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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Staff Summer Schedules
Book Club
UU College of Social Justice
2012-2013 UUPCC TRIPS
Summer Changes
Part Time...Youth Advisor Needed
Music Fans Needed
Social Concerns Items
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September 9
Ingathering Service and potluck

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.  (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! 

Staff Links
Vacation & Study Leave
July 2 - September 9


Administrator: Janette Morrow


Pianist: Milton Wong  milton.wong@goaaa.com  
Pastoral Care:  

Chair:  Carol Littrell 883-9676
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Minister's Schedule
 Rev. Chip Wright
Vacation July 2 - Sept. 9 

August 9, 2012

Issue #177

     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 


Past Sermons   

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.  


July 8, 2012: TEXT: The Fundamentals of Making Love Instead of War by Joan Nelson.   



View future service information online.        

Past Sermons Online  

Contemplative Service

Our Lay led Contemplative Service is off for the summer and will resume on September 9.   

Staff Summer Schedules
eclipse flower 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
csjicon 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
pcclogoThis 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!
Summer Changes
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 jobs@uumarin.org


Part-Time Paid Youth Advisor

Job Description 

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

Updated 4/19/12
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 figleafjoan@comcast.net.

(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 cjwlittrell@aol.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.  Contact figleafjoan@comcast.net(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.  
To reserve a date: figleafjoan@comcast.net 453-6221.
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