July 14, 2021 | Announcements & Events

Friend from Guatemala has suffered cruelty and needs help now

At the border in 2017 the US government E, her daughter, and her grandbaby with members of the accompaniment team

E, her daughter, and her grandbaby with members of the accompaniment team

separated our Guatemalan friend E from her daughter and placed E in a detention center. Later deported to Mexico, E persisted, was granted humanitarian parole, and recently reunited with her daughter. Unfortunately, with others in the family reunification program, she is left to find her own way. But E has us. If you can offer housing, monthly contributions for basic needs, work, or any lead, please contact accompaniment@uuoakland.org. Please spread the word.

Summer Programming for Children On Hold

Summer Programming for Children is on hold through the summer. We will resume Children’s Worship in some form when the Church’s program year begins, currently scheduled for September 26th. At that time we will also schedule Club UU for middle-schoolers and High School Youth Group. Please contact our Children & Family Ministries Coordinator, Nicole Fitzhugh, nicole@uuoakland.org for further information.

Want to Keep Up with the Software Transition Project?

It’s easy: Just visit the software transition project page on the church website. There you’ll find a description of the project scope and list of deliverables, which the operations team has recently approved. Progress updates will be added soon, so check back often. And you can always stay in touch with the software transition team (project manager Jane Voytek, Bill Blakely, Clark Sanford, and Noemi de Guzman) via email at softwareteam@uuoakland.org.

Church Book Group Meeting

Thurs., July 22, 6:30-9:30 PM

The book will be “The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us” by Diane Ackerman.
“Ackerman takes us to the mind-expanding frontiers of science, exploring the fact that the ‘natural’ and the ‘human’ now inescapably depend on one another (New York Times Book Review), with probing intelligence, a clear eye, and an ever-hopeful heart.”

Sounds good, huh? Contact bookgroup@uuoakland.org for a Zoom link.

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Your board of trustees has approved its meeting schedule through March 2022. The meetings will be held generally on the 4th Tuesday monthly, except for June and July, when meetings will be held on the 4th Sunday. The next meeting will be on Sunday, July 25, and will begin with an open comment period at 12:00 PM. Please check all the dates and times, and mark your calendar. Contact board@uuoakland.org with any question.

Environmental Justice News

You can still contact your representatives about requiring local refineries to adopt best practices to reduce air pollution. More info =>Environmental Justice News
SAVE THE DATE –  Sat. Aug. 28 – All-church picnic, organized by EJA
What are YOU thinking and doing about the climate crisis? What would you like to see our congregation do? We want your input! Fill out this survey: https://forms.gle/SbjZa6wfXN9bXyHp9 (need help? contact Heather Macleod)