Events This Month

July 8, 2020 - 12:00pm

Open Meditation Wellsprings: Wednesdays and Fridays - Online

These are drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you.  If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in the way that fits their need. 

We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what's on our hearts. This time of quiet meditation and sharing can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days - supporting us to pause and rest in our embodied experience, as it is. We simply sit together in our shared humanity. We call off the struggle to become other than we are.  

NEW:  We meet every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. 

Please email Meditation@UUSM.org for the zoom link and directions for using zoom. 

 

 

 

July 8, 2020 - 2:00pm

Email minister@uusm.org for the Zoom link. It wlll be sent out on Tuesdays and posted in our Facebook Group.

Please contact Teri Lucas at uusmreassist@uusm.org or Cleo Anderson at dre@uusm.org with any questions.

July 9, 2020 - 11:00am

Please contact Teri Lucas at uusmreassist@uusm.org or Cleo Anderson at dre@uusm.org with any questions.

July 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

A time to connect with others and share experiences during this time of isolation. Bettye Barclay and Denise Helton will be conducting the meeting.

Email at CommUUnity@uusm.org to register for the Thursday Zoom meeting.

 

July 10, 2020 - 12:00pm

Open Meditation Wellsprings: Wednesdays and Fridays - Online

These are drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you.  If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in the way that fits their need. 

We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what's on our hearts. This time of quiet meditation and sharing can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days - supporting us to pause and rest in our embodied experience, as it is. We simply sit together in our shared humanity. We call off the struggle to become other than we are.  

NEW:  We meet every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. 

Please email Meditation@UUSM.org for the zoom link and directions for using zoom. 

 

 

 

July 11, 2020 - 9:30am

Ukulele Strum

Come and play ukulele with us or join with another strumming instrument. We recommended a familiarity with the ukulele for this online format but all levels welcome (beginner to advanced). We will meet on Saturday, July 11th from 9:30am-11:00am.  Bring a ukulele to our Zoom meeting and chords and lyrics will be provided in advance with a few folks prepared to lead some songs.  We will share tips and support each other, pulling from a wide range of music. This event is for ages 15 and up, or 10 and up if accompanied by a guardian. We will need your email contact information so that we can send you the music. 

 Please RSVP to Kim Kalmanson before July 9th.

July 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

July 13, 2020 - 7:30pm

 

Open Meditation Wellsprings:   Mondays - Online

These are drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you.  If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in the way that fits their need. 

We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what's on our hearts. This time of quiet meditation and sharing can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days - supporting us to pause and rest in our embodied experience, as it is. We simply sit together in our shared humanity. We call off the struggle to become other than we are.  

NEW:  We meet every 2nd and 4th Monday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 pm.. 

Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. 

Please email Meditation@UUSM.org for the zoom link and directions for using zoom. 

 

 

July 14, 2020 - 11:00am

Please contact Teri Lucas at uusmreassist@uusm.org or Cleo Anderson at dre@uusm.org with any questions.

July 14, 2020 - 6:45pm

July 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

The Tarot, it is said, is a symbolic picture of the universe in its many layers, from material to the spiritual and beyond. Currently, the Tarot has as its basis the mystical Jewish Qabalah, drawing into it various Medieval and Renaissance systems such as astrology, alchemy, numerology, sacred geometry and mathematics, world mythology, Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, and even Freemasonry. In modern times, it acquired Jungian psychological commentary as well.

The Tarot itself is a fascinating, intricate system of interconnecting pictorial symbolism that is meant to catalyze helpful transformations within ourselves and our psyches, affecting not just behaviors, but perhaps even granting serendipitous opportunities.

Jonathan Quant has been a practitioner of Tarot meditation for over 20 years and is eager to introduce you to Tarot meditation. Whether you are new to Tarot, or believe you know much… you will certainly gain fresh insights.

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July 15, 2020 - 12:00pm

Open Meditation Wellsprings: Wednesdays and Fridays - Online

These are drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you.  If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in the way that fits their need. 

