Week of 2/14/19 New Events & Info

This Week’s “Coffee Hour” & Just a Little Bit More.  After the worship service this week, join in Wendte Hall for “bountiful snacks.” Our February celebration and special sermons have been generating a lot of buzz; come and catch up with an old friend and meet someone new. Questions? Please contact: FUCO150@uuoakland.org.

Sun., Feb. 17, Many Paths to First Unitarian Faith Sharing program, 12PM – 1PM, Starr King Room. Many Paths to First Unitarian welcomes Mark Savage, a long-time member who took a 5-year detour to All Soul’s Church in D.C. and has recently rejoined us. Mark will recount his faith journey “from Southern Methodist and Southern Baptist grandparents, to Lutheran Sunday school in Blair, Nebraska, to atheism, shifting to—spoiler alert—agnosticism, arriving at First Unitarian.” Questions? Please contact Carol Emert carolemert1@gmail.com

Tues., Feb. 19, Sharing Circle, 7 -8:30 PM, Hamilton Hall. Please join us for a Sharing Circle, a forum intended to provide Congregants a spiritual container in which everyone can speak what is on their heart and mind about current events in the life of our church. Pastor Jacqueline and several members of your Board of Trustees will be in attendance. Questions? Please Contact Michael Fitzhugh michael@objectif.org

Tues., Feb. 27, Board Nomination Tea, 7 PM – 8:30 PM, Third Floor Lobby. Explore becoming a member of the Board of Trustees! Join members of the Nominating Committee, the current Board, and Pastor Jacqueline to gather information, share concerns, and discuss this exciting opportunity to shape the mission and vision of our church. Learn about the many and varied possibilities for leadership during this transitional phase in our congregation’s journey. See you there! Questions? Please reach out to Nicole Fitzhugh.

Thurs., Feb. 28, Church Book Group Meeting, 7:30 – 9:30 PM. This month’s book is “How to Change your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence,” by Michael Pollan. All are welcome! For location and accessibility information, please contact Emily.

SAVE THE DATE! Fri.- Sun., July 19 (3 PM) – July 21 (12 PM), Women’s Retreat: “Embracing Our Wild and Precious Lives,” Redwood Glen Retreat Center in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join us for a fun-filled weekend in the redwoods.  Make deeper connections with UU sisters while crafting, dancing, singing, hiking, swimming, meditating, and of course, sharing our lives. Childcare is complimentary.  See you there! Questions? Please email  Karen

An Update from your Ministerial Search Committee! Last month your Search Committee reviewed Ministerial Records (LONG profiles) and selected ministers for video interviews. We have since invited semi-finalists for weekend dates to meet them face-to-face and hear them preach. If we find the right match, we will extend our offer on March 28. Our candidate will hopefully accept our invitation to preach and meet you from April 28 to May 5. At the end, you will vote on whether to call that person and extend our rose.