Tag: 2018-Jan-Newsletter

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.

From our Board of Trustees President, Robert Holden

Happy Hanukah, Happy Chalica, Happy Bodhi Day, Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and many other Happy Holidays from the Board of Trustees (BoT). The last six months have been joyfully eventful. The next six months are likely to provide more opportunities for abundant … 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.

Youth Group Event Listing

1/12-14 (Fri 7 pm – Sun noon). PCD MUUGs Retreat (6th-8th grade). To be held at the UU Society of Sacramento. MUUGs Retreats are created for 7th and 8th grade UUs across the PCD; 6th graders and 9th graders who have not bridged to YRUUP … read more.

Happy Trails Hiking Club: January 6

Saturday, January 6, we’ll do a stairway hike in San Francisco. We’ll hit the high points from Twin Peaks to Buena Vista Park, including Tank Hill, Kite Hill, Corona Heights, and Mt. Olympus. On the way, we’ll climb up and down about 1,200 steps, walk … read more.

A merry thank you to Sharon and Gregory Gee

A merry thank you to Sharon and Gregory Gee for hosting the December 10th Christmas Lights Walk. They graciously allowed us to gather in their driveway to enjoy hot drinks and cookies provided by members of the Youth and Families in Community Committee. While the … read more.

Looking for a few good men!

The UUFRC choir has a good number of joyful singers, but we could really use a few more men. Please consider joining us for Thursday rehearsals, 7:30 – 9:00, and singing two (occasionally three) services each month. All are welcome!!

Thank you!
Dawn Reyen,
Music Director

Upcoming Learning Journey Classes

UU History, starts Jan 6

5 Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon January 6, 13, & 20, Feb 3 & 17

Join Gretchen for this series about the Unitarians and the Universalists, their merger in 1961, and on to today. Impress your friends at your next trivia night, and … read more.

Adult RE: A Learning Journey

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping 2018 will be an auspicious year for all our lovely members and friends at UUFRC. As the New Year kicks off, it seems a good time to write a note about our upcoming 2018 Adult RE programs.

Many UU Religious Exploration … read more.

Rainbow Principles: Lessons in Brave Spaces

In early November, I attended the fall conference of my professional organization, the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA). The theme was “Brave Spaces”, a relatively new term meant to indicate the need for all of us to be open to discomfort when discussing difficult topics … 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.

From our Connections Coordinator Cindy Johnson

The holiday bustle is nearly over and the darkness begins to recede as the days slowly become longer. While the earth still sleeps during these winter months, will you take some time to sit and quiet your mind, and contemplate this New Year?

Every day when … read more.

Cottage Meetings are Coming!

Cottage Meetings are Coming!

Would you like to have some input into finding our next called minister and how our church community evolves? NOW is your chance! Rev. Gretchen has been organizing a series of activities to help prepare our community for the … 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.