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Good Neighbor for July

Lavender Seniors of the East Bay

Sunday July 18, 2021

9:20 am Personal Theology
ZoomMindful Self-Compassion, Dr. Lynne Henderson. Dr. Henderson has been the Director of the Shyness Institute for over 25 yrs. She is also a faculty member in Continuing Studies at Stanford University. She was a visiting scholar in the Psychology Department from 1994-2007. She studied empathic responses in shy and non-shy college students, and the relationship between “irritating behaviors” and interpersonal motives with Leonard Horowitz. She also conducted research on personality variables related to shyness, and use of technology in the shy and non-shy with Philip Zimbardo. Her clinical research has translated the results of personality theory and social psychology into effective group and individual treatment strategies for shyness and social anxiety disorder, culminating in the Social Fitness Training model. Practitioner and client manuals can be ordered at Currently Dr. Henderson is conducting a qualitative interview study of shy leaders and is investigating mindfulness-based interventions with a focus on compassion. Interest in compassion and acceptance of self and others as an antidote to shame and social avoidance has been ongoing in her treatment of problematic shyness.

11 am Worship Service
Facebook Live and YouTube – Restoring Justice, Restoring Peace. Paul Langston-Daley preaching. Andrea Brown Worship Associate. Restorative Practices are finding their way into popular culture and they offer us solid tools and skill for addressing all kinds of conflict. These practices can (and have already) help reshape education and our criminal justice systems. We honor their foundation, these practices are grounded in indigenous cultures, and explore how they have been adapted to address various kinds of harm, breaches of covenant and help support local decision making. With restorative practices, we learn when we place relationships at the center, a new way can be found.

11:45 am Coffee Hour
Zoom – Click here to join us. Password: 810131. Time subject to change depending on length of service.

1 pm Humanist Connections
ZoomWhy Do We Need Trees? Gail Morrison. For more information, contact Marcia Bates.

The Week, July 19 – 24

Monday, July 19
Deadline for The Week Ahead for July 25. Charis, the Week Ahead editor (hi!), will be on vacation starting July 21. Please submit your entries by today to be included.

9 am Writing Group
Zoom – Contact Kit Hewitt at for additional details.

10 am Women’s Insight Meditation Group
 – Contact Lucinda Young for additional details.

Wednesday, July 21

6 pm Final Vespers of the Online Pandemic Year
Zoom – Hosted by Worship Associates Don Klose and Karen Elliott. Please join us for our final online Social Time and Vespers Service, a time for renewal, connection and spiritual grounding. We conclude with the theme, “Nurturing Hope in Times of Discouragement.” All are welcome! Social Time begins at 6:00 pm; the Vespers Service itself starts at 6:20 pm, concluding at 6:50 pm.

Click here to join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 830 5378 2422
Passcode: chalice

Program Council
Zoom – Contact Jean Gleason or 510-589-3817 for more information.

Upcoming Events

(Sunday) 12:30 pm – Whites Opposing White Supremacy (WOWS). White-identified people who want to challenge racism in yourselves, our community, and our nation welcome! For more information, contact Julia Rogers (510-520-8230 or Click here to join on Zoom or dial 669 900 9128 to call in, Meeting ID: 894 0793 2840
(Sunday) 1 pm – People of Color Caucus (POCC) of the Social Justice Council provides a safe space for racial and ethnic minority members to name, heal and reconcile past and current personal and group racial wounds. For more information, contact Helen Tinsley-Jones at or 510-334-1633.
Summer Fun at Freestone. Get the camping gear ready and gather the kids for a weekend of fun Friday July 30 (5 pm) – Sunday August 1. Bring camping supplies, food, and whatever you need to have some fun. If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Rev. Catherine Boyle at
12:30 pm – Join the Social Justice Council’s Literature, Film & Drama Contingent to discuss the UUA’s Common Read for 2021-22: Breathe: A Letter To My Sons, by Imani Perry. Folks who have reared Black boys (and girls) will be invited to share their stories.

Announcements & Resources

It is with great sadness that we must cancel UUCB’s Myth and Magic Camp this summer due to the high risk of the delta variant of COVID 19 to children. The situation is of too high risk to safely be together. The safety and lives of our children remain priority number one during this fourth wave. Depending on the status of the pandemic, we plan to try again in the winter with a holiday camp. Thank you for your understanding, Rev. Catherine Boyle.
Congrats Grads!
Isabel Augustine
, p. Vicki and Glen Augustine
Milo Campbell, p. Natalie and Kevin Campbell
Trevor Dawkins, p. Richie Dawkins
Lucas Kathol-Voillequé, p. Michelle Voillequé and Andreas Kathol
Isabella Robins, p. Sandy Portillo-Robins and Richard Robins
Lia St. Pierre, p. Michael Armstrong
Nancine (Nan) Wemmer, p. Lucinda Young and Dave Wemmer

UUCB Staff and Board Availability

  • Board listening presence for July is Elaine Miller. Calls, texts, email welcome: or 510-528-2523.
  • Rev. Michelle will be on vacation during the month of July. For pastoral needs, please contact our pastoral associates at
  • Tess Snook O’Riva (Executive Director) works remotely Monday-Friday.
  • Catherine Boyle (Director of Family Ministry) Office hours Tuesday 12:00pm-2:00pm, Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm in This Zoom Room, or by appointment
  • Bryan Baker (Director of Music): works remotely Thursday afternoon, and Friday and Sunday mornings.
  • Antonio Toro (Facilities Manager) works Monday through Friday, 3/4 days.
  • Yao Chao (Custodian) works Monday-Friday.
  • Charis Domador (Connections Coordinator) works remotely Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On vacation July 21 – August 2.
  • Diana Steinbach (Bookkeeper) works remotely Mondays and Thursdays. On vacation July 26 – Aug 6, 2021.

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