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Hope you can join us tonight. If you need to attend from afar, here's the link!

Join URL: zoom.us/j/255779357
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Compassionate Communication - Debate Skills - Part 2!

September 14, 2017, 7:00pm - September 14, 2017, 10:30pm

Join us for our monthly class in compassioante communication. Tonight's class will focus specifically on how to communicate with people strongly holding different beliefs than you. How can we continue to keep our heart's open, and keep lines of communication open even when we may not agree? Join us for part two of our discussion and practice for "ending the debate!" In which we will explore the phenomenon of Boundaries With Compassion in speaking with people holding different viewpoints.

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Dear friends,

Our service coming up on Sunday will be our Water Communion ceremony of ingathering to begin the church year. I hope you can make it.

In case you've never participated, be aware that we would like you to bring a small vial of water, which is poured into the communal vessel as a symbol of our unity during the ceremony. Sometimes people bring water from their summer travels or from somewhere that is "sacred" to them - but any water will do for the way we will perform the ceremony together.

Please also note that this service is INTERGENERATIONAL. It will be short, fun, and filled with song.

Join us at 10:45 after the annual Pancake Breakfast!
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Looked up and saw this. Seemed very UU to me! ...

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Standing Rock Legal Update and Urgent Call to Action

September 6, 2017, 7:30pm - September 6, 2017, 11:30pm

You’re invited to a special evening with social justice attorneys Chase Iron Eyes and Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project. Doors open at 7pm for seating, tabling with local groups and interaction. Speakers begin at 7:30. Free tickets for admission: www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-37259420931 In spring of 2016, a movement was born at Standing Rock. When the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was rerouted to the reservation, endangering its sacred water supply, Lakota elders asked allies to rally to their cause, symbolized by the phrase: “Mni Wiconi—Water is Life.” Hundreds of thousands of you answered their call. Revelations of illegal paramilitary tactics employed by private security firms against Chase and other peaceful water protectors on the front lines underscore that our very democracy is at stake. This forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with two generational voices sharing first-hand accounts of this historic movement and the legal battles being waged in the Dakotas. We invite you to join Chase and Danny for this exceptional evening. Together, let's continue to answer and advance the call to unite at this critical hour. Please RSVP at our Eventbrite page today, and arrive on time with your tickets to be guaranteed admission. www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-rock-legal-update-and-urgent-call-to-action-tickets-37259420931 About Our Speakers Chase Iron Eyes is a citizen of Standing Rock and a leading spokesperson for the NoDAPL movement. In February, following intense surveillance by militarized security forces, he was arrested and charged with two felonies by North Dakota law enforcement. Daniel Sheehan is president of the Romero Institute and a renowned constitutional attorney. As chief defense counsel for Chase Iron Eyes, his legal strategy will expose the collusion between government, industry and militarized security to suppress Native populations and the right of all Americans to peacefully demonstrate. Email jennifer@lakotalaw.org for more information. About Our Co-Sponsors The Congregational Church of Sunnyvale provides a spiritual home that is open and diverse. “No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!” www.uccsunnyvale.org There is no charge to attend this event, but please consider bringing donations to the Congregational Church’s Homeless Services Drives. Particularly, we will welcome donations of ready-to-eat meals and toilet paper. The church regularly distributes these goods in the community. Also, local environmental groups are invited to table at 7 p.m. before the main event. Please stop by!

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Dear friends,

Here's our upcoming meditation class for this month and I SO hope you can make it! I believe that the benefits of meditation, including a calmer mind, stronger immune system, lower blood pressure, etc., make us more able to serve the world and make it a better place!

I've been studying our classes that have happened over the last 2 years and have made this year's monthly meditation classes even more approachable and easy - only 1 hour long, and the content will be the most practical and simple to really supercharge your relaxation and happiness!

I hope you can come along and that you'll bring a friend too!

Much love,

Rev. Fa Jun
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The Art Of Meditation - Enhancing Relaxation and Well Being

September 17, 2017, 12:30pm - September 17, 2017, 3:30pm

Join us for our monthly meditation class and learn how to enhance your relaxation and well being! In this month's class we will be studying how to find a sense of ease and stability in our meditation. This will be a perfect class for beginners as well as advanced practitioners, as we will be exploring aspects from how to make our bodies more comfortable in meditation, to secrets which help the mind relax, and how this relaxation works to promote our well-being long term. All styles and levels of meditator are welcome, class will be about half theory and half practice, easy and light-hearted! Expect to experience relaxation and calm more easily than ever before! Suggested donation: $12. Members of UUFLG are free. No one refused for lack of funds.

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Hey friends,

We are official co-hosts/sponsors at this event, and Rev. Fa Jun will be offering a short meditation...

I would love to see you there if you're available!

Blessings!
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Peaceful Presence: Multifaith Prayers for Peace

September 11, 2017, 5:30pm - September 11, 2017, 10:00pm

On this 16th anniversary of September 11, 2001, join us at King Plaza to celebrate our common humanity and our shared commitment to a world of peace, justice, and inclusion. Those of all faiths and no formal faith are more than welcome. American Muslim Voice is hosting a peace picnic for the community from 5:30-7:00 PM. The Peaceful Presence prayer gathering will follow from 7:00-8:00 PM, offering prayers, reflections, music, and ritual on the themes of peace, unity, and justice from several religious traditions.

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A topic we've discussed together in the past... I think it relates to the notions presented in our past few sermons - mainly that the only way we'll create peace and unity is through being loving...

Because if the brain activates like this when exposed to different ideas.... how are we ever going to change anyone's mind?
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This is crucial to any of the good work we wish to do in the world, I believe. The question here is how to take full advantage of that space! What do you think? ...

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The UUFLG Social Action Committee, with the Board’s permission and support, invites you to participate in the

Rally for Human Rights, Equality, and Diversity
Saturday, August 19
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mountain View City Hall
500 Castro Street, Mountain View

We will set up a table representing the Fellowship and encourage UUFLG members to attend the rally. We are also reaching out to area UU congregations and other religious groups.

We will not be political. We will be there as Unitarian Universalists standing on the side of love, as a welcoming congregation, and in solidarity with those advocating for human rights, equality, and diversity.

I have ordered 12 "Standing on the Side of Love" shirts from the UUA bookstore (2 XL, 8 L, and 2 M); they should arrive Friday. The cost per shirt, including expedited shipping and reduced by a quantity discount, is $23. I will wear one and will bring the extras to the rally. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have time to take orders, so I’m sorry if I didn’t order enough or the right sizes.

RSVP: Please comment below or message/email me if you plan to attend.

SHIRTS: If you want a shirt, please let me know when you RSVP for the rally.
Let me know what size; you can pay me ($23) at the rally. First come, first sold.
I’ll sell whatever is left at the rally.

ALSO: Please let me know if you want to help with planning transportation, decorating the table, and/or making signs.
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