Week of 8/22 Updates

Search Team Survey September
Perhaps the most important part of our congregation’s search process is to describe accurately who we are and our hopes, dreams, and concerns.

After every service in September plus three more (TBA), we will be holding Cottage Conversations followed by a written survey. Child care available; snacks served.

The survey will be released online in early September to preview; we prefer you complete it after a Cottage Convo since hearing the needs and preferences of others can inform one’s responses on our needs. immig.atty@gmail.com

If possible, we ask that you sign up in advance so that we know how many people are coming. Sign-up preferred:

Sun., Sept.2, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM, First Sundays For Racial Justice: Kick off Survey September Cottage Conversations, Starr King Room. Please join us and participate in our First Sundays for Anti-Racism/Anti-Oppression meeting. This month’s meeting will be co-sponsored by the Ministerial Search Committee (MSC19) and kick off Survey September Cottage Conversations. In a departure from our usual practice, People of Color will be invited to speak first or otherwise take a central place. Additional time at the end will be provided for caucusing, so this meeting may last longer than usual.

YES!! An Earth Justice Shout Out to First Unitarian Church of Oakland Members Who signed the Letter to Governor Brown.
Jerry Brown has been Governor of California for almost 16 years. He promoted renewable energy and California leads that movement. However, he has not supported the massive efforts to curtail fossil fuel development. This letter, Brown’s Last Chance, notes his missed opportunities to stop fracking, stop new leases to oil companies, and to join the No Coal in Oakland movement. This letter outlines the massive disappointment by his inaction. Our signature is one of 700+ on the letter.

Sun., Sept. 16th, Earth Justice Associates Meeting
11:45 -1:45PM, Please join us on the 3rd-floor foyer.
At this meeting, we will build on the enthusiasm generated by the Rise for Climate events of the previous week.
Topics include:
– Plan for our upcoming event: Climate Passion? Take Action! on Sept 23rd.
– Discuss our next projects for ‘greening’ our own nest, this historic building.
– Increase ‘find-the-correct-bin’ recycling participation at church and at home.
– Increase our number of active EJA participants: You?

09-08-2018 International RISE for Climate March
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco.

Gather at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 8th, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco.
Thousands from California and around the world join to raise awareness of climate change activity and encourage action to address the changes.
Watch this space and notices around the church for more details.

Check ca.riseforclimate.org for the week’s activities Sept 12 – 14.