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  • Holiday Blessings

    December 12, 2018 The sudden snap of frost released the last leaves from our trees; their lives now fully lost they float so delicately freed and, upon landing, sound the crunching trumpet of dessication. How odd that sliding through them, I am euphoric – not lonely – as cold opens the door to holiday cheer, as well as meteoric roller ... more...
  • Book Group January 2019

    December 5, 2018 Join us for a few really good books in the new year.  Our January 7 book is My Family and Other Animals by British naturalist Gerald Durrell.  It tells of the time he lived on Corfu between 1935-1939.  Then for February 4 we are reading ... more...
  • Connecting our Past and Present

    December 1, 2018 Our Fellowship will celebrate its 60thAnniversary in 2019. The very first meeting we ever held was on May 17, 1959. Several weeks later, on June 7, 1959, the “Unitarian Fellowship of Redwood City” was formally established. Bylaws were written, discussed, and adopted, and 42 individuals ... more...
  • Share the Plate with CORA on Dec 9

    November 30, 2018 Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) will be the recipient of our December Share the Plate offering on Sunday December 9, 2018.  Colsaria Henderson, CORA’s new Executive Director, and Carelle Karimimanesh, Board Member, will join us to tell us about their programs and be available to ... more...
  • Coming of Age

    November 30, 2018 This month, I wanted to highlight one of the programs for which the Youth and Families (YAF) Committee and I are responsible:  Coming of Age (COA). COA is a year-long rite of passage for 8th-10th graders.  UUFRC offers COA every two years.  This church year is ... more...
  • Please donate care items for the homeless from December to mid-January

    November 29, 2018 From now until our annual *Peninsula Multifaith Coalition Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 21, 2019, we will be collecting items for donations of care kits to the homeless. Please bring your items to our Sunday services to add to the collection basket.  Here ... more...
  • Change of Date: December BoT Meeting

    November 29, 2018 Instead of meeting Dec 25th, the Board will hold its next meeting on January 8 at 7pm. more...
  • Board Blog: December 2018

    November 28, 2018 At our upcoming Special Congregational meeting on Sunday 12-9-18 after the regular service we will be addressing two items. The first will be a vote on if this congregation wishes to ordain Eleanor Kilpatrick. This is something only a congregation has the privilege and responsibility ... more...
  • Woods Working: “UUA-MFC, Ordination, Installation – explaining alphabet Soup”

    November 28, 2018 As many of you already know, you, as the UU Fellowship of Redwood City (UUFRC), are being invited to ordain Eleanor Kilpatrick to the ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Only a UU congregation has the privilege and the responsibility of choosing to convey the ... more...
  • Annual UUFRC Christmas Walk & Treats in December

    November 27, 2018 Come one, come all of any age and join us for the Annual Christmas Walk & Treats on Sunday, December 9 from 5:30pm-7:30pm hosted at Greg & Sharon Gee’s house in San Carlos. Beginning at 5:30pm, we will all gather in the driveway of the Gee’s ... more...
  • Winter Learning Journey Class in Spiritual Autobiography—a few spots are still open!

    November 27, 2018 Spiritual Autobiography Course taught by Beth Harrison Through writing, meditations and exercises, explore your life’s events and relationships to find patterns and meaning.  The four sessions will focus on themes of childhood, rites of passage, relationships, loss, and transcendence.  Everyone is welcome regardless of your level of ... more...
  • Board Blog: November 2018

    November 7, 2018 Well, the midterms have ended and, as they say, the 2020 campaign has begun. Hopefully we get a little break before all of the robo-calls and leafleting start up again. Ellen and I did our part to get out the vote by volunteering at call centers ... more...
  • Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes, October 30, 2018

    November 4, 2018 Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes, October 30, 2018 Attending: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, Steve Hill, Beth Harrison, David Vallerga, Bob Holden David Zarubin, and Anna Dyer. Also attending were Jeanne DeShazo, Jen Bahr-Davidson, Solveig Zarubin and Cindy Johnson   Rev. Gretchen discussed the possible Board Covenant that ... more...
  • Woods Working: “Anger and Gratitude”

    October 28, 2018 Saturday morning, October 27, 2018, a man with an AR-15 and 3 Glock handguns walked into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, yelling “All the Jews need to die.” He proceeded to kill eleven people and wound eight others. Four policemen were shot ... more...
  • Annual Bird Walk January 5

    October 20, 2018 I’m rescheduling my annual bird walk from December to January 5. I am going to be participating in Holiday Open Studios the first Saturday in December. Kaye Bonney more...
  • November 11 Share the Plate with Upward Scholars

    October 20, 2018 Bring your checkbook to support Upward Scholars (formerly Sequoia Adult School Scholars, SASS).  Upward Scholars helps adult immigrants furthering their education at community college by taking ESL or more advanced courses. Upward Scholars helps pay for textbooks and bus passes and has already helped 345 ... more...
  • Rethinking Religious Education

    October 17, 2018 At the end of September, I attended Pot of Gold, a one-day conference organized by the Pacific Central District of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (PCD-LREDA). The keynote address was titled “Reimagining Sunday School”. The presenters recounted trends happening in our society that I also see ... more...
  • Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes September 25 and October 2, 2019

    October 17, 2018 Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes September 25 and October 2, 2019 Attending one or both meetings: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, Steve Hill, David Vallerga, Bob Holden, Anna Dyer, Beth Harrison, David Zarubin. Also attending on 9/25 were Jen Bahr-Davidson, Derby Davidson, Jessica Roybal and Tanya ... more...
  • The 2018 Auction Catalog is Here!

    October 16, 2018 “1969” UUFRC 2018 Silent Auction is this Saturday, October 20th, 6-9pm. Please find the catalog attached.  In the catalog you will find: Auction schedule Detailed bidding instructions Description of the auction items Events Calendar (last 2 pages) You can download the catalog by clicking the link below. It is in ... more...
  • Leadership Training is Back! Nov 4, 1pm

    October 10, 2018 Did you miss the first Leadership Training? We are holding another one due to popular demand! Mark your calendars for Sunday, November 4th from 1-5pm, at UUFRC. Please plan to join us as we connect with each other to learn and practice leadership skills. Everyone is welcome ... more...