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- February 15, 2019
There is no telling what the weather will be like on Saturday, March 2, but we do know that the East Bay hills will be green and lush. So we’ll take a hike along the mostly-paved Nimitz Trail above Tilden Park from where we’ll look ... more...
- February 13, 2019
We all know the climate crisis is rapidly worsening, far outpacing progress toward a renewable and sustainable future. It’s time to stop the fossil-fuel industry and its allies from continuing to wreck our planet.
The Fossil Fuel Freedom March from Palo Alto to San ... more...
- February 6, 2019
After this last weekend, the board and transition team is ready to start making phone calls to all of the members about creating a search committee. If you missed the Sunday after church workshop on the search process led by our UUA coach Nancy Edmundson, ... more...
- February 4, 2019
Stovall, Steve Hill, Beth Harrison, Bob Holden, David Zarubin and Anna Dyer. Also attending were Tanya Webster, Solveig
Zarubin, Cindy Johnson, Jeanne DeShazo and Jennifer Bahr Davidson.
1. The Board briefly
discussed Derby’s DRE Report in which he raised his concerns about the
“announcement creep” during services ... more...
- February 1, 2019
This is one of my favorite times of year. Mother Nature brings the rains to do her spring cleaning. Everything outside is freshened and brightened. The tree are beginning to blossom and the flowers will soon follow, sweetly perfuming the air. The greens that still ... more...
- January 27, 2019
If you are new to our Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, the activities below are easy to participate in, and don’t require large amounts of time. You are welcome to join us in any of them. More information can be found on our website, or you may ... more...
- January 26, 2019
Members Tovis Page, Kaye Bonney and Thomas Atwood recently participated in a show of support for immigrants facing deportation. Read the article in the Chron about their conviction to always Side with Love:
- January 24, 2019
Sometimes great opportunities arise abruptly. We have a special opportunity to meet with Nancy Edmundson, UUFRC’s Transition Coach from the Pacific West Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association on Sunday, February 3 from noon until 1:30 pm to learn about the process of selecting your ... more...
- January 24, 2019
We had a great day December 8. There were 25 UUFRC volunteers for the pre-Christmas food distribution. Special shout-outs to Bev Morgan, this was her one year anniversary of volunteering. Extra thanks to Carol Cross for gingerbread cookies, Martha Beetley for children’s books, and Chris ... more...
- January 23, 2019
Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, Steve Hill, Beth Harrison, David Vallerga, Bob
Holden, David Zarubin and Anna Dyer.
Also attending were Tanya Webster, Derby Davidson, Alex Stagner, Solveig
Zarubin and Jennifer Bahr Davidson.
1. Tanya Webster reported on the monthly newsletter and suggested that continuing the weekly email ... more...
- January 20, 2019
Six Saturdays: March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd, 10am-12:30pm.
“Finding Your Spiritual Voice” was first developed and taught to members of the Live Oak UU Fellowship in Alameda (an entirely lay-led congregation) 4 years ago.
Members of the Live ... more...
- January 19, 2019
Please join us for the 2019 W&R Pacific Central District Retreat, March 7 – 10, 2019, at the Enchanted Hills Retreat Center in the hills above Napa, California. Learn more at: womenandreligionpcd.org/2019retreat/
There will be workshops, opportunities for down time, great meals, comfy accommodations, and the ... more...
- January 17, 2019
I checked in with the Baylands Nature Center and they assured me that there are still plenty of birds wintering on the Bay. So we’ll try for a bird walk one more time: on Saturday, February 2, we’ll go out for a ... more...
- January 14, 2019
Take a deep breath. Let it out… We made it through the Holidays. And now here we are: Ready to jump into 2019. Take another deep breath!
The world we know is both troubled and seeming to spin nearly out of control, and yet breathtakingly beautiful ... more...
- January 11, 2019
Do not use any carpeted area from Monday 6am – Tuesday noon. Thanks!
- January 9, 2019
Early registration for the UUA’s General Assembly in Spokane, Washington opens March 1. This is the fabulous annual celebration and business meeting for Unitarian Universalists.
UUFRC is entitled to three GA delegates to represent us either there or virtually. For more information and to apply to ... more...
- January 3, 2019
Well here we are in
another new year. I hope everyone had a good holiday season because now it is
back to work. At our recent special congregational meeting we voted,
overwhelmingly, to ordain Ellie Kilpatrick, so look for details on that soon.
The board along
with the Transition Team ... more...
- January 3, 2019
Hello UUFRC folks,
There are still some slots available to volunteer with friends from other faith houses the morning of Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
Projects include playground and garden improvement, singing, knitting and a couple of other open slots. Registration closes 1/13.
Here’s the ... more...
- December 13, 2018 Attending:
Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, Steve Hill, Beth Harrison, David Vallerga, Bob Holden, David Zarubin and Anna Dyer. Also attending were Leslie Vallerga, Tanya Webster and Jennifer Bahr Davidson.
Rev. Gretchen led us in a brief educational history of what it means to Ordain a minister, ... more...
- 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
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...