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welcome among us
people of all races,
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. (no children's program in summer)
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!
Vacation & Study Leave
July 2 - September 9
Administrator: Janette Morrow
Pianist: Milton Wong firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Carol Littrell 883-9676
Partial Resource List
Rev. Chip Wright
Vacation July 2 - Sept. 9
August 9, 2012
Next issue August 23
Sunday Worship Service
|August 12, 10:30 am: Holding the Paradox|
Lindasusan Ulrich with Worship Associate Bev Munyon
How do we make sense of our lives when seemingly contradictory things are simultaneously true? As we're asked to handle ever more complexity, how can we avoid a sense of overwhelm that shuts us down? Lindasusan Ulrich, a Candidate for UU ministry and a student at Starr King School for the Ministry, looks at the challenges and gifts embedded in paradox.
August 19, 10:30 am: There's Something About Crow and Raven
Lindasusan Ulrich with Worship Associate Scott Merrick
Intelligence. Language. Toolmaking. Humor. We share many traits with crows and ravens, birds long revered - and sometimes feared - for their connection to the sacred. Lindasusan Ulrich, a Candidate for UU ministry and a seminarian at Starr King School for the Ministry, will share stories of these remarkable creatures and the wisdom they offer if we're willing to listen.
August Sunday Service Flyer
Our Lay led Contemplative Service is off for the summer and will resume on September 9.
|Staff Summer Schedules|
| Rev. Chip will be on summer leave as of July 2 (four weeks vacation + four weeks study leave).|
Linda has begun her retirement. The new MRE Rev. Dara Olandt will start on August 15.
| Book Club |
|Our UUCM Book Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 PM, in the Clara Barton Room. The book for August 15 is the American classic My Antonia by Willa Cather. This great American novel tells the story of several immigrant families who move to rural Nebraska. Contact: Nani Ranken: 898-8558. |
| UU College of Social Justice|
| Service-Learning Trips|
Last month at the 2012 Justice General Assembly in Phoenix, Ariz., we officially launched the UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ). In the coming year alone, the college is offering service-learning trips to New Orleans, Haiti, India, Mexico, and Guatemala.Please visit our website
for details on UUCSJ programs - and register for a trip today.
| 2012-2013 UU Partner Church Council Trips |
|This year, as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, we are excited to share with you the spiritually meaningful and life-changing experiences that hundreds of UUs have had through their participation in the UUPCC Travel Program.|
As we do every year, UUPCC will lead pilgrimages to our partner communities in Transylvania, India and the Philippines. These trips offer spiritual sustenance and personal growth, as well as opportunities to explore social action through partnership.
Visit www.uupcc.org/trips.html or call us (781) 275-1710 to sign up today to join a UUPCC Pilgrimage!
It's summer and we do things a little differently up on the Hill. Here is a quick reference. 1. Traditional service
continues at 10:30 am. Contemplative service on hold, as of July 1.
2. Music: There is no choir in the summer but still wonderful piano music.
3. Refreshments: Nothing formal but please sign up in the foyer to serve cookies and lemonade.
4. Religious Education: No formal program, but sign-up board is in the foyer for members to sign up to provide children's activities.
5. Staff: Rev. Chip on vacation but contact office for emergencies 479-4131.
6. Newsletter: Will be published every other Thursday, August 9, August 23, and then back to normal schedule on September 6. Deadline Monday 8pm prior to publication date.
7. Gather water or stones from your summer adventures, whether at home or traveling, for our Ingathering service September 9.
Part Time Youth Advisor Needed - Position still available
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 email@example.com
Part-Time Paid Youth Advisor
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
|Music Fans Needed -
Positions still available
AcoUUstic Cafe Coordinator
Are you a music fan? Would you like to see the AcoUUstic Cafes continue? Then, can you contact music groups in Marin and bring them to UUCM.
AcoUUstic Cafe Program Scheduler
Are you an organized person who likes to make things happen? Then volunteer to be the person who makes sure the AcoUUstic Cafe events run smoothly.
(One person can do both jobs if desired)
Social Concerns Items
Last week's intensive charette on homelessness produced a broad community-wide plan aimed toward ending homelessness in Marin. To read the final recommendations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Charette is from the French for "cart" or "chariot." It originally had something to do with architects working on their plans at the last minute while riding en charette to the final presentation. The term is used today by designers and city planners.)
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 email@example.com
or call: 883-9676 if you wish to participate in August! ST. VINCENT'S SOUP KITCHEN:
Summer dinners will be prepared FOR US--at St. Vincent's soup kitchen--by volunteers from the street community. So mark your calendars for September 10, October 8.
There will be an open mike
for anyone who wants to sing, recite, or otherwise perform for the gathering. Open mike starts @ 5:30pm. Dinner is served @ 6pm.
(453-6221) to reserve your seat at the table.
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.