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  • Board Meeting Minutes, November 27, 2023

    February 16, 2024
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes November 27, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary and by Zoom Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Lori Longo, Erika Pretell, Susie Idzik, Ed Vaughan, Jason Laderman-Jones, Gregory Gee Trustees Absent:  None Guests:  None Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Erika Pretell acted as secretary for ...
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  • Share the Plate with One Life Counseling Center on February 18

    February 14, 2024
    One Life Counseling Center in San Carlos, is a non-profit whose mission is to provide easy access to counseling, education, & opportunities to connect through service. One Life offers individual & group therapy, community & school based programs (including school counselors in San Carlos, Belmont, ...
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  • UUFRC Redwood Circle Zine Issue 18 January 2024

    January 24, 2024
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  • Share the Plate with Sequoia High School Dream Club on January 21

    January 16, 2024
    On Sunday, Jan 21st, we will donate our offering to the Sequoia High School Dream Club. The club’s mission is to help create limitless educational opportunities for undocumented students and our contribution goes directly to the club’s college scholarship fund. Our funds help Dream Club ...
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  • Share the Plate with Faith In Action Bay Area on December 17

    December 12, 2023
    This Sunday’s Share-the-Plate is for FIABA (Faith in Action Bay Area). It seeks to build strong personal and community bonds across ethnic, religious, and class boundaries and to develop leadership among those in the most impacted areas. Currently its central goal is seeking more secure ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes, October 31, 2023

    November 30, 2023
    Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary and via Zoom Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Lori Longo, Susie Idzik, Ed Vaughan, Jason Laderman-Jones Trustees Absent:  Erika Pretell, Gregory Gee Guests:  None  Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Susie Idzik acted as secretary for the meeting. Call to order – Peter Chalice lighting; Opening ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes, September 26, 2023

    November 30, 2023
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes September 26, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary and via Zoom Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Lori Longo, Erika Pretell, Susie Idzik, Ed Vaughan Trustees Absent:  Jason Laderman-Jones, Gregory Gee Guests:   Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Erika Pretell acted as secretary for the meeting. Call ...
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  • Share the Plate with Sonrisas Dental Health on November 19

    November 13, 2023
    Sonrisas Dental Health is a non-profit dental center dedicated to providing access to quality dental care and oral health education to our community, working to improve the health of our community members through culturally sensitive, integrated care, with a focus on disease prevention. 75% of ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes, August 29, 2023

    October 31, 2023
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes August 29, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Jason Laderman-Jones, Lori Longo, Erika Pretell, Susie Idzik, Ed Vaughan, Gregory Gee Trustees Absent:  None Guests: Dick Edminster, Treasurer Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Erika Pretell acted as secretary for the ...
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  • Share the Plate with Upward Scholars on October 15

    October 10, 2023
    Many immigrants come to the United States for a better life but find themselves stuck in low-wage jobs, struggling to make ends meet and support their families.  That’s what motivates Redwood City-based Upward Scholars to provide adult immigrants the boost they need to move up the economic ...
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  • UUFRC Redwood Circle Zine Issue 17 September 2023

    September 15, 2023
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  • Share the Plate with Second Harvest Food Bank of Silicon Valley on September 17 

    September 14, 2023
    UUFRC has had a long standing relationship with Second Harvest, and it is eminently worthy of our financial support, along with our volunteer efforts. Founded in 1974, it is one of the largest food banks in the country and has consistently received a 4/4 star rating ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes for July 25, 2023

    August 31, 2023
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes Tuesday July 25, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Trustees Attending:  Peter Hartzell, Ed Vaughan, Lori Longo, Susie Idzik, Jason Laderman-Jones, Gregory Gee Trustees Absent:  Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Erika Pretell Guests:  Dick Edminister, Treasurer *Meeting called to order at 7:05 pm  opening words from Peter. Peter Hartzell chaired the ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes for June 20, 2023

    August 18, 2023
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes June 20, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Rob Davis, Jeanne DeShazo, Dick Edminster, Jason Laderman-Jones, Lori Longo Trustees Absent:  Erika Pretell Guests: Susie Idzik, Ed Vaughan Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Jeanne DeShazo acted as recording secretary for ...
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  • Share the Plate with CORA on August 20

    August 16, 2023
    Intimate partner abuse affects our entire community: one in four women, one in seven men and one in two transgender individuals here in San Mateo County will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. With numbers like this, it’s all but certain that someone we know ...
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  • Share the Plate with St. Francis Center of Redwood City on July 16

    July 11, 2023
    In the words of nominator John Anning, the St. Francis Center in Redwood City is “local, practical, and proven. I have a dear friend whose whole family was saved from homelessness through the intervention of the St Francis Center, and UUFRC has done several clothing ...
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  • Reforming the Program Council in Support of the Strategic Implementation

    June 21, 2023
    June 21, 2023 UUFRC,As a wrap up to a productive year regarding UUFRC’s strategy, and to follow up on comments I made at the Annual Meeting, here’s a summary of what you can expect this upcoming year and how you can engage with the ongoing implementation ...
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  • Bicycle Ride to End Homelessness

    June 20, 2023
    Join riders from the UU Fellowship of Redwood City and the San Mateo UUs on August 26 for a fun bicycle ride to support programs helping homeless people here in San Mateo County. The ride starts at the VMWare Campus in Palo Alto on Saturday, August ...
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  • Share the Plate with Upward Scholars on June 18

    June 9, 2023
    Imagine arriving in the US as an adult immigrant to make a better life for yourself and your family – but you don’t speak English.  You get stuck in a low-wage job (or even multiple jobs) without much opportunity to advance. When you enroll at the adult ...
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  • Board Meeting Minutes for April 25, 2023

    June 8, 2023
    UUFRC Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes April 25, 2023 Location:  UUFRC Sanctuary Trustees Attending: Brian Ferguson (non-voting), Peter Hartzell, Rob Davis, Jeanne DeShazo, Dick Edminster, Jason Laderman-Jones, Erika Pretell Trustees Absent:  Lori Longo Guests: None Peter Hartzell chaired the meeting and Erika Pretell acted as secretary for the meeting. Call to order ...
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