Date/Time Event


12/01/22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Journaling Circle

Journaling Circle meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. Each gathering opens with a short meditation. We then free write and write from prompts related to our monthly themes. Through sharing our writings, we also share life’s journey and deepen relationships within our community. Have your notebook/journal and a pen ready & join us online for personal exploration and growth. We are currently meeting online; check the e-update or monthly Focus newsletter for meeting info.

 



12/01/22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal

Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join us! No auditions necessary ~ just show up. Contact music.director@ccuu.org with questions.



12/04/22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Open Forum Discussion

Please join us Sunday mornings at 9 am to discuss “the issues of the day” while respectfully welcoming different perspectives. See the weekly e-updates or monthly Focus newsletter for details.

Our Open Forum Covenant: In the Open Forum Discussion, we agree to discuss the issues of the day honestly and respectfully, welcoming the diversity of views that may be expressed on any given topic.

Some elaboration on our covenant: The “issues of the day” are the issues we choose to discuss, which often have some connection to current events, including political, local, national, and world events, or otherwise newsworthy events, but which also sometimes include more personal or philosophical topics. In our discussions, we welcome disagreement about topics, but we do not welcome criticism of other participants’ motives, character, knowledge, or wisdom.



12/04/22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Worship Service

Our worship services are held on Sundays at 10 am. You will find details about upcoming services on our website, https://ccuu.org/upcoming-services/.



12/04/22
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Intro to CCUU

Newcomers are invited to attend a brief orientation to Countryside Church and Unitarian Universalism on the 1st Sunday of each month following the worship service.



12/04/22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Article 2 Read-through with RevD

Rev. Denise Cawley will do a read of the current draft of Article 2 of the UUA By-laws on Sunday following worship. Join her in the sanctuary at 11:30 on Sunday Dec 11. The FIRST DRAFT of the description of the NEW PROPOSED Purposes of Unitarian Universalism and COVENANT is HERE: https://www.uua.org/files/2022-10/article2_draft_language_102022.pdf. Your are urged to read this THREE TIMES before getting worried or excited. This is a DRAFT. Read more about it in RevD’s current newsletter post.



12/04/22
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Green Team Watch Party

Join us on Dec 4, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, for Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s keynote address and Q&A watch party from Faith in Place’s Green Team Summit exploring her most recent book, Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World.

This free event is easy for you to attend in Atherton Hall, and it includes a light lunch. No registration required and this event is open to everyone in CCUU and friends outside of CCUU – what a great time to invite a friend to CCUU for Sunday service, coffee hour, and an awesome event so they can see what we’re all about! Y’all won’t want to miss this exciting event as it explores why we have a lot of hope for solving the climate crises through dialog with folks we might not consider as likely allies. This is truly uplifting, a great soul-refresher, and you will be healthier and happier for attending!  This is the last event for our mini-grant fundraiser with Faith in Place and we only need 30 more petitions filled out by y’all to reach our goal so that we can receive and then donate the $1000 grant to CCUU. More info here.



12/05/22
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Lies Discussion Series

In this eight-session discussion series, facilitators Rev. Denise Cawley and Dr. Mary Shelden will engage each episode of the White Lies podcast from the perspective of Unitarian Universalism today, as well as current events. Please sign up to attend the series: https://ccuu.breezechms.com/form/WhiteLies. Participants need not attend all sessions, however, if you drop in, please listen to the episode for that day AS WELL AS all previous episodes.

On December 5, we will discuss the final episode of the podcast: A Dangerous Kind of Self-Delusion.

Course is on ZOOM only. You do not need to be a church member to attend this covenantal series; guests are welcome. This Lifespan Religious Exploration course is available for Senior High and Adults. 

For full details, go to https://ccuu.org/2022/10/white-lies-discussion-series/



12/08/22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal

Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join us! No auditions necessary ~ just show up. Contact music.director@ccuu.org with questions.



12/11/22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Open Forum Discussion

Please join us Sunday mornings at 9 am to discuss “the issues of the day” while respectfully welcoming different perspectives. See the weekly e-updates or monthly Focus newsletter for details.

