. Two Classes with Monthly Meetings every 2nd or 4th, Thursdays, 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.

Sunday, December 11, 12:45 p.m.,
UUthful Spirits Lunch, Meets every 2nd & 4th Sundays, Newcomer’s Table

Join our young adult and young-at-heart fellowship group for Sunday lunch after Worship Service. Meet in Hattie Porter Hall near the Newcomer’s table about 12:45 pm. The group also has a Happy Hour event on the first Fridays of each month. For information, contact uuthful_spirits-owner@yahoogroups.com

Monday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.,
UU Knitters, Julia Rodriguez’s Home

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! Call Julia at 408 379-0759 for directions.


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