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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
2012 Auction Fundraiser
December 3: 'The Portable Nutcracker'
Dr. William F. Schultz - buy tickets now
Guest at your Table
Feb District Workshop Registration Opens
UUCM Emergency Women's Shelter Dinner
Deck the Halls - Dec. 11
Sale at Deck the Halls
Our Basket Share Ideas Needed!
Book Group
Toiletry Items Needed!
PCD-UUA Chalice Lighter
Holiday Gift Guide from UUA Bookstore
Upcoming Dates

December 3  

Judson Tyler Duo   


December 5

 Dr. William F. Schulz, Commonwealth Club    


December 11

Deck the Halls /Sale


Jan 14, 2012

Classical Chamber Music Concert  


January 18

Book Group


January 26



February 11, 2012

UUCM Auction 


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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

December 1,  2011

Issue #142

Sunday Worship Service

Services start at 10:30 am.   

December 4th, 10:30 am: "Occupy" the Long Winter's Night
Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Jay Thurmond

As the winter weather grows and the encampments of the 'occupy' movement across the nation continue to get raided, leveled and to spring back up like the phoenix preparing to burn even brighter, there is hope here for us. New member recognition ceremony today.



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.


November 13, 2011: 
AUDIO"Getting it: About the Evolving Door" by Joan Nelson, guest speaker.

November 6, 2011:
 We are Too Powerful to be Irresponsible  
by Tom Zolot, guest speaker

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.

2012 Auction Fundraiser

auctioneerSaturday, February 11, 2012  6:00-10:00 PM
Many of you picked up donation packets on November 20.  These packets contain a letter to give to prospective donors, auction donation forms to be filled out by you or donor, flyers, and rsvp cards. You may give these documents to small businesses for donations or you may fill out the donation forms and rsvp cards for donations from you. If you need more documents you can print copies from our web site .  Look for the Auction table in the foyer and in the fireside room to sign on with your donations and a way you can help!


Goods or services donation ideas: 
  • from yourself -notecards, moving or hauling services, homemade jewelry, massage,  acupressure lesson,  paintings, seafood or gourmet dinner, sail on the bay, symphony tickets, baked goods.
  • from a business -restaurant gift cards, wine, gift baskets, grocery store gift certificates, movie tickets, ice cream store gift certificate.
Donation forms due by JANUARY 22, 2012

Questions- contact auction committee co chairs: Susan Pryor sndpiper821@gmail.com  or Sally Schroeder

December 3: 'The Portable Nutcracker'

duo Saturday, Dec. 3: 'The Portable Nutcracker', 7:30 p.m. Judson Tyler Duo, Fellowship Hall.
Tickets available at door. $10, adults and $5 for children.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The show features the Judson-Tyler Duo on guitars and is perfect entertainment for the whole family.  Dubbed 'The Portable Nutcracker', the show will feature some of the favorite tunes from the ballet scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky including: The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, The Waltz of the Flowers and the March of the Toy Soldiers as well as some of the lesser known pieces that are more well known by their slang names such as the Russian Dance and Chinese Dance. This will be a fusion of the familiar classical, fused with rock, blues, jazz and latin! Don't miss it! 


The Judson-Tyler Duo is composed of Zachary Judson Selissen of San Francisco and Michael Tyler Roberts of Berkeley.  


Cooks needed to provide cookies and other delights to be served at the concert.  Also volunteers needed to help serve food and drinks.
Please e-mail Katie-J if you can help with any of this. Thanks

Dr. William F. Schultz - December 5, 2011

Only a few days left to buy your tickets to hear UUSC president Dr. Schultz.   UUCM members get a discount.


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

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, December 5, 2011

More Information  

Guest at Your Table

uusclogoOUR CONGREGATION AND UUSC, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.


Our Annual Guest at Your Table program kicked off at the Stone Soup service on November 20. This is an excellent way to show our children how we as UUs can participate in efforts for a more just world. But it's not just for the young - we can all take part by inviting a "guest" to our dinner tables during the holidays.  

February District Workshop
Registration Now Open

Transforming Ourselves and the World: Transforming the Failures of the 20th Century with an Engaged Faith for the Future.    

