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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.

Pacific Western Region (PWR) Call to Action

“This is no time for a casual faith.”
–Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President

Dear friends in faith,

We at the Pacific Western Region of the UUA invite you to come to San Diego on July 2nd to participate in a justice action with our partner, … read more.

The Bail Trap

Are you aware that Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans are twice as likely to be stuck in jail because they can’t afford bail?

Their incarceration can last weeks or even months so that they lose jobs, housing and family. Raising money for bail puts them … 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.

May’s “Share the Plate” Recipient:  Insight-Out

During the worship service on Sunday, May 6th, our collective offering will go to Insight-Out, a Bay Area non-profit organization that seeks to transform the prison system—and those living inside of it—“from the inside out.”  Advocating for a criminal justice system that focuses on … read more.

Earth Day Celebration

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City

Invites you to an Earth Day Celebration, Sunday April 22nd 2018

 

Sheriff Candidate Forum

Meet your candidates for Sheriff and get informed before you vote June 5!

– Sheriff Candidates Carlos Bolanos (incumbent) and Mark Melville (challenger)

April 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Woodside United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Rd, Redwood City (corner of Alameda de las Pulgas)

Moderated by the League … read more.

April  2018 Social Action Committee Update

We are changing our April meeting to April 8th instead of April 1st, so it does not conflict with Easter.

We signed a letter to the US House of Representatives opposing funding for a border wall, and reducing funding for immigration enforcement and detention.   We … read more.

Spotlight on Roosevelt Outdoor Education Program

For those who may not know, the UUFRC program to provide Roosevelt with tutors to augment classroom resources has been going strong since it was first started in 2007. At this point, we have 9 tutors who together offer 13 hours of service per week.

In … read more.

UUFRC Spotlight: Interfaith Committee

UUFRC’s Interfaith Committee provides our congregation with a very important way to reach beyond our fellowship to engage with the larger community. Our committee fosters UUFRC’s involvement with congregations of other faiths primarily through our membership in the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition and participation in its … read more.

CLF Prison Ministry Penpals

At UUFRC, we sent so many cards to incarcerated UUs at Christmas, and the CLF (Church of the Larger Fellowship) was able to send one to all of the 800+ UU prisoners. Yay! Would you like to do more? You can be a penpal and … read more.

Social Action Committee Update

Thank you to our generous congregation for filling the boxes and barrels for Toys for Tots, and to those who helped out at the wrapping party December 11!
Thank you to Social Action Committee members who donated more than $100 to sponsor a family at Garfield … read more.

Save the Date! Women’s March Bay Area

On January 20, 2018, Women’s March Bay Area will unite in San Jose and San Francisco to reaffirm our commitment to building a positive and just future for all, and to celebrate the spirit of resistance efforts over the past year. This rally is designed … read more.

January Share the Plate

Our Share-the-Plate collection on January 14th will be donated to the Sequoia High School Dream Club. Their mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students. All donations will support their scholarship program, be a tangible demonstration of our UU princples, and send … read more.

Fool’s Tales

In his 2015 book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, public policy professor Robert Putnam goes on a Listening Tour of his own, including his own home town of Port Clinton, Ohio. His book presents an alarming portrait of a widening opportunity gap among … read more.