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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Minister's Musing
Remarkable People
Jim Scott in Concert at UUCM
Silk Painting Workshop
End of Year Potluck
New Member Biographies -Marianne Haissman & Stanley R. Stefancic
Sunday Service Time Survey
Staff Vacations
RE Schedule Update
Classical Chamber Music Concert
UU Adult Labor Day Camp
Update from UULMCA
Gather Water or Stones
Upcoming Dates
June 10:
Readers' Theatre
email Jan Seagrave

June 11:
Remarkable People

June 12:
Jim Scott Concert

June 13:
End of Year Potluck
Last Day of RE

June 23-27:
UUA General Assembly

July 8-11:

Sly Park Camping Trip
email Mikey

Aug 7:
Classical Chamber Music Concert

Sept 3-6:
Adult Day Labor Camp
in Mendocino

Sept 12:
Intergenerational Ingathering

Sept 19:
RE resumes

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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!

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Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education:
Linda Haumann

Janette Morrow

President, Board of Directors:
Jennifer Gennari

Director of Music:
Philip Hildreth


Milton Wong

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

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

Email Rev Chip at: minister@uumarin.org

June 10, 2010
Issue #68
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

Sunday, June 13th, 11:00 AM
"Many Thanks"
Rev. Chip Wright (and a host of others) with Worship Associate Carole Rosvold

You can never say thank you too much.  And today we do it in spades!  Don't miss our last service of the church year and our celebration potluck!

View and Print June Services

Read Past Sermons Online

May 30, 2010:  "In the Eye of the Beholder"
with the Rev. Lisa Wiggins, Guest Minister.
Contemplative Service

June 13th, 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.

Minister's Musing

chip head shotReverend Chip Wright
June, 2010

This will be my last note for the newsletter for this church year.  It seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I arrived but it has been 11 months!  We have only a couple Sundays left, then I will head off with my partner Rev. Lisa to represent our congregation at the UUA's General Assembly in Minneapolis. After that and our UUCM BBQ on July 3rd at our Petaluma home, I will take study, reflection and rejuvenation time before returning back to the pulpit to start our second year together at our opening Sunday service on September 12th.
It has been a good year full and positive in so many ways it is hard to list them all.  But each and all add up to being an auspicious beginning of a long and exciting journey together here at the UUCM.  We have created a strong foundation.  I look forward to our ongoing life together here and all the promise it will bring. There is so much to do, so much to know, so much to care about.  When we do it together we can make a world that sings and a home for all who travel the paths to justice and love together in care and support!
Have a wonderful summer and I will see you all in the September!
Remarkable People

This month's Remarkable People will be the last hurrah for Carole Rosvold and Carolyn Bopp (who are retiring).  Carolyn will be new on the Board of Directors and Carole will be on the Committee on Ministry.  For the June 11th meeting (second Friday of the Month) we'll have Bill Pryor and Doug Kerr.  They are long time UU's and have very interesting life stories.  We'll have something to sip and snack during the break.  It starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9:00 pm.  Please be on time because we have been running over time the past few months.   Marge Hollinger will be hosting next year with another  (at this time) mystery host.  We have enjoyed spending second Fridays with you, and have learned a lot about our membership. We are a talented group!
Jim Scott in Concert at UUCM
sponsored by our UU AcoUUstic Cafe!

jim scottSaturday, June 12th, 7:00 PM
Jim Scott
in concert at UUCM
sponsored by our UU AcoUUstic Café!

MC and opening for Jim:
 Rev. Chip Wright  

Don't miss this!  Jim Scott is a wonderful songwriter and musician who was a guitarist for the Paul Winters Consort during its most prolific time, the 1980's.  His songs and arrangements have become anthems of that time and our mother earth!  He has continued to write, sing and play.  Among his songs are "Gather the Spirit" and several others in our UU hymnal.  Jim is also one of the creators of our own UUA Green Sanctuary program and a constant voice for the planet and the environment.   

The suggested donation is $15 at the door.  Wine and beer will be sold by the glass.  Corking fee:  $15.  All the regular AcoUUstic Café's goodies to munch on will be available for a nominal price.  Jim will have CDs of his music for sale as well.  

So tell your friends, spread the word. 
Come early to get a good seat. 

Doors open at 6:30 PM.  

Help Needed:
Yummy treats to sell,
set up & take down.
Call John B.: 415-847-8820

Silk Painting Workshop June 12

You can still sign up!
Silk painting is fun and easy.  There is still room in the silk painting workshop made available through the auction. You could sign up for a half day (9 a.m - noon or 1 to 4 pm) or full day (bring your own lunch).

