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  • 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...
  • Summary of the Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting, January 8, 2019

    January 23, 2019 Attending:  Rev. 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...
  • Finding Your Spiritual Voice (Voices of UUFRC)

    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...
  • Women & Religion Retreat, Mar 7-10

    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...
  • Bird Walk February 2

    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...
  • And so it’s a New Year…

    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...
  • CARPET CLEANING, Jan 21

    January 11, 2019 Do not use any carpeted area from Monday 6am – Tuesday noon. Thanks! more...
  • General Assembly (GA) Delegate Applications Available

    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...
  • Board Update

    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...
  • Peninsula Multifaith Coalition MLK Day of Service 1/21–sign up to volunteer!

    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...
  • Summary of the Minutes of the UUFRC Board Meeting,  November 27, 2018

    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...
  • Holiday Blessings

    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 of dessication. 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...