We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what's on our hearts. This time of quiet meditation and sharing can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days - supporting us to pause and rest in our embodied experience, as it is. We simply sit together in our shared humanity. We call off the struggle to become other than we are.  

NEW:  We meet every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. 

Please email Meditation@UUSM.org for the zoom link and directions for using zoom. 

 

 

 

July 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

Email minister@uusm.org for the Zoom link. It wlll be sent out on Tuesdays and posted in our Facebook Group.

Please contact Teri Lucas at uusmreassist@uusm.org or Cleo Anderson at dre@uusm.org with any questions.

July 15, 2020 - 7:00pm

Come share and connect with your fellow church members.. Hosted on Zoom by Wendi Gladstone and Margot Page.                                                                                                                                                                                    Please email  commUUnity@uusm.org to be added to the Zoom call.

July 16, 2020 - 11:00am

Please contact Teri Lucas at uusmreassist@uusm.org or Cleo Anderson at dre@uusm.org with any questions.

July 16, 2020 - 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 Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the NE room of the Cottage.                                                                                                                 

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. Normally we meet the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 PM in the NE room of the Cottage, but while we are staying home we are meeting via Zoom. 

 These topics were gratefully suggested by Jim.

 The topic for June 4 is: "There are in fact no masses, but only ways of seeing people as masses.”  (Raymond Williams (1961) in, Resources of Hope: Culture, Democracy, Socialism.)  It seems that it is human nature to label and categorize people we do not know well personally.  What is an example of people you realize that you tend to regard mainly by a group label? How is this bad for them and for you?                                                                           

Here is the announcement for a change in the Men's Discussion Group topic for June 18:

The previously announced topic is being postponed until July, and because of the significance of the widespread national protests after George Floyd's killing we will discuss the June 6 Washington Post article:  "America Convulses Amid a Week of Protests, But can it Change?"

America convulses amid a week of protests, but can it change?


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 The topic for July 2, 2020 will be considering any other article(s) dealing with the future of the U.S. following the protests. 

The topic for July 16 is:  Recalling an important conflict in your life, did you handle it successfully? If not, did you benefit from the experience in a similar situation later in life?   

                                                                                                                                     For more information about joining the Zoom meeting and the article(s) to be discussed on 7/16 please contact Richard Mathias at 310-645-1070 or richmathias2@yahoo.com.

 
 

 more information about joining the Zoom meeting please contact Richard Mathias at 310-645-1070 or richmathias2@yahoo.com.

 

July 17, 2020 - 12:00pm

Open Meditation Wellsprings: Wednesdays and Fridays - Online

These are drop-in groups. You are welcome to join us when it feels right to you.  If you come in late or need to leave early, just do so quietly. These are exceptional times, and we trust each person to use the group in the way that fits their need. 

We listen to brief readings, sit together quietly for twenty minutes, journal and share with each other what's on our hearts. This time of quiet meditation and sharing can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days - supporting us to pause and rest in our embodied experience, as it is. We simply sit together in our shared humanity. We call off the struggle to become other than we are.  

NEW:  We meet every Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.

Taking this time for quiet meditation and sharing in the intimacy of having sat in silence together can help sustain and ground us during these difficult days. 

Please email Meditation@UUSM.org for the zoom link and directions for using zoom. 

 

 

 

July 19, 2020 - 2:30pm

Back By Popular Demand
Nature Journaling with Dorothy Steinicke
On Sunday, July 19, 2:30pm-4pm

This workshop will be similar to the first one offered. There will be some
new prompts given but it is not necessary to have attended the first session.

We will come together to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature by
contemplating, writing and drawing. All that is required are pencil and
paper and a few objects from nature.

 

A lifelong lover of the outdoors, Dorothy Steinicke has more than twenty
years experience introducing people to a love of the natural world. She leads hikes for children and for adults in Topanga Canyon, Ballona Wetlands, and Dockweiller State Beach.