These headline stories are the most important things you should know this week. Stories that affect the entire congregation are found here, as are notices of events happening in the next week. Click the title of each story for more information.

Top Stories of the week

October Web Camps: Updates and More!

The summer's Web Camps were a great success, so we are currently planning Web Camps that will take place once a week for four sessions during the month of October. The opportunity to sign up for Web Camps will start next week, so please look for the link in Journey Well on September 25th.

Time to Gear Up for the 2020-21 RE Program!

Families and parents, it's time to gear up for our 2020-21 RE program! For September, we’re planning an all-ages Family Chat on the theme of Renewal for Sunday, September 20, at 11:30.

Stewardship Campaign Underway

Our 2021 Stewardship Drive has begun with the announcement last week on Sunday. Members and Friends received letters in the mail this week with important facts and financial graphs related to our need.

Brent Wilkes

The former UU Saratoga Board President Brent Wilkes died Thursday, September 10. His wife Linda was by his side.

Another Fundraiser–Perennial Plant Sale

Your presence is required on Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th between 10am & 4pm when we will be having a perennial plant fair on Lawsons' front yard.

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for September: Renewal

September is a season of homecoming for us UUs. And renewal is central to that. At the opening of each new church year, we renew our commitments to each other and our church community. We renew our energy for another year of journeying together.

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Announcements include upcoming activities and events, as well as information you will want to be aware of as a member of the UU Saratoga community. Click the title of each announcement for more information.

Saratoga Peace Week

Saratoga Peace Week will be held online this year with lots of fun and entertaining events. Click above for the flyer.

Get The Vote

Please join the Social Justice Team Zoom Letter Writing Party to Get out the Vote on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30pm.

Learn more about Racism, the Civilian Review Board and the need for it in...

Upcoming Zoom meeting on September 22 and Racism Seminar on October 22. Click above for more information on how to join.

Gather the Spirit – Save the Date!

In January, UU the Vote launched an unprecedented call to collaboration and mobilization for the 2020 election. In May, we pivoted our work to meet the challenges of COVID-19 at our “How We Thrive” event that opened with a beautiful virtual choir. Now, let us gather again. Join us for Gather to Spirit, our next virtual mass mobilization on Wednesday, September23rd at 7:30 ET / 4:30 PT

UUCSS Book Group Meeting – September 21

Anyone is welcome at the monthly UUCSS Book Group, which meets on the 3rd Monday of each month throughout the year. During this time of sheltering in place, we meet virtually on Zoom.

Compassion Training for Pastoral Care Teams

Recent discoveries in neuroscience show that not only is compassion an innate capacity rooted in our care system but a skill which can be deliberately trained and strengthened like a muscle. When faced with challenges or suffering, we can train our empathic response to turn toward compassion which in turn offers protective and beneficial factors for us and others.

Join Our Ted Talk Web Camp Every Two weeks @ 7pm

Our Ted Talk Web Camp, which started up again on September 9, will continue to meet every 2 weeks on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Please feel free to join us for an interesting discussion. Click above for more information.

Yes! New Web Camps October 2020!

We are calling our initial Web Camps a great success, and are currently planning new ones to begin in October. We’ve tweaked Web Camps a bit, running them for four week sessions with meetings once/week. Click above for more information.

Interested in Learning More about Indigenous History and Contemporary Culture?

Did you leave last Sunday's worship service wanting to know more about indigenous history and contemporary culture? If so, click above for more informa6ion on how to find out more!

GATP for September: Ndakinna Education Center

For the month of September the Social Justice Team has selected the Ndakinna Education Center as its recipient for our Give Away the Plate.

Reading the Tao Te Ching

Join Rev. Joe for "Reading the Tao Te Ching" every Wednesday at 7pm!

Covid-19 and End of Life Wishes

As hard as it is to think about, and as difficult as these conversations may be, it seems more important than ever to have your wishes known.

UUCSS Book Group List for 2020-2021

Check out the UUCSS Book Group list of books planned for 2020-2021!

Check Here for Updated Online Opportunities for Connection

Updated 7/3/20. In a time of maintaining physical distance, we are trying to be sure we connect socially more than ever! Here are some chances to get together via Zoom with Rev. Joe and others this week.

Zoom Basics

Click the title above for a handy Zoom Basics Tips Sheet.

Events & Meetings

Call for Volunteers

Last Chance! Be Part of UUCSS History by Participating in the Fence Project

Last chance to participate! Click above for an update on this important fundraising project!

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Announcements, Calls for Volunteers, and Community News can be added by any member of the UU Saratoga community. The process for submitting news involves filling out a simple form. Click here to submit an announcement