You Are Invited

August 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Mary Lee Olsen, 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 Mary Lee at AdultRE@UUSM.org

Longer blurb: 

Gentle Yoga

Mary Lee Olsen 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)

Mary Lee 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 Mary Lee at AdultRE@UUSM.org.

 

August 19, 2019 - 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.

August 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

7:30 pm, Forbes Hall. Contact: Rebecca Crawford, (310) 337-7787. All are welcome.

On Tuesday, June 18, we will discuss “I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life,” by Ed Yong. Every animal, or plant, is home to thousands of different bacteria and other microbes. Recent discoveries in this realm prompt us to look at life as the interconnected, interdependent web of all existence of our principle seven. 

On Tuesday, July 16, we will discuss “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis. The fifth risk is the one we least imagine. For Lewis it is “project management.” In the Trump administration, it is what can happen in various Cabinet Departments, when they are headed by people unfamiliar and/or uninterested in their inner workings. The reader gets a flavor for hidden ways by which government funding helps some of the people who are most skeptical of big government. 

August 25, 2019 - 10:00am

August 25, 2019 - 11:30am

 

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 will be promoting a dialogue on a selected topic at each of its meetings throughout this church year. There is a different theme for each month. All church members interested in the topic are invited to attend. We hope these topics are of interest to you. The dates and topics are as follows:
 
November 25, 2018. - Dating Opportunities and Challenges
December 23, 2018. - Positive Self Definition
January 27, 2019. - Sports Activities and Opportunities
February 24, 2019. - Governmental Programs
March, 24, 2019. - Seeking Employment
April, 28, 2019. - Interactions with Local, State, and Federal Government
May 26, 2019. - Self Empowerment
  July 28, 2019 - Summer Recreation Opportunities
  August 25, 2019 - Money Management and Budgeting
 
Contact Michael Young for more information

 

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.

August 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

 
Freethinker Forum is a monthly interactive meeting sponsored by AAHS: Agnostics, Atheists, Humanists & Secularists of UU Santa Monica. All are welcome to join in a lively discussion where a diversity of viewpoints are encouraged and respected. 
 
Contact: aahs@uusm.org
 
Our Private Facebook Group:
 
Our Meetup Group:
 
AAHS is a local group of the UU Humanist Association (huumanists.org).
 
More info:
 
AAHS (Atheists, Agnostics, Humanists & Secularists/Skeptics) is a group that meets monthly (4th Sundays) for discussion and fellowship at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica. All are welcome!
 
The term Humanism (sometimes known as secular humanism, modern humanism or scientific humanism) was first used as a moniker for a non-theistic, compassionate philosophy or worldview by Rev. John Dietrich of the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis in 1916, over 100 years ago! The early Unitarian Humanists wrote the original "Humanism and its Aspirations" manifesto and co-founded the American Humanist Association, helping to begin an international movement. 
 
"The time has come for widespread recognition of the radical changes in religious beliefs throughout the modern world. The time is past for mere revision of traditional attitudes. Science and economic change have disrupted the old beliefs. Religions the world over are under the necessity of coming to terms with new conditions created by a vastly increased knowledge and experience. In every field of human activity, the vital movement is now in the direction of a candid and explicit humanism."
- Humanist Manifesto 1, 1933
 
Contact: aahs@uusm.org
 
Facebook Link: 
 

August 25, 2019 - 12:30pm

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 will be promoting a dialogue on a selected topic at each of its meetings throughout this church year. There is a different theme for each month. All church members interested in the topic are invited to attend. We hope these topics are of interest to you. The dates and topics are as follows:

  July 28, 2019 - Summer Recreation Opportunities

  August 25, 2019 - Money Management and Budgeting
 
Contact Michael Young for more information
 

 

YAETTI meet on the 4th Sunday of the month.

August 26, 2019 - 6:00pm

Mary Lee Olsen, 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 Mary Lee at AdultRE@UUSM.org

Longer blurb: 

Gentle Yoga

Mary Lee Olsen 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)

Mary Lee 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 Mary Lee at AdultRE@UUSM.org.

 

August 26, 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

August 31, 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 1, 2019 - 10:00am

September 1, 2019 - 10:15am

September 1, 2019 - 11:30am

We warmly welcome all new visitors to our church from the previous month. On almost every first Sunday of the month in the North East Cottage room from 12:30-1:30 pm, you will have a lovely chance to meet our minister, a board member, and a co-chair from the Membership Committee as we discuss: what is UU all about; what is our vision; and how you can get directly involved.
 
Come get to know us as we would love to get to know you.
Refreshments will be provided.
Check the Order of Service for any postponements.
 
Contact: Nina Emerson at nina.emerson@gmail.com and Sarah Robson at seraphima23@gmail.com, co-chairs of the Membership Committee.
 

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 2, 2019 - 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.

September 5, 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.

September 7, 2019 - 9:30am

Your Advance Directive is a legal document that can speak for you when you cannot speak for yourself, so an agent you have selected can make medical decisions for you.  Facilitator:  Joyce Holmen.  Registration or questions:  AdultRE@uusm.org