New Announcements & Events Posted 9-20-18

 

Fri., Sept. 21, The Ministerial Search Committee Needs YOU to participate in the Search Process! There are only two weeknight (9/21 & 9/26) and two Sunday(9/23 & 9/30) Cottage Conversations left for the Ministerial Search Committee to receive your insights on who we are as a congregation and your hopes and dreams for a new parish minister.
New or old or in-between, your views ARE important. Details and sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pEdRnwpf0blximLVHYqYYOFTZWlw-bER-gE9JZVE2oY/edit#gid=0
If you have questions, please contact MSC Secretary Donna Fujioka.

Sun. Sep. 23, Orientation to Membership Class, Noon-2 PM, 3rd floor. All are welcome to Join us! This class is for visitors, new members, and long-time members seeking deeper connection.  It is here to help you decide whether Unitarian Universalism and First Unitarian are a good faith community for you to journey with.  It also helps you find your place at UUOakland and get connected to other church members. Orientation to Membership: Fourth Sundays at 12:00 noon, following the worship service Starr King Room, first floor. (**Please note in Sept. we will meet on the third floor.) For more information, contact Rev. Sheri revsheri@uuoakland.org, or the Community Connections Team, connectionsteam@uuoakland.org, or stop by the Sunday Welcome Table.

Sun. Sep. 23, Last Chance To Register for the All-Church Retreat (Retreat is Oct. 5-7)Register in Wendte Hall! Hey UU Oaklanders! You know you want to come spend a weekend in the woods with us up near Occidental, October 5-7th!!  We’ve updated the website with more details at https://uuoakland.org/church-retreat/ AND we now have an online-registration option REGISTER ONLINE https://goo.gl/forms/2tvFQCajFAEUuoY12  We’re offering one last chance to register in Wendte Hall this Sunday after service!  Please stop by to sign up or get answers to your questions. You can also email churchretreat@uuoakland.org.

 

Sun. Sep. 23, Cottage Conversation, Noon-1:30, Starr King Room.

This is the third to last Cottage Conversation left. So, grab some food from the Potluck and join us for the Ministerial Search Committee to receive your insights on who we are as a congregation and your hopes and dreams for a new parish minister. New or old or in-between, your views ARE important. Details and sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pEdRnwpf0blximLVHYqYYOFTZWlw-bER-gE9JZVE2oY/edit#gid=0

If you have questions, please contact MSC Secretary Donna Fujioka: immig.atty@gmail.com.

Sun., Sept. 23, Potluck Returns!, After Service, Wendte Hall. 4th Sunday Potlucks after Service will resume on Sun., Sept. 23. Please join us as we break bread and sit with each other in community. We hope to see you then! Questions? Please contact Ron Weisberg.

Wed. 9/26, Cottage Conversation in Piedmont, 7-8:30, Email for address. This is the second to last Cottage Conversation. Please join the Ministerial Search Committee to receive your insights on who we are as a congregation and your hopes and dreams for a new parish minister. New or old or in-between, your views ARE important. Details and sign-up: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pEdRnwpf0blximLVHYqYYOFTZWlw-bER-gE9JZVE2oY/edit#gid=0

If you have questions, please contact MSC Secretary Donna Fujioka: immig.atty@gmail.com.

 

Sun., Sept.30, Cottage Conversation, 12-1:30, Starr KIng Room. This is the LAST. Yes, the LAST Cottage (See Wed. 9/26 for details!)

 

New Announcements This Week. Healthy Snacks for Boost! West Oakland Tutoring Program Students!Help Nourish Boost! West Oakland Kids so their brains can be fed as well! Please bring healthy snacks and beverages to Church for the 3-5th graders at Lafayette/Martin Luther King Elementary School that we tutor/mentor through Boost! West Oakland. Please drop your snacks and beverages into the barrel that’s located in the Church narthex. The children appreciate your generosity! Questions? Please contact: Kate Lenhardt.

 

Forming A Committee on Right Relations- Would you, or someone you know, be great for this committee? The Board of Trustees is seeking church members to form a Committee on Right Relations that would oversee a Conflict Resolution Policy and Process. Conflicts arise, and we often struggle with how to manage them. We believe that most conflicts can and will be resolved, and that a Committee on Right Relations can guide our church community towards a healthy approach to the management, resolution and transformation of conflict.

Questions? Please contact your Board board@uuoakland.org.

 

Church Communications Report – from Committee on Shared Ministry. At the August Board meeting the Committee on Shared Ministry (CoSM) presented their report on Church Communication Effectiveness. The Board accepted the report and felt that it was important to disseminate it to congregants. We think that this assessment, and the actions that are taken to implement its recommendations will enable First Unitarian to become an even better functioning program church. You may access the report by clicking on this link: https://uuoakland.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CoSM-Comms-Assessment-8.27.18.docx

Get Your Money NOW! Here at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, we nurture the spiritual needs of our liberal religious community. And, we need your help to look after the business side of things that keeps our church going. If you are involved in helping to organize any event at the church and  you have spent your own money on a pre-approved expense, please know that the reimbursement request must be submitted to the church office as soon as possible (and no later than 8 days into the following month.) Here is the link to the new reimbursement form, which can be found on our website. This is a slightly different process than has been used in the past and we want to ensure that the transition goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to office@uuoakland.org at once. Here is the link to the new reimbursement form. Please note that a link will also be uploaded to the church website soon!