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Events

Oct 27, 2021

Afternoon book discussion group “How to Be an Antiracist”

This afternoon Book Discussion Group began on Wed., August 18th at 3:30pm to discuss How to Be an Antiracist, a 2021 Book to Action selection. Our conversation focuses on the central themes of the book, including definitions and examples of antiracism and racism, and discusses how to move from reflection to meaningful action on issues of racial equity. This Group meets on Zoom (every other week). *Please note, this group is in addition to the Monday evening group that started…
Oct 28, 2021
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Orange Coast Choir Rehearsal

Weekly rehearsal of our wonderful Orange Coast Choir, currently taking place on Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/581556612). Contact Beth at musicdirector@ocuuc.org for more information.
Oct 29, 2021

Social Hour

Join your OCUUC family and friends for a social hour on Zoom every Friday! Drop in anytime between 7:30pm and 9:00pm to see what everyone is up to! Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82099524974?pwd=QjdNK1BHKzRoc3FzUytjZ3Jzd0ltQT09 Meeting ID: 820 9952 4974Passcode: 102157One tap mobile+16699006833,,82099524974# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,82099524974# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 820 9952 4974Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbEjSnlgZ
Oct 30, 2021

Stitchwits

Do you knit, crochet, sew, or enjoy any other crafts? Do you believe in using your skills to help others? Then you might be a StitchWit! StitchWits is a group of crafters dedicated to creating handmade items for charity. Stitchwits will be meeting in the Victoria Room at OCUUC on 8/14/2021 at 10:30am. We will also be on Zoom for those who prefer to zoom. Bring whatever project you are working on, or finished projects so we can admire them!…
Oct 31, 2021
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Children’s Religious Education

Religious Education programming occurs in-person at Estancia Park nearby the church campus during the regular church service. All activities are outdoors and masks are required for all leaders and participants. Dropoff begins at 10:15 and pickup no later than noon. Ages: Pre-K through 7th-grade Nursery age children are welcome to attend the worship service in-person with their caregiver. Contact the Director of Religious Education at dre@ocuuc.org with any questions.
Oct 31, 2021
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Youth Group

Youth Group occurs in-person on the church campus during the regular church service. All participants are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Ages: 8th-12th grade Contact the Director of Religious Education at dre@ocuuc.org with any questions.
Oct 31, 2021

Worship Service: We Remember Them

We have lost a lot this year: loved ones, opportunities, and a sense of normalcy. But on this Sunday, Samhain, in many earth-based practices, we take a brief moment to reflect on those who have joined the ancestral realm and the legacy that they leave be-hind as we move forward into our next normal. Mathew Taylor is the guest speaker. In-person worship has resumed! To ensure safety of those in-person, all people coming onsite must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.…
Oct 31, 2021

Spooktacular Costume Parade and Trick or Treat

Halloween falls on a Sunday this year. What a great opportunity to celebrate with our church family! The Religious Education Committee would like to invite everyone to join us at Estancia Park after the service on October 31st for some Halloween fun. Wear a costume, wear a (Covid-safe) mask, and pass out some candy (provided by us) to our Religious Education children and youth. Or just join us for the costume parade! If you have missed seeing our children on…
Nov 2, 2021

Fiction Book Group (Fall Meetings)

More details, including this month’s book title, may be found on the Book Group page. The OCUUC Fiction Book Group will meet on the first Tuesday of the month for the fall meetings: October, November and December and return to first Mondays in January 2022. Meetings are at 7:30 pm on Zoom, and all are welcome to join in the lively discussions. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81104695231?pwd=NVAwY3A5c1M1ak42U0RleE04YW1Tdz09 Meeting ID: 811 0469 5231 Passcode: 488175 One tap mobile: +16699006833,, 83849423328# US (San Jose)+12532158782,,…
Nov 6, 2021

OCUUC Writing Club

Are you interested in writing an article, essays, poems, short stories for OCUUC? There is a new OCUUC Writing Club that is open to all members and friends of OCUUC who are interested in writing written reflections about the monthly themes we use in worship (e.g. Beloved Community, Commitment, Play, Imagination, Curiosity, etc.). The group will gather once a month to go over the themes, discuss how we might write about them, share our writing, and be given support in our writing. Then, twice a year…
Nov 7, 2021

Meditation Group

This is a group that meets twice per month (1st and 3rd Sundays) prior to church services in order to share supported meditation together. There will be sitting and/or walking meditation, and a chance for members to share their experience along the mindfulness path. Currently, we are meeting only on Zoom. First Sundays, Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/712721852?pwd=R1FMZkI1bW45OHljMXYyWjdyZEtDZz09 Meeting ID: 712 721 852 Passcode: 130470 Third Sundays, Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/967363505?pwd=U29JbERnYmlqQm1raWxrdjhTdm9zZz09 Meeting ID: 967 363 505 Passcode: 003378 One tap mobile…
Nov 7, 2021
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Worship Service

