Activities Schedule for Our Social Justice Theme

 

Activities Schedule

for our Social Justice Theme: Confronting Economic Inequality

Sermons

September 18 – What are You Worth?

October 2Home

November 6Is Class in Session?

November 27Where Money and Spirit Meet

December 11Jesus of Nazareth

January 15 – Doubt, Fear, Courage and Faith –

Reflections on Martin Luther King

February 5 –  The Time Tunnel

March 12 – Chaos and Resilience

April 23  – Dreaming of the Promised Land

May 28 – Spiritual Practice in the Interdependent Web

First Thursday Social Justice Movie Night Will Meet on the First Friday!

Join us for film and discussion at 6:30 p.m. in the Welcome Hall.

June 2

My Hulot’s Holiday

Mr HulotHe’s back!  Earlier in the year we enjoyed getting to know Mr Hulot in the movie My Uncle.  Just in time for summer we will take a turn to the lighter side with this mid-century French movie from Jacque Tati.  Mixing comedy with criticism of 20th century consumerism, Monsieur Hulot goes on a holiday to a seaside resort, but accidents and misunderstandings follow him where ever he goes.  Wikipedia says “The film affectionately lampoons several hidebound elements of French political and economic classes, from chubby capitalists and self-important Marxist intellectuals to petty proprietors and drab dilettantes, most of whom find it nearly impossible to free themselves, even temporarily, from their rigid social roles in order to relax and enjoy life.”   Come join us for laughter and discussion.

Book Discussions

Sunday June 4, 2017

White Trash – Nancy Isenberg 

51tMN+5IXNL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg, #4 on the 2016 Politico 50 list, takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing—if occasionally entertaining—poor white trash.

Opportunities for Engagement

Fourth Monday morning in month:

Help cook and serve meals for the homeless guests at Loaves & Fishes headquarters in Sacramento.

Fourth Wednesday afternoon in month:

Help cook and serve dinner for St John’s Program for Real Change (a shelter for women and children).

Family Promise

You are invited to be one of our UUSS volunteers to help welcome four Family Promise (FP) guest families during Family Promise Week.  It starts February 19th.  We are one of several churches in the area that supports this important program to help homeless families secure permanent housing and to develop the self-sufficiency required to make homelessness less likely to reoccur. Over one-half of those people who are currently homeless are women and children, and families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.

Our contribution, as a host congregation, is to provide a private room with bedding at the church, as well as home-cooked dinners and breakfasts and friendly folk to greet and engage with the families.  There are many opportunities to volunteer.

Stay tuned for more information or check the Family promise page.

Want to know more? Have an idea for a project or want to support a current activity?
Contact Rev. Lucy