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UUCM Congregational Retreat
Note from the Administrator.
Pledge Drive Helpers Needed!
House of Hope Discussion Group
Memorial for Art Rosvold March 16 - 3 pm
Social Justice Luncheons
UUCM Book Group
Youth Advisor Position open
Pastoral Care Tax Assistance
Summer UU youth program
Social Justice Items
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February 28
Kirtan Meditation

March 3
Adult Education

March 16, 3 pm
Memorial for Art Rosvold

March 17
New to UU class
Social Justice Luncheon    

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We cherish
diversity and
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
 ext. 102 
Jeffrey Melcher

Irene Stefanko



Janette Morrow

Choir director

Amanda Morando




Milton Wong 
Pastoral Care:  


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 Partial Resource List 

Minister's Schedule
 Rev. Chip Wright

Office Hours:

Tues., Wed., Thurs.
10am to 3pm
phone: 415-479-4131
 ext. 102

or email Rev. Chip: minister@uumarin.org 
DRE's Schedule
Director of Religious Education:
Jeffrey Melcher

Office Hours:
Sunday 12:30-1:30pm
Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm
Friday Noon - 4:00pm
Intern's Schedule
 Ministerial Intern:
Irene Stefanko

Office Hours:
Tues., Wed., Thurs

  February 28, 2013

Issue #204

Sunday Worship Service chalice

Mar. 3, 10:30 am:  'Community and Values'
Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Rodney Gothelf

When community gets formed values are often the glue.  Values offer us meaning and community offers a safe place to rest.  When we build the two in unison the potential is vast, if not limitless.

Past services    


View future service information online        

Contemplative Service

Our Lay led Contemplative Service is from 9:00-10:00 am on Sundays in the Fireside Room.  


The  Contemplative Service is a small circle gathering that includes short readings and time for discussion and sharing of joys and concerns.

All are welcome to join us.  

Chip's Clips
Reverend Chip Wright
March, 2013

Even though I like a lot about the winter, the fall, even summer, there is something special about Spring.  We, along the northern coast of California, actually get to have four months of Spring.  Though not officially a Spring month by the 22nd of February, right while I write this column one can't miss that Spring has arrived.  Sure the official astronomical designation of Spring is when the Vernal Equinox happens on or around March 21st, when night and day come into a balance. OK, but come on look out the window!

We here at UUCM are getting ready to consider our balance as well.  It is in March we decide on what we wish for in the next year here in our liberal religious community. On the other side of that balance we set out to make good on how we pay for it.  We do that by building a budget that reflects our needs and often a few hopes as well and set forth to fund it by each person pledging to the level they can. We do this each year working towards the balance of getting our budget fully funded by pledged income.  We can surely do that for UUCM if we think about what it means, and has meant to us over the time we have been connected here. And what it can mean for those yet to join us. We are capable of this so let's do it. We will be kicking off this year's pledge campaign in March and I know all of you will give as lavishly as you can to keep our engaging religious community alive and well.

We open a new season of our own this year with a new and talented DRE, Jeff Melcher, and an equally vibrant and talented new Choir Director, Amanda Morando. These along with bringing Janette's  Administrator position to full time signals a dynamic future for UUCM.

So as we enter this new Season think deeply about what you value here in this community, what it offers to you and the world and at what level you can support our common liberal religious efforts here.
Thanks for all you do, for all you are and for all the dreams we share.

Rev. Chip
UUCM Congregational Retreat
May 3-5, 2013

The deadline for signing up for the Retreat is fast approaching. We need to know who is coming in order to complete plans for the Retreat. Please access the links below and complete your registration. You can place completed forms in the Retreat box in the Community Room or turn them in to Thomas Ervin, Dianne Estrada, or Janette Morrow on Sunday mornings until the 24th of March. You can pay your fee by submitting a check with your form or by accessing the church web site and using the donate button. If you pay online, please note that on your form.  


Pricing/application sheet

Release form for attendees under 18
Note from the Administrator
janette I'll be working on Sundays during the pledge drive in March. My office hours for March only will be Sun-Thu 9-5.
Pledge Drive Helpers Needed!

Want to help UUCM and get to know a few of your fellow congregants better? Become a pledge drive helper!


We need about 10 volunteers (new and long-standing members alike) for our March pledge drive. Estimated total time per volunteer: 5 hours or less! This small investment of your time means you can make a big impact on UUCM. Email Susan Ingersoll at pledge@uumarin.org to sign up and learn more.

House of Hope Discussion Group 
You are invited to our continued exploration of liberal theology. Our discussions are structured around the book a House for Hope, by John Buehrens and Rebecca Ann Parker.  This book uses the metaphor of a house to explore what grounds us, what expands us, what shelters us, and what gives us hope.  We'll consider questions such as What is the end and essence of life? How can we come to terms with evil and what can protect life from harm?  What does it mean to be human, to be right with all that is? What saves us and what are we called to do? What is the nature and purpose of religious community?

