Highlights for the Coming Week
April 24-30, 2016
|Sun. ||April 24
||Social Hour||Produce Market||Hattie Porter Hall|
|Sun.||April 24||12:45 p.m.||Budget Town Hall Meeting||Fireside Room|
|Sun. ||Apr. 24 ||12:45 p.m.||UUthful Spirits Lunch||Meet at Newcomer Table |
|M, W, F || Apr. 25, 27, 29 ||11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.||Lunchtime Labyrinth ||Sanctuary|
|Mon.||Apr. 25||6:00 p.m.||Silent Meditation Gathering||Sanctuary|
|Mon.||April 25||7:00 p.m.||Homeless Concerns Group||Conference Room|
|Mon.||April 25||7:00 p.m.||UU Knitters||Youth Room|
|Tues.||April 26||7:00 p.m.||Program and Operations Committee||Conference Room|
|Wed. ||Apr. 27||7:00 p.m.||Choir Practice||Sanctuary|
|Wed. ||Apr. 27||8:00 p.m.||Guitars Aloud!||Fireside Room|
|Thurs.||April 28||7:00 p.m.||Board Meeting||Conference Room|
|Sat.||April 30||7:00 p.m.||Franzen Opera Studio Concert||Sanctuary|
|Sun.||May 1||12:15 p.m.||Newcomer’s Light Lunch||Library|
|Sun.||May 1||12:45 p.m.||Budget Town Hall Meeting||Fireside Room|
||May Day March
||King & Story (see below)
|Thurs.||May 5||1:00 p.m.||Women’s Alliance||Fireside Room|
|Fri. ||May 6 ||6:30 p.m. ||UUthful Spirits Happy Hour ||TBD (email for info) |
|Fri. ||May 6 ||8:00 p.m. ||Dances of Universal Peace ||Sanctuary|
|Mon.||May 9||7:00 p.m.||UU Knitters||Youth Room|
|Mon.||May 9||7:00 p.m.||Social Justice Council Meeting||Conference Room|
|Tues.||May 10||7:00 p.m.||Serenity Circle||Fireside Room|
|Sat.||May 14||9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Service is Our Prayer Day||
All areas of church|
|Sat.||May 14||7 p.m.||Whadda UU Know game show fundraiser
||Hattie Porter Hall (see below)|
|Sun.||May 15||12:45 p.m.||Congregational Meeting – Budget||Sanctuary|
||May 22 and June 12
||1:00-2:30 p.m.||Book Study – Ta-Nehisis Coates, Between the World and Me||Conference Room|
|Sat.||June 4||9:30 a.m.||Stop Hunger Now! Meal Packaging Event||Hattie Porter Hall|
||8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
||Peace Camp at First Unitarian Church of San Jose!
||Downstairs classrooms (see below)
||UUA General Assembly 2016||Columbus, OH|
|Sun-Sat||July 31-August 6||Senior High Camping Trip||Channel Islands|
Monday, April 25, 6:00 p.m.
“Breathe in Peace. Breathe Out Love”, Silent Meditation Gathering, Sanctuary
After a short reading and ringing of the bell, we sit in silent meditation for 30 minutes, followed by a loving kindness meditation. Next, we share about our practice and are currently reading and discussing The Sun, My Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh together (copies available if you don’t have the book). Please enter the church through the side door at the end of the ramp. Sit in a chair or bring a cushion. Contact Emily at email@example.com with questions. All are welcome!
Sunday, May 1, After Worship Service
The Program and Operations Council has created a budget that will be presented for discussion in two town hall meetings after Sunday services on May 1 in the Fireside Room. Please attend one of these budget information meetings if you want to ask detailed questions about the budget in preparation for the congregational meeting and vote after Worship Service on Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Budget Townhall Meetings, Fireside Room
Saturday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for gala concert with the students of the Franzen Opera Studio featuring Grand Opera arias and musical theater. Reservations are not necessary. Free will donations will be accepted at the door – proceeds go to the First Unitarian Church Music Program.
Carl Franzen Studio Concert, Sanctuary
Sunday, May 1, 12:15 p.m.,
Get Acquainted Light Lunch, Library
Newcomers gather with a small group of members and friends for a potluck light lunch (bread, soup, salad, etc.) after the worship service. The host asks everyone in the circle to share their names and a little bit about the journey that has led them to First Unitarian. Longer-term members then share the church activities that enliven them.
Sunday, May 1, 4:00 p.m.,
MAY DAY MARCH With Coalicion Primero de Mayo San Jose/May 1st Coalition
Start: 4pm Story and King Rd
Finish: 6pm City Hall, City of San Jose
This is the 10th anniversary of the Great American Boycott and march on May 1, 2006 to protest harsh and discriminatory immigration laws. Our church had a presence then and has been represented in the annual protest march every year since.
Join us as we march together to support:
- --Womens Rights (?#?ImmigrantWomenRising? ?#?YaBasta?),
- --Workers Rights (?#?SiliconValleyRising? ?#?TechCanDoBetter?)
- --Renters Rights (?#?DerechoAUnTecho?),
- --Indigenous Peoples Land Rights,
- --Queer Rights are Migrant Rights, and
- --Comprehensive Immigration Reform (?#?CIR?).
Saturday, May 14, 7 p.m.
Love word play, puzzles, trivia, music, laughing and having fun? Then whadda ya doin' a certain Saturday night in May!? Your emcee Nerdy Hurdle (Henry Ruddle) will lead contestants in a series of fun games. 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). Very Important Puzzler celebrity guest TBA. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Free will donation at the door. (Suggested: $10). All proceeds benefit the music program. For questions, to offer help, e-mail (emcee) Henry Ruddle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHADDA UU KNOW? -- A Comedy Game Show, Hattie Porter Hall
Sunday, June 13-June 17, 8:30am-3pm (with aftercare available)
Peace Camp at First Unitarian Church of San Jose!
Inspired by the Mosaic Project, your child will be encouraged to appreciate each individual and the value of community. Students will learn, play, imagine, sing, dance, create, explore, and become empowered to create a brighter, more peaceful future for themselves and the world!
What happens at peace camp? Peacemaking, games, discussion plus three field trips, including two museums and a pool party!
1st-5th grades with junior and senior high Counselor-in-training possibilities! Snacks are provided but students need to bring their own lunch. Held at First Unitarian Church except field trips. $200 registration, scholarships available.
Click here to register online! Or download the form to print and mail in. (Make checks out to FUCSJ - put Peace Camp on memo line.) Or pay online here.
Questions? Religious educator Emily Carroll email@example.com.
For more information on these and other events, see the Current Newsletter!