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  • Summary Board Minutes: January 28, 2020

    February 5, 2020 Summary Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, January 28, 2020 Attending:  Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, David Vallerga, David Stoutamire, Stephen Webster and Beth Harrison.  Steve Hill and Suzanne Griffin attended by telephone.  Also attending were Brett Dyer, Marina Rose, Julia Mogilev, Jennifer Bahr-Davidson, Derby Davidson, Bob Holden and Alex Stagner. ... more...
  • Hike to the top of Mount Umunhum February 1

    January 12, 2020 Mount Umunhum is one of the highest peaks in the Santa Cruz mountain range at 3,486 feet.  From its summit, you can see 360-degree views from the Pacific to the Sierra Nevada. Let’s check it out on Saturday, February 1. We will hike 3.85 miles up to the summit ... more...
  • Book Discussion Group 2020

    January 11, 2020 Our UUFRC Book Discussion Group is a great way to read some fiction or nonfiction that you might not choose on your own. I’ve learned so much from the interesting talks we’ve had on a wide range of topics. Just look at our line-up for ... more...
  • Summary Board Minutes: December 17, 2019

    January 6, 2020 Consent Agenda:  The Minister’s report,  Admin. Report, Search Committee Report,  and the Minutes of the Previous Meeting were accepted. We also affirmed the email vote we took approving changing the ISP. Pledge Drive Report:   Bob Holden came to review the plan he has for the Pledge Drive.      The Board will work ... more...
  • Summary Board Minutes: November 26, 2019

    December 3, 2019 Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, November 26, 2019 Attending:  Rev. Gretchen Woods, Steve Hill, Chris Stovall, David Vallerga, Stephen Webster, David Stoutamire, Suzanne Griffin and Beth Harrison. Steve lit the Chalice and Gretchen presented an opening reading.  Check in followed. Consent Agenda:  The Administrator’s Report, Minister’s report, Personnel Committee Report, Search Committee ... more...
  • Summary Board Minutes: October 29, 2019

    November 15, 2019 Summary Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting,  October 29, 2019 Attending:  Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, David Vallerga, Stephen Webster, David Stoutamire, Suzanne Griffin and Beth Harrison.  Steve Hill called in. Consent Agenda:  The Administrator’s Report, Minister’s report, Personnel Committee Report, Search Committee Report, Connections Report and the Minutes of the Previous ... more...
  • Woods Working: “Samhain: Into the Dark”

    October 27, 2019 At this time of year, as the waning days seem to rush into dark, as Hallowe’en comes and goes, as daylight savings gives up its sway with our sense of time, we recognize that we are entering a fallow period in the northern hemisphere. When our days marched to ... more...
  • 2019 Annual UUFRC Silent Auction Catalog is Available

    October 16, 2019 The 2019 Annual UUFRC Silent Auction is this Saturday, October 19 from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.   Click this link to download the catalog: 2019 Catalog V3_Front PagesV7 Tickets are available at the door: $40/adult and $6/child under 18 more...
  • Summary Board Minutes: September 24, 2019

    October 4, 2019 Attending:  Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, David Vallerga, Steve Webster, David Stoutamire, Suzanne Griffin and Beth Harrison.  Steve Hill called in.  Cal Sloan, Derby Davidson and Jennifer Bahr-Davidson also attended. Consent Agenda:  The Administrator’s Report, Minister’s report, Personnel Committee Report, Search Committee Report, Connections Report and the Minutes of the Previous Meeting with ... more...
  • Summary Board Minutes: August 28, 2019

    September 23, 2019 Consent Agenda:  Received Administrator’s and Minister’s Report.  Approved minutes and briefly discussed “No Trespassing” sign. Finance Committee:  Received report and discussed implementation of Realm, the program we are using for the Directory and can use for other functions. Personnel Committee Update:    Rev. Gretchen will send an announcement that Jen Gill will be ... more...
  • 2019 UUFRC Silent Auction

    September 22, 2019 Last Sunday, we officially kicked off the 2019 Annual Silent Auction. We hope you are all as excited as we are for this year’s biggest and best birthday party celebrating 60 years of UUFRC on Saturday, October 19 from 6-9pm. Advance tickets are $25 for adults/$5.00 ... more...
  • Beyond Plastics

    September 9, 2019 Sunday, October 20, is the third 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 ... more...
  • Summary of the Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, July 30, 2019

    August 23, 2019 Board meetings are public; every member is invited to attend. We started with a review of Financial Procedures led by Anna Dyer and Jennifer Bahr-Davidson, then approved the consent agenda;  reports and minutes. Then we elected officers:  Steve Hill will be President, Chris Stovall will be Vice President.  Steve Webster ... more...
  • “Excitement for a New Year”

    August 20, 2019 Where did the summer go? The children and youth are already “back to school,” the Rummage Sale will take place on September 6 and 7, the Water Communion and Gathering of the Community is in three weeks (September 8), and I am already seeing colors on some of the ... more...
  • August 6, 2019 Woods Working: “Re-Empowering Our Selves and Our Communities” On Sunday, August 4 at 6:04 am, I awakened from a nightmare in which I was in the center of the chaos of a mass shooting: people running everywhere, semi-automatic shots rapidly being fired, no sense of direction to go or ... more...
  • Sharing the Plate with Insight Out

    July 11, 2019 At our December 1st service, we donated $2,106 to Insight-Out’s Guiding Rage into Power program (GRIP). “What a tremendous outpouring of support! I am so grateful not only for your generous financial contributions, but also for the way you welcomed our guests and opened ... more...
  • Biennial Justice Summit at Camp de Benneville Pines

    June 28, 2019 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 we ... more...
  • Dos and Don’ts of Recycling

    June 16, 2019 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 ... more...
  • What To Do with Other Stuff

    June 16, 2019 Take the following items to the Shoreway Buy-Back and Drop-Off Center at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carols. Some items are free, some you must pay to drop off. For complete descriptions of which items are acceptable, see https://www.rethinkwaste.org/shoreway-facility/services-rates or call the Shoreway Environmental Center ... more...
  • No Hikes in July or August

    June 13, 2019 I will not be leading a hike in July or August. Stay tuned for details about the September hike. more...