Author: cchaney

“Beyond Plastics” Film Fest

Our Beyond Plastics group presents a series of films about the impact of plastic on our world. Come to one or all and plan to stay after for some discussion. In the Sanctuary.

Sunday, January 12, 12-2 pm. Tapped. Examines the impact of … read more.

“Beyond Plastics” Group Meeting Dec. 8

The “Beyond Plastics” group will meet this Sunday, December 8 from 12-2 in the Art Room. Join us to help plan our events for January, when we will ask our members and friends to pledge to reduce plastic in our lives. All are welcome.

UUFRC Book Group

What a pleasure it was to discuss Michelle Obama’s Becoming last night… such a congenial group and so many interesting ideas about the book.  Plus ice cream from the social!
Here are our upcoming books, plus some ideas for books we might read in the spring. I’ll order … read more.

Beyond Plastics

Sunday, October 20, is the third meeting of the ad hoc Beyond Plastics Committee. We will meet right after church, 12-2, in the back lounge. Please join us with your ideas of how we can move into a plastic-reduced world.

And please check out our new … read more.

Book Discussion Group 2019

Here is a list of the books that our UUFRC Book Discussion Group read in 2019:

My Family and Orher Animals by Gerald Durrell
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel
Animal Wise by Virginia Morell
Educated by Tara Westover
How to Change Your … read more.

Helping the Migrants

The Social Action Committee voted to donate $75 to the UU Service Committee in support of its work with migrants.  UUSC is supporting migrants by assisting grassroots efforts in Central America/Mexico.  Connecting groups across the migrant trail from El Salvador to Mexico to the United … read more.


The Social Action Committee voted to offer a Special Commendation to the UUFRC persons who worked so hard on the Get Out The Vote Campaign. Thanks to all who sent cards, make phone calls and visited districts outside our county.

Thinking of buying an EV?

Peninsula Clean Energy is providing $1,000 rebates to San Mateo County residents in addition to great discounts PCE has arranged with participating local dealerships on select new electric and plug-in hybrid cars. Applies to leases or purchases from now through December 31, 2018 while supplies last. … read more.

October 1 Book Group

Although our Book Group had planned an all-Fellowship read for next month, we have moved that event til March.  So please plan on coming to our regular time and place (first Monday, 7:30 pm, back lounge).  We will be reading March by Geraldine Brooks.  From … read more.

Book Group: The World Without Us

I just started reading The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, our September book, and I am totally intrigued. Weisman poses the challenge: “Picture a world from which we all suddenly vanished…tomorrow.  How long would it take to restore Earth to the way it must … read more.

Date Change: Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

Because so many of our faithful readers will be on vacation or otherwise occupied in September, we are moving our All-Fellowship Discussion of Paul Kivel’s book, Uprooting Racism, to Sunday March 31 right after church.  So now we all have plenty of time to read.

Lab Girl on August 6

Our August book group on 8/6 will focus on Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. I loved this book about a girl who makes her way in the world of science. Join us at 7:30 in the back lounge.

All UUFRC Read: Uprooting Racism by Paul Kivel

Following our excellent workshop with Paul Kivel, I wondered what more we can do in the fight against Racism.  Paul’s book, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice, is an inspiring resource, very readable.  It is helping me to … read more.

Ask Apple and Amazon to reject Racism

Join me in standing up against racism.  Please sign the petition at: to tell Amazon and Apple to hold North Carolina accountable for recent legislation to block eligible Black people from voting.  Amazon and Apple can demonstrate a real commitment to espoused values of … read more.

Book Group on Monday June 4

Join us for a lively discussion of Ursula Leguin’s novel, The Left Hand of Darkness, on Monday, June 4 from 7:30-9 pm.  Although I am not personally a Sci-Fi fan, my book club friends tell me that I cannot miss this classic, which we are … read more.

Uprooting Racism with Paul Kivel

Please join us for an important conversation about Racism on Sunday, June 3, from 2-4:30 pm.  In this interactive forum, Paul Kivel will explore the question: How can white people work for racial justice? Expect stories, practical tools and advice to deepen solidarity and allied … read more.