Week of 8-15-19 New Announcements & Events

Saturday , Aug. 17th , Religious Traditions Discussion Group , 10:30 AM – 12 PM , Room TBA
The third source of UUism acknowledges the wisdom of many religious traditions around the world. All are welcome to join in an investigation of these traditions through guided discussions. Anthony McHugh and Marilyn McMahon will convene this week’s discussion of religion in 19th century America.
For questions, please contact Anthony.

Sun, Aug 18th, Circle of Oak Pagan Gathering, 12 PM – 1 PM, UU Oakland Backyard

Practicing or curious about a spiritual path that honors the Earth as Divine? Join Circle of Oak for our third Sunday gathering!  We’ll gather in sacred circle, ask and answer questions about Earth-based spirituality, and probably craft something.  This month, we will also plan our ritual for the solar holiday of Mabon, the Fall Equinox.  All are welcome!



Wednesday August 28, Crescendo Choir Rehearsals Resume, 7:15-9:00, Starr King Room

Singers rejoice!  Crescendo Choir resumes our regular rehearsal schedule on  Anyone interested in joining our choir is welcome to attend! See you there!

For more information, contact co-directors Stefan Schneider Stefan Schneider or Renee Winton

Fri., Sept. 6, Dayna Kurtz Concert & Fundraiser for the New Orleans Abortion Fund, 7:30 p.m., Wendte Hall
Dayna Kurtz (a beautiful singer/songwriter from New Orleans in a rare Bay Area performance) and Vicki Randle (a local superstar who’s toured with George Benson, Dr. John and others and was a member of the Tonight Show band for 20 years) present a concert in support of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, which supports women from all over the state in receiving services from one of the 3 remaining facilities in Louisiana. These two rarely get to perform together and the evening promises to be a creative mash-up of their two styles of folk, rock, jazz and everything in between.
Come join us for some fun in support of a great cause! For more info: sharonc.dolan@gmail.com.
Joyful Noise is the church group sponsoring this UTunes Coffeehouse Special Benefit Concert.

Board of Trustee’s Report on Transition to Policy Governance    

Since the Board approval of our policy governance structure in February we have done the following:

Operations team
An Operations Team was established in April and has met twice a month since then. The operations team was formed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the church. This transitional team has included the parish minister, the church administrator, and one lay member of the Board of Trustees. The team discusses the following areas at each of its meetings:
• Practices – Shared Ministry
• People and Personnel
• Asset Management
• Financial Management

Program Council
The Program Council, consisting of the programs, ministries, and committees of the church, has met twice since February, and will be meeting on a quarterly basis. The next meeting is on September 15.  The Program Council is still in the process of discussing its role and functions. Topics at Council meetings have included:  Discussion of the JTW assessment and what this means for each program as well as the church. The Council also crafted the Church calendar for the 2019 – 2020 year.