[This is the Announcements page. Also see the Upcoming Events page.]
- May 15, 2019
Maybe it is just me, but I
sense we, as a country, have lost our forebears’ sense of “the Common Good,”
and, even more, The American Dream, for those who seek to join us in this rich
and prosperous land. So I offer a brief question for all ... more...
- May 10, 2019
China Refuses to Recycle Our Plastic, Now What?
For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including the U.S., have been sending plastic waste to China instead of recycling it themselves. But in 2017, China banned plastic waste from being imported beginning in January 2018.
Now that ... more...
- May 8, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 201912:00 pm to 1:00 pmUUFRC Sanctuary
We will hold the Annual Meeting of our Fellowship on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in the Sanctuary. We need a quorum of members to convene the meeting. Please plan to attend.
The meeting agenda, voting information, and links to ... more...
- May 8, 2019
Please give generously to support this local non-profit who aligns perfectly with our Welcoming Congregation.
The San Mateo County Pride Center stands for equity, inclusion, dignity, self-determination, and justice. Over a decade in the making, the Pride Center is the first (and only) LGBTQ+ community center in San Mateo County.They are ... more...
- May 7, 2019
In the coming year of 2019-2020, we will be sharing our collection plate with the following organizations:
July 14 – Rape Trauma Services
August 11 – Redwood City Educational Foundation
September 15 – JobTrain
October 13 – Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
November 17 – Upward Scholars
December ... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- April 8, 2019
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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...