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welcome among us
people of all races,
GUESTS are always welcome.
Sunday worship is a time for
inspiration, renewal, and connection.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Join adults during the first part of the
service, and then attend Religious
Education classes. Nursery and
toddler care is provided during the
REFRESHMENT HOUR in the
Fireside Room follows the services.
Come, join us!
Rev. Chip Wright
Director of Religious Education:
Director of Music:
Chairs: Carol Littrell 883-9676
|Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10:00am to 3:00 pm.
Or available by appt.:
Email Rev Chip at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sunday Worship Service
|Sunday, January 10, 11:00 AM|
"The Bear, Brook and the Bird"
Rev. Chip Wright with Joyce Rhodes, Worship Associate
The winter is here, a time for stories of change and hope. View and Print Upcoming Services
Read Past Sermons Online
4 recent sermons:
January 10th, 9:00 AM Service
Our Lay led Contemplative Service is from 9:00-9:50 am on Sundays (not available in summer), Readings introduce a silent period to reflect on a topic or idea, followed by an opportunity to share individual thoughts.
|President's Reflections: A Turn at the Helm
The darkest days of winter are already waning and many of us
are reveling in the gifts we've received this season. Sometimes, the best
pleasure is watching loved ones smile at the gifts we've given them.|
Everyone knows the best gifts are intangible. When I think
about what we're doing for the homeless women each Sunday-opening our doors,
sharing food, giving shelter-I'm awed by the members of our congregation who
are leading this endeavor.
That's what's funny about giving. When we give, we receive a
life that is more meaningful than one that is back and forth to work, to
school, better than housework and zoning out online or on cable. More contact
with people-between you and me-enriches our lives.
What gifts can you bring to UUCM? Last November, when the
leadership did the Start-Up with Cilla Raughley, she ended by asking the board to
reflect on what gifts we bring. The gift I bring is my energy. Others said
humor, knowledge of the past, helping hands, and the ability to see things from
If you want to give more of your particular talents to UUCM,
I invite you to attend Leadership Training with Rev. Chip this Saturday from 9
to noon. One generation is ready to hand the reins to another; are we ready?
Come and find out if you have hidden skills waiting to flower.
We have so many fun things coming up: Three AcoUUstic Cafes,
the Sock Hop, the Crab Feed, the Auction, and our fabulous Walker Creek retreat, when new and familiar members deepen bonds.
To succeed, we need people to do little and large tasks. Let's
give abundantly to grow our connection and give meaning to our lives.
Jennifer Gennari, UUCM Board President
|Leadership Training This Saturday
Calling All Current and Could Be Leaders...
Rev. Chip would like to invite you to a leadership training
taking place at the Leadership Council meeting this Saturday, January 9 at 9 AM
in Fellowship Hall. Whether you are already a member of the Leadership
Council (Committee Chairs, Board of Trustees, Committee on Ministry, Staff) or
are interested learning more, we would love for you to attend!
Rev. Chip Wright will be the speaker for the January 8th meeting of
Remarkable People. We start at 7:30 p.m. and try to
end at 9:00 p.m. See
Carole Rosvold and Caroline Bopp-Seuss,
|Basket Share to Benefit Marin Humane Society
|Basket Share, January 10, will benefit the |
Marin Humane Society.This is a valuable community resource that provides care, compassion
and respect for all living things.
Gerry Holcomb will tell us about her
many years of volunteering for the Society and how all of us can help.
Please help UUCM by donating generously!
|Social Concerns Luncheon: Why Desal?
Social Concerns Luncheon
January 17, 12:30 to 2 PM.
"Why Desal? A Quick Look at the MMWD Water Supply Picture."
Our speaker is Anne Layzer, Board Member and past President of the League of Women Voters of Marin County. Anne has been monitoring the meetings of the MMWD since 1989. She has also served on three district citizen advisory committees, one on water supply and two on water price, and is a very clear and effective speaker!
MMWD desalination info page
|UUCM AcoUUstic Café Returns, Call for Help
UUCM AcoUUstic Café nights:
Jan. 23, Feb. 20 and
What a great lineup!
your friends who is performing up on the hill.
Three Fridays 7 to 9 p.m.:
23: Jazz pianist John K., Novato
songwriter Sam Neff
Feb. 20: Chanteuse Libby
Silvestri, our own Walt Littrell
March 20: Torchsinger
Sandy Geller, and folksingers Elaine & Mike Steinbrecher
Tickets are $15; $5 for
Volunteer to help! (Volunteers get in free.)
Ticket sellers, Set up, Take down, Sound, Beverage sales,
help, email Jennifer Gennari
|Exhibit of John Koun's Civil Rights Photos at UUCM
Art Committee Looking for New Members
The Art Committee is honoring Martin Luther King's birthday,
January 18, with an historic exhibit , now up at UUCM, of documentary photographs taken
in the South during the Civil Rights Movement by our own John Kouns. Please go to the Art Committee link on the web to learn more about the Art
Committee and to read John's bio.
The Art Comm. is looking for new
members, please contact Anne Baele or Carolyn Planakis if you are
|Call for Walker Creek Ranch Retreat Chair
|Hello UUCM Community!|
The annual UUCM retreat at Walker Creek Ranch is scheduled for April 23 - 25. We have two days together in a beautiful setting with hills, wildflowers, and wildlife. There are many workshops, often including yoga, massage, parenting, writing, photography, silk painting and more.
We need one or two people to chair the retreat committee. There are always people willing to help out with budget, room assignments, publicity and more but we need that special someone who can lead a coordinated effort, providing our congregation with the best retreat possible.
If you are interested in chairing this year's retreat please contact me. The retreat is several weeks earlier than usual, so it is time to get started.
Thanks for your consideration,
-Henry Kingdon (last year's co-chair with Debra)
|Toiletry Kits Assembled and Delivered
Still Time to Return "Guest at Your Table" Boxes
The children and youth in RE are proud to report that they assembled 185 toiletry kits this year on December 27th, which is 5 more than last year thanks to all of your contributions!!
The kits were delivered to St. Vincent's on December 29th.
ALSO: Please return your FULL "Guest at Your Table" boxes asap to Linda Haumann, DRE or leave them in the community work room.
|email Joan which Sunday nights (12/20 - 3/28) you
will be available, and for what shifts.
Emergency Shelter Update 1/3/10
A huge thanks goes
to Sunday night's UUCM Shelter and Mill Street Shelter
Peter and John
who deliver food for future Sunday sleep-overs should simply leave the
dish (clearly labeled "Shelter") in the kitchen before 5:30. Volunteers
who stay to break bread with our guests should read the following
There will be at least one professional shelter staff person with us at all times. Safety and privacy are paramount. On Sunday nights, UUCM is a true "sanctuary:" A "Safe House."
View the OFFICIAL SIGN-UP SHEET with complete details for each job.
After viewing the sign-up sheet tell Joan - 453-6221 or