You Are Invited

September 7, 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 8, 2019 - 10:00am

September 8, 2019 - 11:00am

September 8, 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 8, 2019 - 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! 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. 

Happy hour begins at 5:45 pm.

You can also help by joining our Kitchen Cabinet and help with cooking (the day before), setup, or cleanup. You know that the most fun at any party is in the kitchen! Sign up at tinyurl.com/kitchenministry
 
 

 

September 9, 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.

 

September 9, 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 10, 2019 - 6:45pm

September 13, 2019 - 8:00am

September 14, 2019 - 8:00am

September 14, 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 14, 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 15, 2019 - 8:00am

September 15, 2019 - 10:00am

September 15, 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 15, 2019 - 11:45am

The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) puts our UU principles of justice, human rights and sustainability into action in our local community and beyond. We organize activities and support campaigns in the areas of labor and economic issues; racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and resisting war. We work with community partners such as CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice), OFA (Organizing for Action), the ACLU, and the Sunrise Movement. We also collaborate with the UUSM Green Committee on issues relating to environmental justice and climate change. People of all faiths and none are welcome to join us in working to heal our world. Contact: justice@uusm.org or visit us at the FIA table in Forbes Hall.

September 16, 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.

 

September 16, 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 17, 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. 

September 19, 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.