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February 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Dining for Dollars Bidding: Sun Feb 18, 10am-1pm. (Before and after each service).

It’s that time of year again! Dining for Dollars is one of UUSM’s largest and most successful fundraisers of the year. Events, goods and services – it’s all there! Don’t be left out and miss the opportunity to lend financial support to our beloved community while enjoying the fellowship of community members in so many varied and interesting venues including - individual homes and spreading out onto fascinating SoCal sites!

(The second and final auction date is Sun. Feb 25th).

                                                              

Below are just samples of some of our hosts for 2018!

Event hosts: Greg Ward, Farrokh & Gar Allen, Ken & Crystal Alexander, Cheryl Barnett, Betty Barclay & Linda van Ligten, Susan Bickford & Dan Nannini, Sheila & Harvey Bjornlie, Cedar & Hazel Boschan, Bonnie Brae, Christopher Brown, Beth Brownlie, Alan Brunell, Olga Felton, Resa Foreman, Liz Fuller & Daniel Kegel, David & Gretchen Goetz, Alison Kendall & Francois Bar, Peggy Kharraz, Barbara & Denny Kernochan, Amy & Bruno Lacombe, Emily Linnemeier & James Duckman, Karl Lisovsky & Janet Goodwin, Katie Malich, Linda Marten, Kim Miller & Mike Reivitis, Michael Monte, Julie Nyquist and Jerry Gates, Margo Page & Ian Dodd, Beth Rendeiro & Steve DePaul, Dani & John Rengstorff, Dorothy Steinicke & Meg Spoto, Melissa & John Weaver, Jacki Weber & Lorenzo Pelayo.
 
Goods & Services: Helen Brown, Chris Jones, Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Karen Patch and Greg Ward
 
Here are the events that will be up for auction this year:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 18, 2018 - 12:45pm

Please note our meeting scheduled for October 15, 2017 has been postponed until October 29, 2017.

 

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Our church’s program for integrating peace and social justice concerns into the life of the congregation. The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) focuses many activities in the areas of labor and economic issues; racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and peace and alternatives to war. It also collaborates with the Green Committee on activities focusing on climate change.

The Peace & Social Justice Committee meets on the 3rd Sunday of every month after second service. New members are welcome and needed. For more information please email Sarah Mae Harper, Cathie Gentile or Roberta Frye. If you do not have email, please stop by the Faith in Action table in Forbes Hall. 

 

February 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Building Your Own Theology III: Ethics

In this course, Gilbert’s model has the self connecting to a system of ethics- the system that you use to choose how to act in your relationships with yourself and others.
Some questions are: Who Am I? To Whom and to What Am I Related? Within what communities do you identify yourself and how do those identities affect your life, your beliefs, your choices?  Does who you are make a difference in what you believe?
These are the kinds of questions we will ask you to consider during this course. You do not need to be sure of your answers, we only ask that you consider the questions and answer as best as you can with what you believe in this moment.

Leon Henderson-MacLennan- Facilitator

 

February 19, 2018 - 7:00pm

The Fiction Reading Group meets the 3rd Monday of each month in Forbes Hall.  For further information contact Melinda Ewen. Our upcoming books are:
 
January 15, 2018 Who is Rich? By Matthew Klam
February 19, 2018 Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Persig
March 19, 2018 Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
April 16, 2018 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
May 21, 2018 Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

 

February 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

Bill Blake will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are. This on-going, twice a month classon the 1st and 3rd Monday is presented to help participants master specific meditation skills. We endeavor to answer the questions Who am I? (attitudes and beliefs) and What am I? (essence or true nature). This class will include meditations that explore participants' spiritual goals. The monthly group meetings will also focus on insights gained throughout the month. It is expected that participants will develop and enjoy a regular meditation practice.

February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

February 20, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Science Non-Fiction Book Group will meet on Tuesday, February 20.  Our book will be "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation," by Jon Gertner. As the research arm of AT&T, Bell Labs was a source of great innovations. The author discusses some of them, as well as the environment that made such creativity possible. 

On March 20, we will discuss “This Is Your Brain on Parasites: How Tiny Creatures Manipulate Our Behavior and Shape Society”, by Kathleen McAuliffe. Some of these parasites have been known for a while, but new technologies have allowed us to recognize the role of our microbiome in our behavior. 

We will meet in Forbes Hall at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Contact: Rebecca Crawford. 
 
 

 

February 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

February 23, 2018 - 9:50am

Weekly Senior Exercise Class: (Body-Mind Tune Up). Forbes. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for seniors, super-seniors and people with physical difficulties for UUSM members. Classes are no-charge for UUSM members; non-members suggested donation $10 per class to UUSM. Contact: Bruno Lacombe, (310) 666-7387.

Classes at no charge for UUSM Members.

February 25, 2018 - 9:00am

Bidding is 10am to 1pm.

February 25, 2018 - 10:00am

February 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Discussion and Support Group for Persons with Disabilities: Second and fourth Sundays, 12:30 to 2 pm, Cottage
NE. Come and join us as we share stories, inspirations and find community with each other.  The group offers a forum in which members can feel the benefit of its mutual support. Previous topics include: how to improve the quality of one’s life overall and how to use structure, aides and devices more successfully/productively/efficiently in one’s life. Contact: Mark Christiansen for more information. 
 

February 25, 2018 - 1:00pm

Building Your Own Theology III: Ethics

In this course, Gilbert’s model has the self connecting to a system of ethics- the system that you use to choose how to act in your relationships with yourself and others.
Some questions are: Who Am I? To Whom and to What Am I Related? Within what communities do you identify yourself and how do those identities affect your life, your beliefs, your choices?  Does who you are make a difference in what you believe?
These are the kinds of questions we will ask you to consider during this course. You do not need to be sure of your answers, we only ask that you consider the questions and answer as best as you can with what you believe in this moment.

Leon Henderson-MacLennan- Facilitator

 

February 26, 2018 - 7:00pm

March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm

The Men’s Group offers a special opportunity to the men of the congregation and other like-minded men to join our welcoming group in provocative and stimulating discussion and to get to know others with UU perspectives in a more meaningful way. We meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the NE room of the Cottage.

The topic for February 18 is: The SoCal climate is more hospitable to the growing numbers of homeless. What is the answer to this looming problem and how do each of us reconcile our aversion to those homeless we confront on the streets and sidewalks with the compassion we should extend towards their situation?
 
The topics for March 1 and March 15 will be selected from lists of hypothetical moral dilemmas/questions. How would you decide these difficult, even absurd, questions? Join us to explore!

For further information contact Richard Mathias.

 

March 2, 2018 - 9:50am

Weekly Senior Exercise Class: (Body-Mind Tune Up). Forbes. Bruno Lacombe is conducting exercise classes for seniors, super-seniors and people with physical difficulties for UUSM members. Classes are no-charge for UUSM members; non-members suggested donation $10 per class to UUSM. Contact: Bruno Lacombe, (310) 666-7387.

Classes at no charge for UUSM Members.

March 2, 2018 - 1:00pm