You Are Invited

October 4, 2020 - 11:30am

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. 

The Green Living meeting will be held at 1130 on Sun Jun 7 online with guest speaker from Citizens Climate Lobby Steven Kwok. Please rsvp to greenchair@uusm.org for Zoom link.

 

 

October 4, 2020 - 12:45pm

This is for children in Grades K-2

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville.

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you, upon completion of registration form.

 

October 4, 2020 - 1:45pm

This is for Grades 3-5.

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you upon completion of the registration form.

October 7, 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. 

 

 

 

October 9, 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. 

 

 

 

October 11, 2020 - 10:00am

October 11, 2020 - 11:15am

This is for children 3-4 years old.

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville.

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you upon completion of registration form.

 

October 11, 2020 - 12:45pm

This is for children in Grades K-2

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville.

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you, upon completion of registration form.

 

October 11, 2020 - 1:45pm

This is for Grades 3-5.

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you upon completion of the registration form.

October 11, 2020 - 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
 
 

 

October 13, 2020 - 6:45pm

October 14, 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. 

 

 

 

October 15, 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. 

   The topic for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 is:  "How are you handling your aging? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of growing older? Consider things like the evolving meaning of life, how you want to be remembered, and of course, how you and your mate are handling the usual aches and pains of aging that all couples encounter, and how you are handling that dark fact, "Everything has an expiration date?"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   The topic for Thursday, Sept. 17 is:  Men generally do not like to admit to fear, but was there a time in your life when you were immobilized or driven by fear?                                                                                                                                                        For more information about joining the Zoom meeting please contact Richard Mathias at 310-645-1070 or richmathias2@yahoo.com.

 
 

  

                                                 

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

October 16, 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. 

 

 

 

October 18, 2020 - 10:00am

October 18, 2020 - 11:15am

This is for children 3-4 years old.

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville.

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you upon completion of registration form.

 

October 18, 2020 - 12:00pm

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The Peace & Social Justice Committee (PSJ) puts our Unitarian Universalist principles of justice, human rights and sustainability into action in our local community and beyond. Our ongoing work is to organize activities and programs for the congregation and support external campaigns in the areas of labor and economic issues; anti-racism, police reform, and mass incarceration; immigration and immigrant detention; and resisting war. This year we are helping to #UUtheVote! We work with community partners such as CLUE (Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice), Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles, OFA (Organizing for Action), ACLU, the Sunrise Movement and others. We also collaborate with the UUSM Green Committee on issues relating to environmental justice and the climate crisis. During the pandemic we are keeping the work going remotely.

Everyone is invited to join us!

For more information, contact: justice@uusm.org and follow UU Santa Monica Peace & Justice Team on Facebook.

 

October 18, 2020 - 12:45pm

This is for children in Grades K-2

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville.

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you, upon completion of registration form.

 

October 18, 2020 - 1:45pm

This is for Grades 3-5.

We will be using the curriculum created by UU Charlottesville

Registration required. register here. Zoom link will be sent to you upon completion of the registration form.

October 20, 2020 - 7:30pm

Science Non-Fiction Book Group: Tuesday October 20, 7:30 pm, via Zoom. To receive the link, you will want to be on the group email list. Contact: Rebecca Crawford, sci-nonfiction@uusm.org

We will discuss “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies,” by Jared Diamond. Although this book was published some time ago, it contains some very interesting ideas as to why some cultures have so much “cargo,” and why only certain animals, from limited locations, have been domesticated – and much more. All are welcome. 

Contact Rebecca Crawford at sci-nonfiction@uusm.org for more information.