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Sunday Worship Service
UUCM Summer Service Hours
Gather Water or Stones
New member biography: Marty Roth
New member biography: Keith Bergman
Classical Chamber Music Concert
General Assembly online
Staff Vacations
Pastoral Care News
BBQ with Chip & Lisa W
RE Schedule Update
3 outside opportunities
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UUA General Assembly

July 8-11:

Sly Park Camping Trip
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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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June 24, 2010
Issue #70

chaliceSunday Worship Service    

Sunday, June 27th, 11:00 AM
"Can We Defend Our Civilization's Universal Values in Today's Global Environment?" Nani Ranken with Worship Associate Dick Park

  Our commitment to freedom of conscience may place us in a dilemma when other cultures' strongly held values conflict with our own.  Are we forced to adopt a relativist position, or can we find a way to stand our ground?

View and Print July Services

Read Past Sermons Online

Recent sermons available online:

May 23, 2010: "Raise the Roof Beams!" with the Rev. Chip Wright.
May 16, 2010: "To Believe or Not" with the Rev. Chip Wright.

UUCM Summer Service Hours

Sunday services (beginning July 4 and ending August 29) start at 10 am. Services are lay led. There is no Contemplative Service. There are no refreshments after the services, just coffee. There is also no choir. Just a bare bones service with a chance to get to know one another better.
Gather Water or Stones

  New member biography:
 Marty Roth

 I was a member of the Fellowship way back beyond recall. My son was married here. And I've attended funerals here for more than one friend. The patio is a great place for both of those. Can't imagine which of them might be next on my agenda.

My background-
Born in NY City. Lived on Long Island most of my childhood; when the Depression hit I went to work in a garment factory; saved the $150 tuition for National Farm School in Penn. Great experience, but the school collapsed after my first year. Back to NY (garment center) until I could save tuition for college. Two years of that, then the War. On return, got a pre-med degree from the U of Chicago. When that didn't get me into Med school, got an engineering degree (nights) at Illinois Tech. Designed water and wastewater facilities. Bechtel needed what I had, so they moved me out here. Ain't leaving.

New member biography:
Keith Bergman

I am very pleased to return to UUCM after many years away. Since my dear wife Jan (sadly now departed) joined many years ago--and she was very active in the "Fellowship" for some time--our family really related to the Unitarian philosophy and enjoyed the people and our involvement in activities here. I am becoming reacquainted with old friends and am looking forward to meeting and getting to know folks I have yet to meet.
I am a retired civil engineer and live in Terra Linda. Jan and I had four sons who are married and have given us four grandchildren. I love to hike, backpack in the Sierras and be at the ocean. I have taken over tending Jan's extensive rose garden and I am enjoying that. 
Classical Chamber Music Concert

milton wongAugust 7, 7:30 - 9 PM.
UUCM's own pianist Milton Wong and his friend Frank Lahorgue bring their chamber ensembles together for a recital of Romantic Era chamber music by Richard Strauss and Ludwig Thuille.  The two large works programmed for the evening are at once complementary and contrasting, one for strings and piano, the other for wind instruments and piano.   For this evening, Milton will switch to playing his viola.  Don't miss this chance to hear chamber music too seldom heard in these modern times.

More info about the music

Print and view flyers to give to your musical friends. 
General admission: $10 ($5 youth) Refreshments & beverages for sale. Doors open at 7:00.
 General Assembly online

June 23-27 UUA General Assembly, Minneapolis, Minnesota
General Assembly is a Meeting of Congregations with worship services, UUA business sessions and speakers. If you are not attending GA you can view and listen to a lot of it online, such as the Opening and Closing ceremonies, the Ware Lecture and the Service of the Living Tradition.
The schedule of events is at www.uua.org/ga/video.
All event listings are stated in Central Daylight Time.
vacationsStaff Vacations
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.

The Director of Religious Education, Linda Haumann, will be on summer hiatus from June 14th through August 15th.

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

The President of the Board of Trustees, Jennifer Gennari,  will be on vacation from August 1 to 14.
Pastoral Care News

Rev. Chip will be leading three classes on Sundays at 12:30pm. on Oct 24th, Nov 7th, and Nov 21st
for Elders Dealing with End of Life Issues.
  Topics covered will range from  "How do I make sure my wishes are carried out?  What legal papers need to be in place to protect my estate?  What are the facts about Hospice Care?  How does my family actuate my Long Term Insurance before spending large sums for my care?  How do I get my family to discuss these issues?"  In fact, if you have questions included around this topic, email Carol Littrell at cjwlittrell@aol.com.  More info to follow next month.

BBQ with Chip and Lisa W.
 If you paid at the Auction for  the "Something for all" barbecue July 3, 6 pm at Rev. Chip & Lisa's house please RSVP Chip by June 28. Specify if vegetarian or if you have any special food needs. Google or Map Quest the address from the UUCM directory or  email the office if you need directions.
RE Schedule Update

3 outside opportunities

UU Adult Labor Day Camp

at Camp 2 of the Mendocino Woodlands from September 3-6, 2010
A weekend for Adults age 18 and up

Bass Lake UUCPA Mini-Vacation
September 16-19, 2010
Experience a wonderful long weekend at a beautiful mountain camp.

Invitation from Honolulu Congregation

The Honolulu congregation is organizing a very special fundraiser from September 22 to 29. 
Church members will provide B&B-style accommodation in their homes, a full seven nights stay, for just $840/couple (or only $490/single). 

 Details and reservations form.

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