November 20, 2015
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THIS WEEK                     
Janeth Paz - Who has provided household help to the Millers for 15 years, the Fullers and Spoffords, needs a job on Tuesdays, preferably 12:30-4:30pm.  For info call Alan 415-479-5467, or Janeth at 415-261-1743.

Looking for a few interested kids to attend rehearsal 
On nov 29th at 9:45 a.m. Would like to add some percussion to our opening song. We have some instruments already. Thanks. Please see Jeff.

"Another Year"
In "Another Year", we meet Tom and Gerri  (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) a professional couple in their 60s and a small circle of their family and friends. The film explores - gently and with great good humor - one of life's profound questions:  Why is happiness so unevenly distributed?  Tom and Gerri have found containment with life and with each other, while their friends seem locked in a pattern of making the same mistakes over and over.
Please click here for more information.

NOVEMBER 21 - Men's Group Meeting
The next Men's group meeting will be on November 21st at 8:30am at the DeHann Center. 

Dear Congregation Members,  
We are doing a thanksgiving dinner (turkey and all the trimmings) on Monday the 23rd for the first of the REST meals.  If you would like to contribute part of the meal, we are still in need of pie (Costco or Safeway), another veggie dish (green bean casserole is easy) and maybe some salad.  You can check the list below, easy and efficient to see what is still needed.=
I will pick it up or you can give it to me on Sunday and I'll heat it for Monday.  You don't need to attend but It might save me more cooking.
Many thanks.  Judy Girard

Winter REST Dinners for Woman Shelter 2015-16
The First Congregational Church of San Rafael - Mission Board is happy to provide dinners for homeless women during 2015-16 Winter REST Program.  FCCSR Team will be feeding 15-20 homeless women, at the Wellness Center in San Rafael.  The Mission Board Team we will prepare and bring everything needed for a hot, nutritional and tasty meal for these women.  We will also eat and chat together with our guests before we clean up. It all begins at 5:45pm to set up tables, chairs, and place settings. The guests will be at the center and ready to be serve by 6:00pm, we eat with them and then we clean up the dishes and are usually done by 7:30 PM.  
Our REST Dinner dates - All on Monday nights:
Nov 23*- Dec 21 - Jan 25* - Feb 22 - Mar 28 - April 25
We can use your help with table set up, food dishes (we can also pick up any dish/item you make/donate prior to 5:30, if needed), food serving, and clean up. Whatever the donation, help or time you can offer is appreciated.
See the various sign up opportunities on line at Sign-up Genius...
*The Nov 23 dinner will be Thanksgiving theme.
*The Jan 25 dinner coordinated by Rev Tracy and the Youth.
If you have any questions, ideas to help, suggestions for dinner themes, please call Sher Ripley on her cell at 415-577-6104 or email
NOVEMBER 24 - Board of Trustees Meeting - 7pm
DECEMBER 1 -  OWL Program  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
UU Congregation of Marin, 
240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA
FCC San Rafael is working in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin to host the Our Whole Lives (OWL) Sexuality Training for 7-9th graders. Any youth who wants to participate will be sponsored by the congregation. Right now we have four youth participating, but it's not too late to sign up! Sessions will be held approximately three Tuesdays per month from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM with one overnight session to be scheduled in the Spring at FCC San Rafael. For a complete list of dates and information, please see our website. A simultaneous group for parents will be meeting at the same time, and is still in the planning stages. For more information, contact Rev. Jeffrey Melcher or Pastor Tracy or call or 
text 510-703-0108.
Here are all of the dates:
December 1, 8, 15; January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24

DECEMBER 2 - Make-Your-Own Clay Nativity Scene
Wednesday, December 2 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the FCCSR Community Room
Please join us for a fun-filled evening as we begin our Advent season. Hilary Spaulding will be leading us through creating our own nativity scene out of clay. A simple soup supper will be provided. Suggested donation of $10.00 for supplies. For more information, please contact Hilary Spaulding at (415) 215-5769 or
DECEMBER 6 - Meet and Greet Potluck
Sunday, December 6th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the FCCSR Community Room
All are invited to join us for a fun and festive evening. The youth will be decorating the sanctuary for Christmas the same afternoon, come see the fruits of their labors as we break bread together in the evening. For more information, please contact Pastor Tracy at (510) 703-0108 or

DECEMBER 6 - Kids Decorate the Sanctuary
Please join us for a fun evening of frivolity as we decorate the sanctuary and Christmas tree and prepare boxes of gifts for families in need through the Ritter Center.
For more information, please contact David Knopf at

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First Congregational Church of San Rafael 
8 North San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903

Current Church Office Hours:

  Monday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

 Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm