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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
4th Annual North Bay UU Revival
UUCM Children's Choir startup
Work Parties
Did You Know?
Interfaith Street Chaplain's Supper Oct.10
Lisa Wiggins
Dr. William F. Schultz - buy tickets now
UU Men's Retreat
Elders & Families Class Postponed
Social Concerns News
Upcoming Dates
 September 24, 9-12
Leadership Council
September 25
Congregational Meeting

October 2

North Bay Revival 


October 8 

Partner Church

Inauguration Ceremony

Sovata, Transylvania


October 9

Children's choir starts  


October 14-16

UU Men's Retreat   


December 5

Dr. William F. Schulz, Commonwealth Club   


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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.

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 10:30 service.  

REFRESHMENT HOUR  in the Courtyard or
Fireside Room follows the services.


 There are 4 "Sunday First Time Visitor" parking spots at the top of the parking lot.  

Come, join us! 

Staff Links
Rev. Chip Wright

Director of Religious Education:
Linda Haumann  dre@uumarin.org 


Administrator: Janette Morrow

President, Board of Trustees:
Mikey Songster

Director of Music: Philip Hildreth music@uumarin.org

Milton Wong  milton.wong@goaaa.com  
Pastoral Care:  

Chair:  Carol Littrell 883-9676
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Minister's Schedule
Rev. Chip Wright
Office Hours:
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10am to 3pm
phone: 415-479-4131
or email
Rev. Chip: minister@uumarin.org

September 22, 2011 

Issue #132

Sunday Worship Service       

Services start at 10:30 am.     

Sept. 25, 10:30 am:  "To Be Religiously Liberal"  

Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Karen Auroy 


Yes, there are challenges in being religiously liberal. And there are priceless gifts as well!  

September Sunday Service Flyer


Most 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.


(Links to new sermons coming next week.)


View future service information online.        

Past Sermons Online  

Contemplative Service

Our Lay led Contemplative Service is from 9:00-10:00 am on Sundays in the Fireside Room.


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

4th Annual North Bay UU Revival

revivalOctober 2, 2011

10:30 am


Service Leaders: Rev. Peter Morales, Rev. Chris Bell, Rev. Bonnie Dlott, Rev. Chip Wright, Jan Ogren, Deborah Mason, Marlene Abel, the bands and choirs of the North Bay, and many more!


The theme of the day is "Reviving Liberal Religion" as we join with four other UU congregations and UUA President Rev. Peter Morales to proclaim our hopeful message of justice and transformation. Actual handclapping, buttswinging UU gospel music will be heard! Invite your friends and bring the kids.Food trucks will provide the opportunity for fellowship after the service.  


Held in the Jackson Theater at Sonoma Country Day School, 4400 Day School Place.  

101 north - past Santa Rosa:
1) Take Airport Blvd Exit (direction West over freeway)
2) Turn Right at Aviation Blvd. (First Stop Light) 
3) Continue on Aviation Blvd. to Day School Place (which is the first right and is immediately before the railroad tracks approx. .4 mile)
4) Turn Right into Day School Place and watch for parking attendants to direct you.



UUCM Children's Choir startup 

kids choirThis is a shout out to all potential child singers that want to sing in our UU Children's Choir. We will have a small pizza party on Saturday October 1st at 6pm if enough sign up. To sign up please contact me at philhildreth@comcast.net
I hope to see all of you  at the pizza party
and singing with us in October.

Phil Hildreth C.M.L.
Director of Music
Work Parties
man working on floorOct. 8:  BUILDING REPAIR WORK PARTY at UUCM, 9AM to 1PM
Repair chairs. Clean out dirt around base of posts. Tighten existing bolts supporting the lower deck fence and add new bolts.  Scrape paint off windows. Polish copper panels.  Repair two faucets in the Men's Room and one in kitchen.  Lift bricks in patios to avoid tripping hazards.
John Quinley, Facilities Chair

Remove garden debris to Wanda's Truck.  In the kitchen, cleaning behind fridge, clean carts, etc.  Probably other work.
Joanne Derby, Landscape
Did You Know?
Did You Know?
- The most recent Board Minutes can be found in the Robinson Community Work Room on the wall. Older minutes can be found in a binder titled "Board
Minutes" on the bookshelf in the same room. Even older minutes are in one of the file cabinets, however, they are locked and you need to ask the Administrator for the key.
The minutes are also available in the Members only UUCM Board of Trustees Documents.
- The budget that the Congregation approved in June can be found in the members only section of the web site.
September and October Kirtan Meditation classes have been cancelled. They will resume in November.
The Fireside Room upgrades will continue over the next few weeks. As always, please check with Janette before planning to use the room. We appreciate your patience as availability will be limited while renovations are being completed.

Janette Morrow

Interfaith Street Chaplain's Supper Oct. 10  

UUCM members and friends are invited to the Interfaith Street Chaplain's second annual Summer Supper Series. 
This time the homeless people prepare dinner for us! They even provide live entertainment! The monthly dinners are held at the St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room in San Rafael.  Contact Joan Nelson to make your reservation for the remaining dinner on  Monday, October 10.

Lisa Wiggins 

If you are wondering why you don't see Lisa it is because she is now a half time consulting minister serving the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Los Gatos. She will be installed on Sunday, October 23. Directions. Los Gatos is halfway between San Jose and Santa Cruz. We are sure she will be happy there.

Dr. William F. Schultz - Buy Tickets Now 

Do you remember hearing Dr. Schultz, president of UUSC at UUCM last May and what a dynamite speaker he was? You can hear him again at the Commonwealth Club but be sure to buy your tickets soon. UUCM members get a discount.


Dr. William F. Schultz: Do Human Rights Have a Future?

Commonwealth Club, SF

Dec. 5th, 2011

More Information  

UU Men's Retreat

The annual UU Men's Retreat for men in the Pacific Central District is being held the weekend of Oct 14-16 in its usual location at the Westminster Retreat Center in Alamo, CA.  Now $200.  If you're under 30, it's only $150. 

To register, just go to this link: 



Questions?  Contact Gordon Smith or call 408 393 6182.

Elders & Families Class Postponed

The class, scheduled for November 6, is postponed due to a Middle School Retreat for Bay Area youth, sponsored by UUCM.  A new date will be posted soon.

Social Concerns News

Social Concerns Information/Action Table

The Social Concerns Committee hosts a Social Concerns Information/Action Table during coffee hour after Sunday Services.  To reserve a Sunday for your table, you may fill out a reservation form online or pick one up in the foyer and turn it into the Social Concerns box in the Robinson (Community) Room.  


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


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Social Concerns  

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