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This Week 

 Highlights for the Coming Week
July 5-11, 2015

Sun. July 5 Social Hour Produce Market Hattie Porter Hall
M, W, F July 6, 8, 10 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunchtime Labyrinth Sanctuary
Mon. July 6 6:00 p.m. Silent Meditation Gathering Sanctuary
Wed. July 8 9:00 p.m. Guitars Aloud! Sanctuary

Save the Dates

Sun. July 5 12:45 p.m. Band of Writers Meeting Youth Room
Mon. July 13 7:00 p.m. Social Justice Council Conference Room
Mon. July 13 7:00 p.m. UU Knitters Youth Room
Wed. – Sun. July 15-19 All-Church Campout Atkinson Estate Morgan Hill
Sat. Aug. 16, 22 & 23 See below Storytelling Workshop with Olga Loya Hattie Porter Hall

Monday, July 1, 6:00 p.m.
“Breathe in Peace. Breathe 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

Wednesday, July 15 through Sunday, July 19
All-Church Campout, Atkinson Estate in Morgan Hill

Our annual church campout is appropriate for anyone of any age. It's easy camping. 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. We are fortunate again to be able to camp at the Atkinson Estate, in Uvas Canyon, just south of San Jose, under shady trees next to Uvas Creek. It’s nearby, it has toilets and showers, and it’s a private property. 

The cost is $50 for adults (and kids 12 and up), $25 for kids 4-11, and free for kids up through age 3.  Some camperships are available. The cost covers campsite fees, supplies, and meals from Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch (eight meals).  We have vegetarian and vegan options. Many people don’t show up until Thursday night or even Friday, which is no problem, though the low cost needs to remain the same. Sorry, dogs are not permitted.

To register, email M.M. Feldman, mm@feldmo.com. For specific information about the campout or property, contact Claire Wagner at cwagner21@gmail.com. To order the right amount of food and other supplies, we need to have signups done by July 10.

NOTE DATE CHANGE!!! Sunday, August 16 (1-4 p.m.); Saturday, August 22 (10 am-2 pm); and Sunday, August 23
“Let’s Play with Story”—A Workshop with Professional Storyteller Olga Loya, Hattie Porter Hall

FUCSJ member Olga Loya will work closely with participants to explore and develop their own storytelling styles, utilizing many fun and exciting storytelling games and exercises. This workshop focuses on folklore. Participants will learn a short folktale, myth, or legend and then present the stories to the congregation in worship on Sunday, July 19.  Participants can work in teams if they desire. Please bring a short folk tale or myth that you would like to learn. And bring a lunch and beverage for lunch. The cost is $50.

To register for this workshop, please contact Office Manager, Dana Spinney by July 1st: fucsjoffice@gmail.com.

Olga Loya is a nationally known bilingual (English-Spanish) storyteller, performance artist, teacher, and writer who presents to all ages from preschool to seniors. She tells stories that support her beliefs that we can work together as a community, that we can learn to look beyond racial and class lines, and that we can take the time to enjoy ourselves through stories and song.

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