You Are Invited

October 22, 2017 - 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. 
 

October 22, 2017 - 1:00pm

October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

 

Last Hours of Life: It's All About Love

 

 

 

 

 

It’s all about love. Be inspired and uplifted, as you learn to guide another through the last hours of dying, to reassure, and make safe the passage. Receive a variety of ideas to draw upon that you may be at the bedside with deep respect and love.

Friday evening there will be a talk and small group discussion. Gain comfort and ease to be there for another through interactive, hands-on experience and sharing at the workshop on Saturday .

Most of us will have this powerful opportunity to be present for someone at the transitional moment of death. Having skills and understanding to apply at that time helps everyone involved.

We invite you to one or both of this two-part event presented by Beth Rendeiro and Cassandra Christenson, who is an RN in transitional nursing.

Friday, October 27,7-9pm RSVP here:  http://evite.me/Wy6xqZrq37

Suggested Donation for Friday: $5 (No one turned away)

Saturday October 28, 10-4pm RSVP Here: http://evite.me/aVsjzqj2xY

Suggested Donation for Saturday: $25 (No one turned away)

Childcare is available without charge with prior request, Parking availabe on Friday, October 27th at the UCLA Structure located at 1311 16th Street (Tell them you are attending an event at the UU Church of Santa Monica)

More information: Cassandra and Beth will take your through this evening of inspiring, reassuring exploration of what to do and say to gentle another through the process of letting go. Come be with us in sacred space, learn of this profound, often tedious, and extraordinary time of life that you and the one dying, need not be alone.

In the morning we will gather in a circle of 12 to find our own personal way to be there for another.  Begin to heal, be encouraged.  Bring your journals, and book of blank paper, two favorite markers to write with, and food to share for lunch. Pizza will be ordered.

Together we will create a warm, loving environment to more fully understand what we personally would wish to do for someone we love at one of their most times of life. 

 

October 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Last Hours of Life: It's All About Love

Inspiration, Encouragement, Information

Join us for a powerful opportunity to learn how to be present for someone at the transitional moment of death. Identify the skills to apply at that time in order to help everyone involved.

            Its all about love.

Friday (talk)Gain ideas of what you can do to make safe this passage. Find ways to care, to deeply reassure, talk as though heard, to touch and to hold. Hear stories that you may begin to find your own special way to be there, to deeply value life, to be a guiding presence through the dying.

Saturday (workshop)Through various creative processes and sharing, you will learn techniques to comfortably be there for a loved one.(Bring your journals,some pages of blank paper,and twocoloredfelt-tipped pens.Pizza will be ordered but your welcome to bring food to share!)Early RSVP suggested as there is limit of 30.

Presenters: Beth Rendeiro and Cassandra Christenson, RN

Friday, October 27th,7am-9pm  

RSVP here:  http://evite.me/Wy6xqZrq37

or email, cassandrarn@yahoo.com

Suggested Donation: $5.00

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Saturday October 28th, 10am-4pm   Separate RSVP site here for limit of 30: http://evite.me/aVsjzqj2xYor email, cassandrarn@yahoo.com

Suggested Donation for Saturday: $25.00

No one turned away for lack of funds.

Location Unitarian Universalist Community Church

1260 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Childcare is available without charge with prior request, Free parking available on Friday, October 27th at the UCLA Structure located at 1311 16th Street (Tell them you are attending an event at the UU Church of Santa Monica)

FOR INFORMATION call Cassandra, (424)280-4268 or emailcassandrarn@yahoo.com

 

 

October 29, 2017 - 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. 

 

October 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

November 2, 2017 - 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 Nov. 2nd is:  What are the most memorable or important novels and/or non-fiction books you have read and when did you read them?  The topic for Nov. 16 is:  Did sports play an important role in your maturation as a person or as a man and, if so, how?

For further information contact Richard Mathias.

 

November 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Sun, Oct 8, 2017: 12pm-1:30pm. Forbes.  Zach Ridings Presents the Romantic Surrealism in “The Art of Life.” Ridings has created striking and stylistic art pieces, celebrating nature, life and love. Some of his works are as large as 6 feet by 4 feet, bringing new definition to the phrase, “larger than life!” Ridings describes his inspirational process, “It all started with the way the wind moves, the [way] trees sculpt the mountains and guide the soul…using what I call a Simple Romantic Surreal style…We end up with a beautiful figure or a face turned into a tree or resting on the ground as a mountain. The kind of things that are both enticing and calming, a true vision of Mother Nature.” Gaia enthusiasts would certainly agree! Contact: Beverly Alison, balison@aol.com.

 

 

November 5, 2017 - 12:30pm

Sun, October 1, 2017: 12:30am-1:30pm. Cottage NE. Come learn all there is to know about UU Santa Monica! From our youth programs to Super Seniors, community outreach to internal social gatherings, there is a lot happening! New to Unitarian Universalism? We will also cover general topics such as what being a UU means, and go over a brief history. Contact: Jackie Schwab, office@uusm.org.

