We are committed to compassion. We are….
…a sanctuary for diversity, spiritual growth, and social justice
…nuestra misión es ser un santuario de diversidad, crecimiento espiritual y justicia social
News in Brief
Pledge Drive Update
As UUCOD’s annual pledge drive enters its third week, we have received pledge responses from 59% of our Members & Friends and a total of $141,200 in pledge commitments for the coming fiscal year.
We are well on our way to our goal of $195,000; only $53,800 to go. We urge Members and Friends to submit their outstanding pledge forms as soon as possible to help us achieve our goal.
Get Your T-Shirts!
Sale runs until Feb. 29
This will be the only sale we hold in 2024
Will you be volunteering to distribute Easter Food Baskets at Galilee Center in March?
How about volunteering with Laundry Love in April? Or walking or riding in the Pride Parade?
Then you’re going to want a UUCOD Side with Love T-Shirt!
100% cotton T-shirts: Aquatic Blue or Gold
Sizes: Youth XS – Adult 4XL
Cost per t-shirt is $20.98 not including CA sales tax
Growing Connections to Our CommUnity
This following post is the beginning in a series of mothly posts outlining what stewardship means to us at UUCOD. Each month we will explore a different aspect of being in CommUnity.
Growing Connections To Our CommUnity
Two: Practice Generosity
In February we begin our annual pledge drive where it’s typical to think of generosity in pledging. Certainly, giving generously of our monetary treasure helps to pay the bills for our community as well as care for our building.
There are so many additional ways to practice generosity in our Community.
We give generously of our time on Sunday mornings by helping Hospitality in the kitchen, being a greeter, or volunteering as an usher. Also, there’s finding our individual interests where we enjoy giving generously of our time.
Perhaps you would enjoy working with others on a committee. Do you like finance? Our finance committee will welcome you. Do you enjoy meeting new people? Our membership committee will also welcome your assistance. Do you have skills and/or experience in maintenance of a building? Our facilities committee would welcome you.
Is social justice your passion? Our Social Justice Committee is always engaged in activities and events where your passion will be appreciated.
If you are not interested in joining a committee, there are many ways to volunteer around the church. You could help out on our special events, like the chili cookoff, the auction, our yard sale and our occasional meals together.
Not sure about any of these, but wonder how to meet new people? Practice generosity in reaching out to folks you don’t know. You might be surprised at how generously a bright smile and a “hello, how are you?” will be received.
Generosity of time, experience, skills, talent, and treasure, all of these enrich our community, deepen our friendships and help to Grow Connections to Our CommUnity.
~UUCOD Stewardship and Membership Committees
What’s Happening This Week
What's On Your Ballot? California Ballot Proposition 1
Join Social Justice on the Patio after Services in February to have your questions answered.
By now you’ve received your California Vote-by-Mail ballot for March 5th’s Primary Election. Proposition 1 is on the ballot asking whether you want to re-allocate local funds to build treatment facilities and housing for people with mental illness and substance use disorders, and for the unhoused. It sounds good, but hold on.
It’s not as clear as you might think.
You will receive a handout explaining the pros and cons that you can take with you so you can cast an informed vote. Get your coffee, talk with friends, then head over to pick up a handout and get your questions answered.
If you are not able to attend on Sundays contact Denise Janssen Eager for the handout.
The gorgeous grounds are calling!
Tuesday mornings from 8:00-11:00 am
Are you feeling more connected, more appreciative of the grounds? Here’s a great opportunity – come join us at our weekly work parties.
The tasks are not physically demanding – we might blow sand off the patio, walk the grounds to pick up wind-blown trash, trim a small bush, or other light maintenance. This is a great opportunity to deepen your connection to the land and nature.