Sunday May 29th
Monday, May 30, 6:00 p.m.
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!
Saturday, June 4, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 13-June 17, 8:30am-3pm (with aftercare available)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 12, 2:00 p.m.
July 13-17, 2016,
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 email@example.com.
Saturday, August 13, 7 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on these and other events, see the Current Newsletter!