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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Christmas Eve Cookie Reception
Bring Small Toiletry Items
Pastoral Care Corner
Donate to UUCM now
Social Concerns Corner...Weekly Shelter Report...Social Concerns Luncheon
New Year's Eve Party cancelled
Non Juried Art Show Jan. 16
AcoUUstic Cafe: - Jan 8, 2011
Coming in the New Year: Sock Hop
Social Concerns Activists
10 Year Anniversary Gala
It's the Year of the BAFS!
Upcoming Dates

Dec. 24
Family Service: 5pm
Regular Service: 7pm
Cookie Reception

Jan. 8
AcoUUstic Cafe
Cowpony and the Hopheads

Jan. 13

Jan. 16
BAFS Service
Social Concerns Luncheon

Jan. 29
Sock Hop

Jan. 16 - Feb 24
Non-Juried Art Show

Feb. 17

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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 Courtyard or
Fireside Room 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


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Pastoral Care:
Chair: Carol Littrell 883-9676
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Rev. Chip Wright

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Or available by appt.: 
phone (415)479-4131
Email Rev. Chip at: minister@uumarin.org
PEACE TO ALL    Dec. 21st, 2010
Issue #97
chaliceSunday Worship Service    

Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 (Two Christmas Eve services)

5:00 PM: "The Mouse Hole Cat" - An Easy-Chair Family Service
Rev. Chip Wright and Rev. Lisa Wiggins

Rev. Chip shares one of his favorite Christmas stories as his wife, Lisa, projects the book's wonderful artwork for all to enjoy and we will be singing a few childrens' carols.
7:00 PM: "Carols and Candle Lighting"
Rev. Chip Wright and Rev. Lisa Wiggins

A Christmas Eve celebration of song, carols and candle lighting with the traditional UUCM luminaries procession of companionship to hot drinks, Christmas and solstice goodies in the Fireside Room!

Dec. 26, 11 am: "Christmas Hymn Sing"
Phil Hildreth with Worship Associate Rodney Gothelf

Come one and all to a service of hymn singing of all holiday music. Complete with stories and information about the Christmas hymns in our hymnals and beyond. Phil will be there to answer your questions and we will feel the Christmas spirit that our carols and hymns can muster. Hope to see you there.

 View and Print December Services
View and Print January Services
Read Past Sermons Online

Nov. 28, 11 am: "The Transcendent Experience or Whose God is It Anyway?"  Rev. Chip Wright
Dec.  5, 2010: Homeless at Hanukkah
Rev. Chip Wright

Dec.  5, 2010: Shelter Homily from "Homeless at Hanukkah"  Joan Nelson

Basket Share Calendar

Contemplative Service

Contemplative Service, 9 am

Our Lay led Contemplative Service is from 9:00-9:50 am on Sundays (not availa
ble in summer). autumnUUCM

Readings introduce a silent period to reflect on a topic or idea, followed by an opportunity to share individual thoughts.

Christmas Eve Cookie Reception

cookiesPlease bring cookies to share on Christmas Eve!

We'll all rejoice
in the variety!

This light reception will follow the 5pm and 7pm service. 

Plan to stay for a bit and share in the spirit of the holiday.

Bring Small Toiletry Items
burts bees toiletryToiletry Items for Homeless People: We're collecting small toiletry items through December 26th. Please leave them in the labeled box on the RE table in the foyer.

Our children/youth will assemble toiletry kits on December 26th and January 2nd to be delivered to St. Vincent's.

Pastoral Care Corner
The holiday season is upon us, sometimes it is a difficult time due to losses of loved ones, illness, or special needs.  Pastoral Care is available to you through this time as well.  If you need help, a ride, food, a caring listener, I am listing the members of the committee as I will be away from Dec. 23-28 and again Jan. 7-21. 

The committee remains active at all times.  Following is a list of the members you may contact:  Anne Baele, Art Rosvold, Phil Hildreth, Don Beck, Babs Turrentine, and Linda Haumann.

We wish you a happy and safe holiday season!

