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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
In Remembrance
Photos of UUCM Retreat
UUCM Seeks Part-time Paid Youth Advisor
UUCM Seeks AcoUUstic Cafe Coordinator
Social Concerns Items
UUCM Book Club
Registration Open for 2012 Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Pacific School of Religion Summer Session
General Assembly
UU Mini Vacation at Bass Lake
Upcoming Dates
May 18
Memorial Service for
Bettie Ott

May 20
UUCM Annual Meeting 
June 20
Book  Club
September 13-16
UU Mini Vacation at Bass Lake
October 30
UU Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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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.


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Come, join us! 

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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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Rev. Chip Wright
Office Hours:
Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10am to 3pm
phone: 415-479-4131
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Rev. Chip: minister@uumarin.org

May 17, 2012

Issue #168


  Sunday Worship Service chalice

May 20, 10:30 am: "That Old Time Religion"

Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Karen Auroy


I love the old songs of my childhood. Many of these were old gospels and spirituals my grandfather and grandmothers loved. I still remember sitting around the living rooms singing them. Come join in a 'liberal praise' as we remember and sing together.


 May 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.     


May 13, 2012: AUDIO Holy Mothers by Seminarian Emily Webb. 


April 29, 2012: AUDIO Anger Management 101 by Carol Thomas Cissel, UU Seminarian.


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.

In Remembrance

Bettie Basye Ott


memorialBettie Ott, a long time member of UUCM (May 1954) and the primary designer of our beautiful grounds, passed away peacefully at home in San Rafael on Saturday, May 5.  Bettie's obituary reveals many interesting things about this amazing lady. 


In an effort to assist Bettie's family with planning this Friday's 3:00 service and reception, please let Janette know (415-479-4131/office@uumarin.org) by Thursday afternoon if you will be attending.

Photos of UUCM Retreat
View a selection of photos taken by Valerie Taylor and Suzi Musgrove:
UUCM Retreat May 2012


UUCM Seeks Part-time Paid Youth Advisor
Our Congregation is seeking a Part-time Paid Youth Advisor to work with our senior high youth group (YRUU) mid-September through mid-June. A link to the job description is included below.  All applicants should send a resume to Linda Haumann, DRE at: dre@uumarin.org


Part-Time Paid Youth Advisor

Job Description

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

         Updated 4/19/12  
UUCM Seeks AcoUUstic Cafe Coordinator
AcoUUstic Cafe Coordinator
Be a point person for events.
Communicate with and coordinate a lot of helpful people.
Need a working phone, and computer for e-mails.
AcoUUstic Cafe Program Scheduler
Find music and schedule programs for fall and beyond.
Coordinate scheduling with Janette in our office.
Contact Katie-J or 415 847-8820.

Social Concerns Items
St. Vincent's Dining Room
If you missed this year's opportunity to volunteer for the winter homeless shelter,
there is still a chance to participate at St. Vincent's Dining Room.
Contact Joan Nelson: figleafjoan@comcast.net

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.
UUCM Book Club: June 20
Our UUCM Book Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 PM , in the Clara Barton Room.  New members are welcome to come and participate in our lively discussions!  Contact:  Nani Ranken: 898-858.

The book for June 20 is Born to Run by Christopher McDougall.  "An epic adventure . .  as the author sets off to find a tribe of the world's greatest distance runners . . . the reclusive Tarahumara Indians who practice techniques that allow them to run hundreds of miles without rest and chase down a deer . . enjoying every mile of it. . .  showing the rest of the world the false limitations we place on human endurance."
Registration Open for 2012 UU Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage

The next UU Living Legacy Civil Rights Pilgrimage is scheduled for October 6-13, 2012, and registration is now open. This unique bus trip is much more than a Civil Rights history tour through Alabama and Mississippi. We will be visiting historic sites and meeting veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, and will also be spending time together and with guests exploring what racism, white privilege, and barriers to equality look like today in the Southern towns we visit---and in our own hometowns.  


For more information and to register, please visit www.uulivinglegacy.org. 

Pacific School of Religion Summer Session

Come to Berkeley this summer! Pacific School of Religion is a progressive Christian graduate institution with many Unitarian Universalist students in attendance. This summer we are offering more than twenty courses from July 2 to August 10 online or at our campus in Berkeley, California. Study faith and politics, preaching, church leadership, and more. The program is designed with the needs of lay people, practicing clergy and seminarians in mind. Courses may be audited, taken for clergy continuing education units (CEUs) or academic credit. We hope to see you in summer 2012! Visit our website at www.psr.edu/summer 

General Assembly
ga Have you registered?

General Assembly in Phoenix, Arizona: June 20-24, 2012

Registration is open.

Flyer with overview
Information for first timers

UU Mini Vacation at Bass Lake

September 13--16 

Enjoy a three-day "mini-vacation" at beautiful Bass Lake, located near Oakhurst in the Sierra foothills.  This annual getaway is organized by UUCPA in conjunction with Northern California UU Camps & Conferences. 
More info at UUCPA Bass Lake Mini-Vacation or see flyer. Registration starts now.

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