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  • Special Interview with Rev. Brian Ferguson

    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. more...
  • Watch the video from Brian Ferguson and his family

    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...
  • GREAT NEWS FROM YOUR MINISTERIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE!

    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...
  • Town Hall Meeting on 5/17 (Updated)

    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...
  • Summary Board Minutes: April 28, 2020

    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...
  • Exciting Update (2020-05-11)

    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...
  • 4-24-2020 UUFRC Board of Trustees Update

    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...
  • Summary Board Minutes: March 31, 2020

    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...
  • Woods Working: Tip #4

    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...
  • UUFRC Building to remain closed until at least May 3, 2020

    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...
  • Woods Working: Phishing and Communicating

    March 27, 2020 I got a phone call this morning from UUFRC’s president, Steve Hill, notifying me that someone with the email address revgretchenw@gmail.com, 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...
  • UUFRC Board of Trustees response to COVID-19

    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...
  • Summary Board Minutes: February 25, 2020

    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...
  • Woods Working

    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...
  • 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...