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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Sock Hop
Remarkable People
Crab Feed
UUCM Book Club
Adult Education Class
Women and Religion Annual Retreat
Volunteer in UUCM Office
Still Seeking Walker Creek Retreat Chair
Partner Church Committee Report
Shelter Update
Upcoming Dates
Jan. 31:
Congregational Meeting

Feb. 6:
Sock Hop

Feb. 12:
Remarkable People

Feb. 13:
Crab Feed

Feb. 17:
Book Club Meets

Feb. 20:
AcoUUstic Cafe

Feb. 27:
Family Pizza Party with Rev. Chip 6pm

Mar. 13:
Pledge Drive Dinner

Mar. 20:
AcoUUstic Cafe

Mar. 27:
Landscape Work Party

Mar. 31:

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 28, 2010
Issue #49
Sunday Worship Service   chalice 

Sunday, January 31, 11:00 AM
"Groundhog Day"
Rev. Chip Wright with Rodney Gothelf, Worship Associate

So neglected and yet so unique.

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

January 31st, 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.

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 BYO non-alcoholic beverages. 

Help Wanted: Know how to do the Twist, the Mashed Potatoes or the Monkey?  Can you help serve light refreshments?  Can you DJ?  (We have the music courtesy of Ray White.)  Can you help with setting up for the evening?  Share your expertise for this fun event!  Please sign up on the poster board in the foyer.

Questions? Ask Judith Pomeroy.  Thank you!

Most of all -  come and join the fun!   View & Print Flyer
Meet the Remarkable People of UUCM

Remarkable People is on February 12, at 7:30 p.m.  Come and hear Burr Cavan and Edna Lingenfelter talk about their lives.  This is a great opportunity to get to know our members more deeply. 
Carolyn Bopp and Carole Rosvold host and provide light snacks between the speakers. 
Hope to see you up on the hill! 
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.
UUCM Book Club Reads "Stones into Schools"

Our UUCM Book Club meets monthly, StonesintoSchools
third Wednesday evening,
7:30 to 9 PM, in the Clara Barton Room.

We welcome interested members and friends.
The book to be discussed on February 17 is Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson.
Contact Nani Ranken for more information. 
New Adult Education Class Forming:
"Exploring Spirituality"

"Exploring Spirituality"
New adult education class starts on Thursday Feb. 25th.
Explore spiritual practices and rituals from a variety of faith traditions such as Buddhism and I-Ching.
Includes meditation, altar-making, music, discussion, writing, sharing.
Co-facilitated by Judith Pomeroy and Linda Haumann.

Meets monthly on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 at UUCM
Feb. 25
March 25
April 29
May 27

Please register with Linda Haumann
Women and Religion Annual Retreat

The Women and Religion's Annual Retreat
is around the corner.  This year's retreat is 

"Creating Peace in a Chaotic World"
The retreat features a variety of workshops, conversations with like-minded women, great food and great surroundings.  March 5 - 7 in Enchanted Hills, Napa. 

Retreat  is $230 if paid in full prior to February 2, 2010. $250 if paid after February 2, 2010. Scholarships are available and NEW THIS YEAR only $125 for first-time attendees. For more information email Jewel Whitaker or call: 209-683-8072.  Rooms are filling up fast, so don't delay.
Learn How to Keep UUCM Humming

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.

Still Seeking!
Walker Creek Ranch Retreat Chair

walker retreat kidsThe 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.  This co-chair position runs itself, Walker Creek Ranch staff are a pleasure to work with.  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
Partner Church Committee Invites You to
Plan a Trip to Szovata, Transylvania

News from the Partner Church Committee
Our latest letter from Rev. Levente Lazar, pastor of our partner church in Szovata, includes an invitation to the Inauguration Ceremony for the new church in Sept. 2010.
            szvota pulpit

We are forming a group of interested people go on a tour to Transylvania for this and also to see World Heritage buildings, important places of Unitarian history and lovely landscapes. Now that the bustle of Christmas activities is over, and you plan for future vacations --think about Transylvania!
Contact anyone in the Partner Church Committee, also see the bulletin board in the lobby.
Marilyn Nelson, Scott and Terry Merrick, Lou Anne Needels
Shelter Update

Emergency Shelter Update 1/24/10

Thanks this week go to volunteers:
John and Peter Blickensderfer, Blair Gray, Linda Haumann, Sean Prendiville, Valerie Taylor, and...Joyce Slick, who was a UUCM member many years ago. She contemplated going to Haiti to help. But she thought that because of her advanced years, she wouldn't be of much help there. Then she realized there was need right here in her own back yard.  Several other non UUCM members will be volunteering during the coming weeks.

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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