To inform others of the simple changes that can be made to decrease their carbon footprint, and to implement social action to green our community. 

Green Committee Meeting: Sun, June 4. Please note instead of our regular meeting we will be participating in the Faith In Action Fundraiser, see you there! Contact: Alison Kendall, Alison@kendallplanning.com

 

November 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Ernie Pipes Lecture Committee is thrilled to bring you another fabulous weekend this year. We are excited to announce that our minister emerita, the Rev. Judith Meyer, has agreed to come for a Saturday afternoon tea on Nov. 4, and the Pipes Lecture on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2:30 pm in the sanctuary.
 
The title of Rev. Meyer’s talk for the Pipes Lecture is “Falling Out: Alienation and Community in Divisive Times.” She will offer reflections on life in a red state, especially during this perilous year, and suggest ways to cope with the widening and hostile differences in our country.

Many of you will warmly remember Rev. Judith from her ministry here from 1993 to 2008. She and her husband, David Denton, will be returning to visit Santa Monica from their home in Knoxville, TN. Our minister emeritus, the Rev. Ernie Pipes, for whom the lecture series is endowed, is pleased to have Rev. Judith join us as speaker. For those of you who don’t know Rev. Judith Meyer, we expect you will share our enthusiasm when you meet and hear her.

Parking will be provided.

November 5, 2017 - 6:00pm

On Sunday November 5 at 7pm, we present a special evening service in remembrance of those who have come and gone before us. Through music and spoken word, we turn in community toward that which we hold sacred, sharing our stories of love, loss, and healing.
 
Services will feature music from Mozart's Requiem 
 
Names of deceased loved ones will be said aloud during the litany portion of the service. If you have one or more names to add to the Remembrance Vespers Litany of Names, 
please email them to music@uusm.org. 
 
Contact: Director of Music, Dr. Zanaida Robles, music@uusm.org.
 

November 6, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bill Blake & Dave Watson will present an enjoyable dive into the who and what we are. This on-going, once a month class 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 have a regular meditation practice.

November 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Reunion for October 28 Workshop attendees.

November 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Presented by Faith in Action and Organizing for Action (OFA):

A conversation about dismantling and understanding racial politics in America. Our speakers will be answering questions that range from debunking stereotypes, assessing and understanding micro-aggressions, the current state of racial politics in our community and a chance to understand how to be allies to black and brown communities.

Reception in Forbes Hall to follow.

November 12, 2017 - 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. 
 

November 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Please Join us in October!

Sun, Oct 8, 2017: 5pm-5:45pm. Sanctuary. Please join us this month for “What does it Mean to be a People of Courage?” services are led by Rev. Kikanza Nuri-Robins, Joyce Holmen, and Karen Hsu Patterson. With singing and instrumental music, poetry, statements and questions, silence and sharing, we’ll explore monthly worship themes. Contact: Joyce Holmen, mort4@earthlink.net.

 

November 12, 2017 - 6:00pm

Second Sunday Suppers are informal social events for all ages held in Forbes Hall on the second Sunday of each month at 6:00 p.m.   Initial set up time is followed by communal meal. Attendees should bring a main dish, side dish, salad or dessert to share. Please join us!  Children are absolutely welcome! 

Happy hour begins at 5:45 pm.
 
Join us for the Second Sunday Supper on Sunday, September 10, 6 to 8 pm. All are encouraged to attend this opportunity to welcome Rev. Greg Ward to our church with a celebratory informal potluck feast! Meet up with old friends and meet new ones! This event is the cornerstone of our new Food Ministry program. Sign-up to help online at www.tinyurl.com/kitchenministry. To save on waste and promote green living, we kindly ask that you bring your own plates, cups, utensils and cloth napkins, (we will have extra dishes if you cannot bring your own). Contact: Jacki
Weber.
 
 

November 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Please join us for Leslie Beauvais & Friends in Concert!

Annual Music Fundraiser with Leslie Beauvais & Friends: Sun, Nov 12, 7pm. (after Second Sunday Supper). Sanctuary.
 
Please join us for this important annual Music Fundraiser Concert, featuring the talents of Leslie Beauvais and Friends. The evening will feature everything from Broadway and Jazz Standards to original Singer-Songwriter music, to Blues, Pop, Folk and Classical selections. Something for everyone to love!
 
Performers include: Leslie Beauvais, Marty Axelrod, Jaynee Thorne, Thomas Ahern, Teri Bond, Rebecca Erskine, Betsy Grant, Kai Landauer, Kerry Thorne and even a few surprises.
 
Suggested donation $15.00 (but anything will do!). Contact: Cynthia Kelly, mokipup@aol.com.