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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Chip's Clips
Congregational Potluck June 10th
Staff Summer Schedules
New member bio - Ariana Stugard
Bridging Photos
New member bio - Larry and Marie Gray
Part-time Paid Youth Advisor Needed
UUCM Book Club
Help still wanted for AcoUUstic Cafes
Social Concerns Items
General Assembly
Pacific School of Religion Summer Session
Upcoming Dates
June 10
Congregational Potluck 

June 20
September 13-16
October 30

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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.


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

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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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

June 7, 2012

Issue #171


  Sunday Worship Service chalice

June 10, 10:30 am: 'Recognitions'
Rev Chip Wright & Mikey Songster, UUCM Board President with Worship Associate Dianne Estrada

Join us for the last Sunday of our official church year as we recognize the wonderful volunteers who have taught our kids in the RE program through this year. Please come and show your appreciation for all these wonderful folks who did this important work for our community and the world! Afterwards we adjourn to enjoy our big "Last Sunday of the year" potluck!  


 June 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 20, 2012: AUDIO: That Old Time Religion
by the Rev. Chip Wright.      

May 27, 2012: AUDIO: Young Folks, Old Folks, Everybody Come by the Rev. Chip Wright.


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.
  Chip's Clips
Rev Chip WrightReverend Chip Wright
June, 2012

This will be my last Chip's Clips until September. It is hard to believe we have been on this journey together now for three years and looking ahead into a fourth.  We must be doing something right together!

As we head into the 2012-13 church year we go there with lots of potential. We will be bringing on a Ministerial Intern for the 2012-13 year. Her name is Irene Boczek and she is a graduate of Starr King School. She will be with us through June 2013.   We will also enter in the fall with our new DRE on board.  Her name is Dara Olandt. We are finalizing her contract this month and she will be coming on in Mid-August. She is also a Starr King Graduate and a bright young person who I know will bring new and exciting energy to our community and our RE programming.  

So there will be several new faces on staff and in other leadership roles as we enter into next church year. I know they will be graciously welcomed and I wait with excitement to see the new and different ways they will be joining us in our evolution into the future of UUCM!

I am aware that there will be grief in the loss of our long time DRE Linda Haumann but remember the search committee looked long and hard to find the right person for us.  I know we will let the future unfold as it should with Dara in this role as we learn about each other and give our support and trust. What I can say and truly believe is that we can all look ahead with excitement and joy knowing we have such a bright light and competent person  coming on as our new DRE! 
Congregational Potluck June 10th
It's time to pull out those recipes for our June 10 potluck (after Sunday service in the Courtyard).

Food assignments:
A-G main dish,
H-M salad and
N-W fruit or dessert.

About 8 volunteers are needed for set up and clean up.  If you can help, please contact Monique Webster.   
Staff Summer Schedules
eclipse flower Starting June 13 Rev. Chip will be leaving for General Assembly and will be on summer leave as of July 2 (four weeks vacation + four weeks study leave).

Starting June 16 Linda will begin her retirement. The new DRE will start on or about August 15.

June 26-July 19 Janette will be on vacation. There will be a temporary hire in the office T-F 10-3. She will reply to e-mails and answer the phone for whatever you need. I'll be back in the office on Friday, July 20, and will
begin my full time office schedule the following week (meaning I'll be here on Mondays!).

Janette Morrow
New member bio - Ariana Stugard
I am a freelance video / multimedia artist and web designer. I also work at the Museum of the American Indian in Novato. I have a son, Devin, a dog, Buster and am newly married to Leif Stugard.  I am a graduate of SFSU with a double-major in Film and Broadcast Communications. I have taught media literacy and traditional film animation to all ages. I am very happy to be a part of your organization. I used to go to the UU church in Taos, NM & Grass Valley, CA - before I moved back to Marin County. This is my first time becoming an official member of a religious or spiritual organization.
Bridging Photos
View photos of the Bridging service at our web site Photogallery or on our  facebook  
page. There were lots of tears, applause and celebration as our YRUU seniors, our Youth Advisor Dan Mansergh and our DRE Linda Haumann all bridged to new horizons.
New member bio - Larry and Marie Gray

My (Larry) background has at least some of the eclectic background in Spiritual ideas and organized Eastern religious and spiritual background that your minister, and perhaps some of the members of the congregation have. Even there I have never committed to anything other than the occasional volunteering.


Maybe now that I am a member of something organized for the first time it will somehow guide me to what place I might have at UUCM. I am certain I can pick up some responsibility needed by Congregation members to make everything work. I need to at least do a fair share of volunteerism where needed. I once worked for KCBX Public Radio, Development in San Luis Obispo. Since then my work career has been a stressful one in sales of Management Consulting to Mortgage Lending. I like being of "great service" to clients.


Otherwise, along with Marie I love to hike throughout the beautiful Marin County, sometimes bike and sometimes kayak. I am working on renewing my dedication to meditation and struggling to get beyond basic chords on the guitar!


We moved from Sonoma County to San Anselmo in  April of 2011. Marie has a BA in Pure Mathematics and a JD in law. She loves to garden at our home.  

 Part-time Paid Youth Advisor Needed
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 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.  The book for June 20 is Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. New members are welcome to come and participate in our lively discussions!  Contact:  Nani Ranken: 898-8558. 
Help still wanted for AcoUUstic Cafes
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


We have one more opportunity to participate this year, Tuesday, August 21st.  Mark your calendar if you wish to be a part of  this very important outreach!  Email cjwlittrell@aol.com or call: 883-9676 if you wish to participate in August!

ST. VINCENT'S SOUP KITCHEN:  Many UUCM members have enriched their spiritual development by providing direct service to Marin's homeless community. Contributions of money, time, food and labor are important. 

Marin's Interfaith Street Chaplaincy offers us a rich opportunity to connect.  That's all. Just connect...for the sake of our own spiritual development.


Summer dinners will be prepared FOR US--at St. Vincent's soup kitchen--by volunteers from the street community.


There will be an open mike for anyone who wants to sing, recite, or otherwise perform for the gathering. So contact figleafjoan@comcast.net (453-6221) to reserve your seat at the table.


July 2, August 6, September 10, October 8.
Open mike starts @ 5:30pm. Dinner is served @ 6.

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

Late registration available.

Online coverage, see how you can follow GA from your home.
Pacific School of Religion Summer Session
Berkeley Campus or Online

Pacific School of Religion is a progressive Christian graduate institution with many Unitarian Universalist students in attendance. This summer more than twenty courses are offered from July 2 to August 10.  For more information, visit our website at www.psr.edu/summer 

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