All proceeds go to UUCM.
Half day, Minimum bid $20, suggested bid $35; $3 material fee.
Full day, Minimum bid $35, suggested bid, $50, material fee $7-$12, depending on project. 
Kids, accompanied by adult, $10. 
Info: call or email Margaret Johnston (415) 717-3113.
End of Year Potluck

Take out your favorite recipes for the June 13 Potluck Lunch following the Sunday service. Food assignments are as follows:
A-G salad,
H-M main dish,
N-W fruit or dessert.
Bon Appetit!  Mary Bicknell
New Member Biographies:
Marianne Haissman Stefancic &
 Stanley R. Stefancic

Marianne Haissman Stefancic, is originally from Denmark and came to this country in 1967. She is very happy to be able to work helping improve peoples' lives. She has been in clinical practice as a marriage, family therapist and art therapist for almost 30 years in San Rafael. She is a Jungian and couples psychotherapist working with symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues as opportunities for personal growth and individuation. She has advanced training in the healing of trauma. Her work is deeply rooted in spiritual practice and meditation, dream work, and identifying negative patterns that undermine our personal development. 

It is a pleasure to be part of the UU church in Marin.

Stanley R. Stefancic
 For the past 7 years, Stanley has been Director of Special Projects at the Hoffman Institute, which presents the Hoffman Quadrinity Process, a residential 8-day experience of personal growth.
He is Minister Emeritus of the Unitarian Universalist Church, Boulder, CO. A Unitarian Universalist minister for 40 years, he has served churches in Michigan, Alabama, Washington, San Francisco, CO, and AZ.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Stan is a graduate of Maryville College, Tennessee and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.). He has also done graduate work in philosophy and sociology.
His special interests are individual, organizational and societal change; social ethics, American culture, social and political structures, philosophy and leadership psychology.
He and his wife Marianne, who is a psychotherapist, live in San Rafael, CA.

Sunday Service Time Survey

As many of you know, the Committee on Ministry and the Board is conducting a survey about when we hold church services. So far, more than 90 people have filled out the survey. This is just a first step in what we anticipate will be a year-long discussion about what is best for the long-term health of our congregation. Because this is such an important conversation, we'd like to get an even higher response rate. If you haven't done it yet, please do so before the June 13 deadline. If you know someone who needs a reminder or help, please encourage them to fill it out or email Jennifer Gennari for assistance.

Click on this link to take the survey or copy it into your browser: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXRPG75

There will also be a link from our web site uumarin.org on the About Services page of the Sunday Services menu.
Rev. Chip will officially be out of the office on June 17th and at our UUA General Assembly for the remainder of June, then out of the office until September 7th. He will be available for emergencies via the office during July and out of reach in Aug.
Director of Religious Education, Linda Haumann, will be on vacation from May 26th - June 7th for her son's college graduation.  She will also be on summer hiatus from June 14th through August 15th.

The administrator, Janette Morrow, will be on vacation this summer June 10-18 and July 20-23.

 Staff Vacations

RE Schedule Update

Classical Chamber Music Concert

milton wongSave the date - August 7, 7 pm for a fabulous classical chamber music concert featuring piano, winds and strings. Our pianist Milton Wong will participate on viola.

Sponsored by the Acouustic Cafe.  More information to follow. 
Classical Chamber Music Concert

UU Adult Labor Day Camp

~~Save the Dates~~UU Adult Labor Day Camp ~~ Save the Dates~~
UU Adult Labor Day Camp
at Camp 2 of the Mendocino Woodlands from September 3-6, 2010
An Optional Day on your own September 2nd.
A weekend for Adults age 18 and up
After a long summer of entertaining kids, hectic travels, summer doldrums, heat exhaustion or simply in anticipation of the Fall, come join us in the grandeur of the glorious redwoods. Allow the crisp air and serene setting to refresh your spirit.  Indulge yourself with adult conversations, solitude along the creek, or fellowship in the lodge.  Your vitality will be restored with activities such as music, hiking, fireside chats, dancing, beading, round singing or other spontaneous fun with fellow campers. Bernadette Burns & Marty Hoffman are the Deans again this year.  They will personally make sure you have a great time!!!!
Games ~ Music ~ Dance ~ Hiking ~ Reading ~ Crafts
Hanging out with old friends and making new ones!
All this and a glorious setting too!
Who could ask for anything more?
For more info and a registration flyer, contact: Bernadette Burns drbearsong@aol.com

Update from UU Legislative Ministry, CA

The Young Adult Water Justice Road Trip is only a few short weeks away.  Check out the itinerary and register online at our website, or call the office at 916-441-0018.
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