Program Council Minutes  11/1/2022  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Zoom

Attendees:  Alex, Joyce, Martha, Rob, Brian and Sally

PC Cluster Groups

Operations (Alex):  Building, Committee on Ministries, Communications,CUUE

Congregational Life (Joyce):  Caring, Connections, Pastoral Care Team

Justice and Outreach (Sally):  Social Action, Roosevelt Tutoring, Interfaith

Food Distribution

Sunday Services (Martha):  MOCA, Music, Worship

Faith Formation (Alex, interim):  Chalice Circles, The Learning Journey,

Youth and Family, Zine

Governance (Rob):  Board of Trustees, Program Council, Finance, Personnel,


Cluster Update:  Justice and Outreach (Sally)

Roosevelt Tutoring:  This program has been inactive during the past few years of the pandemic.

(note as of December 2, when I am doing these minutes, Annie Tate and the Principal have seen in communication regarding the possibility of starting the program again).

Social Action:

For the UUFRC Auction the Social Action Committee offered a walk at Hidden Villa on April 1.  It sold to bidders for 6 children and 15 adults.

On September 15th Faith in Action sponsored a candidate forum of City Council Candidates held at UUFRC.  25 people attended

October 9th Kaye Bonney and Marianna Raymond led an Action Sunday workshop doing Vote Forward letters and Reclaim our Vote postcards.

The Conscientious Film Club continues with monthly virtual film discussions led by Philip Sanfilippo.  The October 28th film was Inequality For all.

The Social Action Committee wrote a letter of support for Paul Bocanegra’s pardon.

October 30th from 12 – 1:30 Social Action sponsored the League of Women Voters at UUFRC discussing at UUFRC the pros and cons of the California propositions in the November election.

Note:  Well over 2,000 Vote Forward letters were written and mailed by UUFRC members

On November 1 many Fixin’ San Mateo members and friends spoke at the Board of Supervisors meeting at which the Board voted unanimously to pass the civilian oversight of the sheriff.

November 9 at 6 the San Mateo County Truth Act Forum some of our members recommended that we end ICE transfers permanently in San Mateo County.

November 11th the Social Action Committee will host Fixin’ San Mateo’s Holiday Party.

On November 14th 7:30-9 p.m. the Book Club will discuss Gender Queer, one of the most banned books in the US.

We are working on an A4 activity planting trees for Arbor day.  It will be either 2/4 or 2/18 with a possible Action Sunday workshop the week before.

Interfaith Food Distribution

John Anning reports that UUFRC is in its sixth year of sending volunteers to the 4th Saturday Second Harvest Food Distribution in Belmont.  The distribution started at the Yaseen Mosque and moved to Nesbit when Covid started.  This sites serves 125-150 families and distributes 7 – 8 tons of food each time.  We collaborate with Yaseen and the Muslim Fellowship Club of Carlmont High School.

Childcare in the Block Room

Members of the Program Council continue to check in on the block room a couple of times during each week’s service.

November 6, 13, 20 and 27 – Martha

December 4 – Sally

December 11 – Sally

December 18 – Joyce

December 25 – Alex

  Also December 3 and 24 Alex will recruit someone

Modification of CUUE (Committee for Unitarian Universalist Engagement)

The main role of CUUE is to nominate delegates for General Assembly. Delegates can be remote.

JoAn is currently on CUUE and plans to resign in June.  Joyce was on it in the past.  

Brian suggested that we sunset this committee and look at its role a year from now.

The Program Council will take this role and Alex will lead it beginning at the January Program Council meeting.

Progress on Strategic Plan Team and Cluster Meetings

Sally has a meeting scheduled for November 14 with Jen Bahr-Davidson (from the Strategic Plan Implementation Team) with her cluster (Kaye Bonney and John Anning).  Sally will fill Annie Tate in separately as she cannot make this meeting.

Alex has tried to schedule Faith Formation but has not been successful.

Joyce will meet with the Congregational Life Cluster and a Strategic Plan Implementation Team member in December.

Leadership Development

We as a fellowship need to work on engaging the congregation as a first step to motivating members to step forward as leaders.  

Promotion of UUFRC

Erika Pretell is working on Marketing UUFRC both inside and outside our walls.  Liz Sloan is advising that we identify which audiences we want to target.

Next Meeting

December 6, 2002

7 p.m. In the Sanctuary