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welcome among us
people of all races,
GUESTS are always welcome.
Sunday worship is a time for
inspiration, renewal, and connection.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Join adults during the first part of the
service, and then attend Religious
Education classes. Nursery and
toddler care is provided during the
in the Courtyard or
Fireside Room follows the services.
Come, join us!
Rev. Chip Wright
Director of Religious Education:
President, Board of Directors:
Director of Music:
Chair: Carol Littrell 883-9676
Partial Resource List
Rev. Chip Wright
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10:00am to 3:00 pm.
Or available by appt.:
|PEACE TO ALL Dec. 21st, 2010|
|Sunday 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.
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|Contemplative Service, 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.
|Christmas Eve Cookie Reception|
|Please 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 |
|Toiletry 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
|Social Concerns Corner: |
Weekly Shelter Report
Upcoming Social Concerns Luncheon
Homeless Shelter Report:
To participate in UUCM's Sunday Shelter...contact Joan Nelson 415-453-6221
Christmas dinner was set off by anonymously donated table decorations and individual gifts for each of our guests.NEXT SHELTER NIGHT: DEC. 26.
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.
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. |
PEOPLE AND PLACES
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.
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|
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
| UUCM's Second Annual Sock Hop |
Marin Interfaith Street Chaplaincy
on Saturday, January 29, 7-10pm.
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.
These 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!
| 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|
JANUARY 22, 2011 - SAVE THE DATE!
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!|
| 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: 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!