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 3 from noon to 1:30 pm.  If you would like to attend please email me at intern@uumarin.org or just come on by!  If you need a book let me know. Look forward to seeing you then.

Irene Stefanko, Ministerial Intern
Memorial for Art Rosvold March 16 - 3 pm
arts poppies
The memorial will be held in Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP office@uumarin.org or call 425 479-4131 by March 10 so the family will know how much food is needed.

Art's photos will be displayed in the Fireside Room in March.
Social Justice Luncheons
Luncheon and speaker, 12 noon. An $8 donation is suggested, no one turned away.
March 17 - Bridge of Understanding
Jes Richardson, creator of the ten foot tall Gandhi Puppet, is building a "bridge of hearts" between the people of the United States, Israel, and Iran.  The Dear Iran Project, established after his second trip to Iran in 2010, cuts through politics by creating direct people-to-people connections.  Find out how you can participate by joining Jes on March 17.
UUCM Book Group
book pileOur UUCM Book Group will meet on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:30 PM  in the Clara Barton Room.  Sher Sheldon will lead us in a discussion of Zaitoun by David Eggers.

"Through the story of one man's experience after Hurricane Katrina, Eggers draws an indelible picture of Bush-era crisis management.  Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a successful Syrian-born painting contractor, decides to stay in New Orleans and protect his property while his family flees. After the levees break, he uses a small canoe to rescue people, before being arrested by an armed squad and swept powerlessly into a vortex of bureaucratic brutality. When a guard accuses him of being a member of Al Qaeda, he sees that race and culture may explain his predicament."  (New Yorker)  

All members and visitors are welcome to join in our discussions..  Contact: Nani Ranken, 898-8558.
Youth Advisor Position open
Logo Lead YRUU Advisor Sought - We are in search for a paid Youth Advisor for our Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU).

UUCM Lead Youth Advisor Job Description
Pastoral Care - Tax Assistance
Here is more information on Tax Aide Services sponsored by AARP.  Free Tax Assistance for low & middle income taxpayers from Feb. 1 through April 15. Special attention to Seniors!

Mill Valley 383-1370 Mill Valley Community Center 180 Camino Alto: Tues & Thursdays 9:30am-1:30pm through April 11.

Novato 897-4147 Novato Human Needs Center 1907 Novato Blvd. Monday & Thursdays 10am-2pm through April 15.

San Rafael 485-3348 San Rafael Community Center 618 B Street, Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30am-2pm through April 12.
Northgate Marin Non Profit Resource Center 555 Northgate Dr. (near Sears) Tuesdays 10am-3pm, Wednesdays 4-7:30pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm through April 13.
Fairfax 453-8151 Fairfax Library, 209 Sir Francis Drake
Mondays & Wednesdays 10am-2:30am through April 15.

Pt. Reyes 663-8361 Dance Palace Community Center
503 B Street.  Sat. Feb.23  10am-3:30pm  *Spanish & Mandarin speaking counselors available, & Individual Tax Id Number.

Questions?  Email:  marintaxaide@gmail.com
Your tax return will be electronically filed at no cost.
Summer UU youth program
csjicon The UU College of Social Justice is advancing our mission to engage the next generation of Unitarian Universalists - and you can help.

This summer, we're offering our National Youth Justice Training (NYJT) program, building on the success of our summer 2012 youth training. NYJT is a transformative three-week experience for high-school-aged youth. It will be held in Boston, Mass., June 30-July 21, 2013. The program will include interactive social justice education and real-world internships, grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and practices.

Apply today through our online application.  We are accepting applications now through April 15.  See more.
Social Justice Education/Action Activities
Members and guests are invited to take advantage of the Sunday Social Justice "Table" to promote a favorite cause or project. Perhaps you want to circulate a handout or a written petition (or refer people to electronic online petitions.) Arrangements must be submitted for committee approval in advance. figleafjoan@comcast.net - 453-6221
The homeless ladies seem to crave hugs. They light up at the mention of hand reflexology, foot rubs, manicures and hair stylings.
If you're interested in doing this kind of hands-on outreach, contact figleafjoan@comcast.net - 453-6221.
Please remember to buy white socks and nonperishable food items for our homeless friends. Just leave them in the foyer.  And rest assured that they will be appreciated.
UUCM Shelter volunteers this week include:
Roddie, Dionne, Joyce, Carrie and Carolyn.
We welcomed Ann (visiting Reiki healer, who
worked with the homeless ladies and volunteers.)   

I appreciate any feedback on this weekly.   groupemail@uumarin.org

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