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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
2011 Pledge Drive: Thank you
Update: UUCM Congregational Retreat
President's Column: A Turn at the Helm
Pastoral Care News
UUCM Book Group
Kirtan continues
Social Concerns
Social Concerns News
Botermans Trustees
New Link on all UUCM webpages
General Assembly 2011
Pacific Central District Assembly 2011
It's the Year of the BAFS!
Upcoming Dates

April 29-May 1

UUCM Congregational Retreat   


May 15 

UUCM Congregational Budget Hearing 


 May 16

Cohousing Presentation

Event Flyer


May 18

UUCM Book Group


May 19



May 22

UUCM Annual Congregational Meeting  


June 4th  


October 8 

Partner Church

Inauguration Ceremony

Sovata, Transylvania



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We cherish
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!

Staff Links

Minister: Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education: 
Linda Haumann

Administrator: Janette Morrow

President, Board of Trustees:
Jennifer Gennari

Director of Music: Philip Hildreth music@uumarin.org

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
   April 28th, 2011

   Issue #115        

Sunday Worship Service       

May 1, 11:00 am at UUCM"I'm Not Sure I Believe"   

Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Joan Nelson


Faith & belief are similar experiences in some ways.  We will explore these ideas which we apply to so much, both in our day to day, as well as in the deeper places of our lives.


View and Print May Services 


Past Sermons Online 


All new sermons on the web sermons index are audio. Older sermons are text.  If you want a text version of an Audio sermon please contact the minister.     


April 24, 2011: AUDIO sermonette: "Flower Communion, Child dedication and Easter Sunday" by the Rev. Chip Wright.  


April 17, 2011:

AUDIO "The Prophetic Power of Play" by Jennifer Whitten, Starr King School for the Ministry seminarian.


Basket Share Calendar 

May 8 - Basket Share Sunday On May 8, our basket share will support Autistry Studios, which helps teens and adults with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other social/communication/learning differences become successful independent adults by leveraging their interests and talents. Come to our 11 am service that day ready to financially support a great local nonprofit and our own UUCM!


Effective July 1, 2011 services will begin at 10:30 am, year round 

(See letter from Board president)


Contemplative Service

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

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

2011 Pledge Drive:  

Much to be thankful for! 

Thanks to the generosity of our members and pledging friends, this year's Pledge Drive raised $174,827 in pledges for the upcoming church year! 109 households turned in pledges--that's a total of 188 adults and children.

Pledges are UUCM's largest source of income--about 66% annually.  Your pledge helps provide inspiring Sunday services with great music, quality religious education for children and adults, and an inviting, sacred space.

About 25 households have not pledged yet. If yours is one of these, it's not too late to renew your commitment to UUCM by submitting your pledge! Fill out this pledge form and return it to the office ASAP.
Update: UUCM Congregational Retreat
Walker Creek Ranch  
April 29 - May 1, 2011
retreat fire circle
If you registered for the retreat but have not received information about the retreat by email  contact Dan Van Winkle immediately.  dandvan@comcast.net

Retreat photographers- John Severinghaus will not be at the retreat this year to collect your photos so if you want them displayed on our web site please send them to the webmaster webmaster@uumarin.org
Please downsize them (under 500 kb each).

Here is the final retreat schedule. Print it and bring to the retreat. Other retreat information is on the retreat web page.

President's Column: A Turn at the Helm 

Jennifer Gennarijen gennari

President, UUCM Board of Directors  

May, 2011 


It's hard to believe, but my two-year tenure as president is almost up. Soon, I will be turning the reins over to the very capable and equanimous Mikey Songster. But before that happens, we have some business to finish.


Members may know that now is the season for conducting the business of our church. We've gathered your pledges-thank you!-and now we have two important meetings: the budget review May 15 and our annual congregational meeting May 22. We will approve our budget for 2011-12, vote in new board members, and discuss an update to our endowment charter.


If you are a new member or haven't attended a congregational meeting in a while, please come. If you are not a member, please ask me or Rev. Chip about the benefits of joining.


Spring is the nicest time up on the hill; even though school, sports and events may be pulling at you, please make time to join us. Together we govern and celebrate our community.

