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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
DRE search
Pledge Canvassers Needed!
Help Wanted
Note from the Auction Committee
How to receive your service items
Deep Green DVD
Pastoral Care CHANGE
UUCM Emergency Women's Shelter Dinner
Social Concerns Items
Balázs Scholars Program
Annual Women's Retreat
District Assembly April 27 - 29, 2012
Upcoming Dates
Feb. 19th and 26th
Deep Green Conversations


 March  31
 Landscape Work Day UUCM  


April 2, 16, 23, 30 and May 7
Build Your Own Theology   

April  6
Seder Dinner UUCM
 April 14
 Budget Workshop    

 Congregational Development/Leadership Council    

Oakland Airport Hilton 

May 4-6


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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

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

February 23, 2012

Issue #156

Sunday Worship Servicechalice

Feb. 26, 10:30 am: "Our Weeping Earth" - Part Two
Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Karen Auroy

Further insights on our struggling planet and human ingenuity and responses to our mounting challenges.

February Sunday Service Flyer    

March 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.  


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.
DRE search
The Search Committee for the Director of Religious Education is now accepting applications. Please see the job posting and description for more details.
Pledge Canvassers Needed!

Want to help UUCM and get to know a few of your fellow congregants better? Become a pledge canvasser!


We need canvassers for our March pledge drive, and hope that new and long-standing members alike will help out again this year. E-mail Susan Ingersoll at pledge@uumarin.org to sign-up and get more information. Please plan to attend our canvasser training on Wednesday, February 29, 6:30 - 7:30 in the Clara Barton Room.
Help Wanted:  Weekly Newsletter Editor

We still need one person to assist our weekly editors for 2 weeks a month for at least 5 months.  Do you have any experience using Constant Contact or would you like to learn? Word processing ability is needed. Copying, pasting, formatting and inserting images and links are the basic skills used. If you are interested contact webmaster@uumarin.org 

Note from the Auction Committee

The Auction Committee hopes everyone had a fine time at the Auction/Crab Fest on Feb. 11. A special thank you to the congregants who donated gifts and services, which we will enjoy all year. As you redeem your purchases, please be sure to express appreciation to church donors, and also to community vendors for their donations of dinners, tickets, services and other items. We hope they will want to make donations in the future!


In addition, try to patronize our sponsors if you can. We had 4 caterers. Alta Cuisine, Delicious Catering and Stacy Scott provided appetizers, and ETC Catering desserts. The Novato Chamber of Commerce gave all the wine, and Trader Joe's provided non-alcoholic beverages. Linens, flatware and outdoor heating lamps were all donated by JRB Event Services. These companies generously donated all items, and delivered most of them to our door!


Congratulations to the raffle winners!
John & Jan Quinley - Champagne and Chocolate Truffles
Rodney Gothelf - Electronic Photo Frame
Norman Davidson - $75 Gift Card to Whole Foods
Linda Haumann - Fresh Starts Catering Basket and Two Cooking Classes
Susan Greenwood - Two Tickets to the Marin Symphony and Dinner at Benissimo's.  

How to receive your service items
Donors of auction event service items, such as sailing trips, dinners, etc. should contact winning bidders to make final arrangements (set date, time, etc. if not predetermined).

Following the auction, Phil Smith will send out a list of the winning bidders to auction donors. If the winning bidder doesn't hear from the auction donor, they should contact the donor directly.

Donors or winning bidders may contact either Lori Smith or Phil Smith if they have any questions.
Deep Green DVD
Discover and discuss....
DEEP Green with Rev. Chip

Sundays: Feb 26th noon-3pm Fireside Room


We will discuss the DVD, Deep Green which points out some interesting things about global warming and how we can help to make its impact lighter on the planet. A light lunch is provided. The plan is to make this a positive conversation with an eye towards what we could do as a religious community to join in and help.  RSVP Linda dre@uumarin.org   

Pastoral Care Class CHANGE
We are redesigning the class scheduled for March 4th for a future date.  Those who wish to pursue the changes & expansion of transportation services in Marin & the Bay Area will want to attend the program on March 21 sponsored by Marin Transit from 9-12 in San Rafael.  We will post more info as we receive it.

Therefore, Pastoral Care will not be
sponsoring a class after the March 4th Sunday Service.

We shall be participating in the 10:30 service March 4 on "Taking Care of One Another".
UUCM Emergency Women's Shelter Dinner
This week, shelter dinner thanks go to Caroline B.,  Grace D., Joyce R., and Lizette R.


To participate in this rewarding spiritual practice, sign up on the board in the UUCM foyer or Contact: Joan Nelson 453-6221 or figleafjoan@comcast.net 
Social Concerns Items
1. If you care about an issue or cause that you want UUCM members to know about, please bring it to our attention at the Social Concerns information table at refreshment time.
To reserve a date: figleafjoan@comcast.net 453-6221.


3.  March 8: Laura Stivers, PhD, a professor of philosophy and ethics at Dominican University of California, will speak Thursday, March 8, 7pm, at CCC Tiburon, 145 Rock Hill Drive, Tiburon. Her book about Homelessness is used in ethics and religious studies classes all over the country. Contact Joan Nelson if you'd like to carpool. 

Balázs Scholars Program
Spring Transylvanian Tea March 17, 2012
The Balázs Scholars Program at Starr King School for the Ministry cordially invites you and your friends to our spring Transylvanian Tea fundraiser on Saturday, March 17, 3:30pm at Starr King School for the Ministry, 2441 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley.

The program will feature Rev. Zoltán Kopándi-Benczédi, 2011-2012 Balázs Scholar, Minister in the Zsil Valley in Transylvania and Rev. Dr. Gabriella Lettini, Starr King School for the Ministry Dean of the Faculty,  Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, Director of Studies in Public Ministry and Professor of Theological Ethics speaking on, "War, Oppression and Moral Injury: Perspectives from Transylvania and the United States".

Suggested donation is $25.
RSVP to ArlissUngarBalazs@ungar.us; 925-283-3288

The Balázs Scholars Program brings a Transylvanian Unitarian minister to study each year at Starr King School for the Ministry and the Graduate Theological Union and to preach throughout the country.
Annual Women's Retreat
The Women & Religion PCD 2012 Annual Women's Retreat
Unitarian Universalist Association
From Our Humble Beginnings in 1977 - Our 35th Year
March 2-4, 2012 at Enchanted Hills Camp in the hills above Napa, California
District Assembly April 27 - 29, 2012 

There is something for everyone at the
Pacific Central District - UUA's  District Assembly 2012 
Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel
Oakland, CA  
Transforming Ourselves and the World!
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Pacific Central District - UUA!
Join 400 Vibrant & Vital Unitarian Universalists for a weekend of laughing, learning, networking and worship.
Please Register ASAP
Early Bird Special: $80 to April 4th
Regular Registration: $100 to April 18th
Late Registration: $115 to April 23rd
Children & Youth Registration Deadline: April 13th
Click this link for all of the registration information!
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