Announcements 8/30/19

Sun., Sept.2, First Cottage Conversation
After Worship in the Starr King Room. Share your insights, hopes and dreams for our next minister at our first Cottage Conversation co-sponsored by the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Team.

We need your input to make this search a success. Bring your laptop/iPad/phone to complete your questionnaire online (preferred) but paper copies will also be available. Snacks served; child care available. Sign-up preferred for sufficient food: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AuAiLw9sY6Ua0ZtyzmWVR-FR_nEhu6whiONXc4rSkBQ/edit?usp=gmail#gid=0

Sat, Sept 8, International RISE for Climate March
10 AM – 2 PM, Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco (see map for meeting location. If you have a yellow shirt, please wear it so we can better locate each other). RISE for Climate March — You Want to Be There!
8 AM: Meditation, Ferry Park
9:15 AM: Interfaith Service, Ferry Park
10 AM: Shabbat Service, Ferry Park
10 AM: Gather for Music & Celebration, Embarcadero Plaza
11 AM: March to Civic Center
12 PM: Resource Fair and Mural Painting, Civic Center

Thousands from around the world will join to raise awareness and encourage action to address climate change. Go to ca.riseforclimate.org for a list of activities around the Bay Sept 12-14.

Wed., Sept. 12, NO COAL IN OAKLAND Protest
12 PM-1:30 PM, Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., San Francisco on Mission between 3rd and 4th. Join Earth Justice Associates as we protest the Bank of Montreal’s financial support for the Oakland Coal Terminal. This is a RISE for Climate Justice Event. Questions? Please contact: EJA@uuoakland.org.

Sat., Sept. 15, Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Participate with the Search Team in a “Beyond Categorical Thinking” (BCT) workshop on Saturday, September 15 from 1-4:00 pm. This program is designed to promote inclusive thinking and prevent unfair discrimination during our search for a settled minister and utilizes conversations and case studies of actual events from other UU congregations. Originally concerned with issues of gender, race, sexual orientation, and disability, it now includes gender identity, ethnicity, mental health, class, age, and size. Look for our upcoming sign-up sheet. Questions? Please contact Donna Fujioka.

Sun., Sept 9 (& Sept. 16) Registration for the All Church Retreat!
We’ll be hosting a registration table in Wendte Hall following worship September 9 and 16. The deadline to register is September 16. Scholarships are available, and all are welcome. To volunteer with registration and programming, please contact churchretreat@uuoakland.org.

Thurs., Sept. 27, Church Book Group Meeting
7:30-9:30 PM, in Berkeley. This month’s book is “Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams” by Matthew Walker (head of the sleep lab at UC Berkeley). You’ll enjoy the friendly atmosphere and in-depth discussion. Contact Emily.Stoper@gmail.com for location and accessibility questions.

Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7, All-Church Retreat at Westminster Woods!
Come join your church family for games, hiking, crafts and more in the redwoods of Sonoma County. Details to come at https://uuoakland.org/church-retreat. We’ll be hosting a registration table in Wendte Hall following worship September 9 and 16. The deadline to register is September 16. Scholarships are available, and all are welcome. To volunteer with registration and programming, please contact churchretreat@uuoakland.org.