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  • Woods Working: Blessed Holy Days

    December 1, 2017 by the Rev. Gretchen Woods “Blessed Holy Days” 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 desiccation. How odd that sliding through them, I am euphoric – not lonely – as cold opens the ... more...
  • Greetings from the Board of Trustees (BoT)

    December 1, 2017 I am happy to share with you that we finally have a functioning dishwasher in our kitchen. Thank you to the many people who had a hand in getting it replaced. For better or for worse, it was truly a community effort. So, we now ... more...
  • from the President of the Board of Trustees, Robert Holden

    November 1, 2017 Greetings from the Board of Trustees (BoT)! Our house of worship and community is buzzing with activity and energy these days. Rev. Gretchen’s “Tree of Life” and “Listening Circles” were well attended and, at least I thought, very enlightening. I have learned more about our history ... more...
  • Summary of the UUFRC Board Meeting, September 26, 2017

    November 1, 2017 from our Corresponding Secretary Marina Rose In order to avoid calendar conflicts with the auction and pledge drive the rummage sale will be moved to the spring, May 11th and 12th 2018. Tentatively set the Annual Meeting for May 20th. Discussed the Sanctuary Congregation banner, brought to us ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Family and Youth Matters

    November 1, 2017 Healthy Congregation. I recommend everyone read Sarah Gibb Millspaugh’s fabulous article in the October 2017 Unitarian Universalist Association Pacific Western Region (UUA-PWR) newsletter, titled We’re Not the Hotel California. I believe it is relevant to any congregation, but I think it is particularly relevant to us ... more...
  • from our Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson

    November 1, 2017 As a congregation, we have gone through a great many changes since Reverend Julia retired in 2013 and they haven’t been easy. Now we have yet another Interim Minister, Reverend Gretchen Woods. We know this means continued change as she is with us for only ... more...
  • Woods Working: What UUFRC Told Me So Far . . .

    November 1, 2017 It has been a busy and enlightening month here at the UU Fellowship of Redwood City. Together, many of you completed the “Tree of Life” story-telling about your history as you experience it, began “Listening Circles” to speak your truth about the impact of your ... more...
  • Rainbow Principles: Connections

    October 1, 2017 After I finished writing it, I realized the theme of my column this month is connections. Family Events To help better connect UUFRC’s families to each other, the Youth and Families Committee is hosting the following events. Please put them on your calendar and RSVP when asked! ... more...
  • from our Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson

    October 1, 2017 This is a busy, exciting fall, with so many upcoming events. I’m going to tell you about a few in case you haven’t already heard, and remind you of a few more. Please do plan to come to Rev. Gretchen’s “Creating a Tree of Life: Story-Telling ... more...
  • Summary of Board of Trustees meeting 8-29-17

    October 1, 2017 from the Corresponding Secretary Marina Rose Our Connections Coordinator has contacted 43 people, friends and members who have not attended recently and invited them to meet our new minister. Several have responded favorably. Staff have agreed to get committee reports out to the Board by email by ... more...
  • from our President of the Board of Trustees, Robert Holden

    October 1, 2017 Hello from the Board of Trustees (BoT), The church year has started and we are off to an energetic start. I want to echo the comments already shared by others that I too have noticed many new faces attending our Sunday Services; attendance at Sunday services ... more...
  • Woods Working: Here We Go!

    October 1, 2017 I am so impressed by the Sunday energy here yesterday, as we explored “Telling Your Story.” In fact, I am impressed by the cheerful and upbeat energy here at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City. The Ice Cream Social after the service offered opportunities ... more...
  • from our Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson

    September 1, 2017 September marks the beginning of our new church year. We gather together again after our summer journeys or stay-cations, hopefully renewed by the break from our usual busy, busy schedule of so many things to do at UUFRC. The biggest change of this church year is ... more...
  • Woods Working: Greeting, Meeting, and Connecting

    September 1, 2017 I began serving as your interim minister on August 15, and thus began the task of joining with you. This will continue for a few months to come – or as long as it takes. I truly enjoy this process and find myself in interesting ... more...