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September 21, 2019 - 10:00am

ACLU SoCal Westside – Schools and Communities First Advocate Training

Saturday, September 21 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

Most of us want similar things: a safe neighborhood, a healthy family, and good schools for our children. But for nearly four decades, big corporations have not been paying their share, leaving California at the bottom third of U.S. states in quality public education.

Join us to learn how you can be an advocate for your schools and community! Learn about the Schools and Communities First Campaign and how you can help us close a 40 year old corporate property tax loophole in 2020.

Free parking available in the parking structure at Arizona Ave. and 16th St.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information, contact Roberta Frye, robertaf420@gmail.com.

 

September 21, 2019 - 11:45am

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.

September 21, 2019 - 7:00pm

They say that dancing is combining fun with exercise and friends! Learn international folk dancing with instructors Sandy Helperin and Teri Hoffman. Folk dancing is for anyone who loves to move to traditional music. New dancers are welcome – there are no partners required. Donations accepted.

Please enter from the Arizona door.

Future Dates: Oct 19, Nov 9 and Dec 14

September 22, 2019 - 10:00am

Please join us for our Sunday services.
 
Parking is available at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

September 22, 2019 - 11:30am

Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to attend this informal get-together held on each Sunday of the month in the NE Cottage Room.  It is a time to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, our Church Community, and the opportunities of growth and connection through many of our Adult programs.  There will be time for any questions you may have, and information about the steps to membership.  Come, let us get to know you, and you to get to know us.  Everyone is welcomed.  Looking forward to meeting you.  Norm Richey & Sarah Robson, Co-Chairs, Membership Committee.

September 22, 2019 - 12:30pm

YAETTI meet on the 4th Sunday of the month.

Join Faith In Action for the LA Interfaith Solidarity March - Sun. Sep. 22nd 12:30PM

The last several years have seen a rise in hateful rhetoric, vandalism and violence against our Jewish and Muslim neighbors, and so it is more important than ever that we march together in solidarity for tolerance, peace, and religious freedom with people of all faiths. Join Faith In Action in supporting the 4th Annual Interfaith Solidarity March, which is now part of a worldwide movement. We will coordinate rides from UUSM to the Islamic Center of Southern California, where the march will begin and end. This is a fun, inspiring event that features speakers from many traditions and a chance to connect with new friends. Refreshments will be served. Bring UU attire — and help spread the word! All are welcome. More info here: https://www.instituteforreligioustolerance.org/

Contact: justice@uusm.org

 

September 23, 2019 - 6:00pm

Andie Miller, a yoga teacher who is certified with 500 hours of training, will be offering weekly yoga classes beginning Monday, August 5thand continuing through September 16th, 6:00 pm to 7 pm, in Forbes Hall, downstairs. 

We will explore traditional yoga poses in a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all who are able to get up and down from a yoga mat.  

For more information or to register, drop by the Adult RE table on Sunday or email Andie Miller at AdultRE@UUSM.org

Longer blurb: 

Gentle Yoga

Andie Miller will be offering weekly yoga classes beginning Monday, August 5thand continuing through Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm to 7 pm, in Forbes Hall, with the exception of Labor Day. 

We will explore traditional yoga poses in a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all who are able to get up and down from a yoga mat.  

We will be working on traditional yoga poses with a focus on creating a safe, effective, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all.  We will work on strength, flexibility, restorative poses and deep relaxation.  

For the best experience, the following props are recommended:

·      Yoga Mat (required)

·      2 yoga blankets or beach towels (required)

·      2 yoga blocks (suggested - available on Amazon)

·      Yoga strap or any belt (required - available on Amazon)

·      Yoga bolster (suggested - available on Amazon)

Andie Miller has a 500 hour certificate as a yoga teacher. 

For more information or to register, drop by the Adult RE table on Sunday or email Andie Miller at AdultRE@UUSM.org.

 

September 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

We gather twice a month to sit together quietly for 20 minutes, to walk with gentle awareness for seven minutes, and to explore the integration of meditation with ordinary life through reading and sharing. Anyone who senses they would benefit from 20 minutes of silent, non-guided sitting is welcome to join us. We have found that this time of quiet meditation and shared exploration can be deeply nourishing – a time of simply “being” amidst all the “doing” of our lives.

If you have questions, speak with either Beverly Shoenberger or Carol Ring at coffee hour, or contact Beverly at 424-235-9002, openmeadowcoaching@gmail.com  or Carol at 310-310-2539, carol.ring.la@gmail.com

September 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

On Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm, you are cordially invited to attend the newest event in the Healthy Congregation Council's series of InterGroup Dialogues across Difference.  Thus far we have met to discuss (1) Community and Belonging, and (2) Customs and Ethical Complexities of Food.  The third InterGroup Dialogue is entitled Theology: Need We Think Alike to Love Alike?  During this session, we will explore within a contained and respectful space our possibly conflicting systems of belief, religion, spirituality and values.  The purpose of the InterGroup Dialogue is not to debate or persuade one another, but rather to listen with open minds, reflect on where we agree or disagree, and respond thoughtfully, all the while appreciating our beautiful differences.  Snacks and treats will be served. 

Please let us know you are coming by emailing rightrelations@uusm.org or by telling one of your Right Relations Team, a.k.a. Healthy Congregation Council, members.

September 28, 2019 - 10:00am

Collage Group with Stan Bemis
 
Do you wish to express yourself creatively in art, and yet may feel inadequate or untrained? Do you yearn to make an artistic statement, yet not sure how? Do you have too many catalogs, magazines, and advertisements, and haven't a clue what to do with them? We welcome you to create your own collages with Stan Bemis!
 
