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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
UUSC-UUA Relief Effort for Haitians
UUCM AcoUUstic Cafe
Sock Hop
Crab Feed
Pledge Drive Launch Dinner
Call for Walker Creek Retreat Chair
Sunday Refreshment Provider Reminder
UUCM Office Volunteer Needed
Shelter Update
Upcoming Dates
Jan. 23:
AcoUUstic Cafe

Jan. 31:
Congregational Meeting

Feb. 6:
Sock Hop

Feb. 13:
Crab Feed

Feb. 20:
AcoUUstic Cafe

Mar. 13:
Pledge Drive Launch Dinner

Mar. 20:
AcoUUstic Cafe

Apr. 23-25
Walker Creek Retreat
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We cherish
diversity and
welcome among us
people of all races,
cultures, ages,
abilities, sexual
orientations, and
faith perspectives.

GUESTS are always welcome.
Sunday worship is a time for
inspiration, renewal, and connection.

Join adults during the first part of the
service, and then attend Religious
Education classes. Nursery and
toddler care is provided during the
11:00 service.

in the
Fireside Room follows the services.
Come, join us!

Staff Links
Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education:
Linda Haumann

Janette Morrow

Director of Music:
Philip Hildreth

Milton Wong

Pastoral Care:
Chairs: Carol Littrell 883-9676
Minister's Schedule
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10:00am to 3:00 pm.

Or available by appt.:
phone (415)479-4131

Email Rev Chip at: minister@uumarin.org

January 21, 2010
Issue #48
Sunday Worship Service   chalice 

Sunday, January 24, 11:00 AM
"The Well in your Heart: A Much-needed Perspective." 
Guest speaker Jane Hills with Joan Nelson, Worship Associate

Most UUs are looking for ways to tap the well of compassion and justice deep in our hearts. Jane Hills will give us a timely and much-needed perspective as we link with PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays.)

View and Print Upcoming Services
Read Past Sermons Online
Most recent sermon available online:
Jan 10th: "The Bear, the Brook & the Bird"
Contemplative Service

January 24th, 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.

UUSC-UUA Joint Relief Effort for Haitians

In the wake of devastation wrought by the earthquake which struck the island of Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) are launching a joint relief effort to bring aid to the impoverished island nation.

The Haitian Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (OCHA) estimates 2.2 million people are immediately affected in this nation of 9 million people.haiti earthquake

Contributions may be made by going to the UUSC website

UUCM AcoUUstic Café Saturday Night

UUCM AcoUUstic Café
Saturday Jan. 23
Three Great Musicians Perform!
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Performances 7 to 9 p.m.
Veteran Jazz Pianist John King
Liberal Lyricist Sam Neff, a frequent Poetry Farm performer
Rock n Roll Songwriter Kevin Joyce
jazz piaon
Phil Hildreth & Rev. Chip will emcee.
Tickets are $15; $5 for youth.
Volunteer to help! (Volunteers get in free.)
Invite your friends to come and hear great original music by Bay Area musicians! Expect liberal lyrics, awe-inspiring jazz, and humorous takes on middle class guilt! More Info.
Volunteers still welcome.

To help, email Jennifer Gennari  phone: 892-9600

Tell your friends who is performing up on the hill in January, February & March.
Sock Hop to Benefit Marin Street Chaplaincy

Plan on rockin' and rollin'
with family & friends at the Sock Hop

Saturday, February 6
7-10 pm at UUCM!  

Classic 50s and 60s Rock and Roll (recorded) and snacks provided.  Wear your white bucks or your poodle skirt if you want.  Do the Lindy Hop, Stroll, Twist and Cha-cha  - think American Bandstand - or just listen.
sock hop
Bring a package of white athletic socks
for the
Marin Street Chaplaincy,
a little cash ($5 per person, $10 per family)
and your favorite beverages. 

We're looking for some special help to put this all together.  If you can teach some dance steps or just help with the usual set up/clean-up, please contact Judith Pomeroy.  Thank you!

Most of all -  come and join the fun!   View & Print Flyer
Crab Feed Feb. 13th - Reserve Now!
Decorators & Music Compiler Wanted

Feb. 13, Crab Feed, 6:30 pm, @ UUCM

All You Can Eat: San Francisco Dungeness Crab, Sher's Boston Clam Chowder, Caesar Salad, and Sourdough Bread.

No Host Beer and Wine
Corkage fee $15

Reservations Please by Wed. Feb. 10 office@uumarin.org
Childcare available by request

Pasta alternative  $10.00 Adult, $7.00 Child

Flyer for your friends.

Call for Help:
We need a group of volunteers to decorate the room with a Valentines Day theme. 
We also need a volunteer to put together a CD of romantic songs.
Please Contact Sher Sheldon if you can help.
Pledge Drive Launch/Dinner March 13th

Members and Friends, please join us for a
Complimentary dinner at UUCM

Launching the 2010-2011 pledge drive. 

Save the date!
March 13, festivities begin at 6 pm

A Wonderful Meal
Live Music and Comedy
Child care will be provided
Most importantly, this exciting event will provide an opportunity for you to make your pledge of financial support to maintain the viability of our Unitarian-Universalist community. 
Details regarding this event will be provided in future notices.
Your Stewardship Committee  
Sher Sheldon and Don Beck   -   Co-chairs
Call for Walker Creek Ranch Retreat Chair

waterfallwalkercreekThe annual UUCM retreat at Walker Creek Ranch is scheduled for April 23 - 25.  Two magical days together in a beautiful setting with hills, wildflowers, wildlife, play and workshops.

We have one co-chair looking for a partner.  There are many committee members all ready to go.  We need that special someone who can co-lead a coordinated effort, providing our congregation with the best retreat possible.

If you are interested in chairing this year's retreat please contact Henry Kingdon (last year's co-chair with Debra).

cell: 415-572-9458
email: h_kingdon@yahoo.com
Sunday Refreshment Provider Reminder

Members responsible for refreshments for the next 4 weeks:
1/31/10 Julie and Dan VanWinkle
2/7/10 Scott and Terry Merrick
2/14/10 Kristina and Ben Gale, Jenine Betschart
2/21/10 Lori and Phil Smith, Alison Clayton

If you are unable to fullfill this obligation please find your own substitute and notify Joanne Derby of any changes.
Office Volunteer Needed

The UUCM office needs a volunteer who can come in and assist the administrator on a weekly basis. 
In the past this has been a Thursday, but Wednesday or Friday could also work.  The hours are flexible - in general we are looking for someone who can come in once a week for about 4 hours (or more if you want!).  I need to fill this position by the beginning of February.volunteer hands
Skills Required:
PC computer skills including Microsoft Office, Windows and Internet.  Basic office skills such as filing and answering phones.  Good attention to detail.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs (for example a box of printer paper) is desirable but not required.  Prior database experience desirable but not required.  Basic knowledge of UUCM Committee structure is desirable.  Confidentiality is of utmost importance.
This position reports to and is supervised by the administrator.  Please contact Janette for a description of duties.

Shelter Update

Emergency Shelter Update 1/17/10
Three new ladies came to the shelter Sunday night.  (One of them is a refugee from Katrina.) They are beginning to feel more comfortable with us and are opening up and telling us more of their stories.

Much appreciation this week is extended to:
Mary Bicknell, John and Peter Blickensderfer, Bev Munyon, Suzi Musgrove, Nani Ranken,Valerie Taylor, Ellen Thurmond and Monique Webster.

Future Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers who deliver food for future Sunday sleep-overs may 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 Shelter Guidelines.


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 email Joan which Sunday nights (12/20 - 3/28) you will be available, and for what shifts.
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