Our Open Forum Covenant: In the Open Forum Discussion, we agree to discuss the issues of the day honestly and respectfully, welcoming the diversity of views that may be expressed on any given topic.

Some elaboration on our covenant: The “issues of the day” are the issues we choose to discuss, which often have some connection to current events, including political, local, national, and world events, or otherwise newsworthy events, but which also sometimes include more personal or philosophical topics. In our discussions, we welcome disagreement about topics, but we do not welcome criticism of other participants’ motives, character, knowledge, or wisdom.



12/11/22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Worship Service

Our worship services are held on Sundays at 10 am. You will find details about upcoming services on our website, https://ccuu.org/upcoming-services/.



12/11/22
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Buddhist Study Group

All are welcome to join us as we discuss selected Buddhist texts and try to apply the principles and techniques to our everyday lives. See the weekly e-updates or monthly Focus newsletter for details.



12/11/22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fair Trade Sale

This is your opportunity to purchase fair trade items from Equal Exchange such as coffee, tea, chocolates, cocoa, and olive oil. This is popular opportunity to act upon our social justice and climate-changing ideals. Equal Exchange, founded in 1986, is a foremost worker-owned cooperative, headquartered in MA. In addition to its ground-breaking work with the development of cooperatives in various Third World countries, EE more recently includes for sale the products of U.S. cooperative companies. It sells to congregations interested in supplying their congregants with products, like coffee, tea, chocolates, cocoa, and olive oil that represent the highest principles of fair trade.



12/13/22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Atheist, Humanist, Agnostic Discussion

We meet to discuss issues related to Atheism, Agnosticism, and Humanism, with related videos and reading materials. See the weekly e-updates and monthly Focus newsletter for details.



12/14/22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reading Roundtable

Formerly known as the Great Books Group, Reading Roundtable will start a new book on Sept. 14, 2022 called The Civically Engaged Reader. This is a great time to join us! We meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month. See the weekly e-updates and monthly Focus newsletter for all the details.



12/15/22
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal

Anyone who loves to sing is welcome to join us! No auditions necessary ~ just show up. Contact music.director@ccuu.org with questions.



12/18/22
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Open Forum Discussion

Please join us Sunday mornings at 9 am to discuss “the issues of the day” while respectfully welcoming different perspectives. See the weekly e-updates or monthly Focus newsletter for details.

Our Open Forum Covenant: In the Open Forum Discussion, we agree to discuss the issues of the day honestly and respectfully, welcoming the diversity of views that may be expressed on any given topic.

Some elaboration on our covenant: The “issues of the day” are the issues we choose to discuss, which often have some connection to current events, including political, local, national, and world events, or otherwise newsworthy events, but which also sometimes include more personal or philosophical topics. In our discussions, we welcome disagreement about topics, but we do not welcome criticism of other participants’ motives, character, knowledge, or wisdom.



12/18/22
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Worship Service

Our worship services are held on Sundays at 10 am. You will find details about upcoming services on our website, https://ccuu.org/upcoming-services/.



12/18/22
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fair Trade Sale

This is your opportunity to purchase fair trade items from Equal Exchange such as coffee, tea, chocolates, cocoa, and olive oil. This is popular opportunity to act upon our social justice and climate-changing ideals. Equal Exchange, founded in 1986, is a foremost worker-owned cooperative, headquartered in MA. In addition to its ground-breaking work with the development of cooperatives in various Third World countries, EE more recently includes for sale the products of U.S. cooperative companies. It sells to congregations interested in supplying their congregants with products, like coffee, tea, chocolates, cocoa, and olive oil that represent the highest principles of fair trade.



12/22/22
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Transitions

The mission of the Transitions group is to provide a forum for mature adults to explore life transitions with a supportive community during daytime hours. We meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 10 am (3rd Thursday in Nov & Dec to avoid meeting on holidays.) Program topics are chosen based on participant surveys and are often presented by group members or invited guests. All are welcome to join us; feel free to invite a friend! Check the Focus & weekly e-updates for meeting info.



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