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  • Spring Workday, Saturday, April 21

    March 30, 2018 Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Saturday, April 21st while we work together to maintain the building and grounds. There are tasks for every age and ability. Lunch at noon. Look out for sign-ups in the Social Hall beginning April 1. George Goslee (Building Chair) ... more...
  • Sheriff Candidate Forum

    March 30, 2018 Meet your candidates for Sheriff and get informed before you vote June 5! – Sheriff Candidates Carlos Bolanos (incumbent) and Mark Melville (challenger) April 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Woodside United Methodist Church, 2000 Woodside Rd, Redwood City (corner of Alameda de las Pulgas) Moderated by the League ... more...
  • April  2018 Social Action Committee Update

    March 30, 2018 We are changing our April meeting to April 8th instead of April 1st, so it does not conflict with Easter. We signed a letter to the US House of Representatives opposing funding for a border wall, and reducing funding for immigration enforcement and detention.   We ... more...
  • Committee Spotlight:  Connections Committee

    March 30, 2018 Newcomers often comment that we are a very friendly congregation.  I like to believe that may be in part due to the work of our Connections Committee and our wonderful Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson. Cindy, the Welcomer, and the Greeters are the first impression experienced ... more...
  • Book Discussion Group

    March 30, 2018 We are always happy to meet newcomers to our book discussion group.  We meet in the back lounge on first Mondays at 7:30 pm.  All are welcome! April 2:   Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West (available at Kepler’s with our discount).  NPR review: “Lindy West’s memoir ... more...
  • On the Books: Welcome to April

    March 30, 2018 Welcome to April.  The UUFRC has many interesting happenings going on this month.  I am sharing with you here three of those. Two Town Hall Meetings The UUFRC will be holding two Town Hall meetings this month: The Sundays of April 15 and 22.  Please plan to ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Stay In Touch, Stay Informed

    March 30, 2018  My primary means of communicating about our children’s programming (like Sunday school, events for families, youth group, and Our Whole Lives classes) is through the UUFRC Parents Yahoo group. If you are not a member, please join! Send me an email, and I will send ... more...
  • Reaching Out: Spring has Sprung

    March 28, 2018 Spring has sprung and I hope you enjoyed the rains that came with it. The myriad shades of greens and the bright colors of the flowers make this one of my favorite times of year. The longer days of light awaken me from my winter ... more...
  • Woods Working: “What’s Next?” 

    March 28, 2018 You, as a congregation, have been exploring what you love about this community through the Cottage Meetings that ended on March 4. Your Fair Witnesses are now spending long hours listening to you through your own personal worksheets and the collective work of your meeting ... more...
  • Spotlight on Roosevelt Outdoor Education Program

    March 10, 2018 For those who may not know, the UUFRC program to provide Roosevelt with tutors to augment classroom resources has been going strong since it was first started in 2007. At this point, we have 9 tutors who together offer 13 hours of service per week. In ... more...
  • UUFRC Spotlight: Interfaith Committee

    March 10, 2018 UUFRC’s Interfaith Committee provides our congregation with a very important way to reach beyond our fellowship to engage with the larger community. Our committee fosters UUFRC’s involvement with congregations of other faiths primarily through our membership in the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition and participation in its ... more...
  • Summer Class! Parables for Modern Times, Starts Jun 30

    March 10, 2018 SUMMER CLASS! Join Ellie as we read and discuss parables from different traditions, and how to understand them in today’s landscape. We will also learn to write our own parables and sacred lessons that connect with the world we live in.  Registration appreciated, drop-ins welcome. 4 Saturdays, ... more...
  • The Learning Journey at UUFRC: Turtles All the Way Down

    March 1, 2018 What if I ask you where everything comes from? What will you say? The following is a story from the Tapestry of Faith. Adapted from an anecdote told in A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (Bantam, 1988), Plato and a Platypus Walk into a ... more...
  • from our President of the Board of Trustees, Robert Holden

    March 1, 2018 Hello everyone, I have two topics for you this month. One-year extension of our Interim Ministry The Board of Trustees voted unanimously (with one member absent) at our last Board meeting to approve a 12-month extension, from two years to three, of Rev. Gretchen’s Interim Ministry. So, ... more...
  • From the Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson

    March 1, 2018 We Unitarian Universalists at UUFRC are part of a larger organization that we often don’t even think about: the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Association consists of over 1000 congregations in the United States, and is divided up into five regions. Our region is the Pacific Western ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Thoughtful Youth

    March 1, 2018 UUFRC recently hosted a weekend-long gathering of Young Religious Unitarian Universalists of the Pacific (YRUUP), a youth-run (with adult supervision) organization for UUs ages 14-20 from around Northern California.  Included in the activities was the election of their leaders for the next year.  Unfortunately, one ... more...
  • Woods Working: An Abundant Church Home

    March 1, 2018 Winston Churchill has written, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” I have been making a living with you, but what is really important is that we are also co-creating the life of this congregation ... more...
  • From our President of the Board of Trustees, Robert Holden

    February 1, 2018 Greetings from the Board of Trustees, Two activities will be occurring in the months of February and March that are crucial to the healthy future of our Fellowship. The first is the series of the Cottage Meetings. The second is the annual Pledge Drive. The Cottage Meeting ... more...
  • Cottage Meetings Need YOU!

    February 1, 2018 Would you like to have some input into finding our next called minister and how our church community evolves? NOW is your chance! Rev. Gretchen has been organizing a series of activities to help prepare our community for the future; thus far we have participated ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Making Space for Youth Group

    February 1, 2018 On a recent Sunday morning, I was talking with some of our high school youth about how we might increase the number of people we have attending our activities. To my surprise, one of them said that parents should make their children come to youth ... more...