Vespers at 7:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room with Rev. Greg Ward.
Luminescence: Adult Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Bryan Baker. New singers are welcome to come explore wonderful choral music.
The annual Awards, Canvass, and Election Congregational Meeting will be held immediately after the 11:00 a.m. service on February 8, 2015 (only one service on this date). Among the items on the agenda are:
NOTE THE HUGE CHANGE! There will be food available (for a small charge) and we will be meeting in the Social Hall! THANK YOU.
Love Songs & Chocolate! A full buffet of songs and delicious desserts in a bright array from Broadway to opera to jazz, all in the Casual cabaret setting. Chocolate treats to satisfy the most fervent chocoholic. The resplendent and varied melodies of love fill February's services. Luminescence sings, Susan Mashiyama plays the harp, Muse Crossing plays and sings, and we’ll have fun and cheery duets for piano and organ. 7:30 p.m., Saturday, February 14. This is a fundraiser for UUCB's general fund; tickets are $20 and $15, available at the door and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1157912. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Speaking of fun - join the Stewardship Team on February 15 at 12:30 p.m. - Love STORIES and Chocolate, when all are invited to sing, speak, and eat in the Social Hall!
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. in the Social Hall, we will be having another Building Projects Information Session to inform the congregation of our progress on the projects of removing ailing trees and renovating the terrace. This is your opportunity to see the work on your church taking shape! We hope to see you there.
Power of Myth at the Movies led by Richard Stromer, Ph.D.
First Tuesday of each month, Feb. 3, 2014 - June 2, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Fireside Room
Suggested donation: $ 60 for series, $ 8 for individual sessions.
Next meeting: February 3, A Beautiful Mind (2001)
One-Day Dream Workshop with Jeremy Taylor led by Jeremy Taylor
Saturday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Sanctuary Chancel
Please bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided.
Six-Week Dream Workshop led by Jeremy Taylor
Six Tuesdays, February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 from 7:00 – 9:15 p.m., Fireside Room
CCISCO (Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Organization)
CCISCO helps everyday people win extraordinary victories by providing a vehicle for them to speak, act and engage in the public arena. We believe in the power of relationships and that by acting together on our common values, we can imagine and create a more just, equitable and inclusive world. CCISCO is committed to building civic engagement and increasing public participation by those most affected by injustice in Contra Costa County. We are a multi-racial, multi-generational, interfaith federation of 20 member institutions representing 38,000 families across our region.
THE KING'S BRIDE - An intergenerational Worship Service which is designed to be a soap opera of how to find 'true love' and points out that 'love' and 'drama' often go hand in hand. By looking at the struggle for love in the kingdom, a king and the good people of the land learn a lot about themselves, each other and the importance of love. QUESTION: What about love do we learn when we strip off all the drama often found within romance?"
8:30 AM Childcare Available - Skytown Building
9:00 AM All Ages Worship
9:30 AM Coming of Age class - Family Ministry Office
9:30 AM Parent Support Group - Safir Room
10:00 AM Youth & Children's Choir Rehearsal - Meditation Room
11:00 AM All Ages Worship
12:30 PM Youth Ministry at UUCB and Beyond - Fireside Room – Childcare and lunch provided. In this meeting there will be an in depth discussion about recent events with the District Youth Program. Our response and follow up on decisions made at the Congregational Meeting.
Personal Theology – Matthew Fox, ““Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for our Times,” 10:00 a.m., Fireside Room
Humanist Connections – “Humanist Ethics,” Earl Williamson - 12:30 p.m., Safir Room
Begin or end your week with a Sundown Meditation service, starting up again in this month. This is a great way to reinforce this spiritual practice with others in the Fireside Room or Atrium as we silently contemplate the sun slipping behind the mountains. Note that times vary with sunset: Today at 5:15 p.m. Please find a complete list of dates and times on the worship page of the UUCB web site.
Mist Tree Moon Circle 20th Anniversary - 7:00 p.m. February 1, 2015 at UUCB, Fireside Room. Facilitated by Allyson Rickard; phone (510) 482-5968 to RSVP.
Worship at UUCB
Sundays in February
September—May Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Summer Worship at 10:00 a.m. May 16 - August 31
Feburary’s Theme: “Love”
THE KING'S BRIDE - An intergenerational Worship Service which is designed to be a soap opera of how to find 'true love' and points out that 'love' and 'drama' often go hand in hand. By looking at the struggle for love in the kingdom, a king and the good people of the land learn a lot about themselves, each other, and the importance of love. QUESTION: What about love do we learn when we strip off all the drama often found within romance?
February 8 (One service at 11:00 a.m.)
HERE IF YOU NEED ME - Have you ever been needed by someone who was facing an unthinkable situation - one in which it seemed like the universe was unbearably cruel and unkind - and were afraid to show up because you knew not what to say? And yet, you had to show up, because the love you felt for the person made it unthinkable to stay away? What is it that allows us to say, "I'm here if you need me" and what do you bring with you when they call?
Congregational Meeting in the Social Hall immediately following the service.
THE MYTHS AND REALITIES OF TRUE LOVE - Valentine’s Day, at least as it's described by Hallmark, is filled with swooning and fawning, batting eyes, and falling in love. But what happens after the card has been read, kisses have been shared, and all the candy hearts have been finished off? That's when we get to see if the love we worked for is the love that's true. QUESTION: What is 'true love' and how does it differ from the schmaltzy, commercialized, 'Hallmark' understanding of love?
Bob Miess, Ministerial Settlement Representative (MSR) from the Pacific Central District, preaches on how to find the next settled minister.
Sundown Meditation Service
Begin or end your week with a Sundown Meditation Service. This is a great way to reinforce this spiritual practice with others in the Fireside room as we silently contemplate the sun slipping behind the mountains. Note that times vary with sunset:
- Jan 18 5:00
- Jan 25 5:15
- Feb 1 5:15
- Feb 8 5:30
- Feb 15 5:30
- Feb 22 5:45
- Mar 1 5:45
- Mar 8 7:00 PDT
- Mar 15 7:00 TBD
- Mar 22 7:15
- Mar 29 7:15
Questions? More information? Please email Suzanne Yada.
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