Headlines

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

Cast Needed for Online Christmas Pageant!

Looks like we need some fun-loving adults to round out the cast for the Christmas Pageant on Dec 20! And parents/caretakers, it’s not too late to have your child or youth take a non-speaking part!

Kindness is a Breeze

It’s great to connect with each other through Zoom worship and other UU Saratoga Zoom programs for children, youth and adults, but we can also reach out to one another any day of the week via phone, email and the U.S. Postal Service — and fortunately, we have Breeze to make that easier!

This Month's Theme

A Spiritual Theme for November: Healing

Oh how we want to escape our pain. Worry, loss, death, exhaustion, anxiety, Covid claustrophobia, political instability, the unraveling of our democracy, racial harm. It’s all overwhelming. We want to stitch up our protective coverings as soon as we can so our exposed and tender nerves can rest. We want the pain behind us as soon as possible. But what if the work is to travel toward it? What if proximity to pain not distance from it is the real route to healing?

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Announcements

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.

Ladies’ Luncheon – Tuesday, December 1st

Join us for our first Tuesday of the month Ladies' Luncheon at 12 noon. Click above for more information on how to join this Zoom gathering.

Holiday Gifts for Sale!

The holidays are fast approaching; and perhaps you are puzzling over what gifts to buy for the special people in your life. The Fundraising Team can help you!!

GATP for November: EOC Thanksgiving Basket

We have selected the EOC Thanksgiving Basket as our Give Away the Plate organization this month. Please click above for more information.

Jeremy Reflections: Discovering Grace at Life’s End

Four and a half years ago, Jeremy Sykes was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a terminal disease which is gradually shutting down his lungs. Jeremy has been facing this end of life time with a great deal of courage and grace, and has been sharing insights with friends and after services on Sunday mornings.

Maximize your support with an IRA qualified charitable distribution

If you are 70 1/2 or older and own a Roth or traditional IRA, the Charitable IRA rollover or Qualified Charitable Distribution(QCD) offers advantages to your charitable giving. Click above to find out more!

Yoga & Meditation for the Whole Family

Updated: 9/18/2020. Click above for an update to the weekly Yoga and Meditation meeting held by Dr. Chris & Helen.

Reading the Tao te Ching

Join Rev. Joe for "Reading the Tao Te Ching" every Wednesday at 6pm! During these gatherings, we read one verse of the Tao te Ching in several translations and meditate on and discuss the insights we find there.

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.

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Submit an Announcement or News Story

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