Date/Time

Event

10/21/2017
10:00am -3:00
The Science of Happiness
Bortin Hall

“When we get what we want, why doesn’t that always make us happy? Our relationships are embedded in the pursuit or loss of happiness. This course is an interdisciplinary review of research and theories that explain our experience of happiness. Topics include the transient nature of happiness, our brain’s biological happiness system, the effects of […]

10/21/2017
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

10/22/2017
5:00pm -6:00
Free Concert -- Violin and Piano
MDUUC Sanctuary

The MDUUC Music Committee presents Lino Rivera, a former pianist at MDUUC and piano professor at St. Mary’s College in a short recital with Swiss violinist Jan Dobrzelewski. Music of Ravel, Debussy and Bay Area composer Martin Rokeach will be presented. You won’t want to miss this performance by a pair of world-class performers! Donations […]

10/23/2017
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

10/25/2017
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.

10/25/2017
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. […]

10/25/2017
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 […]

10/28/2017
9:00am -10:30
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 […]

11/01/2017
5:30pm -6:15
Vespers (On first and third Wednesdays)
MDUUC Sanctuary

Led by Intern Minister Natalie Malter.

11/01/2017
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. […]

11/01/2017
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 […]

11/06/2017
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

11/06/2017
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

11/07/2017
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 […]

11/07/2017
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

11/07/2017
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 […]

11/08/2017
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. […]

11/08/2017
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

11/11/2017
9:30am -12:30
Getting to Know UU
Bortin Hall

Are you new to MDUUC? Or relatively new? Or experienced enough to begin to wonder what this whole Unitarian Universalist thing is about anyway? If you want to learn more about our faith, this congregation, what we believe, where we come from and how you can take the next step in getting to know us, […]

11/13/2017
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

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