Pastoral Care News 

Cohousing Presentation

Monday, May 16th, 7-8:30 pm at UUCM


Cohousing offers new options for pro-active adults


Nevada City Architect Katie McCamant and members of Wolf Creek Lodge will host a presentation about cohousing in general and walkable, sustainably-built Wolf Creek Lodge specifically. 


Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley is the result of a group of  pro-active adults creating their own caring and supportive cohousing neighborhood with a dynamic balance of private homes and community living. 


For more detailed information on Wolf Creek Lodge, visit their website at wolfcreeklodge.org  The May 16th event is free but space is limited, so call 530-478-1970 or email info@cohousingpartners.com to reserve a space.

Event Flyer

UUCM Book Group 

Adult Education: 
Our UUCM Book Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 PM, in the Clara Barton Boom.  New members are welcome to come and participate in our lively discussions!  The book for our May 18 meeting is
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis. This is a fresh narrative of Wall Street characters leading to the 2008 crisis.

Kirtan continues

Kirtan, May 19,  7 to 8:30 PM (Approx.), Fireside Room
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.

 Rev. Chip. 

Social Concerns  

The Social Concerns Committee hosts information/action speaker luncheons several times a year.  We also host a Social Concerns Information/Action Table during coffee hour after Sunday services.  Make suggestions for Social or Environmental Justice issues and speakers or to reserve a Sunday for your table to: socialconcerns@uumarin.org
Web pages

Social Concerns  

Green Sanctuary

Social Concerns News

Summer Sundays - new time (services will begin at 10:30 am.) New tradition.

Social Concerns Summer Videos

Your Social Concerns Committee is creating a new UUCM social justice education venue.  You are invited to share your favorite Social Justice videos during post-service refreshment hours in the Fireside Room.  To schedule a date contact socialconcerns@uumarin.org.

Suggested topics: human values, rights and responsibilities, economic, spiritual, race and gender, health and safety issues (housing, water, health care)

Botermans Fund  

Notice of Election of Trustee

This congregation established the Karel F. Botermans Service Fund in 1974 to aid employees and members who are "unable to provide the necessaries of life" for themselves due to disability.


The market value of the fund as of March 31, 2011 was $82,334. The funds are managed by First Republic Private Wealth Management. There were no requests for assistance this past fiscal year.


The current trustees are Kristin Jensen, Marje Park and Paul Steinman. Paul Steinman has resigned; Marje Park's term ends in June 2012; Kristin Jensen's name is placed in nomination for election at the next annual meeting (May 22) for another two-year term ending in 2013.


Saturday June 4th 7-9pm fundraiser featuring the 6-8th graders doing skits and musical tributes to our seven UU principles AND the UUCM Reader's Theatre with hilarious short plays and verses. Don't miss this fun evening for all ages. Keep watching for details. Please contact Linda Haumann at dre@uumarin.org or Ellen Thurmond at ellenthurmond@gmail.com if you'd like to help with the show. We need set builders!

New link on all UUCM webpages 

There is now a link to the Activities/Events page on the purple side column on every web page.

General Assembly 2011! 

June 22-26, Charlotte, North Carolina

General Assembly (GA) 2011 in Charlotte will mark the 50th anniversary of the merger of the American Unitarian Association and the Universalist Church of America. Experience wonderful and uplifting worship servicesParticipate in our democratic process. General Assembly is the way that our faith does business. Hear terrific speakers. There will be hundreds of dynamic, entertaining programs and informative workshops.

(Early Registration 
March 1 - May 1)

General Information: http://www.uua.org/ga/index.shtml

Pacific Central District Assembly 2011


Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association's

District Assembly 2011

May 13-15, Newark Fremont Hilton Hotel,

The Transient and the Permanent


Click on the hotel link and make your room reservations now! The deadline for the Early Bird Special of $75 is April 18, 2011.

This is a $20 savings over previous year's registration fee!


Please see the PCD DA2011 web page for all of the information!

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 on May 20, 2011!  

Here's how it works.

Please note the BAFS Sundays: 
Second half:  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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