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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • CARPET CLEANING, Jan 21

    January 11, 2019
    Do not use any carpeted area from Monday 6am – Tuesday noon. Thanks!
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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, ...
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  • Connecting our Past and Present

    December 1, 2018
    Our Fellowship will celebrate its 60thAnniversary in 2019. The very first meeting we ever held was on May 17, 1959. Several weeks later, on June 7, 1959, the “Unitarian Fellowship of Redwood City” was formally established. Bylaws were written, discussed, and adopted, and 42 individuals ...
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  • Share the Plate with CORA on Dec 9

    November 30, 2018
    Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) will be the recipient of our December Share the Plate offering on Sunday December 9, 2018.  Colsaria Henderson, CORA’s new Executive Director, and Carelle Karimimanesh, Board Member, will join us to tell us about their programs and be available to ...
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  • Coming of Age

    November 30, 2018
    This month, I wanted to highlight one of the programs for which the Youth and Families (YAF) Committee and I are responsible:  Coming of Age (COA). COA is a year-long rite of passage for 8th-10th graders.  UUFRC offers COA every two years.  This church year is ...
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  • Please donate care items for the homeless from December to mid-January

    November 29, 2018
    From now until our annual *Peninsula Multifaith Coalition Martin Luther King Day of Service on January 21, 2019, we will be collecting items for donations of care kits to the homeless. Please bring your items to our Sunday services to add to the collection basket.  Here ...
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  • Change of Date: December BoT Meeting

    November 29, 2018
    Instead of meeting Dec 25th, the Board will hold its next meeting on January 8 at 7pm.
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  • Board Blog: December 2018

    November 28, 2018
    At our upcoming Special Congregational meeting on Sunday 12-9-18 after the regular service we will be addressing two items. The first will be a vote on if this congregation wishes to ordain Eleanor Kilpatrick. This is something only a congregation has the privilege and responsibility ...
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  • Annual UUFRC Christmas Walk & Treats in December

    November 27, 2018
    Come one, come all of any age and join us for the Annual Christmas Walk & Treats on Sunday, December 9 from 5:30pm-7:30pm hosted at Greg & Sharon Gee’s house in San Carlos. Beginning at 5:30pm, we will all gather in the driveway of the Gee’s ...
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  • Winter Learning Journey Class in Spiritual Autobiography—a few spots are still open!

    November 27, 2018
    Spiritual Autobiography Course taught by Beth Harrison Through writing, meditations and exercises, explore your life’s events and relationships to find patterns and meaning.  The four sessions will focus on themes of childhood, rites of passage, relationships, loss, and transcendence.  Everyone is welcome regardless of your level of ...
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  • Board Blog: November 2018

    November 7, 2018
    Well, the midterms have ended and, as they say, the 2020 campaign has begun. Hopefully we get a little break before all of the robo-calls and leafleting start up again. Ellen and I did our part to get out the vote by volunteering at call centers ...
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  • Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes, October 30, 2018

    November 4, 2018
    Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting Minutes, October 30, 2018 Attending: Rev. Gretchen Woods, Chris Stovall, Steve Hill, Beth Harrison, David Vallerga, Bob Holden David Zarubin, and Anna Dyer. Also attending were Jeanne DeShazo, Jen Bahr-Davidson, Solveig Zarubin and Cindy Johnson   Rev. Gretchen discussed the possible Board Covenant that ...
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  • Annual Bird Walk January 5

    October 20, 2018
    I’m rescheduling my annual bird walk from December to January 5. I am going to be participating in Holiday Open Studios the first Saturday in December. Kaye Bonney
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  • November 11 Share the Plate with Upward Scholars

    October 20, 2018
    Bring your checkbook to support Upward Scholars (formerly Sequoia Adult School Scholars, SASS).  Upward Scholars helps adult immigrants furthering their education at community college by taking ESL or more advanced courses. Upward Scholars helps pay for textbooks and bus passes and has already helped 345 ...
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  • Rethinking Religious Education

    October 17, 2018
    At the end of September, I attended Pot of Gold, a one-day conference organized by the Pacific Central District of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (PCD-LREDA). The keynote address was titled “Reimagining Sunday School”. The presenters recounted trends happening in our society that I also see ...
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