In-person worship has resumed! To ensure safety of those in-person, all people coming onsite must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This will be on the honor system, so we do not need to see your vaccine card. Children too young to be eligible for the vaccine are still welcome. There are currently no capacity restrictions in place for Daniels Hall. Masks are always required when indoors. Outdoors, masks and social distancing are encouraged but not required. Even though in-person worship…
Nov 7, 2021

Atheist/Humanist Group

For more information, see our web page for Atheist/Humanist Group. The AHA Group is now meeting on ZOOM! See meeting details below. Time: 12:15 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)        Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tJMsde-qqjsqGNwpfZyU2LUtAEiY-uS7bqpM/ics?icsToken=98tyKuCvrzksGNCVsBuPRowEBYjoM-rwiGJfjY1KjBnfGhUBTjbiF8dLC_9qI4_S Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/97126240028?pwd=b0lTT2dkYWs5ZVFUcWtUbm9LOE1zQT09 Meeting ID: 971 2624 0028 Passcode: 482839 One tap mobile+16699006833,,97126240028# US (San Jose)
Nov 7, 2021

Dream Group

We all dream several times a night, even if we do not remember them. What do they have to say to us? Some claim they contain hidden messages, are a source of creativity, and can give us insight about our lives. Yes, yes, and yes. If you would like to explore and decode the rich symbolism of your dreams along with other trusted OCUUC folks, please join Rev. Judy on a monthly basis to share dreams and their meanings. Please…
Nov 13, 2021

Exploring OCUUC

Visitors and Friends: You are cordially invited to attend an “Exploring OCUUC” class held once a month on a Saturday morning at 10:00 via Zoom. We would like to get to know you and introduce ourselves to you, in a small group setting. We will discuss Programs that OCUUC offers, ways you can volunteer or get involved (if you want), a brief history of Unitarian-Universalism, how to become a member (absolutely no obligation!), and answer any questions you may have.…
Nov 13, 2021

Fall Auction

Coming on Saturday, November 13 is our Auction! Details will be revealed soon, but for now, put this date on your calendars for “It’s The Great Auction, Charlie Brown!” We will be adjusting what you have been used to over the years to bend with the needs of the day. For example, look for this event to be out in the courtyard in the afternoon for both dining and bidding. Expect Snoopy’s Chefs to serve up a feast fit for…
Nov 16, 2021
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Caring Circle

You are welcome in the Caring Circle, where you will find the caring support of others in our OCUUC community. Facilitated by Laurie Kluge. Usually meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84762186385?pwd=UVRqVlltS1RlYTV4b3pBQkFmc0x5Zz09 Meeting ID: 847 6218 6385Passcode: 224801One tap mobile+16699006833,,84762186385# US (San Jose)+13462487799,,84762186385# US (Houston) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdBNJYM0yN
Nov 21, 2021
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RECY Committee Meeting

Monthly meeting of the Religious Education for Children and Youth.
Nov 21, 2021

Nonfiction Book Club

Currently, the Nonfiction Book Club is holding its meetings on ZOOM! For more information, check out the Nonfiction Book Club. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/92090078145?pwd=RnlwbjREYk13MzFXdDk5cm0wZ2ZBQT09 Meeting ID: 920 9007 8145Passcode: 631176One tap mobile+16699006833,,92090078145# US (San Jose)+13462487799,,92090078145# US (Houston) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kblU3TchA0
Nov 22, 2021

“How to Be an AntiRacist” book discussion group

Join us as we discuss Ibram Kendi’s book, How to Be an AntiRacist. The discussion will be led by Alex Bailey. Meetings will be on the 4th Monday of the month 7-8:30pm on zoom. Please read the chapters listed below before the first meeting on May 24. You can attend one/all monthly meetings. Space is limited, contact Alex Bailey to sign up or with questions. May 24 – discuss introduction and chapters 1. definitions, 2. dueling consciousness 3. power June 28 – chapters: 4.…
Nov 28, 2021

Women’s Circle

Please join us by sharing what is important in your life and discussing our topic. The Women’s Circle is open to all who identify as women. We meet at noon on the fourth Sunday of the month, to share meaningful stories of our lives. We meet in the Victoria Room at church, and on Zoom at the same time. Masks are required in the Victoria Room, so please enjoy your snack or coffee before coming to the room. The Zoom…