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Sunday Worship Service
September 13 Potluck
Water and Stones
Poem in honor of Jinendra
Summer Newsletter Schedule
Summer Refreshments
Summer changes
SKSM Symposium 2015
Contemplative Service
Social Justice Education/Action
Upcoming Dates
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September 13, 2015

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August 13, 2015
Issue #319
Next Issue August 27, 2015

Sunday Worship Service 10:30 am chalice

August 16, 2015: "Spirit Within"

Jessica Clay, with Linda Haumann, Worship Associate


In times of stress and loss it can be difficult to ground oneself and feel connected; spiritual practices often bring us back to ourselves. Yet with so many different views amongst Unitarian Universalists, it is often easier to say what we aren't than what we are. Join us as we explore how having a common theology that we approach the world with can help us as we rise to meet the challenges of today.

Jessica Clay is entering into her last year of seminary at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and is a Candidate for Fellowship with the UUA. During her time at Starr King she has been involved in student body leadership filling the role of Vice-President her first year, and President this past year. She has her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Pacific University and comes to ministry as a second career. Her call to ministry came within the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica, and she was a very active member prior to moving to Berkeley teaching RE, serving on the nominating committee and co-chairing the green committee. Since moving to Berkeley in 2013 she has immersed herself in school, pulpit supply preaching, traveling to Transylvania, and volunteering at San Quentin.


August 23, 2015: "Things You Should Know"

Jan Seagrave, with Karen Auroy, Worship Associate


Eight members of UUCM's own Readers' Theatre will present four short works of fiction: "Things You Should Know," "Lamentations of the Father," "The Voices in My Head," and "A Prayer." All of them are funny. Some of them are so weirdly insightful you'll understand why you're hearing them in a church. These silly read-alouds will be punctuated with stunning musical interludes by Milton Wong. Plus: YOU get to decide what Things Everyone Should Know!


Jan Seagrave founded UUCM Readers' Theatre (UURT) five years ago and has been directing it since then. She conceived of UURT after directing a dozen teens in a readers' theatre production in 2005, and after learning that UUCM once had a choral reading group led by Anne Brown. A member of UUCM since 1989, Jan retired a year ago from being a children's librarian. Jan's formal academic education was in Religious Studies. Words and stories have held center stage in her working life; she also has been a PR director and writer for universities, a freelance writer, and a storyteller performing for children and adults. She just became a grandma in June (she will show you too many photos if you ask). Jan and her husband Charles live in San Rafael.


Past services 

If you missed a sermon there are now 16 sermons that you can listen to on our web site.
September 13  Potluck
We will be having our Annual September Potluck on September 13th. This is our first social event for the coming year.
Please plan to bring a dish to share.
A-F   Main Dish
F-L   Vegetable or Salad        
L-T   Fruit or Bread
T-Z   Dessert
The Hospitality Committee will be asking for volunteers to assist with this event.
Water and Stones
water and stones Don't forget to collect water and or stones on your summer journeys. These will be used in our fall ingathering ceremony, September 13.
Poem in honor of Jinendra

A poem in the loving memory of brother Jinendra Jain.....dedicated to everyone I know, have known or will know..


"The Greatest Gift"


The greatest gift of all is knowing...

Perpetually with the gift of life flowing...

Girded by the Spirit of breath...

Later accompanied by the gift of death.


Death misconstrued to be an end...

With conviction deep, I refute my friend...

For birth is death and death is birth....

Interchangeable like gloom and mirth.


For we who tarry and waste but time...

Embrace understanding and redefine. ...

Our understanding which strays a drift...

Knowing is simply, the greatest gift.


By: Palacio

In memory of a man I was blessed to know...Jinendra Jain

5/30/15 12:45pm

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

August 27 and continuing weekly

Summer Refreshments
Sign up on the board in the foyer to bring light refreshments for a summer Sunday.
Summer changes
Summer is here.
The Contemplative Service is on vacation. The choir is off but Milton will still play his wonderful music. Chip is off but we will have 
marvelous guest speakers from our congregation, Starr King and other places.

Chip will not be holding office hours from June 16th through September 7th. He will return to regular office hours on September 8th.

There will be an RE program

Refreshments will be provided in a smaller style.

SKSM Symposium 2015 - "Remembering Our Wholeness"

Join us for a day of study, dialogue, ritual celebrations, food, music, art and community-building celebrating the Spirit of Life.


Symposium featuring our honored teacher Mushim (Patricia) Ikeda along with our President Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt and other community leaders on Wed., September 2, 2015 at the First Unitarian Church of Oakland.


Free of charge

Registration - www.sksmsymposium.org

More info on flyer.

Contemplative Service 9 am  chalice
Contemplative Service resumes in the fall.

Social Justice Education/Action 

Contribute to the 3rd Tuesday night dinner at the First Presbyterian Church. Contact Carol Littrell. 


Due to an enthusiastic Marin response from outside the religious institutions, UUCM is relinquishing its slot for the summer Sunday shelter dinners. We look forward to serving once more when the winter schedule restarts.


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.
Continue your commitment to environmental and economic justice by shopping at  http://shop.uusc.org/ 
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