Saturday, February 4, 2012
UU Church of Berkeley
9AM Registration, 10AM - 4PM Program
Lunch will be served.
$40 registration
$10 Childcare (to off-set the cost of food and quality care providers)

This is the first workshop in the Transforming Ourselves and the World series.   Each workshop in the series will explore: 

  • How we can liberate liberal religion and be transformative change agents.
  • How our congregations can thrive and become more vital and alive centers of personal and social transformation. 
  • How we can transform our stories of the past into a legacy for the future.
  • How we can work together to create a new future for Unitarian Universalism and the world.  
  • And, how we can be transformed as religious leaders in the process.   

Each workshop is independent and builds toward a brighter future.  For maximum transformation and impact please consider gathering a team and planning to attend the full series.       Limited work-study scholarships are available. 
Workshop presenters are: Rev. Robert T. Latham (District Executive), and Rev. Jeanelyse Doran Adams (Director of Congregational Services).


UUCM Emergency Women's Shelter Dinner
Opportunity for Hands-on Practice of UU Values
Allow yourself to experience the true spirit of this holiday season! 

Please sign up on the board in the foyer where you will find detailed instructions on dinners we will be serving at the impessive Marin Health and Wellness Center, 3260 Kerner Blvd. San Rafael.  Or contact figleafjoan@comcast.net ─ 415-453-6221 = (c: 595-6221).
Marin's homeless street ladies are SO appreciative of the meals we provide!

Thanks for last Sunday Night's Shelter dinner go to: June F., Kristen J., Joyce R., Linda S., Peter and Diana V.

Deck the Halls  - December 11

pinecone wreath

Join us! Young and old! We transform Fellowship Hall for the holidays on Dec. 11th immediately after the 10:30 am
service. We'll have wreath-making (bring fresh sprigs of cedar or pine), paper snowflakes, all sorts of ornament-making and of course it wouldn't be the same without paper chains!! We'll have our Christmas tree up and ready.
Light snacks will be provided. Hosted by the RE committee.

Sale at Deck the Halls
gingerbread house UUCM Crafters and Bakers will offer their wares for sale at  Deck the Halls on December 11. Anyone interested please price your items and bring them that day. There will be a table in the Fellowship Hall.
Our Basket Share - Ideas Needed!

We are still awaiting your nomination of a great local non profit for this year's Basket Share program! 


Ideally, a nominee should be a Bay Area organization that a congregant is truly involved with (e.g. as a volunteer) or receives services from.


By sharing our offering basket with a different local nonprofit for eight Sundays per year, we live our UU principles while gaining valuable nonprofit partners that have similar goals.


We need your nominations.
Please send your suggestions
to Joyce Rhodes rhdjy@aol.com cc to  
JuneMFesler@Gmail.com and tell us what this organization does and/or how it has helped you.
Book Group
No Meeting in December; Next Meeting January 18. 
Our UUCM Book Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 PM in the Clara Barton Room.  All are invited.  Because of the proximity to Christmas, we will skip the December meeting day.  Our next meeting will be January 18.  Blair Gray will lead us in the discussion of Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff.  This Pulitzer Prize winning biography presents its subject as " far more complex and compelling than any fictional creation" (NYT Book Review). 
Toiletry Items Needed!

A collection box for small or travel size toiletry items including toothpaste, toothbrushes, soaps, lotions, shampoo, tissues, etc. is in the UUCM foyer.


Please contribute your "goodies" to the box no later than January 8 for our annual RE toiletry kit-making for homeless people. Thanks! 


Linda Haumann

Director of Religious Education

PCD-UUA Chalice Lighter Call

Donate today to the Fall 2001 Chalice Lighter Call, benefiting the Religious Education program of the Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists! 

The Chalice Lighter program is an exciting opportunity to promote and strengthen Unitarian and Universalism in the Pacific Central District.
PCD UUA Chalice Lighters commit to donating to three Chalice Lighter calls per year. Each call is for a specific growth project. 
As a Chalice Lighter, you will be sent a letter telling you about the current "call" to be funded. This letter will explain the current project and request that you send in your pledged amount.  

Introducing the 2011 Holiday Gift Guide from the UUA Bookstore
Check out our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide on the UUA Bookstore website!  You'll find great gift ideas and you'll save money while supporting your denomination!  
We're still offering free standard shipping on all U.S. orders through December 9th, and there will be more great ways to save in the days ahead. 

Here's wishing you and yours a safe, warm, and happy Winter Holiday season.

Your Friends at the UUA Bookstore
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