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Sunday Worship Service
Contemplative Service
Minister's Musings
End of Year Potluck
Summer Newsletter Schedule
Summer Refreshments
Book Group
Sign up to Help Rotating Emergency Shelter
Watch GA Live Video
Mountain Play: Peter Pan, June 13
Social Justice Education/Action
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Director of Religious Education:
Jeffrey Melcher

Office Hours: 

Sunday 12:30 - 1:30 

Tuesday 12:30-3:30

Thursday 12:30-3:30

June 11, 2015
Issue #314

Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am chalice

June 14, 2015: "Celebration and Thanks"

Rev Chip Wright and Jeffrey Melcher, Director of Religious Education with Joel Gluck, Worship Associate


Today we recognize our RE program and all of the volunteers who have made this last year in Religious Education so rich and full. From bridges to OWL folks! 

Please don't miss this celebration of our fellow UUCMers.

And some fun stuff too!  (It's the end of the year Potluck! Bring your best dish!) 


We welcome new members during the service.  


Contemplative Service 9 am  chalice
Last contemplative service of this year. Resumes in the fall.



 6/14/15 Wisdom/Humor Potluck


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.


Minister's Musings

As we come to the end of our 2014-15 church year, and I write my last musings until September, I'm reflecting on our past six years together.  One of the things I often try to point out about congregational life is how much time it actually takes for things to germinate and take root. Shifts in churches, congregations, fellowships, all seem to evolve in five year increments (give or take). But not to be dismayed, there are always things getting started and coming to fruition along these timelines, and so always different pieces coming into their own as they cycle through. 


UUCM has made wonderful strides over these last six years. There is a clear difference in how we are working together and understanding our potential. From my point of view I see a real awakening of energy that speaks to dynamic and exciting times ahead. The more we can work together and be in the effort together, the more we will own a common future for UUCM.


As I look ahead into our seventh year together with me as your minister I'm excited at what it can bring: not only the beginnings of yet another incremental shift in the culture of UUCM but also completion, and ongoing reawakening of being a more exciting and meaningful voice in the larger Marin Community.  We are a voice not only of reason in the day-to-day world but of care and nurture of the soul and spirit.  We are also a clear place to join into the fight for justice which stands on the side of love, and the evolution of a healthy community and a sustainable environment. 2015-16 is going to be a great year together. The time is right and we are ready. So as Captain Picard would say, "Lets make it so." 


Rev. Chip

RE nUUs 
jef melcher

From the DRE


Yesterday's heat really was a dose of summer. We are shifting into our Summer Program starting on June 21st. We kick it off with a Father's Day BBQ after service. We will have a vegan/vegi grill and one for meat. Bring something to grill and a side to share.


This Sunday we close the RE year with a fun intergenerational service. Drumming starts at 10AM atop the arbor hill. A nice slideshow of kid activities will punctuate a celebration of the year.


UUCM Summer Day Camp in August is going to be GREAT. Click for info.


Our next Game Night is June 26th 6-9pm. Everyone invited.


Blessed Be,

Jeffrey Melcher, M.Div.

(415) 479-4131 ext. 104,   DRE@uuMarin.org 

End of Year Potluck

June 14: End of Year Potluck

After the service. We will be celebrating the completion of another successful 

year at UUCM.

Please bring a dish to share.


A-G fruit or dessert

H-M main dish

N-W salad 


Contact Marge Hollinger or Judy Finn if you want to volunteer.

Summer Newsletter Schedule

This newsletter is published every other week during the summer. Send in your articles by Monday 10 pm before the Thursday it should be published.


Newsletter Published Dates

June 18 

July 2 

July 16

July 30 

August 13

August 27 and continuing weekly

Summer Refreshments
Sign up on the board in the foyer to bring light refreshments for a summer Sunday.
Book Group
book pile

June 17 

***Location change.  Sher Sheldon's house.  1237 Lynwood Dr. Novato. 892-1727    All are welcome.

Laura Hillenbrand , author of Seabiscuit, has written one of the longest running, New York Times bestsellers, Unbroken.


Unbroken is an extraordinary odyssey of the life of Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he'd been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. In 1943, Lieutenant Zamperini's Air Force bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared and Zamperini pulled himself onto a life raft. He survived for forty-six days, but only to be captured by the Japanese and hauled away to a terrible POW camp. Louie survived. Back home, he reunites with his family and marries his love-at-first-sight: Cynthia. They have a daughter and, well, a drinking problem. Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion.  


Discussion of the book led by Nani Ranken.

Sign up to Help Rotating Emergency Shelter 

Signups are starting electronically for volunteers for Sunday nights June 14 - August 2. If absolutely necessary you may sign up by calling Joan Nelson (415-506-4166, Cell: 415-595-6221).


Joan Nelson reports that the Rotating Emergency Shelter program (operating for six months every winter for the past seven years) will probably be operating year round before long.

Watch GA Live Video

uuachaliceGeneral Assembly 

June 24-28, Portland, OR

If you are not attending GA you can listen and view all programs online. Events in the Session Hall are streamed live and are publicly available on YouTube. Recordings will be made available minutes after the event concludes. You can watch from your home or congregation. (we are working on having some sessions available at UUCM, stay tuned).

Mountain Play: Peter Pan, June 13

June 13 We are taking a trip to Wonderland with UUCM members.

Order your tickets at  www.mountainplay.org and plan to meet at the Park and Ride at Smith Ranch Road just off US 101 at 10 am that day. We will carpool to the Manzanita Parking lot and catch a school bus to the mountain. Pack a picnic, wear a hat, bring a blanket or cushions to sit on, and don't forget your sunscreen. Please email thomas.ervin@comcast.net if you have questions and to let me know that you are coming.




Social Justice Education/Action 

Do you know of an inspirational activist who would be a good speaker for one of the Social Justice Committee's education-action luncheons? If so, please contact Joan at figleafjoan@comcast.net  


(415-506-4166, Cell: 415-595-6221)

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.
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