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  • It Really is Spring

    April 30, 2019 The rains have wrought their miracle of green hills, and blooming flowers and trees everywhere. The wisteria has been particularly glorious this year. My back deck is covered in a 2 inch layer of fallen lavender blossoms: the best “snow” anywhere. The Fellowship is blossoming ... more...
  • Still Learning

    April 24, 2019 Despite my advanced years and the length of time I have been part of the church lay leadership – I am still learning.   In fact, I sometimes realize that what I thought I had learned, was not quite right and, needed to refine my understanding.    Things would ... more...
  • Awareness Day: Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    April 23, 2019 Day of Awareness: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia May 17, 2019 According to the official May 17 site, “The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexuals, transgender, ... more...
  • Woods Working: “Blessed April”

    April 10, 2019 As most of you know by now, I walk our two dogs in the early morning (around 7 am) and late evening (after meetings at the fellowship). It is always a time to clear my head and relax in the quiet of the day in ... more...
  • May 2019 Social Action Committee Update

    April 8, 2019 Upcoming Events: May 7, 3pm – Meet with Supervisors Pine and Slocum with the goal of persuading the Board to adopt an ordinance to prevent the sheriff from cooperating with ICE. May 7, 7pm – Green New Deal presentation at Riconada Library, 1213 Newell Rd. in Palo ... more...
  • Nominate Candidates for Share the Plate by May 1

    March 30, 2019 The Social Action Committee will hold an election after the UUFRC Annual Meeting on May 19 to choose 10 organizations to receive a ‘Share the Plate’ collection in the coming year: July 2019 through June 2020. To be eligible to receive a special collection, the ... more...
  • WE HAVE A MINISTERIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE!

    March 25, 2019 We are very happy to announce that you, the membership, have chosen the people to be on your Search Committee:  Tracey Fecher, Erika Pretell, Cal Sloan, DeeDee Stovel, Bill Welch. Their work is just beginning. Please congratulate them this Sunday or when you next see them. more...
  • Day of Awareness: Transgender Day of Visibility, March 31

    March 23, 2019 March 31, 2019 Transgender Day of Visibility, held every March 31, is described as “an annual day commemorating the accomplishments and successes of trans people, as well as encouraging trans people to take up space and be visible. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments ... more...
  • Time is Precious, Our Work is Important

    March 4, 2019 I was going to start out this writing by saying “Now is an important time in our Fellowship”, but on further reflection ~  All time is important in our Fellowship. Just as with life in general, all time is precious.We were beautifully reminded of this during our ... more...
  • Congregational Votes, Sun Mar 17

    March 4, 2019 On Sunday March 17, 2019 at noon in the sanctuary we will hold a special congregational meeting to elect the members of the Ministerial Search Committee and vote on the Covenant of Right Relations document you have been working on over the last several weeks. ... more...
  • Would You Like to Become a Member of UUFRC?

    February 22, 2019 During the service on March 10th, we’ll be holding an Ingathering Ceremony to welcome new members to the Fellowship. This is a heart-filled experience as we are introduced to our new members, watch them participate in the candle-lighting ceremony and share a spoken Covenant of ... more...
  • March 2 Hike above Tilden Park

    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...
  • The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom

    February 13, 2019 March 16-18 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...
  • Preparing to Search

    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...
  • Summary of the Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, January 29, 2019

    February 4, 2019 Attending:  Chris 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...
  • Spring is Springing

    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...
  • February Fellowship Events

    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...
  • UUFRC in the Chronicle

    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: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/For-immigrants-a-wall-of-support-for-asylum-13512762.php more...
  • Woods Working: Great Opportunities!

    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...
  • More About Food Distribution at Yaseen

    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...