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Contemplative Service
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Landscape Work Party Oct. 16
Social Concerns Luncheon
It's the Year of the BAFS!
Social Concerns: No on 23 Phone Bank
End of Life Issues classes
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Landscape Work Party

Oct 15-17

PCD Men's Retreat

Oct. 17
Social Concerns Luncheon

Oct. 19-Nov. 16 (Tues.)
Topics in Personal Ethics

Oct. 23
Congregational Development Meeting

Oct. 24
BAFS Service

Oct. 31
Intergenerational Dia de los Muertos service

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

Nov. 21
BAFS Service

Dec. 19
BAFS Service

Jan. 16
BAFS Service

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Linda Haumann

Janette Morrow

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Jennifer Gennari

Director of Music:
Philip Hildreth


Milton Wong

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Email Rev. Chip at: minister@uumarin.org
Oct 14th, 2010
Issue #86
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

October 17, 11 am

"Come to the Table: The Spirituality of Eating"
Rev. Tom Traylor with Worship Associate Steve Webster  Basket Share Five 4 Five

Food is a Bay Area obsession. Most of us spend a good deal of time thinking about food, talking about food, preparing meals, going to restaurants, and generally enjoying the delights of the table. But we may not stop to think about eating as a spiritual experience. This Sunday we will consider insights from some of the world's great spiritual traditions about the spiritual dimensions of eating that can make coming to the table both more pleasurable and more profound.

Basket Share to support local kids!
On Sunday, October 17, our Basket Share will support Five 4 Five, a Fairfax-based organization that helps "young people of color in Marin to have choices in how they move about in the world and in the work they choose."  Come to church that day ready to support a great nonprofit and our own UUCM!

View and Print October Services
Read Past Sermons Online

Oct. 3, 2010: "Servant or Sucker: A Faithful Response to Panhandlers"  Rev. Megan Rohrer, Executive Director-Welcome Ministry, San Francisco - AUDIO sermon, outside the UUCM website.

September 26, 2010:  "Living in an Ever Changing World"  Rev. Chip 
Contemplative Service

Contemplative Service, October 17th, 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.
Music Notes
phil hildrethPhil Hildreth, C.M.L.
Director of Music

October 2010

Welcome all. I want to thank again all my choir members and of course Milton Wong for all his help in my life and work and I hope to play my cello with him when I am able.

In the summer I went to Madison WI. (yes, in that heat), and sang under a very good conductor by the name of Stephen Alltop. He had some very amusing warm-ups that I will soon demonstrate to my choir as they have just recently asked me to do so. I want also to introduce the newest member of your choir, Heather Rose Delong. She has a lovely soprano voice and it adds so much to my choir. Thank you Heather Rose.

And any of you that also wish to sing in our choir I heartily beg you to contact me. We meet on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9PM and early Sunday at 10AM. If you can make both or just Sunday rehearsals, that would be splendid, and we would love to have you.

I also look forward to October Tenth as the choir and Chip and many of you will trek up to Santa Rosa for our Northern California Revival Service. I promise lots of good memories to be had there.

Landscape Work Party Oct. 16th

We are having a work party Oct. 16th.  All are invited.

Just so that you know, we are planning to take down the oak tree directly on the right of the path outside the fireside room.  The trunk is badly deteriorated and we think it prudent to take it down before it falls.

Wayne L. has volunteered his services to do this, but we will need lots of help in the cleanup effort.

Contact Marje H. for details.

 Social Concerns Luncheon Open to Everyone

Sunday, October 17, 12:30 PM

Social Concerns Luncheon.


This opening luncheon and all other social concerns lunches are open to everyone!!

This time we especially hope families and children will attend. Mary Bicknell is preparing a special program for children. 

The adult program will feature a brief introduction to our work and a video of the 2010 Ware Lecture at General Assembly. Dr Winona LaDuke, an Ojibwa Native American, presents an inspiring model of green living honoring the earth.

Come for a delicious lunch and informative program. We ask a $5 donation but no one is turned away. Children free.

It's the Year of the BAFS!
 And you are invited!  BAFS?  Well, that is 'Bring a Friend Sundays.'  Bring a friend(s) to service at LEAST once a month--or have them bring you!  And you can anticipate a reward beyond heaven, on earth!

Here's how it works:  One of Rev. Chip's preaching Sundays each month will be designated as a BAFS.  The person/s or family who brings the most new people to visit for the first half of the  year (now through Jan. 16th) and then the same for the last half of the church year (mid Jan. through May), will receive a gourmet dinner in the home of Rev. Chip and Lisa.  And if you manage to get a friend to non-BAFS service just let Rev. Chip know you have a friend with you and we will chalk it up on our tally.  And for heaven on earth's sake:  you can bring a new friend every Sunday and secure your seat at the table!  Ties will not be broken because Rev. Chip and Lisa have a large table or two if needed.  The more, the merrier at the Wright/Wiggins household!

Please note the BAFS Sundays:
First half: Oct. 24,  Nov. 21,  Dec 19 &  Jan 16
Second half: Feb. 13,  Mar. 13,  Apr. 10 &  May 15

All BAFS will offer an opportunity for any new folks to meet with the Minister, the RE Director, our Board President and other leaders of UUCM after the service.

So start calling your friends and telling them what a great place the UUCM is and inviting these special people to our special Sundays on top of the hill.  A fun time will be had by all!
Work the "No on Proposition 23" phone bank

Ongoing Phone Bank:
The Social Concerns Committee is asking for members to work on the Sierra Club's phone bank to be held at UUCM 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Wednesdays and 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturdays until the election on November 2.

no on 23Big oil and other corporations are backing Prop 23 which will undo the major sustainable environment steps that California has adopted. We must not let that happen. The phone bank calls are to environment supporters who don't vote as often as they should, particularly in off year elections.

Please call Emma Cape on her cell at 618-841-4363 to find out more and let her know that you will be coming. 

UU Legislative Ministry Nov. 2 Ballot Recommendations

 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
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