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General Assembly June 24-28
PCD Leadership Day
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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.  
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Rev. Chip Wright
 is on sabbatical until Dec. 21. Contact the office for ministerial issues.
Jeffrey Melcher

Janette Morrow
Choir director
Amanda Morando
Milton Wong 
Membership Coordinator:
Carolyn Bopp
Pastoral Care:  
Minister's Schedule

 Rev. Chip Wright is on sabbatical until Dec. 15. Contact office for ministerial issues.

DRE's Schedule
Director of Religious Education:
Jeffrey Melcher

Office Hours: 

Sunday 12:30 - 1:30 

Tuesday 12:30-3:30

Thursday 12:30-3:30

October 23, 2014
Issue #281

Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am chalice

October 26, 2014: "Participation Service"

Dick Park, with Linda Haumann, Worship Associate


The Participation Service has its roots in the Quaker Meeting. There is quiet music and introductory words at the beginning, and quiet music at the end, but in between, the silence is broken only by individuals sharing thoughts and feelings that are significant to them.


Contemplative Service 9 am  chalice



10/26/14 June Fesler 


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.


jef melcher

We Teach Best by Example


Please consider handwriting letters to members of the Marin Board of Supervisors asking them to accelerate the establishment of a permanent shelter for our homeless neighbors. We will be tabling after services. Also: Mill Valley City Council meeting - November 3. Contact Joan Nelson for more information.


UUCM Supports REST at Marin County Meeting


5 UUCM representatives attended the Marin Co. Supervisors meeting. Over 60 community members attended in support of a permanent housing for our  homeless neighbors. The Marin Council pledged support of $500,000 towards this end. More info.


Food Drive, Socks, and Giving Basket


We begin collecting for our Giving Basket Nov 9th. We invite children to make contributions during their classes. AND please help us fill the top half of the Food Drive barrel. Dry and canned goods. AND please bring new packages of white tube socks for our Annual Soxs Appeal.


Dia de Los Muertos, Nov 2nd service: More art and music this year. Family friendly honoring of ancestors and long departed; naming the newborn of the year, celebrating the cycle of life. Skulls and butterflies.


Jeffrey Melcher,  M. Div.

Director of Religious Education 

(510) 847-8219

Rev. Chip on sabbatical

Rev. Chip is on sabbatical leave until December 15. If you need assistance please contact the office at 415-479-4131 ext 100 or email office@uumarin.org.

Open positions at UUCM
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There will be a permanent link in the quick links box to the document listing all positions available at UUCM. Please take a look periodically to see how you can help. It will be updated when necessary.

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General Assembly June 24-28, 2015

Building a New Way

uuachalice General Assembly will be in Portland this year which means many of us will be able to go. Save the date and save your dollars. Scholarships and discounts for volunteering will be available. Watch the web site for information. If you are interested in submitting programming ideas do so by November 1.

PCD Leadership Day

Let us have some of UUCM's leaders participate.


Fostering Dynamic Leadership in a Challenging Time
with UUA Moderator Jim Key
PCD-UUA Leadership Day
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kensington, CA 

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm


Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley


Registration and more information.
Social Justice Education/Action 
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.
Continue your commitment to environmental and economic justice by shopping at  http://shop.uusc.org/ 
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