Category: News & Announcements

December Shared Plate Recipient – Hijos Del Sol

Hijos Del Sol Arts Productions is a longstanding, community-based organization providing professional art instruction for children and youth of underserved neighborhoods, including many that are homeless or in foster care, and families seeking a fresh start in the U.S. 

Hijos Del Sol Arts Productions creates opportunities, inspires … read more.

Shared Offering Nomination 2024

The Social Justice Committee (SJC) is now soliciting nominations for the Shared Offering recipients of 2024. Submissions are due by November 26, and all nominees will be discussed and voted upon at the December 3 meeting of SJC. Please attend the meeting to put in … read more.

A Personal Perspective on Gaza and Israel

Please click the link below to read a reflection by Gary Davis, a UUCMP member who worked for many years for the United Nations. We appreciate Gary’s professional and personal experience, and we are glad he is willing to share his perspective with us.  Our … read more.

Affordable Housing – Social Justice Meeting

During the Social Justice Committee meeting on Sunday, November 5, 

Laura Nagel and guests will report on COPA and the development of affordable housing on property owned by educational institutions and religious organizations in California.

The meeting begins at 12:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary and is also on the … read more.

New Book Discussion – Beginning November 7th

Rev. Axel is leading an 8-session discussion of the book “On Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World,” by Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. In this timely book, drawing on the teaching of the 12th century Jewish physician and scholar, Maimonides, Ruttenberg invites readers “to explore practices for accountability … read more.

November Shared Offering – OCEN

Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation (OCEN) is an historically documented previously recognized tribe. OCEN is the legal tribal government representative for over 600 enrolled members of Esselen, Carmeleno, Monterey Band, Rumsen, Chalon, Soledad Mission, San Carlos Mission and/or Costanoan Mission Indian descent.
 
Despite missionization, government changes, broken treaties, devastation … read more.

October Shared Plate Recipient – MEarth

MEarth (pronounced Me-Earth) has as its mission, to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship. MEarth seeks to inspire by example and empower others to make choices that embrace the principles of sustainability. They are committed to advocating for positive change in the lives of individuals, … read more.