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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Education Connection
Kirtan is Returning
Join the Readers' Theatre
Pastoral Care: End of Life Class
UU Service Committee
Purchase and Dedicate a Hymnal
AcoUUstic Cafe: Chamber Music Concert
Calling All Book Lovers
Crafts and Baked Goods Sale
Non-Juried Art Show
It's the Year of the BAFS!
Upcoming Dates
Nov. 18
Readers' Theatre

Nov. 21
Stone Soup
BAFS Service
End of Life Issues class

Dec. 9
Readers' Theatre

Dec. 11
AcoUUstic Cafe:
Chamber Music

Dec. 12
Crafts/Bake Sale
Readers' Theatre

Dec. 16
Readers' Theatre

Dec. 19
BAFS Service

Jan. 13

Jan. 16
BAFS Service

Jan. 16 - Feb 24
Non-Juried Art Show

Feb. 17

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Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education:
Linda Haumann

Janette Morrow

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Philip Hildreth


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Nov. 18th, 2010
Issue #91
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

November 21st, 11am

"Stone Soup" Or Tasty Rocks! "

This is a BAFS Sunday!
 Rev. Chip Wright, Linda Haumann, and RE youth with Worship Associate Dick Park

Come enjoy our traditional UUCM making of the soup! Join us for this special-family friendly, intergenerational UUCM tradition.  We will retell the old story of Stone Soup filled with meaning for us today.  Please bring your own bowl or cup to enjoy the soup during the service.  If you'd like to bring a precut vegetable or two for the pot, please have it in the kitchen by 10:30 am.

View and Print November Services

Read Past Sermons Online

Oct. 17, 2010, Rev. Thomas W. Traylor:

"Come to the Table, The Spirituality of Eating"

October 31, 2010, Joan Nelson: Joan's Obituary from "Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day"

Basket Share Calendar
Contemplative Service

Contemplative Service, November 21st, 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.
Education Connection

linda hLinda Haumann

Director of Religious Education

November, 2010


The holiday time always seems to arrive too soon as to catch us a bit off guard. May we enter into this season of thanksgiving with gratitude for each other and for our loving UUCM community.

If you are new or visiting we warmly welcome you and your children and hope that you may find a spiritual home with us. Please feel free to talk to me or Rev. Chip about becoming a member of our congregation.


An annual tradition arrives this month on Sunday, November 21st as we celebrate the intergenerational "Stone Soup" service. Our middle school and high school (YRUU) youth help in many ways to make this a special day. From chopping vegetables to making the soup, to setting tables, to telling the story and serving the soup, our youth always shine! Please plan to bring a cup or bowl to use and a vegetable for the soup (to the kitchen no later than 10:30 so it can cook!). Everyone enjoys this service together so there will be no RE classes and limited nursery care.


For the Sunday after Thanksgiving, November 28th, there will be "All Children's Worship" for grades Kindergarten through YRUU in the Wright Room. I lead this special worship for children/youth during the 11am service and in place of RE classes. Nursery/PreK childcare will be provided as well in the nursery with Tina Sarabandi.


If you'd like to get to know more folks and feel more a part of things, please consider joining a small group circle. Contact me at: dre@uumarin.org.


Kirtan is Returning!

 Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 13, Feb 17 - 7:00 To 8:30 PM (Approx.)

Starting on November 18th at 7:00 PM in the fireside room, Kirtan, chanting & meditation services will return.   
saraswatiThese services offer a refreshing reentry into the heart-centered world of meditation and deep joy.  If you haven't come to one of these services before and wish to deepen your spiritual life or find a space to just relax into, please come.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

 Rev. Chip

Join the Readers' Theatre
UUCM Readers' Theatre is an Adult Education activity for people who like to do group dramatic readings - serious and silly - of poems, plays, and
gorey opera boxher written pieces.

