Date/Time

Event

09/19/2017
7:00pm -8:30
Parenting Teens & Tweens
Oak Room

Live with a tween or a teen? Join our Tween/Teen Parent Group, which meets the first and third Tues- day evenings of each month in the quarter. We will talk about challenges and rewards of parenting these age groups. A “kid” group with adult supervision, crafts and homework time, will run during the same hours […]

09/19/2017
7:30pm -9:00
Improv
Mirror Room

An intro to Improv. The class will do games designed to break the Improv ice and teach basic concepts – such as saying “yes” to offers and building a story from nothing. The ultimate goal is to lose the noise we’ve developed since childhood that tells us to edit ourselves and others (not permanently… just […]

09/20/2017
5:30pm -6:15
Vespers
Sanctuary

Vespers is this Wednesday – from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Intern minister Natalie Malter will lead this weeks gathering.

09/20/2017
6:30pm -7:30
Community Night on Wednesdays
Bortin Hall

Community Night Returns to Wednesdays! Join us for your midweek reset! Back by popular demand—our midweek recharge returns to Wednesday. We will have time for center a chance to break bread together and many opportunities to learn and enrich yourselves. A perfect habit of resistance to the bad news world we inhabit. Child care will […]

09/20/2017
7:00pm -8:30
Parenting Tweens & Teens From Your Wise Mind
OWL Room

Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. Parenting adolescents requires all sorts of skills that most of us don’t naturally possess. Using “Wise Minded Parenting” by Dr. Laura Kastner we will learn: The latest research and knowledge about what our tweens and […]

09/20/2017
7:30pm -9:00
Justice Unfurled: How Did the Unitarian Universalist Association End Up in a Conversation about White Supremacy Culture?
Sanctuary

Are you energized by the call to examine white supremacy culture and its impacts? Do you want to learn more about how Unitarian Universalism found itself in this important and difficult conversation? Are you angry about the term “white supremacy?” Are you wishing to deepen your own understandings?If so, join Revs. Leslie Takahashi and Neal […]

09/21/2017
10:00am -11:30
On the Side of Love: Exploring Themes in UU History
OWL Room

Unitarian Universalists often identify themselves as the “love people,” as religious progressives who work for positive social change. How does Unitarian Universalist history both support and challenge this self-understanding? In what ways did our faith ancestors work to build a more socially just world and in what ways did they fail to do so? In […]

09/25/2017
10:00am -12:00
Gifts of Aging: The Stories of Our Lives
Oak Room

Come and share the wisdom, wonder, mystery, spirituality, and laughter of our lives. Our togetherness will be filled with conversation of the remembrances, challenges, losses and joys we continue to experience on our journey. Facilitator:  Beth Snortum

09/25/2017
7:15pm -9:00
Evening Yoga
Bortin Hall

The session begins with 80 minutes of gentle integrated yoga asanas and stretches, breath work exercises, relaxation techniques and opportunities to set neural pathways for happiness that include laughter yoga. A 20-minute guided relaxation meditation follows. Suggested donation: $5 per class, this is a drop-in class. Facilitator:  Sharon Lawrence

09/27/2017
5:30pm -6:30
Silent Hour (on fourth Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

Back by popular demand—our midweek recharge returns to Wednesday. We will have time for centering a chance to break bread together and many opportunities to learn and enrich yourselves. A perfect habit of resistance to the bad news world we inhabit. Child care will also be available on these evenings.

09/27/2017
6:30pm -7:30
Community Night on Wednesdays
Bortin Hall

Community Night Returns to Wednesdays! Join us for your midweek reset! Back by popular demand—our midweek recharge returns to Wednesday. We will have time for center a chance to break bread together and many opportunities to learn and enrich yourselves. A perfect habit of resistance to the bad news world we inhabit. Child care will […]

09/27/2017
7:00pm -8:30
Parenting Tweens & Teens From Your Wise Mind
OWL Room

Raising a happy and successful teenager is a challenge for any parent, even the most patient and wisest among us. Parenting adolescents requires all sorts of skills that most of us don’t naturally possess. Using “Wise Minded Parenting” by Dr. Laura Kastner we will learn: The latest research and knowledge about what our tweens and […]

09/27/2017
7:30pm -9:00
Spiritual Resiliency in Troubled Times
Sequoia

Join our new minister for Engagement and Justice, Rev. Neal Anderson for a series of opportunities to explore spiritual practices that can help ground us and create resiliency in these times of high anxiety and deep concern for justice and peace in our world. Our time together will include guided conversation and engaging in various […]

09/28/2017
10:00am -11:30
On the Side of Love: Exploring Themes in UU History
OWL Room

Unitarian Universalists often identify themselves as the “love people,” as religious progressives who work for positive social change. How does Unitarian Universalist history both support and challenge this self-understanding? In what ways did our faith ancestors work to build a more socially just world and in what ways did they fail to do so? In […]

09/29/2017
5:30pm -7:00
Coffee and Conversation

Join Rev. Leslie Takahashi in the first of a series of coffee shop conversations to be held through- out the year. This gathering will be held twice a month in September: at LaScala in downtown Walnut Creek and at Starbucks in Pleasant Hill and will be a chance to reflect on living as a UU […]

10/02/2017
7:00pm -8:30
Books & Connections
Fireside Room

Calling all book-lovers, including young adults, too! Open to members and friends, this monthly reading group values diversity of opinion and respectful listening as we enlighten our minds with books and enrich our hearts with the connections they inspire. Drop-ins always welcome. (helenreznick@mduuc.org) Facilitator: Helen Reznick

10/02/2017
7:15pm -9:00
Evening Yoga
Bortin Hall

The session begins with 80 minutes of gentle integrated yoga asanas and stretches, breath work exercises, relaxation techniques and opportunities to set neural pathways for happiness that include laughter yoga. A 20-minute guided relaxation meditation follows. Suggested donation: $5 per class, this is a drop-in class. Facilitator:  Sharon Lawrence

10/03/2017
7:00pm -8:30
Parenting Teens & Tweens
Oak Room

Live with a tween or a teen? Join our Tween/Teen Parent Group, which meets the first and third Tues- day evenings of each month in the quarter. We will talk about challenges and rewards of parenting these age groups. A “kid” group with adult supervision, crafts and homework time, will run during the same hours […]

10/03/2017
7:30pm -9:30
Book Discussion

Enjoy and discuss a new book each month. Meets in member homes in Rossmoor. Facilitators: Bill and Joy Hicks wjhicks@att.net Location:  various member homes in Rossmoor

10/03/2017
7:30pm -9:00
Improv
Mirror Room

An intro to Improv. The class will do games designed to break the Improv ice and teach basic concepts – such as saying “yes” to offers and building a story from nothing. The ultimate goal is to lose the noise we’ve developed since childhood that tells us to edit ourselves and others (not permanently… just […]

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