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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Education Connection
DRE search
Adult Education: Build Your Own Theology
March is Pledge Month
UUCM Congregational Retreat
Time to Submit Budget Items
Pastoral Care CHANGE
UUCM Emergency Women's Shelter Dinner
Social Concerns Items
Book Club
Balázs Scholars Program
Annual Women's Retreat
District Assembly April 27 - 29, 2012
Transylvania Pilgrimage Opportunity
Upcoming Dates
March 18 
New Member Recognition 



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

March 1, 2012

Issue #157

Sunday Worship Service chalice

March 4, 10:30 am: "Taking Care of One Another" 

Rev Chip Wright and the Pastoral Care committee with Worship Associate

Rodney Gothelf 


Insights, thoughts and sharing of what we can do to care for one another. 


Basket Share March 11, 2012

This month's Basket Share will go to The Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, which trains intern psychotherapists in their clinical work. CIP offers the lowest-fee for service in Marin, and helps low-income adults, couples and children in need of psychotherapy, as well as serving with many other community agencies.

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.
Education Connection

linda hLinda Haumann

Director of Religious Education 

March, 2012       


          Happy Spring! March is usually a month without school holidays and breaks, so we have a smooth stretch in RE for delving into our curricula. Consistent attendance in RE is beneficial for your child as they develop their UU identities and bond with their friends. There are always competing activities, but we hope you make RE a priority!

          We also officially welcome new members of the congregation on March 18th during a "New Member Ceremony" at the beginning of the worship service. Feel free to contact me at  dre@uumarin.org if you have questions about becoming a member. If you are considering joining, now is a great time to do so! Please contact Janette at  office@uumarin.org to set up an appointment to meet with Rev. Chip.

          Regarding Adult Education, please watch for flyers and information about "Build Your Own Theology"; a course to help you clarify what is true for you regarding your personal faith and beliefs. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:April 2, 16, 23, 30 and May 7: 6:45-8 pm at UUCM in the Fireside room.  

          There are two small group circles that meet regularly and we're always open to start another group. Small group is a way to get to know other members while deepening our own spiritual search in a more intimate setting. Please contact me if you're interested in starting another group!


With love and light,

Linda Haumann, DRE

DRE search
The Search Committee for the Director of Religious Education is now accepting applications through March 28th. Please see the  job posting and description for more details.
Adult Ed: Build Your Own Theology
Adult Education presents: Build Your Own Theology

Great for newer members and long time members alike!
5 Monday evenings starting April 2 6:45-8:15 pm in the Fireside room.

This is one of the all time favorite adult ed classes among UU's nationwide! Come join Beverly Munyon and me as we explore our personal beliefs and clarify our values. Discover what gives us meaning and share with others as we create a personal credo for our lives.

Pre-registration required by March 26th with Linda Haumann, DRE at dre@uumarin.org

March is Pledge Month!

March: the month that we UUCM members and friends pledge our financial commitment for the upcoming church year. An annual pledge is the best way for all members and friends to support UUCM. Pledge forms were mailed this week, so check your mailbox and return the form to the office by March 31. Questions? Visit the pledge table at coffee hour on Sunday or our Pledge Drive web page!


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.
UUCM Congregational Retreat

How would you like to have the most fun of this year and get to know your fellow members much better?  

Then come to the...

UUCM Congregational Retreat   

May 4 - May 6, 2012 
Walker Creek Ranch - Marshall, CA


retreat kidsTo sign up for the Retreat, please download these forms:




and  bring the completed form(s) to UUCM to give to a greeter or place in the Retreat mailbox in the Community Room.

You may pay online by clicking the DONATE button on our web site:
uumarin.org (we still need the registration forms). 

Nonmembers pay an extra $50 fee. If you are thinking of joining there will be a joining ceremony on March 18. Contact minister if interested in becoming a member.
Time to Submit Budget Items

Budget Time

It's time to submit requests for 2012-2013 (starting July 1, 2012) budget items to the Finance Committee. We will be constructing the proposed UUCM Budget during our next two meetings, 11:30 to 1 p.m. on March 20 and April 17. John Quinley will be contacting committee chairs for their requests. Anyone who wishes to address the Finance Committee directly or to express issues or concerns via email may contact Margaret Johnston, Finance Committee chair, at  margaret.johnston@comcast.net. The Finance Committee will present a proposed budget to the Board of Trustees at their April 25 meeting, and the budget will be presented to the congregation for approval at a May 20 meeting. For reference, the 2011-2012 budget is posted on the website in the "members only" section.

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
Shelter participants this week included:  Caroline B., Lee F., Carrie H., Kristen J., Suzie M., and Linda S.


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. 

Book Club
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!  Contact: Nani Ranken.

Our book for March 21 is Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.  This is a library kit book that Lou Anne Needels will distribute.  "A novel about two sisters, two cultures, and the struggle to find a new life in America while bound to the old, Shanghai Girls is a fresh, fascinating adventure from beloved and bestselling author Lisa See."
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!
Transylvania Pilgrimage Opportunity 
We have a small travel group forming from churches in Arizona & possibly Colorado that is planning a Transylvania Pilgrimage in May of this year. They have decided to open the trip to the wider partner church community. The tour will begin May 15 in Kolozsar/Cluj and end May 24 in Bucharest. The tour will include visits to significant Unitarian historical and religious sites and sites of general interest. In between you will have an opportunity to visit your partner church over a long weekend to reconnect with your partners and make new friends. If you do not have a partner church we will arrange for you to stay in one of the many lovely Unitarian villages that provide guest accommodations. The cost of the tour starts at $1,150.

If you are interested please email John Dale at jdaleuupcc@yahoo.com for a detailed itinerary and instructions on how to register. May is a beautiful time in Transylvania. We hope to see you there!
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