Upcoming Events

Climate Change Lecture Sunday, April 23

Join us on Earth Day, April 23, at 2:00 p.m. in Parish Hall. Karl Hutterer, Ph.D., and former Executive Director of the Museum of Natural History will discuss the dramatic evidence of climate change and what each of us can do to make a difference! Come with your questions—Karl has a deep knowledge of the subject and enjoys lively discussions. A reception will follow when you can meet this engaging leader in the fight against climate change.

For our last lecture on Sunday, May  21, Ted Anagnoson, Professor of Political Science, will speak on Trump’s policies. Ample Q&A time is included. For more information, contact John Warnock.

Click here to visit our Great Decisions page.

Women’s Group Meets Monday, April 24

Join us on Monday, April 10, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in La Paz Lounge. USSB member Cheryl Snell will discuss her journey to the Standing Rock encampment protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as the events that have occurred since her stay there. All are welcome!

Transitions Into and From “The Evening of Life” Wednesday, April 26

This class, led by USSB member Sue Fisher, next meets on Wednesday, April 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Blake Lounge. We’ll meet biweekly and discuss the following books:

One copy of each book is available in the Bookstall for borrowing; otherwise, copies are available locally at Chaucer’s, or online from your favorite bookseller. For more information, call Sue at (207) 522-0771.

Transcending the Times Wednesday, April 26

It’s the last week for our Transcending the Times series! Check out our final offering:

Coloring and Collaging with Rev. Caitlin from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in Parish Hall. The final offering for our Transcending the Times Spiritual Series is all about art as a spiritual practice. We’ll gather together in Parish Hall to create collages and color mandalas – using these mediums as way to sink into beauty together.

Meditation for Activists with Ken Collier from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Gather in the sanctuary with our minister emeritus for a practice of seated silent meditation.

Potluck Game Night Friday, April 28

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


Friday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. in Parish Hall Alliance will present Steve Jacobsen for La Casa de Maria to give a talk entitled, “Death and Dying: From Global Spiritual Traditions to Postmodern California.” We will take a journey through the different ways spiritual traditions have viewed death and dying by focusing on the specific stories of their founders – from Moses to Buddha, Socrates to Jesus, Mohammed to Citizen Kane, and current trends in our own culture and community. We will rely primarily on story and image.

Join us the first Friday of each month for a stimulating presentation and the tea which follows. All are welcome: USSB congregants, friends. neighbors, men and women of all ages. Your contribution of some goodies to share make our tea a delicious afternoon treat. We look forward to welcoming you.

Unitarian Universalist History Film Series Sunday, May 7

Rev. Caitlin presents a movie series on the first Sunday of each month in Parish Hall at 2:00 p.m. 

“From Eve’s Fair Hand” Sunday, May 7

DramaDogs created an original theater performance piece in honor of Women’s History Month – From Eve’s Fair Hand. Originally performed at the Faulkner Gallery, the Unitarian Society is pleased to present this piece Sunday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. in the USSB Sanctuary.

Through recorded history, women have been relegated to a role of submission and silence. Yet daring women spoke up – and wrote. This staged reading features poetic monologues by such women as Aphra Behn, George Sand, and Virginia Woolf by poet and playwright Terre Ouwehand, with monologues of earlier writers and the connecting narrative written by Jinny Webber. Each of these women writers rebelled in her own unique fashion against the social norms of her day. Suggested Donation: General: $10.00; seniors, students, and military: $5.00. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to Domestic Violence Solutions.

Monthly Vegan Potluck Sunday, May 7

Our next USSB vegan potluck will be Sunday, May 7 at 6:15 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.

USSB Book Discussion Group Tuesday, May 16

Meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in La Paz Lounge. The next meeting will be May 16.

Science Night Tuesday, May 16

Meets 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. Join us in Blake Lounge Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. 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 are enjoying the series from the History Channel entitled, “The Universe: The Mega Collection.”

Advance Care Directive Workshop Wednesday, May 17 

The Alliance for Living and Dying Well offers an Advance Care Directive workshop in Jefferson Hall from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This free workshop provides 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.

Click here for a basic calendar of each month’s events at USSB.

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