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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
"Raising the Roof Beams!"
Final Auction details
Congregational Conversation IV Graphs
A Great UU Opportunity
All UUCM Activity
Pastoral Care calendar
Hiking with UUCMers
Attend District Assembly
Calling all youth!
General Assembly
Social Justice Education/Action Activities
Easter Sunday April 20
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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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 ext. 102 
Jeffrey Melcher

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 Rev. Chip Wright

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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

Tuesday 12:30-3:30

Thursday 11:00-3:30



(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

April 17, 2014
Issue #259

Sunday Worship Service

April 20, 2014: "Flower Communion - Easter"

Rev. Chip Wright, with Dianne Estrada, Worship Associate


A celebration of the flowers, our children and dedications.

The story of how the flower service came to be a Unitarian Universalist tradition.


"She'll be In Her Easter Bonnet with all the Frills Upon It"

Easter Flower Communion is this coming Sunday!


Don't forget to wear your Easter Bonnets and Hats (Men too!) this Sunday.  If enough of you come adorned in your best head wear we will have a celebration of the hats!!  Maybe even some prizes for the most creative, the most unusual, the most provocative...... So wear your hats and bonnets this Sunday and join in the fun.  And don't forget to bring flowers!!!


Rev. Chip 



Upcoming services    

Contemplative Service

Contemplative Leaders for coming weeks:  


 Sunday 4/20/14 Doug Kerr  

 Sunday 4/27/14 Jennifer Gennari  

 Sunday 5/4/14 Jerry Moore  

 Sunday 5/11/14 June Fesler  

 Sunday 5/18/14 Carol Kerr  

 Sunday 5/25/14 Jennifer Gennari


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


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"Raising the Roof Beams!"

 May 4th & "Raise the Roof Beams" Sunday:

A special developmental and fun event in the life of UUCM!


Calling all committees and activities coordinators:  HARK!  HARK!  Please prepare a table early Sunday, May 4th, with materials and sign up sheets to share your volunteer needs, your activities and your proposals for yet undeveloped activities and committees. 'Fun - Raising!', RE, Pastoral Care, Readers Theater, are already preparing. If you need two minutes to plug your activity or committee let me know, at minister@uumarin.org or give me a call at the office. The office also has additional materials to work on your volunteer needs, set up and sign up charts if you need this resource. We are here to support each other.


Together, let us all come in fun and lively expectation to "Raise the Roof-Beams" Sunday on May 4th.


Rev Chip 

jef melcher

Blessings to you and yours. Come explore Easter and experience a flower communion this Sunday at UUCM. Bring flowers to share.


The kids dyed plenty of eggs for a hunt on Sunday. Be prepared for a visit from a 5'6" Peter Rabbit leading the kids in an egg hunt.


Wear a bonnet or creative hat to celebrate Spring and life's renewal in the spirit of love everlasting.

Final Auction details

Terrific News - the Spring Fling Auction is this Saturday April 19th, 2014.  The doors open at 5:30 pm and the event starts at 6:00 pm. The deadline to purchase advance tickets of $25 is Thursday; tickets at the door are $30. 


As no children have signed up for the $10 children's program, if you wish to bring children an RSVP to Irene at intern@uumarin.org is mandatory.


You'll dine on the gastronomical delights from Marin's best caterers and eateries and swoon to the lilting tunes of Sandy Geller and Adamosa. We have over 100 auction items to bid on, please check out our online auction catalog.


More information and online tickets are available on our web site.

Congregational Conversation IV Graphs

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We had a delightful conversation on March 30, in which we further explored our priorities as a congregation, to see "where we stand" (literally) on a few topics of interest.  This link will bring you to a graphic of the results of the main questions that were asked.


If you missed the summary of the Vision Ideas from the 3rd Congregational Conversation and would like to read them. 

A Great UU Opportunity

The UUCM RE Committee thinks that getting you and your kids to the District Assembly is SO wonderful an opportunity for UU faith development that they are willing to spend some of the RE Enhancement Fund on getting your kids registered for the Children and Youth programing.


The Middle School and Youth do not even need to have you along in order to be part of the program. You can send them off, like to a retreat or CON. (Car pooling will be necessary and Janette is willing to be a sponsor.)


Programs for elementary age kids are also available, but you need to be there.


So, contact me about funding help and sign your child up for this UUA Pacific Central District's great opportunity.   




Jeffrey Melcher, M.Div. DRE@uuMarin.org

All UUCM Activity

Please join the group to see the Mountain Play presentation of South Pacific on June 7. Carpool from the Smith Ranch Park n Ride at noon. Bring a water bottle and lunch. We will drive to Tam High in Mill Valley to board buses to the theater. The play starts at 2 pm. Open seating in an open air amphitheater with rock benches. You may want to bring a seating pad. A hat and sunglasses are also recommended. Please email thomas.ervin@comcast.net if you want to attend. 

If we have at least 10 people, the price is $38.

Pastoral Care calendar
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4-15 through 5-20

Senior Peer Counseling Training

6 weeks training Call Rachel 473-2871


Wednesday April 16 Advance Care

Planning - how to take control &

communicate your healthcare wishes.

Marin County POLST Coalition 526-56721

Novato Community Hospital


Wednesday April 16 Poles for Walking

& Balance  Easy to learn techniques for

people with mobility or joint challenges.

Quality poles provided. $20 fee. Call

Margaret Todd Senior Center 899-8290


Brown Bag Market Every Wednesday

1-2:30pm Margaret Todd 899-8290.

Senior Produce Market sold at below

wholesale prices.  Snacks entertainment

& fun included


Home Delivery Grocery Program. Novato-

Tuesdays, San Rafael Thursdays.  To

register Novato:  899-8296, San Rafael:

456-9062 x117.


Take Control of Your Driving Future Wednesday

April 16, 10:30 - 11:30 Whistlestop 456 9062

Call to register.

Hiking with UUCMers

If are not receiving hike information via email and would like to do so, hit reply from this weekly email and indicate you want  to be on the hiking list. 

Attend District Assembly 

Awaken the Spirit!


District Assembly 2014

April 25 - 27, 2014 


Red Lion Hotel Westlake Conference Center


Hotel reservations

There is something for everyone at the Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Association's District Assembly 2014!


This is our annual "Gathering of the Tribes," bringing together over 400 "Vibrant & Vital" Unitarian Universalists from all over the Pacific Central District! 


* 20 Stimulating and Thought Provoking Workshops *

* PCD Annual Meeting *

* 5 levels of Child & Youth Programming *

* PCD Bookstore *

* Old friendships *

* New faces *

* Engaging conversations and Discoveries *

... and More!


Assembly Registration 

Friday Leaders' Day at DA2014

"The Antidote to Burnout"

This workshop is designed for teams of leaders from our PCD congregations. The program runs from 10AM to 4PM on Friday, and is a separate event from District Assembly.

Calling all youth!


The work of human rights is ongoing - and for many of us, it starts early in life. This summer, the UU College of Social Justice is offering several dynamic programs to support high school youth as they embark on the lifelong journey of justice work. 


Summer Youth programs starting in April.

General Assembly 

General Assembly

June 25-29, Providence, RI

Early registration through April 30.


General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).


Think about being a delegate (either attending or off site). It is an amazing experience.


Attend from off site, viewing offsite or help UUCM view offsite.

Social Justice Education/Action Activities
Got a social issue/agency/organization or program that you would like to promote? You have a bully pulpit at the UUCM Sunday Social Justice table.


Contact socialjustice@uumarin.org for approval to schedule your table.

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.
Easter Sunday April 20

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