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The Week Ahead

The weekly newsletter of
the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley

March Theme: Freedom and Responsibility
Sunday, March 22, 2022

   
11 am Morning Worship, Facebook Live – We will gather on Facebook Live for a simple service of readings, music, and prayer. Make sure to have a candle handy! Instructions for accessing Facebook Live appear at the end of this email.
11:30 am Virtual Coffee Hour, Zoom – After worship we invite you to switch over to Zoom for a time to connect "face to face." The link to Virtual Coffee Hour is listed below, but we will also share it in the comments on the Facebook Live feed during worship. 

Click this link to join us: https://zoom.us/j/249116376 

 
Good Neighbor for March (sharing our offerings):
The East Bay Center for the Blind is an innovative, grassroots, nonprofit organization that seeks to empower blind and visually impaired individuals underserved by traditional agencies. It strives to actively facilitate independence, confidence, dignity and self-growth in our community.
 

The Week, March 22–28

We encourage all groups to move to meeting online using UUCB’s Zoom video conference account. For more information about how to set up a meeting on Zoom, please email Rev. Christian at RevChristian@uucb.org

Thursday, March 26
6:00 pm Vespers and Community Check-In, Zoom – After lighting our chalice and hearing a centering reading we will enjoy a time to check in with one another and be together in community on Zoom!  

Click this link to join us: https://zoom.us/j/938769858 


The calendar is also available on our website. Just select “CALENDAR” at the upper right of any page. Select the event name for details. (Note that start time may be later than time indicated on calendar page.) “The Week Ahead” and the monthly “Beacon” newsletter can be found on the website under News.


Announcements & Upcoming Events

Would you like more ways to find meaning, purpose, and a sense of connection and control in these turbulent times?  If you are under 65, healthy and wanting to be of more service at this time, we want to hear from you. 

Revs. Kristin and Christian are continuing to look at ways to keep us emotionally and spiritually connected. Do let us know if you have time and talent to share, such as skills and interest in technology, cooking, delivering needed supplies, calling and listening, etc.   

We are currently looking for persons to pick up and deliver groceries and medications, as well as deliver "Connection Kits" which were created after church Sunday, March 15.  

Please call ahead to the church to make sure it's open, to pick up the kits and their address slips in the Atrium. Do let us know to whom you delivered them and any helpful feedback from your visit. 

You may leave a 24/7 message for Revs. Kristin and Christian at (510) 592-8738 or email Barbara Cullinane, Chair of the Pastoral Associates, lay members of the pastoral care team, at bb75c87@gmail.com 

While it's tough just now, it's encouraging to know when we've returned to normalcy that we will have become more connected, more appreciated and more "beloved" to our UUCB community.


 
Please make a note that the deadline to submit information for The Week Ahead is now Wednesday at 8am.
 
To stay even better informed, or if you have questions about UUCB, please explore our website. For events information, select “CALENDAR” at the upper right of any page, then select the event for details. You can also sign up for various email lists: Submit items for The Week Ahead to weekahead@uucb.org by 8 am Wednesday. Please limit announcements to 75 words.
Submit items for the Beacon monthly newsletter to beacon@uucb.org by the 15th of the month.
 
Here are instructions on how to access worship via Facebook Live:

 From a computer
  • Open a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Windows Explorer, etc.)
  • Make sure your computer’s sound is on and turned up
  • Go to https://www.facebook.com/uuberkeley/
  • Click on the “Videos” tab on the left side of the screen
  • Once the worship service has started, the video will begin on the screen. If it doesn’t, try refreshing the page (click a symbol that looks like this: ⟳), and it should come up.
  • If you don’t have a FB account, you can follow the same steps. When asked to sign in, don’t. The live feed should still come up without signing in to an account.
From a smartphone
  • Make sure your phone’s volume is turned up.
  • Open the Facebook app.
  • Using the search tool (top of the screen), put in “UU Berkeley”, our church page should be the top choice, and click on it.
  • Scroll left through the light grey options (below the “Learn More” blue button) and click on “Videos.”
  • At the time of the worship service a notice should pop up that we are showing a FB Live video, which you can then watch.
Mailing address: 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA 94707
Telephone: 510-525-0302
Email: info@uucb.org

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