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  • 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...
  • 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...