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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Music Notes
Remarkable People
Jim Moore's Memorial May 15th
Goods and Services Auction Update
Refreshment Coordinator Needed
Power in Your Congregation Workshop
Annual Sly Park Camping Trip
Upcoming Dates
May 9:
New to UU Gathering
K-4 Storyteller
Mother's Day

May 13:

May 14:
Remarkable People

May 15:
Jim Moore's Memorial
Read Obituary

May 16:
Congregational Budget Meeting

May 20:
Exploring Spirituality Adult Ed.

May 22:
View Auction Page

May 23:
Congregational Annual Meeting

May 27:


June 6:
Coming of Age Service

June 13:
End of Year Potluck
Last Day of RE

June 23-27:
UUA General Assembly

July 8-11:

Sly Park Camping Trip
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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

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

May 6, 2010
Issue #63
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

Sunday, May 9th, 11:00 AM
"Mother's Day:  A New View"
Rev. Chip Wright with Steve Webster, Worship Associate

Come discover some things I bet you never knew about Mother's Day!

Basket Share on Sunday, May 9, will benefit Classrooms Across Cultures. This organization is dedicated to improving education in regions affected by war, natural disaster or poverty. Its current focus is Afghanistan. Camilla Berry, a teacher in Afghanistan, will tell us about the remarkable work they are doing there. She will be introduced by Art Rosvold, a board member. Your generosity is so appreciated!

View and Print May Services

Read Past Sermons Online

Contemplative Service

May 9th, 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.

Music Notes

phil hildrethPhil Hildreth C.M.L.
Director of Music, UUCM
May 2010

I am going to my UU Musician's Network annual convention in July, and I was called by the UUMN and was asked to be on their Board as a trustee. This is the first step in being in the hierarchy of the UUMN. I am excited to do this.

By now the budget for the church has been taking shape, and I am ever fearful of Music being struck from the next year's plan. I do realize that we worry about a great deal that never occurs, but that doesn't sway me... I hope that, with the guidance of our new minister Rev. Chip Wright, we can right this ship and begin to become more fluid. I know us UUs don't pray per say, but my thoughts and wishes sure sound like prayer these days.

By now your UUCM Choir, along with many from around our district, sang as an All District Choir at this year's District Assembly's Sunday Service. As I write this I am still working out the details and have great hopes.

I hope all of you are well and happy and singing.

 Remarkable People

Remarkable People will meet on Friday, May 14 in the Fireside Ropom at 7:30 p.m.  Our speakers will be two of our very active members Board Treasurer, Margaret Johnston and Dick Park who is very involved in many of our committees.  So if you have any questions about who is in charge around here they are bound to know!  They have been dedicated UUs for many years in many different congregations and they are enthusiastic about their voluntary jobs.  Come and meet them.  Carolyn Bopp and Carole Rosvold will host and provide a snack and a sip between speakers.  See you on the hill!
 Jim Moore's Memorial Service Rescheduled for May 15th

Please note that Jim Moore's memorial service, originally scheduled for the afternoon of May 23, has been changed to Saturday, May 15 at 11:00 AM The service in Fellowship Hall will be followed by a reception in the Courtyard.
Dream BIG (and often)
Sat May 22, 7-9:30 pm

The Goods and Services auction is coming...

Where to bring auction items
If you have items that need to be displayed at the auction bring them to UUCM's community room (Robinson Room, next to Chip's office). There will be a box marked auction. If you haven't turned in your donation form please include it with your item.  Lori and Phil Smith will take the items to their house and store them safely until the auction. Please do not bring them the day of the auction.  If you have valuable items such as jewelry & gift certificates give them to a member of the auction committee rather than leaving them in the box.

Auction catalog 

As the auction gets closer, view the auction catalog even if you don't place a bid. This will convince you to come to the auction and help you convince others. You will see something for all budgets from a bid amount of $10 for a Hand knitted item to $148 for a RV for two nights' camping. You will see old favorites such as a tour of KQED and many new items such as restaurant gift certificates for 5 different restaurants.

Print and View Flyers  for neighbors and friends

If you can help the day of the auction contact Phil  and someone will contact you with the details.

Prebidding or viewing of items

This week's eWeekly Featured Item, bid with (up my ante) your eWeekly editor (Ilana) on:

sol foodSol Food $50 gift card Donor: Sol Food. Solicited by Lisa Cohen. One gift card for the amount of $50, donated by Sol Food Restaurant. It can be used at either of their two San Rafael locations - 732 Fourth St., and 901 Lincoln Ave. The card may be used until the $50 is spent. This restaurant features delicious food for both meat eaters and vegetarians. According to one young reviewer, their bottled hot sauce is the best in the world.

Refreshment Coordinator Needed for 2010-2011 Church Year

Refreshment coordinator needed for church year Sept, 2010 to June 2011. Job entails reminding members of upcoming dates for them to provide refreshments, make coffee and clean up kitchen afterwards. Contact Joanne Derby
Power in Your Congregation
(or Governance101)
with Gini Courter, UUA Moderator

Saturday, May 15, 9:30 am-12:00 noon
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez Ave., San Mateo, CA 94401
(Event is free, childcare provided)

UUA Moderator Gini Courter will spend this morning with us exploring the foundations of governance in our liberal religious congregations. After her presentation, there will be time for dialogue and questions. If you ever wondered how things work, who makes what decisions and why, don't miss this event!

For information: office@uusanmateo.orgor 650-342-5946 x 11.
Annual Summer Family Camping Trip
to Sly Park: July 8-11

This year the dates are Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th. The place is Sly Park on Jenkinson Lake just outside Pollock Pines on Highway 50, and our sites are once again in the Hazel Creek camp and can
accommodate tents or RVs.
More information about Sly Park.

The cost is reasonable, generally about $20 per vehicle per night (pets are $5/night extra).

Please send me an email (mikey@biosearchtech.com) or give me a call (415.320.5054) to let me know you want to be a part of this trip, or if you have any questions.

Mikey.sly park trail
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