On Sunday, January 17, our UU Felllowship will donate the offering through it’s “Share The Plate” program to the Sequoia High School Dream Club. The Sequoia Dream Club’s mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students, and our donation will go directly … read more.
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HIP Housing is the recipient for December’s Share the Plate offering, and it’s a great opportunity to help support affordable housing in San Mateo County. Chris Sturken is a Community Outreach Specialist at HIP and will be joining us during the Zoom service to talk about … read more.
This Sunday, November 15, our community offering will go to the GRIP Training Institute, a non-profit organization serving incarcerated people in California. This will be our Fellowship’s third year “sharing the plate” with GRIP, and I am grateful to our community for supporting an organization … read more.
Send Vote-By-Mail Postcards to Voters in Texas
Reclaim Our Vote is sending postcards to Hispanic voters in Texas who are over age 65 to let them know how to apply to Vote By Mail for the July 14 primary. This allows them to vote from the … read more.
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.
At our December 1st service, we donated $2,106 to Insight-Out’s Guiding Rage into Power program (GRIP).
“What a tremendous outpouring of support! I am so grateful not only for your generous financial contributions, but also for the way you welcomed our guests and opened … read more.
This gathering is a wonderful opportunity for all our congregations to collaborate in a reflective and spiritual setting and to build more effective social justice ministries together. We are excited about the program being developed by the new executive director, Rev. Ranwa Hammamy and … read more.
Here is what you can and cannot put in your recycling bin.
Clean and dry paper, cardboard, milk and juice
cartons, paper egg cartons, newspaper, magazines, junk mail (including
envelopes with windows)Glass bottles and jars. (OK to leave lids on. No
need to rinse, just scrape food off.)Metal … read more.
Take the following items to the Shoreway Buy-Back and Drop-Off Center at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carols. Some items are free, some you must pay to drop off. For complete descriptions of which items are acceptable, see http://www.sbrecycling.net/rates-payment-information/ or call the Shoreway Environmental … read more.
China Refuses to Recycle Our Plastic, Now What?
For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including the U.S., have been sending plastic waste to China instead of recycling it themselves. But in 2017, China banned plastic waste from being imported beginning in January 2018.
Now that … read more.
Please give generously to support this local non-profit who aligns perfectly with our Welcoming Congregation.
The San Mateo County Pride Center stands for equity, inclusion, dignity, self-determination, and justice. Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center is the first (and only) LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County.They are … read more.
In the coming year of 2019-2020, we will be sharing our collection plate with the following organizations:
July 14 – Rape Trauma Services August 11 – Redwood City Educational Foundation September 15 – JobTrainOctober 13 – Community Overcoming Relationship AbuseNovember 17 – Upward Scholars December … read more.
Day of Awareness: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
May 17, 2019
According to the official May 17 site, “The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, … read more.
May 7, 3pm – Meet with Supervisors Pine and Slocum with the goal of persuading the Board to adopt an ordinance to prevent the sheriff from cooperating with ICE.
May 7, 7pm – Green New Deal presentation at Riconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd. in Palo … read more.
The Social Action Committee will hold an election after the UUFRC Annual Meeting on May 19 to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2019 through June 2020.
To be eligible to receive a special collection, the … read more.
March 31, 2019
Transgender Day of Visibility, held every March 31, is described as “an annual day commemorating the accomplishments and successes of trans people, as well as encouraging trans people to take up space and be visible. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments … read more.
We all know the climate crisis is rapidly worsening, far outpacing progress toward a renewable and sustainable future. It’s time to stop the fossil-fuel industry and its allies from continuing to wreck our planet.
The Fossil Fuel Freedom March from Palo Alto to San … read more.
Members Tovis Page, Kaye Bonney and Thomas Atwood recently participated in a show of support for immigrants facing deportation. Read the article in the Chron about their conviction to always Side with Love:
We had a great day December 8. There were 25 UUFRC volunteers for the pre-Christmas food distribution. Special shout-outs to Bev Morgan, this was her one year anniversary of volunteering. Extra thanks to Carol Cross for gingerbread cookies, Martha Beetley for children’s books, and Chris … read more.
Hello UUFRC folks,
There are still some slots available to volunteer with friends from other faith houses the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
Projects include playground and garden improvement, singing, knitting and a couple of other open slots. Registration closes 1/13.
Here’s the … read more.