Stan works to bring joy and peace into people's lives through creating art. He has taught many who didn't realize they had creative talent, from all across the world - from California to Palestine/Israel. He welcomes any age, from youths to older adults.
 
The goal of this group is to help foster personal worth and empowerment, entering into that holy place within and having sacred fun. The objectives are 1) to create works of art and 2) create cards for events or celebrations.
 
Contact: Stan Bemis, 310-395-1546 
Or Sarah Robson, seraphima23@gmail.com
 

 

September 28, 2019 - 11:45am

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.

September 28, 2019 - 4:30pm

 

A Prayer for Compassion is a feature length documentary that strives to inspire and encourage those already on a religious or spiritual path, to expand their circle of compassion to embrace all life, regaradless of species, andmake choices in alignment with this value.

Here is a link for more info: A PRAYER FOR COMPASSION | A FILM BY THOMAS WADE JACKSON

This event is brought to you by the UU Animal Ministry and the Green Living Committee: The film provides a vivid and compassionate case for reducing our consumption of animals and animal products. A tasting of vegan food will be provided before the film, adding further persuasion of the health, enviornmental and ethical advantages of veganism, vegetarianism and reducitarianism(eating fewer animal food products)

4:30pm - Vegan Food Tasiting in Forbes Hall

5:15pm  - Screening of Film

7:00 - 7:45pm - Q &A -Moderated by UCLA professor Arvind Thomas

Parking near to the church is very limited. Please walk, bike, take transit or carpool and park at meters on Wilshire or Santa Monica Blvd

September 29, 2019 - 10:00am

Please join us for our Sunday services.
 
Parking is available at the UCLA structure on Sunday mornings.

September 29, 2019 - 11:30am

Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to attend this informal get-together held on each Sunday of the month in the NE Cottage Room.  It is a time to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, our Church Community, and the opportunities of growth and connection through many of our Adult programs.  There will be time for any questions you may have, and information about the steps to membership.  Come, let us get to know you, and you to get to know us.  Everyone is welcomed.  Looking forward to meeting you.  Norm Richey & Sarah Robson, Co-Chairs, Membership Committee.

September 29, 2019 - 11:45am

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. 

The Disability Support Group is promoting a dialogue on a selected topic at each of its meetings throughout this church year.  The next meeting has been changed to Sunday, September 29, and the topic will be "Money Management, Finances, and ABLE accounts."  Join us in the NE Cottage at 11:45 am (we're adjusting to the Sunday Service schedule change). 

All church members interested in the topic are invited to attend. Contact: Michael Young. October's meeting will be on Sunday, October 27, when the topic will be, "Personal Boundaries."  This will be at 11:45 am also.

Contact Michael Young for more information. 

September 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Andie Miller, a yoga teacher who is certified with 500 hours of training, will be offering weekly yoga classes beginning Monday, August 5thand continuing through September 16th, 6:00 pm to 7 pm, in Forbes Hall, downstairs. 

We will explore traditional yoga poses in a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all who are able to get up and down from a yoga mat.  

For more information or to register, drop by the Adult RE table on Sunday or email Andie Miller at AdultRE@UUSM.org

Longer blurb: 

Gentle Yoga

Andie Miller will be offering weekly yoga classes beginning Monday, August 5thand continuing through Monday, September 9th, 6:00 pm to 7 pm, in Forbes Hall, with the exception of Labor Day. 

We will explore traditional yoga poses in a safe, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all who are able to get up and down from a yoga mat.  

We will be working on traditional yoga poses with a focus on creating a safe, effective, compassionate, non-competitive environment that is welcoming to all.  We will work on strength, flexibility, restorative poses and deep relaxation.  

For the best experience, the following props are recommended:

·      Yoga Mat (required)

·      2 yoga blankets or beach towels (required)

·      2 yoga blocks (suggested - available on Amazon)

·      Yoga strap or any belt (required - available on Amazon)

·      Yoga bolster (suggested - available on Amazon)

Andie Miller has a 500 hour certificate as a yoga teacher. 

For more information or to register, drop by the Adult RE table on Sunday or email Andie Miller at AdultRE@UUSM.org.

 

September 30, 2019 - 7:30pm

We gather twice a month to sit together quietly for 20 minutes, to walk with gentle awareness for seven minutes, and to explore the integration of meditation with ordinary life through reading and sharing. Anyone who senses they would benefit from 20 minutes of silent, non-guided sitting is welcome to join us. We have found that this time of quiet meditation and shared exploration can be deeply nourishing – a time of simply “being” amidst all the “doing” of our lives.

If you have questions, speak with either Beverly Shoenberger or Carol Ring at coffee hour, or contact Beverly at 424-235-9002, openmeadowcoaching@gmail.com  or Carol at 310-310-2539, carol.ring.la@gmail.com

October 3, 2019 - 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 topic for June 6 is: Decorating our homes with pictures and other objects is something we generally do for reasons other than artistic merit. What do you have on the wall or on shelves in your home, other than family photographs, that has special meaning for you?

The topic for June 20 is: Even the best of relationships typically have some never-resolved subjects of conflict, disagreement, or not being in sync. What is one of yours and how do you deal with it?

For more information contact Richard Mathias.

October 5, 2019 - 9:30am

Your Advance Directive is a legal document that can speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself. It empowers an agent that you select to make medical decisions for you and act as your advocate in difficult times. In this workshop we’ll explore materials that can help you make the choices to mark on your directive. Bring your questions, maybe a previous directive or “living will” document, and join us for homemade muffins Saturday morning, from 9:30 am to noon in the Warren Matthews Conference Room. This is the first of a two part workshop. Contact: Joyce Holmen. One time materials cost: $5.00.    

 

Contact: Joyce Holmen, or email AdultRE@UUSM.org.