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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
October 16-22, 2016

SunOct. 162:30 – 5:00 p.m.San José English Country DanceHattie Porter Hall
MonOct. 177:30 – 9:00 p.m.HUUmanati Group MeetingLibrary
M, W Oct. 17 & 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Lunchtime LabyrinthSanctuary
Tue. Oct. 18 8:00 p.m.Guitars Aloud!Fireside Room
Wed Oct. 19 6:00 p.m.Silent Meditation GatheringSanctuary
Wed. Oct. 19 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice Sanctuary
ThuOct 2111:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.A Conversation about Isreali-Palestinian Peace ProspectsSanctuary
Sat & Sun Oct 22-23 7:00 p.m.Mystery Dinner TheaterHattie Porter Hall

Upcoming Events

SunOct. 239:30 a.m.Support Group for Parents of Teens and TweensClassrooms 4-6
MonOct. 247:00 p.m.UU KnittersJulia Rodriguez
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, October 19, 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!

Monday, Oct. 2, 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

Fri., October 14@7:00PM, Sat., October 14@7:00PM, Sat., October 22@7:00PM, Sun., October 23@2:30PM
The Last Chance Lounge — Our Annual Musical Mystery Comedy, Hattie Porter Hall

Thing just aren’t right at The Last Change Lounge. There’s trouble brewing among the staff, health code violations, a love triangle, suspicious pasts and a few surprises!

Laugh along at our 2016 mystery musical comedy and help us figure out who will be murdered by suggesting motives. The lounge offers karaoke one night a week, and audience members are invited to show their stuff! (Please sign up by contacting Henry Ruddle (rcreative1@gmail.com) so we can arrange a song rehearsal before your big night.

To make ticket more affordable, we are holding a potluck 1 hour prior to each show rather than catering food. If you would like to participate, please contact Jay Porter at mj.porter7@yahoo.com to RSVP and let him know what you plan to bring, and arrive at least 1 hour before showtime!


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!