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Emma’s Revolution Saturday April 21, 2018

Emma’s Revolution Saturday April 21, 2018 Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning “activist power duo” of Pat Humphries & Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful…
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04/24/2018
1:00pm -3:00
Awakening Joy

Please join us as we explore the principles and practices that Awaken Joy.  The program is Buddhist-based and backed by the findings of neuroscientists.  We will use James Baraz’s book, “Awakening Joy:  10 Steps that will put you on the Road to Real Happiness” as our guide.  The ten steps we will focus on are Intention, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Finding Joy in Difficult Times, Integrity, The Joy of Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Connection with Others, Compassion and The Joy of Being.  The format for each class will include guided meditations, readings, discussion questions, tools to us to create more joy in your life, sharing, connecting, laughing and singing

Facilitator:  Joan Redding

Date:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, January through May

Time:  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Location:  Children’s Chapel

Fee:  $20.00

 

04/25/2018
10:00am -12:00
Elder Journey
Bortin Hall

Want some great conversation?  Try Elder Journey. This group of seniors meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in our Bortin Hall and is lead by Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi.  Wonderful people, wonderful conversations.

04/28/2018
9:15am -11:00
Shared Housing Workshop
Bortin Hall

Saturday, Apr. 28 – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in  Bortin Hall –  Have an extra bedroom in your home? Learn how you might safely and successfully share the space with someone in need of shelter.

RSVP on our Eventbrite Page

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04/29/2018
2:00pm -4:00
Beloved Conversations
Children’s Chapel

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to reform/refuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.  This year participants will have a chance to attend the kick-off retreat facilitated by the Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Linda Russell (to be held Friday evening January 26 and all day Saturday, January 27) and twice a month on Sundays.

05/01/2018 - 05/12/2018
12:00am -12:00
2018 MDUUC Photo Directory!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY!

Be Included in Our 2018 MDUUC Photo Directory!
Sessions will be held May 1-5 & May 8-12

We are partnering with Lifetouch for professional photography for our new photo directory.

It’s convenient!

Lifetouch will photograph at MDUUC. In your one-hour session you will:

  • Be professionally photographed
  • Immediately view your photographs
  • Be able to purchase photography gifts

Each family will receive a complimentary 8×10 photograph and directory for participating.

Book your session now:
 https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/y9lvztvx/

05/01/2018
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

05/01/2018
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 while we improv…).

Facilitators: Bill Younger and Ben Yates

05/02/2018
5:30pm -6:15
Vespers (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

Led by Intern Minister Natalie Malter.

05/04/2018
12:00pm -1:00
Grief Group
Oak Room

MDUUC’s grief group meets on the first Friday of the month from noon to 1 (to allow folks working locally to join us on their lunch hour.) Rev. Leslie Takahashi and the rest of the ministry team leads these discussions which allow people a supportive space in which to process their grief.

05/04/2018 - 05/05/2018
5:00pm -1:00
A Sleepover at the Church
Bortin Hall

Save the Date for A Sleepover at the Church?!?! Yep, we are going to do this on May 4-5—have a family-oriented campout on our beautiful campus.  We will We can stay up late and see the stars and get up early and see the wildlife that you only see around dawn.  We will finish off with a pancake breakfast.  So bring your sleeping bag and your padding and join us.  We will have songs and fun and games and make dinner together.   Hosted by Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Indigo Lewis.

RSVP on our Eventbrite Page.

RSVP NOW

05/06/2018
2:00pm -4:00
Beloved Conversations
Children’s Chapel

Beloved Conversations is an experiential curriculum that provides a space to reform/refuse the brokenness of racism into new patterns of thought and behavior ushering in social and spiritual healing. New ways of being are learned through the actions of conversation and probing dialogue.  This year participants will have a chance to attend the kick-off retreat facilitated by the Rev. Leslie Takahashi and Linda Russell (to be held Friday evening January 26 and all day Saturday, January 27) and twice a month on Sundays.

05/07/2018
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

05/08/2018
1:00pm -3:00
Awakening Joy

Please join us as we explore the principles and practices that Awaken Joy.  The program is Buddhist-based and backed by the findings of neuroscientists.  We will use James Baraz’s book, “Awakening Joy:  10 Steps that will put you on the Road to Real Happiness” as our guide.  The ten steps we will focus on are Intention, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Finding Joy in Difficult Times, Integrity, The Joy of Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Connection with Others, Compassion and The Joy of Being.  The format for each class will include guided meditations, readings, discussion questions, tools to us to create more joy in your life, sharing, connecting, laughing and singing

Facilitator:  Joan Redding

Date:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, January through May

Time:  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Location:  Children’s Chapel

Fee:  $20.00

 

05/09/2018
10:00am -12:00
Elder Journey
Bortin Hall

Want some great conversation?  Try Elder Journey. This group of seniors meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in our Bortin Hall and is lead by Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi.  Wonderful people, wonderful conversations.

05/09/2018
7:30pm -8:15
Evening Song
MDUUC Sanctuary

Give yourself the gift of musical meditation in the company of fellow travelers on the journey!  Evening Song is a program of quiet singing and chanting, which also includes a time of shared silence.  Relax, decompress, and nurture your spirit on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm.
Facilitator:  Jo Gelinas and friends
Dates:  2nd Wednesdays
Time:  7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Location:  Sanctuary
Fee:  none

 

05/12/2018
9:30am -1:30
Breath And Spirit
Bortin Hall

Join us for our half-day retreats, which feature opportunities to calm your brain, rest your heart and restore your spirit. By spending time in reflective and meditative practices, you will find yourself able to build a new resilience…

05/15/2018
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 while we improv…).

Facilitators: Bill Younger and Ben Yates

05/19/2018
9:00am -10:30
Changes: Navigating Life’s Turns

Change comes, whether we like it or not. Abrupt or gradual, deliberate or by chance, joyous or sorrowful―life’s transitions are inevitable. Are you navigating through a time of change and transition in your life? Join in a conversation as we tend our spirits together in our ever-evolving lives.

Facilitator: Rev. Neal Anderson
Dates: Saturday March 3March 31April 21May 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Panera Bread, 744 Bancroft, Walnut Creek
Fee: $10

Please register on our Eventbrite page (you will be taken to a new page)

Please note that you can still opt to pay by check at the event onsite on Eventbrite. We appreciate your RSVP.

Register Now

05/22/2018
1:00pm -3:00
Awakening Joy

Please join us as we explore the principles and practices that Awaken Joy.  The program is Buddhist-based and backed by the findings of neuroscientists.  We will use James Baraz’s book, “Awakening Joy:  10 Steps that will put you on the Road to Real Happiness” as our guide.  The ten steps we will focus on are Intention, Mindfulness, Gratitude, Finding Joy in Difficult Times, Integrity, The Joy of Letting Go, Loving Ourselves, Connection with Others, Compassion and The Joy of Being.  The format for each class will include guided meditations, readings, discussion questions, tools to us to create more joy in your life, sharing, connecting, laughing and singing

Facilitator:  Joan Redding

Date:  2nd & 4th Tuesdays, January through May

Time:  1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.

Location:  Children’s Chapel

Fee:  $20.00

 

05/23/2018
10:00am -12:00
Elder Journey
Bortin Hall

Want some great conversation?  Try Elder Journey. This group of seniors meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in our Bortin Hall and is lead by Lead Minister Rev. Leslie Takahashi.  Wonderful people, wonderful conversations.

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