Carol Littrell, Chair
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Dear Members and Friends,
In this season of giving and gratitude, let's celebrate the ways UUCM is standing on the side of love. 
We are a community that is more than a club; we come together to nurture our neighbors and speak for those without a voice. We are: read more

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Social Concerns Corner:
Weekly Shelter Report
Upcoming Social Concerns Luncheon
Homeless Shelter Report: 
Christmas dinner was set off by anonymously donated table decorations and individual gifts for each of our guests.
The menu included a Christmassy baked ham and hot mulled apple juice.
Thanks go to:  Carolyn B., Grace & Paul D., Andrea H., Marge H., Walt L., Katie M., Roddi P.,  Judith P., Joyce R., Diana & Peter V.
Welcome to newcomers, Amy L, and Diana N.
There are fewer homeless women than expected. This is good news for those who have found housing. But the number of homeless men is rising. The Chaplain has put out requests for sleeping bags and ponchos for them.These can be left in the community room at any time.
Many thanks to all..."and to all a good night!"

Next week's providers at our Fireside Room "Hotel" will be: Karen A., Mary B., Maggie N., Carole R.,  and Valerie T.


To participate in UUCM's Sunday Shelter...contact Joan Nelson 415-453-6221
(cell: 415-595-6221)



Jan. 16, 12:30

Social Concerns Luncheon

(Open to all. Suggested donation $6. Nobody turned away.)

Walt Davis (professor emeritus San Francisco Theological Seminary) will speak about his work in the Middle East with the Keep Hope Alive Olive Tree Project. He works with a variety of Israeli and Palestinian peace and human rights groups.

 New Year's Eve Party cancelled
Since no one was willing to take over the planning leadership, there will be no New Year's Eve party at UUCM this year.
Non Juried Art Show Jan. 16
Georgia Annwell has offered to sponsor a show for Artist Members and Associates.

cow artwork


 January 16 - Feb 24, 2011


She needs to know ahead of time to facilitate planning so let her know now if you plan to participate.


Georgia Annwell

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
AcoUUstic Cafe - Jan. 8, 2011
cowpony band
Cowpony and the Hopheads

Saturday January 8, 2011, 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)  $10 adult, $5 youth, refreshments and beverages for sale

After our 2 chamber music concerts it is time for something different. Cowpony and the Hopheads, is a three piece acoustic folk-rock trio. Kim Richards (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion), James Tepperman (mandolin, guitar, woodwinds, vocals) and Peter Tracy (guitar, dobro, mandolin, harmonica, vocals) make up the band. They're known for surprising audiences with their freewheeling mix of many genres. You never know what they'll do next.

If you would like to help at the cafe fill out the job form online.
Flyer, more info about the group.
Coming in the New Year:
UUCM's Second Annual
 Sock Hop

UUCM's Second Annual Sock Hop
benefiting UUCM
and the
Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy
on Saturday, January 29, 7-10pm.

sock hop

Admission to the fun evening is a little cash and a package (or more)  of men's white athletic socks. 

All the family can join in the fun of dancing or listening to "That Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" music of the 50's and 60's!  Professional ballroom dance teacher Michelle Parodi will teach us some basic steps.  Last year we learned "The Stroll" from our own musical artist Karen Auroy and collected over 100 pairs of socks for the Street Chaplaincy.  Let's make this year's Sock Hop even bigger and better!  Bring your friends too!!


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

On January 13th at 7:00 PM in the Fireside room, Kirtan, chanting & meditation services continue.   
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

Social Concerns Activists
UUCM's Social Concerns Committee recognizes congregants' contributions to the community.

1. UUCM's Katherine Da Silva-Jain has spearheaded numerous justice and sustainability alliances throughout the years. Recently, as a key member of the Marin Water Coalition, she focused on the need to live within nature's water limits.  Despite a broken ankle, she managed to acquire 18,000 signatures on a petition to get the desalination issue on the November election ballot before the Marin Municipal Water District continued its pursuit of a harmful and potentially dangerous project. Wheelchair and all, she circulated petitions at shopping centers and grocery stores, and went door-to-door to educate Marin. Although not a complete victory, desal is dead in Marin for the forseeable future. And Katherine is again recognized as a force to be reckoned with.
10 Year Anniversary Gala
UU Legislative Ministry, California


10 Year Anniversary Gala

Come celebrate what we've made together
Help jump start the next decade

Food, Fun and Fabulous People

Saturday, January 22
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Costa Mesa Country Club
Costa Mesa, CA

Details to follow...

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: 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 informally 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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