[This is the Announcements page. Also see the Upcoming Events page.]
- June 19, 2020
All children ages 7-12 welcome to come explore UU heritage and values in a 5 day online program. Activities include interactive worship and online games and skits. Children will be given active and outdoor activities to complete on their own and report back during our online session. We ... more...
- June 12, 2020
Send Vote-By-Mail Postcards to Voters in Texas
Reclaim Our Vote is sending postcards to Hispanic voters in Texas who are over age 65 to let them know how to apply to Vote By Mail for the July 14 primary. This allows them to vote from the ... more...
- June 5, 2020 The UUFRC 2020 Annual Report is now available here.
- June 1, 2020
Hello Dear Members,
We hope this communication finds you well and super excited for the great happenings within the UUFRC. In preparation for our Annual Meeting, on Sunday June 7th, below is the agenda (to see what’s coming and how best to be prepared), and attached are 3 ... more...
- May 29, 2020
Here is a special interview you won’t want to miss — our ministerial candidate, Rev. Brian Ferguson, in conversation with UUFRC’s own interviewer extraordinaire, John Anning. Bring your own popcorn! Click here to watch the video.
- May 28, 2020
Our new minister, Rev. Brian Ferguson, sent a video to introduce himself and his family to our congregation. Please click here to watch.
If you aren’t on a committee that will meet with Brian over the two candidating weeks, please sign up for one of the ... more...
- May 25, 2020
We are absolutely delighted to introduce Rev. Brian Ferguson, UUFRC’s candidate for settled minister. A native of Scotland, Brian was raised in a mining community and became the first generation in his family to attend university, majoring in Applied Physics. After graduating he worked in ... more...
- May 13, 2020
A UUFRC Town Hall meeting will be happening on 5/17 at noon on the same Zoom session as the service. The agenda for the meeting is:
12:00 Call to Order and review purpose, Steve Hill
12:05 Review of electronic voting and Zoom, Marina Rose
12:10 Program Council overview, Alex Stagner and ... more...
- May 12, 2020
Summary Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, April 28, 2020
This meeting was conducted on Zoom as the building was closed for the COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” order and the previous decision of the Board.
Attending: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Steve Hill, David Vallerga, David Stoutamire, Stephen Webster, Suzanne ... more...
- May 11, 2020 Great news — UUFRC has a pre-candidate minister! After the Ministerial Search Committee interviewed second-round candidates and conducted reference checks in April, one minister clearly stood out as a great match for us, and we were delighted when the minister accepted our invitation to ... more...
- April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 Dear Beloved UUFRC Community, I hope this letter finds you safe and well. Along with my fellow board members, We are very grateful for our community during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The board has been discussing the many ramifications of our shelter-in-place restrictions. As ... more...
- April 14, 2020
This meeting was conducted on Zoom via the Internet as the building was closed for the COVID-19 “Shelter in Place” order and the previous decision of the Board.
Attending: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Steve Hill, David Vallerga, David Stoutamire, Stephen Webster, Suzanne Griffin, Chris Stovall and Beth Harrison. Also ... more...
- April 2, 2020
With all the changes since March 29 requiring more tight regulations from the state of California around “shelter in place,” “safe distancing,” and use of face masks, I found myself switching completely from live-streaming virtual Sunday services on You Tube to services offered completely on ... more...
- April 1, 2020 April 1, 2020
Dear Beloved UUFRC Community,
This is an update from our last message about closure of our building during this time of shelter in place orders. In spite of this being April 1 (the day set aside to remind us of what we are the ... more...
- March 27, 2020
I got a phone call this morning from UUFRC’s president, Steve Hill, notifying me that someone with the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, writing under the heading “Blessings,” is seeking help in the form of ebay cards. I can’t tell you how many ways this is sooo ... more...
- March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020
Dear Beloved UUFRC Community,
With much sadness and regret, we write to inform you about our updated response to the threat of the COVID-19 virus. The UUFRC Board met last night to consider further how our fellowship can best respond to the threat of ... more...
- March 10, 2020
Attending: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Steve Hill, David Vallerga, David Stoutamire, Stephen Webster and Beth Harrison. Suzanne Griffin attended by telephone. Chris Stovall was absent. Also attending were Anna Dyer, Cal Sloan, and Alex Stagner.
Consent Agenda: The
Minister’s Report, Admin. Report, Connections Report, Search Committee Report,
DRE ... more...
- February 22, 2020
“Generosity in Churches”
Oh, NO! Here comes the pledge pitch, AKA the Minister’s Blog for the March Pledge Campaign. I sometimes call it “The Sermon on the Amount,” This year, I won’t be pledging because I will be gone when the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year ... more...
- February 5, 2020
Summary Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, January
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...
- 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...