BUUK GRUUP – 10:00 AM – 2nd Tuesday of the month, Founders Room. Each quarter the BUUk GrUUp selects four books to read: two fiction and two nonfiction. Discussions alternate between the two categories. Most selections are available in the reserve section of the Claremont Library.
CLEAR MOUNTAIN SANGHA MEDITATION – Meditation for all: Quiet the mind, dwell in peace. Beginning meditators welcome. We meet in the Founders’ Room for meditation and discussion on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 7:15 – 9:00 PM. Contact Person: Lyn Shaible (909) 730-5212.
CHOIR REHEARSALS – Choir rehearsals are resuming on Thursday, August 31, 2017, from 7:30 – 9:00 PM in the sanctuary. If you are interested in joining the choir, please stop by or contact Lily Popova, our choir director. Newcomers do not need to read music, but must be able to carry a tune! Choir rehearsals are held weekly on Thursdays, and choir performs during Sunday services 2 -3 times a month.
EVENSONG – 7:00PM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Evensong is, simply, a worship service that takes place toward the end of the day and includes music, meaningful words, and silent contemplation. We welcome members, visitors, and newcomers to join in a relaxed and relaxing midweek service, as we sit in a circle of friends and encourage each other to share our gifts and talents. Evensong is created and sponsored by all of us collectively.
FREETHINKERS FORUM (Formerly Adult Forum) – 8:45AM on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday mornings in the Founders Room. Harry Ragland, moderator.
Please share your ideas for future topics……we truly have no limits as we explore the past, now, and the future (sounds like a theme for striking a gong).
KNITTING TOGETHER – 2:30 PM 1st and 3rd Mondays and Fridays, Founders Room. Knitters and crafters of all skill levels are welcome to drop in for all, or just part of the afternoon.
5th Friday Knit Night, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, location varies. An informal evening get-together so that those who want to come but can’t make it during the day can join in the fun. Of course there is food, usually potluck.
LIQUID MOON CHAPTER OF CUUPS – 7:00PM every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
Social time and stories 7-7:30PM. Sacred space and spiritual practice 7:30-9PM. Everyone who is interested in earth-based spirituality is invited. You may “join us” at http://www.meetup.com/Liquid-Moon-CUUPS/. We hope that this forum will reach solitary pagans who may also become interested in regular MVUUC membership. For more information, contact Jeanne Coats at (909) 860-5267 or email@example.com.
MEN’S GROUP – Will begin meeting again on the second and fourth Sunday of the month beginning on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:30 AM in the Founders’ Room. Mark your calendar!
SMALL GROUP DINNERS – Come join the fun–members, newbies, all who like good food and good company.
Small Group Dinners are groups of eight adults (more or less) who gather in members’ homes once a month for delightful conversation, delicious food, and the joy of getting to know others in the congregation. They are held once a month, usually on the 2nd Saturday.
To attend, sign up on the sheet on the green table at the back of the sanctuary or contact Rita Salama or Maria Wortham. During the week of the dinner, the hosts will call their guests to make arrangements about what to bring, give directions to their homes and share any other pertinent information.
If you are new to MVUUC, we extend a warm welcome and a special invitation to sign up. We would love to get acquainted. Sign up today! Don’t miss out on the fun!
SOCIAL JUSTICE LETTER WRITING – 3rd Sundays. Write a letter or two about issues that are important to you! Materials provided. See Teresia Santee on the patio after Sunday Service. Seize the opportunity to join in letter writing on the patio after church every third Sunday. All materials including information on current issues are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own ideas and issues to write about. Previously written letters are getting great responses from legislators. Hand written letters and cards carry a lot of weight so let’s keep this up! Local representatives suggest that you stay in contact even when they are already supporting your views and wishes. They receive comments from the opposition and need your correspondence as proof that they are representing the majority. Thanks to Teresia Santee for coordinating this important opportunity.