[This is the Announcements page. Also see the Upcoming Events page.]
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...
- July 11, 2019
Sunday, July 14, we are sharing the plate with Rape Trauma Services (RTS). RTS provides free crisis intervention services to over 1,100 survivors each year. RTS strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse. They provide comprehensive ... more...
- 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...
- June 16, 2019
Here is what you can and cannot put in your recycling bin.
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...
- 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...
- June 13, 2019
I will not be leading a hike in July or August. Stay tuned for details about the September hike.
- June 13, 2019
Pick fresh, organic berries from R&R Fresh Farms in Pescadero. Jose Ramirez, one of the only first-generation Mexican-American farm business owners on the coast, operates the farm under a leasing agreement with Peninsula Open Space Trust.
We can pick raspberries, blackberries, and ... more...
- May 15, 2019
Maybe it is just me, but I
sense we, as a country, have lost our forebears’ sense of “the Common Good,”
and, even more, The American Dream, for those who seek to join us in this rich
and prosperous land. So I offer a brief question for all ... more...
- May 10, 2019
China Refuses to Recycle Our Plastic, Now What?
For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including the U.S., have been sending plastic waste to China instead of recycling it themselves. But in 2017, China banned plastic waste from being imported beginning in January 2018.
Now that ... more...
- May 8, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 201912:00 pm to 1:00 pmUUFRC Sanctuary
We will hold the Annual Meeting of our Fellowship on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Sanctuary. We need a quorum of members to convene the meeting. Please plan to attend.
The meeting agenda, voting information, and links to ... more...
- May 8, 2019
Please give generously to support this local non-profit who aligns perfectly with our Welcoming Congregation.
The San Mateo County Pride Center stands for equity, inclusion, dignity, self-determination, and justice. Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center is the first (and only) LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County.They are ... more...
- May 7, 2019
In the coming year of 2019-2020, we will be sharing our collection plate with the following organizations:
July 14 – Rape Trauma Services
August 11 – Redwood City Educational Foundation
September 15 – JobTrain
October 13 – Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
November 17 – Upward Scholars
December ... more...
- April 30, 2019
The rains have wrought their miracle of green hills, and blooming flowers and trees everywhere. The wisteria has been particularly glorious this year. My back deck is covered in a 2 inch layer of fallen lavender blossoms: the best “snow” anywhere.
The Fellowship is blossoming ... more...
- April 24, 2019
Despite my advanced years and the length of time I have been part of the church lay leadership – I am still learning. In fact, I sometimes realize that what I thought I had learned, was not quite right and, needed to refine my understanding. Things would ... more...
- April 23, 2019
Day of Awareness: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
May 17, 2019
According to the official May 17 site, “The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, ... more...
- April 10, 2019
As most of you know by now, I walk our two dogs in the early morning (around 7 am) and late evening (after meetings at the fellowship). It is always a time to clear my head and relax in the quiet of the day in ... more...
- April 8, 2019
May 7, 3pm – Meet with Supervisors Pine and Slocum with the goal of persuading the Board to adopt an ordinance to prevent the sheriff from cooperating with ICE.
May 7, 7pm – Green New Deal presentation at Riconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd. in Palo ... more...
- March 30, 2019
The Social Action Committee will hold an election after the UUFRC Annual Meeting on May 19 to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2019 through June 2020.
To be eligible to receive a special collection, the ... more...
- March 25, 2019 We are very happy to announce that you, the membership, have chosen the people to be on your Search Committee: Tracey Fecher, Erika Pretell, Cal Sloan, DeeDee Stovel, Bill Welch.
Their work is just beginning. Please congratulate them this Sunday or when you next see them.
- March 23, 2019
March 31, 2019
Transgender Day of Visibility, held every March 31, is described as “an annual day commemorating the accomplishments and successes of trans people, as well as encouraging trans people to take up space and be visible. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments ... more...