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Beyond Plastics: this Sunday

Sunday September 15 is the second 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.

Biennial Justice Summit at Camp de Benneville Pines

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.

Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

Here is what you can and cannot put in your recycling bin.

Do Recycle

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.

Tour Shoreway Recycling Center June 12

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.

Share the Plate with San Mateo Pride Center this Sunday, May 12

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.

Share the Plate Recipients

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.

May 2019 Social Action Committee Update

Upcoming Events:

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.

Nominate Candidates for Share the Plate by May 1

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.

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom

March 16-18

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.

More About Food Distribution at Yaseen

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.

Share the Plate with CORA on Dec 9

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) will be the recipient of our December Share the Plate offering on Sunday December 9, 2018.  Colsaria Henderson, CORA’s new Executive Director, and Carelle Karimimanesh, Board Member, will join us to tell us about their programs and be available to … read more.

November 11 Share the Plate with Upward Scholars

Bring your checkbook to support Upward Scholars (formerly Sequoia Adult School Scholars, SASS).  Upward Scholars helps adult immigrants furthering their education at community college by taking ESL or more advanced courses. Upward Scholars helps pay for textbooks and bus passes and has already helped 345 … read more.