Upcoming Events

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group continues Wednesday, April 18

Join us Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. For more information, visit www.ussb.org/great-decisions-group and feel free to attend if you are curious about the topic and our program! We have four sessions yet remaining! The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group meets every other week. Our program runs through May 16. Questions? Email John Warnock, or visit our Great Decisions page.

“The Sweet Spot” Sunday, April 22

Please join us after services on Sunday, April 22 for an afternoon of discovery and discussion in this special workshop, “The Sweet Spot: A Vision for Religious Education” from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh. Click here for details and to RSVP for lunch.

Women’s Group Meets Monday, April 23

Join us from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. Reflecting on Earth Day, 2018. On this day after Earth Day, 2018,  let’s focus on the Earth and on Nature.  At this meeting we’ve got an opportunity to voice our hopes, thoughts and personal experiences, as we search for positive ways forward. Healthy snacks are always appreciated, and newcomers are always welcome. USSB Women’s Group, which meets the second and fourth Mondays and focuses on general interest subjects and activities of interest to women. We have a variable format, including topical discussions, speakers, group book readings, and open topic meetings. For more information, contact Karen Bradstreet.

Potluck Game Night Friday, April 27

What could be more UU than board games and a potluck dinner? Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Potluck Game Night meets in Parish Hall on the fourth Friday of every month, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. All are welcome!

Alliance Meets Friday, May 4

The Alliance invites you to a program “Power Against Fraud” on Friday, May 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. This presentation by the District Attorney’s office will discuss financial abuse of seniors, which is being called the crime of the 21st century. The program will cover current scams in our community including identity theft, internet fraud, telemarketing/sweepstakes scams, annuity and insurance fraud.  We will learn how seniors can better protect themselves, and what to do if you or someone you know is the target/victim of Elder Financial Abuse.

Join us the first Friday of each month from October to June for a stimulating presentation and the informal talk and delicious afternoon treat that follows. All are welcome: USSB congregants, friends, neighbors, and men and women of all ages. Contributions of some goodies to share is appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you.

Monthly Vegan Potluck Meets Saturday, May 5

Our next vegan potluck will start at 4:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. The commitment for participation is to contribute food that is totally plant-based, i.e., totally vegan. Please bring a dish that serves 10-12 people, and bring utensils, dishes, cups, and napkins. Space is limited to 20-25 people, so be sure to RSVP if you plan to come, and update your RSVP if your plans change. Click here to visit the Vegan Potluck web page, or email Cathy Albanese for more information and to RSVP.

Caravan to Quail Springs Saturday, May 19

Join us on the USSB caravan to Quail Springs Permaculture Farm and Learning Center. Carpools leave USSB at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. We will leave Quail Springs at 3:00 p.m. to return. Driving time is two to two-and-one-half hours. A few need-based stipends are available. To request, please see Cheryl Snell or Rev. Julia between services. More information can be found at www.quailsprings.org. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

Quantum Field Theory and Consciousness Affinity Group meets Monday, May 21

Join us promptly at 7:15 p.m. in Blake Lounge. Gatherings will open with an understandable video describing quantum mechanics and consciousness by leading physicists and metaphysicists, followed by intellectual discussion. We meet the third Monday of each month.

USSB Book Discussion Group meets Tuesday, May 22

This group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. For more information, contact Al Melkonian.

Science Night meets Tuesday, May 22

We meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in Blake Lounge to view and discuss DVDs on science, nature, space, and more. All are welcome to attend. Come for the interesting presentations and the thoughtful discussion that follows. You don’t need to be any kind of expert on science to enjoy this. We will be showing the first program of the Discovery Life series, “Challenges of Life.”

Advance Care Directive Workshop Wednesday, May 23

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well continues with its monthly Advance Care Directive workshops. It’s all happening the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. These free workshops provide trained facilitators and all the materials you need to get the job done. Click here for more information and to register or call the Alliance for Living and Dying Well at (805) 845-5314.


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