We normally meet on the second and fourth Thursday nights from 7:30 to 9 pm in Fellowship Hall. However, due to the holidays, our meetings for the rest of 20
10 will be Nov. 18, Dec. 9, and Dec. 16. Please join us!  We occasionally present readings at services and other church functions; our next will be during the service on Dec. 12.  For more information, phone Jan Seagrave at 415-479-7951, or email her at seagrave4@comcast.net.
Pastoral Care: End of Life Class
Sunday, November 21st, The End of Life Series holds its last class.  There is a difference in meeting room and procedure.  Since the tables will be set up in the Sanctuary for Stone Soup Sunday, we will be meeting there at 12:30.  There will not be a lunch provided by Pastoral Care.  There will be a light lunch at the Sunday Service by the Youth Group comprising of soup and bread.  If you do not attend services, please do not arrive before 12:30pm. 

medical info necklaceWe will be distributing the forms and folders you have requested at our last meeting. Art & Carole are bringing the medical info necklaces.  Rev. Chip will preside & has invited UUCM leaders.  We will celebrate with coffee & cake.  There will be an opportunity for each of us to discuss and evaluate the class including the desire for further classes on requested topics. 

We have been truly impressed by the interest,  attendance and involvement at each of the classes!   Registration is not required for this last meeting.  All are welcome.

Carol Littrell, Chair
UU Service Committee

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) Part 3 (of 3)


Welcome a Guest at your Table this Holiday Season!


As the holiday season approaches, you can celebrate UU faith in action with UUSC's Guest at your Table annual program. Your gifts can help pay for: a Women's Center in Darfur. . . workshops for 100 schoolteachers in Afghanistan . . . a  small business loan for a displaced woman in Kenya . . . door-to-door campaigning in Soweto, South Africa, to educate people about their human right to water. Plus many more examples of faith in action.


Remember your "Guest" gift can also count as a UUSC membership. The qualifying amounts are on the gift box. Anyone can become a member of UUSC - any age, UUCM member or not. If you are not a UUSC member, please consider becoming one. If you are, please renew! Ask me any time about the status and renewal date of your membership or about UUSC.


Marje Park

Purchase and Dedicate a Hymnal

hymnalIf you would like to purchase and dedicate a hymnal for use at UUCM, please complete the hymnal order form and return to the office with  your check (or you may also pay online). The UUA Bookstore is offering free shipping on all orders placed by November 30, so I will place the entire order on that date.

Janette Morrow


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

415-479-4131 office

 AcoUUstic Cafe: Chamber Music Concert
Frank Lahorgue
Saturday, Dec. 11 @ 7:30 pm (doors open at 7)
$10 adult, $5 youth.

Remaining jobs need filling

2- set up (start at 6pm)
2- Drink hosts (start at 7:00)
3- Clean up (9:30 to 10:30)
1- Popcorn cooker (7:00 to ?)
1- To wash and return table cloths


1- Promotion manager for future Acouustic Cafes

Did you know that Lea Casini and Thea Davison who will be performing in the octet with Frank Lahorgue are the Merrick's twin daughters and they were so impressed with the last concert that they asked for this one.
Calling All Book Lovers!

book pileWant to help launch a "Buck a Book" used book sale fundraiser? This simple fundraiser is also a green way to reuse and share the books we no longer want. This project needs a bookcase (on wheels) or a closed cabinet; a group of volunteers to set up and take down the book table; and a responsible team to manage revenue.


Interested? Please email Jen Gennari if you are interested.
Crafts and Baked Goods Sale
holiday bake saleWe will be having a Christmas Sale of Goodies and Gifts on Dec 12 after church.

All you bakers and crafters please get your creations ready and bring them to the church that day.

We will need 4 people to set up the room at 10 o'clock. If you can help with this please let Marge Hollinger know.
Non-Juried Art Show

Although we don't have an Art committee chair right now, Georgia Annwell has offered to sponsor a show for Artist Members and Associates.


January 16 - Feb 24, 2011

All water-based media accepted. Receiving on Sunday, January 9, 2011  12:30 - 2 pm.   An informal artist reception service  on Sunday, January 16 , after 12:30 p.m.  All work should be picked up Thursday, February 24, between 12:30 - 2. Contact  Georgia Annwell
Flyer for more details.

Foxglove, Judith Pomeroy
It's the Year of the BAFS!
 friend chineseAnd 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: Gourmet dinner at the home of Rev's Chip and Lisa!

Here's how it works.

Please note the BAFS Sundays:
First half: Nov. 21 (Stone Soup),  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!

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