UUFS News & Announcements
When: Sundays December 10th and 17th
Where: Shephard Hall
Continuing a UU tradition we will collect packages of new underwear and socks to take with us when we bring dinner to the Cold Weather Shelter on December 19. Consider donating large packages of men’s shorts and undershirts from Costco or Target. We also need women’s panties and packages of socks for men and women. (Socks are especially important in cold, wet weather for anyone but especially for diabetics.)
Holiday Toy Drive
When: Sunday, December 17
Where: Shephard Hall
This year we will again be donating to the Foster Children of Santa Clara County. Gifts should be unwrapped. Examples of toys needed for boys or girls are:
- Sports items
- Art supplies
- Hair care products (older kids)
- Craft items — paints/paper and brushes, rubber stamp sets, wood crafts . . .
And of course baby dolls, Hot Wheels, Tea Sets, Board games and Gift Cards of any kind.
Join Us for a Winter Solstice Ritual
When: Sunday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: The Chapel
Everyone is invited to join Lisa Karpinski for this special winter solstice ritual. The winter solstice is a time of deep stillness, marked on December 20th by the longest night and shortest day. For many people, solstice was the most important holiday, and marked the midpoint of winter — the time of going inward and hibernation. Everyone is welcome to attend this family friendly event.
UUSC Fundraiser: Guest at Your Table 2017
When: Ends December 17th!
As we enter this “Season of Giving,” live your UU values and share your blessings by donating to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Guest at Your Table asks that at mealtimes beginning November 12th, set aside some money as if sharing with your guests. Then, on December 17th, bring (or send) a check that represents the money you’ve set aside. Please make your checks out to the UU Service Committee.
You can make your donation in one of the following ways:
1. Put a check in the collection basket on Sunday mornings anytime through December 17th.
2. Mail your check to the UUFS office (UUFS, P.O. Box 2398, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-0398),
3. Donate online at www.uusc.org/givetoguest (make sure to note “Sunnyvale” as your congregation), or
4. Place a check in your GAYT box and you or your child bring the box to UUFS no later than 12/17.
Donating to UUSC during this fundraiser can triple your impact!
· All donations from UUFS of any amount will be matched (up to $5000) by the Gary W. Hartz Memorial Grant
· Donations of $125 or more are eligible for a match from the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, N.Y.
· UUSC is a humanitarian organization and therefore, you may be able to obtain matching funds from your employer. For more information see www.uusc.org/workplace-giving.
For more information about the UU Service Committee, visit www.uusc.org.
Cold Weather Shelter Dinner
When: Tuesday, December 19, 6:15 p.m.
Where: 999 Hamlin Court, Sunnyvale
UUFS will again provide dinner for the 125 clients of Santa Clara County’s Cold Weather Shelter. We need main dishes for 12 or multiples of 12 and cookies or similar finger food for dessert. The food is to be brought fully cooked and ready to serve between 6:15 and 6:45 to the shelter.
Main dishes and cookies may be homemade or store bought. Cookies, new or gently used warm clothing, twin size sheets, and towels for bath and kitchen, as well as books and magazines can be brought to church on Sunday, December 10th or 17th.
We’ll need some people to stay and serve the meal which you’ll find is the best part of the experience because it gives us a chance to interact with the people we’re serving. If you are able to donate, please see Sarah Wasserman in Shepard Hall or contact her by phone or email.
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