Date/Time

Event

12/16/2017
11:00am -1:00
Life Passages

Are you going through a time of change and transition in your life? Join in a conversation about how we tend our spirits when our worlds are evolving.

Fee: $10
Meets at a local breakfast place, contact denise@mduuc.org for info

Facilitator:  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

12/19/2017
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 for any tweens or teens who want to come.”

Facilitator:  Johanna McShane

12/19/2017
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 while we improv…).

Facilitators: Bill Younger and Ben Yates

12/20/2017
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 at our Community Dinner 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. Children are free at dinner.

12/20/2017
7:30pm -8:30
Healing Space for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Assault
MDUUC Sanctuary

Healing Space for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Assault. The “Me Too” conversation across the nation has highlighted the huge number of people who have been impacted by sexual harassment and assault.  We will offer a special healing space on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m..  People of all gender identifications who have been affected by this form of violence are invited to participate and also to join us for Vespers and for the last Community Dinner of the year.  Contact Rev. Leslie Takahashi at 925-914-7373 if you need more information.  This will be a quiet time for sharing and healing.

12/20/2017
7:30pm -8:45
Ministers' Class - Justice Unfurled (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

This year our midweek Ministers’ class will focus on the underlying information beneath today’s activism.  Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi will provide the foundational concepts upon which contemporary faith-based movements are grounded.  We will provide the facts and theories to help you navigate the conflicts all around us (and remember, knowledge is power!) Come and learn about the critical justice issues of our times and how they relate to our efforts to make a difference.

12/25/2017
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

01/01/2018
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

01/02/2018
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 for any tweens or teens who want to come.”

Facilitator:  Johanna McShane

01/02/2018
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

01/02/2018
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

01/03/2018
5:30pm -6:15
Vespers (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

Led by Intern Minister Natalie Malter.

01/03/2018
7:30pm -8:45
Ministers' Class - Justice Unfurled (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

This year our midweek Ministers’ class will focus on the underlying information beneath today’s activism.  Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi will provide the foundational concepts upon which contemporary faith-based movements are grounded.  We will provide the facts and theories to help you navigate the conflicts all around us (and remember, knowledge is power!) Come and learn about the critical justice issues of our times and how they relate to our efforts to make a difference.

01/10/2018
7:30pm -8:15
Second Wednesdays Meditation
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.

Facilitator:  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

01/16/2018
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 for any tweens or teens who want to come.”

Facilitator:  Johanna McShane

01/16/2018
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

01/17/2018
7:30pm -8:45
Ministers' Class - Justice Unfurled (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

This year our midweek Ministers’ class will focus on the underlying information beneath today’s activism.  Revs. Neal Anderson and Leslie Takahashi will provide the foundational concepts upon which contemporary faith-based movements are grounded.  We will provide the facts and theories to help you navigate the conflicts all around us (and remember, knowledge is power!) Come and learn about the critical justice issues of our times and how they relate to our efforts to make a difference.

01/20/2018
11:00am -1:00
Life Passages

Are you going through a time of change and transition in your life? Join in a conversation about how we tend our spirits when our worlds are evolving.

Fee: $10
Meets at a local breakfast place, contact denise@mduuc.org for info

Facilitator:  Rev. Leslie Takahashi

01/20/2018
5:30pm -8:30
An Evening in Transylvania - A Hungarian Benefit Dinner
Bortin Hall

The Partner Church Committee at MDUUC invites you to join us for an Evening in Transylvania. The dinner< featuring Hungarian Goulash (and vegetarian alternative) and a program with pictures and a narrative about Transylvania and children performing Hungarian dances will raise money to provide scholarships to children in our partner church in Erdoszentgyorgy, Transylvania.

If persons have different dietary restrictions reserve separately.

01/20/2018
5:30pm -8:30
Transylvanian Scholarship Raffle
Bortin Hall

Buy raffle tickets to provide scholarships for two high school students from our Partner Church in Transylvania, Romania. The winner will get two nights in a Nob Hill condo in San Francisco this year, including parking. (Sold for $600 at a Serve-U.)  More Info (pdf)

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