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UUCM Fall Pasta Feed
Social Justice Luncheon
Kirtan - October 24
Studio Art Sale Fundraiser
Social Justice Education/Action Activities
PCD Leadership Day
2013 PCD Men's Retreat
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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.



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:  


  Carol Littrell 883-9676
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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 - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Friday Noon - 4:00 pm
(415) 479-4131 ext. 104
Intern's Schedule
 Ministerial Intern:
Irene Stefanko

Office Hours:
Variable, please call cell 650-814-5375 or email to arrange appointments

October 17, 2013

Issue #233

Sunday Worship Service chalice

October 20, 2013: 'Hymn Sing'
Amanda Morando Choir Director with Worship Associate Dianne Estrada

Join us for a service filled with your favorite hymns, plus a few new ones!

Past services


Upcoming services    


Congregational Conversation Sundays:  Nov. 24,

Feb. 16, and March 20.
Contemplative Service

UUCM's early Sunday morning 9 am Contemplative Service in the Fireside Room is a lay led service.  Readings introduce a silent period to reflect on a topic or idea, followed by an opportunity to share individual thoughts.  


Come and widen our circle. All are welcome!  

Questions, email Carol Kerr at drckerr@pacbell.net.


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 Thank you UUCM members!
UUCM logo Last June, the Board of Trustees asked all members to consider increasing their original 2013-14 pledge. Thanks to your generous support, we raised an additional $5,030! This amount is current as of September 30. When combined with the existing pledges, it helped us inch past our budgeted goal of $167,000 for this church year.

Please know that the Board truly appreciates all of the contributions you make to our congregation: financial and in many other ways. We look forward to working with you to chart UUCM's future course.
Work Party Thank you

A big thank you to all twelve members who came to  the church last Saturday to do needed repairs.
Our fearless leader was Tom Lundbaek.
Carole R and Judy F washed windows.
The floor in the front hallway was patched,
and doorstops were put on the entryway doors.

Please consider volunteering next time for this four hours of fun. A good way to get to know your church neighbors.
UUCM Fall Pasta Feed
UUCM Fall Pasta Feed - Saturday, October 19th  5pm Games, 6:30 Dinner

Time is running out, reserve your spot now! Check the below Schedule of events to see what is in store at this family friendly fun event for all ages. Bring your friends!  Can't make it? Consider making a donation, buying raffle tickets, or donating a dessert.  


Schedule of events 


$10 adults; $5 children (12 & under)


(All prices $5 extra at the door)

Be sure to bring extra cash for desserts, beverages, raffle tickets and some of the games.


Help is needed with set up, serving, clean-up and games as well as dessert donations to be sold at the event.



Contact event co-chairs Monique Webster (webster-dejong@verizon.net) or Susan Mathews (susan_m_mathews@msn.com).
Social Justice Luncheon
Sunday Oct. 20. 12:15 Fellowship Hall
Making a Difference
Freema Davis: The Right Person.  Freema Davis, Executive Director, Global Family Village, works on behalf of Nepal's disenfranchised Nepalese women and children.
[To contribute a dish for the potluck luncheon, contact figleafjoan@comcast.net 415-453-6221.]
Kirtan - October 24
Kirtan is the fourth Thursday of the month in the Fireside Room 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
There is no Kirtan in Dec. and the class ends in May.

On Oct 24th there will be both a basic class in yoga forms and meditation and instructions in Raja Yoga techniques along with Kirtan.
If you or your friends have elderly parents for whom you/they will be responsible when a medical crisis arises (even if your folks don't live near or even in this state) consider attending the Senior Classes Nov. 3 & 17.

What kind of information should you have?  What are the decisions you will be asked to make?  What will be your responsibilities at that time?  The more info we have in advance, the more likely the crisis is going to be manageable, i.e. you will not be caught unaware of your tough choices and the data needed to make them.  Anything you learn can be shared with your siblings etc.

We are sponsoring Lisa Brinkman, a gerontologist, to lead us through the process.  BE BETTER PREPARED FOR THE INEVITABLE. Lisa will be at the November 3rd class and Rev. Chip will lead the November 17th class which will include Elder Planning Part II, Transportation, Giving, and other issues as well as a Q&A.
Call or email Carol Littrell to attend; lunch is provided & therefore, requires registration.
Email cjwlittrell@aol.com or call 883-9676.
Studio Art Sale Fundraiser November 30
UU  "Creationist " Joan Nelson has announced a studio art sale:
Proceeds to go to the Social Justice Committee's Homeless fund and then donated to St. Vincent de Paul Society and Ritter Center.

Here's  a link to her website.
Social Justice Education/Action Activities
Fri. Oct. 18 - All are invited to the Social Justice committee's stuffing/mailing party for this year's homeless appeal letter. 10 am, Clara Barton Room.

Pachamama's annual fundraiser luncheon will take place on Thurs. Nov. 14, at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
Joan Nelson is taking reservations and planning a carpool. Contact her for details.
Because the Winter shelter will be closed until mid-November, there will be an even more pressing need (if that's possible) at the Mill St. Shelter and for the Street Chaplain's Tuesday night dinners.

Ever feel frustrated that you're not doing enough to make a difference in the world? Bring your concerns to the UUCM Social Justice Committee.
Next Committee meeting:
Sun. Nov. 10, Noon. (Clara Barton Room)
JUSTICE ACTION TABLE - Take advantage of the UUCM Social Justice "Soapbox!" Help us activate our shared humanitarian values by showing us where we could make a difference by signing petitions, attending meetings, films, group actions, etc. Schedule your "Soapbox Table." figleafjoan@comcast.net. 415-453-6221 Application for Social Justice Information Table.
BASKET SHARE: Do you have some kind of relationship with a local social or humanitarian agency that you would like UUCM to support financially? Would you like to sponsor your agency as a candidate for our Basket Share program? Please send a short paragraph describing what the service means to you and why UUCM should support it to figleafjoan@comcast.net 415-453-6221.
PCD Leadership Day
Saturday, October 26, 2013
UU Church of Berkeley

"Money, Stewardship, and Faith"
Featuring Wayne Clark, Ph.D., Director, UUA Congregational Stewardship Services
Registration begins at 8AM
Program begins at 9AM
2013 PCD Men's Retreat October 25 to 27
Creating Balance In Our Lives

Friday, October 25, 2013, 4:30 PM -to-
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00 PM
Westminister Retreat Center
512 Hemme Avenue, Alamo, CA 94507

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