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  • November 19  Oh, We Give Thanks
  • Speaker: Rev. Kimberly Quinn Johnson
  • Worship Assistant: Bev Krouse
  • Musician: Abby Fleming
  • As we conclude our Guest at Your Table project, we give thanks for life’s abundance.
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  • November 26  The Gift of Giving
  • Speaker: Pat Gorman & Stephen “Tuna” Flores
  • Musician: Nancy Remkus
  • The holidays are here! Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza all happen soon! So the time of Gifting is upon us. Can we ignore the promises of Black sales and Cyber offers and contemplate what kind of gifts keep on giving?  Can we create a legacy with our giving choices? Are we considering our UUCSF principles and vision when we make our gift list? Have we considered Giving Tuesday for our loved ones?  Can our gifts have long lasting, even global significance? Can our gift choices teach others about giving too? With music and participation of all ages, let us think and sing anew about how to provide a legacy of everlasting joy this holiday season as we explore the dynamics of gifting in today’s world.

     

 Events

  • Wednesdays November 15,  6pm
  • Women of the Spirit
  •  Interested in knowing more about powerful spiritual women throughout history? Join with multifaith East End clergy for this weekly exploration of spiritual women: women in the Bible and beyond. Each session includes some introductory information about the figure of the week, followed by discussion.9/27; 10/11; 10/18; 10/25; 11/8; 11/15
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  • Discussion Leaders: Rev. Karen Campbell, Christ Episcopal Church; Rev Leslie Duroseau, United Methodist Church of Southampton; Edna Trunzo Interfaith Minister; Rev. Eda Lorello, Roman Catholic WomanPriest; Rev. Nancy Remkus-interfaith/interspiritual minister; Rev. Kimberly Johnson, Unitarian Universalist Congregation the South Fork
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  • Saturday, November 18, 4pm
  • Junk Science vs. Real Science: How Can We Tell the Difference?
  • A Panel Discussion and Conversation
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  • Have you ever wondered how an ordinary citizen who is untrained in science and whose mathematics doesn’t go beyond high school can possibly make informed judgments about claims by people who present themselves as experts? After all, even the experts often don’t agree.
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  • Let’s face it. We’re all biased by the opinions of our friends and our tendency to believe those who tell us what we want to hear. That’s just human nature.
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  • This is especially the case when science bears on issues of political or religious importance, where we have spent much of our lives forming and then justifying opinions and unconsciously choosing as friends those who think as we do.
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  • There’s no easy answer to this conundrum, but there are strategies by which we can mindfully avoid being taken in, not just by deliberate liars, but even more insidiously by sincere advocates of false ideas in which they happen to believe. 
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  • A major cause of mistaken perceptions of scientific ideas is lack of clarity about what science is. Many people think science simply accumulates facts. This leads to consternation when science seems to change its mind. Biologist Stuart Lowrie will help us understand how science really works.
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  • Engineer Edson “Tip” Brolin will then provide some examples of junk science. He’ll illustrate the strategies by which purveyors of ideas that are either simply false or at best unproven will use scientific-sounding speech to lull us into uncritical agreement.
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  • Finally, physicist John Andrews will discuss some of the ways that liars manipulate statistics to stand truth on its head. “Beware of misused averages, misleading charts, and cherry-picked data,” he says.
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  • Each panelist will limit his presentation to 15 minutes, following which there will be a discussion with members of the audience. Light refreshments will be served. 
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  • Sunday, November 19, Noon
  • The Wisdom Path
  • Join us for this exploration of money and spirituality. Together, we will explore the ways in which money connects us with others, including issues of classism and economic justice as well as money issues in congregational life, then delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being. 90 minute sessions include such topics as personal and cultural money stories, economic justice, classism, and the impact of our financial decision making on our ability to live lives of meaning and purpose.
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  • As a congregations, families, and individuals, we will learn to speak openly about a subject that is often fraught with unstated presumptions and unacknowledged tensions and foster the creation of spiritually healthy approaches to money, generosity, economic justice, investment, and stewardship
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  • Money and Society
  • Participants explore the ways in which money connects us with others, including issues of classism and economic justice as well as money issues in congregational life.
  • November 19, 2017; 6: A Network of Mutuality
  • December 3, 2017; 7: Imagining a Transformed World
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  • Money, Spirit, and Life
  • Participants delve into ways to align faith, values, and a sense of a life calling with their financial ways of being.
  • January 7, 2018; 8: Faithful Earning
  • January 14, 2018; 9: Faithful Spending
  • January 28, 2018; 10: Faithful Giving
  • February 4, 2018; 11: Faithful Investing
  • February 18, 2018; 12: Spiritual Practices in a Material World   RESCHEDULED from 2/11
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  • Saturday, December 2, 1pm
  • Clean Up at UUCSF
  • Please join us to clean up the clutter that has been accumulating at the Meetinghouse. The stairways, utility room, attic and pockets of the grounds are in need.
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  • Sunday, December 3, 12pm
  • The Wisdom Path: Imagining a Transformed World

     

      


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