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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
June 26-July 2, 2016

Sun.June 26 9:30 a.m. Support Group for Parents of Teens and Tweens Classrooms 4-6
Tue June 287:00 p.m.Young Adults Group Meeting Youth Room
M, W, F June 27, 29 & July 3111:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
Wed. June 298:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room
Fri. July 1 6:30 p.m. UUthful Spirits Happy Hour TBD (email for info)
Fri. July 1 8:00 p.m. Dances of Universal Peace Sanctuary

Upcoming Events

Sun POSTPONED 12:45 p.m. Bread and Soup and Conversation - Levitt Pavilion Proposal for St. James Park Hattie Porter Hall
Sun July 3 10:00 a.m. HUUmanati Sunday Forum Hattie Porter Hall
SunJuly 32:30 – 5:00 p.m.South Bay Contra DanceHattie Porter Hall
Thurs. July 7 1:00 p.m. Women’s Alliance Potluck Nancy Coleman's house
Wed-Sun July 13-17 All Church Campout Atkinson Estate
Sat. and Sun. June 16-17 Evening Circle Suppers Member's homes
Sun July 16-19 Walking the Walk UU Justice Summit and Camp Applegate
Mon. July 18 7:30-9 p.m. HUUmanati Monday Meeting Library
Sun-Sat July 31-August 6 Senior High Camping Trip Channel Islands
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)
Fri.Nov. 187 p.m.Whadda UU Know game show fundraiser with Councilman Raul Peralez Hattie Porter Hall (see below)

Monday, July18, 7:30 p.m.
HUUmanati Monthly Monday Meeting, Library

What’s On Your Mind? Our meetings are no-pressure get-togethers and conversations about anything on your mind. There might be board games. Join us!


July 13-17, 2016,
Let's go camping!, Atkinson Estate

Every summer, we have the opportunity to go camping together! Our annual church campout is appropriate for pretty much anyone of any age. It's easy camping. You don’t have to plan any meals or pack much equipment: Just bring your tent and sleeping bag and a few other things, and you’re good to go. We do communal cooking, and all the food, stoves, and cooking equipment is provided. This is a fun campout for families, couples, and singles.

We are fortunate again to be able to camp at the Atkinson Estate, in Uvas Canyon, just south of San Jose. This wonderful property should be familiar to all who camped with us from 1998 through 2007, and then again since 2012. It’s nearby, it’s beautiful, and it’s a private property. It has a pretty creek, shady trees, and ample time and space to just kick back and relax.

The cost of the campout is the same as it has been for the past upteen years, but now has a sliding scale: $50-60 for adults (and kids 12 and up), $25-30 for kids 4-11, and free for little kids up through age 3. Some camperships are available. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted (that’s about the only downside of this great place). The cost covers campsite fees, supplies, and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday breakfast (eight generous meals). We have vegetarian and vegan options, real brewed coffee, and s’mores around the campfire. Also a piñata and birthday cake. Really.

--> Note: Many people don’t show up until Thursday night or even Friday. The campout is like a little village that grows starting on Wednesday at mid-day, reaching its full population by Saturday. You won’t “miss out” if you can’t commit to the whole five days.

There are pretty much no planned activities except meals; your time is your own. Feel free to plan some, though! Many folks like to organize hikes, scavenger hunts, bug races, and so on. Other popular activites are reading, sitting around, playing in the creek, arts & crafts, and music.

For specific information about the property, contact Claire Wagner at cwagner21@gmail.com.

For general information, email Mary Mary Feldman at mm@feldmo.com or Alec MacLean at CalecM@aol.com. To register, download the registration form and release.


Saturday to Tuesday, July 16-19, 2016
Walking the Walk UU Justice Summit and Camp, Jesuit Center of the Sierra in Applegate, California

Registration is now open for UUJMCA’s multi-generational UU justice conference, bringing together justice-seeking UUs and their families for worship, workshops, practical skill development, networking and community building. Workshops by outstanding justice leaders will teach strategies to address climate change; work on housing insecurity; advance immigrant justice; tackle race, class and cultural divides; find out next steps for dignity at work as well as other issues. Spots fill up fast! So visit www.uujmca.org/walkingthewalk to register today.

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!