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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Basket Share
New Look in Foyer
New to UU/UUCM meeting
Dinners for Eight
New Adult Ed: Topics in Personal Ethics
Sign-up to Help Feed Mill Street Residents
Pastoral Care
Annual Pacific Central District Men's Retreat
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RE resumes

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Dinners for 8

Oct 10:
North Bay revival

Oct 15-17
PCD Men's Retreat

Oct 24, Nov 7, 21
End of Life Issues class

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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
Courtyard 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
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Minister's Schedule
Rev. Chip Wright

Office Hours
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10:00am to 3:00 pm.
Or available by appt.: 
phone (415)479-4131
Email Rev Chip at: minister@uumarin.org
Sept. 16th, 2010
Issue #82
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

September 19, 11am
"The Politics of Fear"
Rev. Chip with Worship Associate Rodney Gothelf

Voices echo across the land calling for fear. This time over the building of an Islamic community center in New York City. Fear marketing of this kind always comes around in
the weeks and days before elections.

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Contemplative Service

Contemplative Service, September 19, 9 am

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.
Basket Share: The Unitarian Church of Sovata in Transylvania

transylvaniamapOn Sunday, Sept 19, this year's first basket share will support our partner church: The Unitarian Church of Sovata in Transylvania. As is our custom, that day's offering will be split 50/50 between UUCM and the designated basket share recipient.  This means that congregants get more "bang" for their offering "buck"--two fantastic organizations directly benefit from our very generous contributions!
A New Year, A New Look

When you walk in the UUCM foyer take notice of the new very large photos displayed along the wall. They are the brainchild of Board President Jennifer Gennari and were put together by members Jennifer, Lisa Cohen, Margaret Johnston, Anne Baele and Carolyn Planakis. The photographers are Cindy Irish, Margaret Johnston, Joan Nelson, Janette Morrow and a mystery person. Although we tried to get a representative sampling of UUCM members, in the end the choices were made by what would enlarge well. We hope you enjoy them.
New to UU/UUCM Meeting Sun., Sept. 26th
Are you new to Unitarian Universalism or just new to our UUCM congregation?  Are you interested in becoming a member? Do you have questions that haven't been answered? Then come to the New to UU/UUCM meeting on Sunday September 26 at 12:30 pm in the Clara Barton Room. Our minister, the Rev. Chip Wright will lead the meeting. Child care available if you call the office beforehand, 479-4131. Light snacks served.
Dinners for Eight
Make new friends at UUCM at "Dinners for Eight", rotating potluck dinners in members' homes.  Have the pleasure of breaking bread with eight people from UUCM in their homes for a wonderful evening of good food and great conversation. The host for each dinner cooks the main dish and works out with attendees what to bring.  Dinners usually start about 6:30 and end by 9 to 9:30.  There are six dinners each year, (first Saturday of October, November, December, February, March, and April). Each member is expected to host one dinner each year for eight (or six if you are limited in space).

I hated to see Dinners for 8 die so I've offered to chair it.

Please contact Sher to sign-up and start saving the 1st Saturday of the month for Dinners for 8, starting Oct.2.
New Adult Education Offering:
Topics in Personal Ethics
New offering by the Adult Education Committee: Topics in Personal Ethics, examining motivation, the use of principles, ends and means, situation ethics, and character. This participatory course, the third in the Gilbert series, "Build Your Own Theology" will be based on personal experiences, case studies and readings.
Five consecutive Tuesdays, October 19 to November 16, 7 to 9 PM.
Facilitators: Nani Ranken and Linda Haumann.
Please register by October 10.
Contact Linda Haumann: dre@uumarin.org or
Nani at 898-8558
OUUr Contribution to Feeding Mill Street Residents

On the first Sunday of every month, UUCM provides dinner tor the residents of Mill Street Shelter. This effort has been shared by many people over the past four years. It's sign -up time again. If you would like to provide a main dish to serve 25, or a large salad, please let June Fesler know what month you can do so.  She will make a schedule and contact you.  Contributors bring food to the kitchen on Sunday morning, and it is delivered later that day. We will need volunteer contributors starting in October. 

Contact June Fesler.   Thank You!
 Pastoral Care Offers "End of Life Issues" Class Taught by Rev. Chip
Heads up all elders!
chip head shotRev. Chip will be leading a series of three classes this fall around End of Life Issues
Sunday: October 24, November 7, and 21st @ 12:30 pm.

Not only will it cover the practical and necessary steps to prepare for this inevitability, but the emotional issues that are involved as well.  The classes will require registration.  You will be hearing more in the following weeks!  If you have questions or suggestions regarding this series, please contact Carol Littrell at 883-9676 cjwlittrell@aol.com
How you can help us
Our committee is small and we need your input to keep abreast of members' needs.  Please contact us whenever you become aware of a need such as shopping, visiting, meals, rides. We operate on a temporary basis, but we do 
care and wish to serve this congregation well.  You may contact Carol Littrell, Don Beck, Anne Baele, Art Rosvold, Phil Hildreth, Babs Turrentine & Linda Haumann.
Annual Pacific Central District Men's Retreat
 Friday-Sunday, October 15-17, 2010
How long has it been since you last got together with a group of men and talked about what's really important to you?  Not the latest baseball game, not the cool summer weather we've been having, not the price of gas.  I mean instead what's really close to your heart.
For many years now, UU men of the Pacific Central District have gathered on the third weekend in October and have played, explored, meditated, sung, made new friends and learned from one another. This year's retreat, the weekend of Oct. 15-17, will focus on three issues:
Making friendships, deepening friendships
Coping with retirement and semi-retirement
Men's perspective on taking charge of our personal health
Come join UU men for a weekend of fun, kinship, workshops and more!

Location: Westminster Retreat Center, Alamo (near Walnut Creek)
Cost: $225 (accommodation, meals, materials)  -- Limited scholarships are available
How to register:

Contact: Gordon Smith pcdmensretreat@gmail.com or call 408-393-6182
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