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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
UUCM Congregational Retreat
Reminder: Turn in your pledge form today!
April Kirtan Date Change
Social Justice Luncheon: April 21
Pastoral Care
Save the Date - May 12
New PCD District Executive!
PWR Regional Assembly
UUA General Assembly
Sacred Snapshots - April 20, 2013
Social Justice Items
Upcoming Dates

April 18 

April 21
Pathway to Membership

Social Justice Luncheon
May 3-5 
Congregational Retreat

May 12
Budget Hearing

May 19
Annual Congregational Meeting 

 Monthly List of Church Meetings/Events   

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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! 

Staff Links
Rev. Chip Wright
 ext. 102 
Jeffrey Melcher

Irene Stefanko



Janette Morrow

Choir director

Amanda Morando




Milton Wong 
Pastoral Care:  


  Carol Littrell 883-9676
 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

 April 18, 2013

Issue #211

Sunday Worship Service chalice

April 21, 10:30 am: 'The Earth Forever Turning'
Rev. Chip Wright with Worship Associate Sue Fleckles

As our globe warms and the seas rise there are countless other changes that come along with this evolving experience. A changing view of our earth is necessary and even required as many hopes we may have for tomorrow become more poignant.

Past services online


Read past PDF sermon December 16, 2012: "The Story of Christmas".
Read past PDF sermon April 7, 2013: 'Resurrection In Real Time or Bible Study From the Far Side'


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.   


Leader's schedule:

Sunday 4/21/13 Doug Kerr  
Sunday 4/28/13 Katie John Blikensderfer  
Sunday 5/5/13 Bill Pryor  
Sunday 5/12/13 Susan Pryor  
Sunday 5/19/13 Katie John Blikensderfer  

UUCM Congregational Retreat
May 3-5, 2013

Thanks to all who registered for the Retreat!


We have updated the schedule in the links below. Look for an email next week with driving directions, suggested packing list, information about Walker Creek Ranch and the latest schedule. Please contact Thomas Ervin (thomas.ervin@comcast.net) or Dianne Estrada (dianne.estrada@ffic.com) if you have questions or suggestions.   We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat!


Pricing/application sheet

Release form for attendees under 18

Reminder: Turn in your pledge form today!

Our Pledge Drive is officially over, but quite a few of us still haven't turned in our pledges. UUCM relies on pledge numbers to create our budget for the coming church year. Keep your membership current: Return your pledge form to the office or pledge online ASAP. Thanks.  
April Kirtan Date Change
In order for Rev. Chip to head to the Pacific Western Regional Assembly, April's Kirtan has been rescheduled from Thursday April 25 to Thursday April 18 (one week early). 
Social Justice Luncheon: April 21
Social Justice Luncheon  4/21  - 12:30 Fellowship Hall   
National Ocean Policy: David Helvarg.
Building on a strong Unitarian background, David Helvarg grew into a journalist, war  
correspondent, environmental activist and  is now Founder of  a  marine conservation lobbying organization.

He will talk about his newest book "The Golden Shore: California's Love Affair with the Sea."

Presentation is free. Lunch available ($8 suggested donation. Nobody turned away.)
Childcare must be prearranged.
Food reservations appreciated
415-453-6221 - c: 415-595-6221
Pastoral Care
Project Independence/Hawkeyes provide rides to and from the hospital to your home.  This program is sponsored by the Division of Aging. These drivers have been trained by RNs to review post-op plans when people return home.  If you need someone to take you and make sure you are settled in afterward in your own home, consider calling Hawkeyes at 473-6940.  This is a service provided at no charge.

It is necessary to schedule your trip in advance.  A minimum of four working days is necessary to facilitate the reservation.  If you have further questions, call Carol Littrell at 883-9676 or cjwlittrell@aol.com.
Save the Date - May 12
Logo May 12
Coming of Age Service, Potluck, and Budget Hearing

Save the date and please plan on attending and celebrating the transition of our youth into maturity with UU identity and self defined spirituality. Ten of your precious children will be sharing their story and credo. Potluck lunch to follow.

Dovetailed with the potluck is a discussion on the UUCM budget, known as the Budget Hearing, where we get clear answers to any questions we may have about the 2013-2014 budget. Included in this will also be some fundraising planning, brainstorming and calendaring.(annual meeting May 19)

The obvious connection between these events is the support of our children, our families, our congregation, and our dreams as Unitarian Universalists. We are creating our own future. Come Celebrate!

Childcare available with RSVP by May 9th to dre@UUMarin.org.
New PCD District Executive!
Good News!
With great pleasure the Pacific Central District Board of Directors announces that Joshua Searle-White has accepted the position of Pacific Central District Executive. Josh will be attending the Pacific Western Regional Assembly later this month, General Assembly in Louisville, KY in June, and will assume his position in the PCD on July 1.
PWR Regional Assembly
Pacific Western Region Regional Assembly

Keynote Speaker:
The Rev. Christine Robinson

Workshop Tracks:
*  Theme Tracks - Get Religion, Grow Leaders, Cross Borders

April 26 - 28, 2013 
San Jose Doubletree Hotel  
UUA General Assembly June 19 - 23, 2013
Louisville, Kentucky
chalice blue
Info about General Assembly

Registration now open

if you can't attend GA in person consider being an off-site delegate. Register by Friday, June 7. Details
Sacred Snapshots - April 20, 2013
psr workshop
Sacred Snapshots, which will be held April 20, 2013, at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, is a day long celebration of the spiritual practices of many traditions. Each hour participants can choose to attend experiential workshops featuring diverse spiritual practices, a range of academic lectures, or a worship experience.

Visit us at www.sacredsnapshots.org for more information and to register ($10). More info - sacredsnapshots@psr.edu or call 510-849-8279
Social Justice Education/Action Activities
Winter Shelter food thanks for this week go to Carolyn, Dani and Grades 1-4.
Because the Winter shelter is closed until mid-November, there will be even more pressing need (if that's possible) at the Mill St. Shelter and for the Street Chaplain's Tuesday night dinners.
Please keep an eye out here for details as needs arise.
Homeward Bound of Marin is the primary provider of shelter and services for homeless families and individuals. They seek volunteers to represent the program at Marin Farmers Markets. 459-5843 
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
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