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  • Social Action Committee Update

    December 24, 2017 Thanks to all who generously donated a total of $2,317 for November 5th’s Minister’s Choice Share the Plate to help the victims affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico! And thank you to all who joined us for the Immigration and Sanctuary Worship Service November 12. ... more...
  • Update from the Interfaith Committee

    December 24, 2017 Monday, January 16, 2018: Save the date for the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s annual Martin Luther King Day of Service! Last year over 30 UUFRC volunteers, including several families, participated in events ranging from choral singing to tutoring to crafts and gardening. We also need youth ... more...
  • December Bird Walk with Kaye Bonney

    December 24, 2017 Saturday, December 2, we’ll go out for our annual 3.5-mile bird-watching walk around the Palo Alto Baylands. Expect to see grebes, pelicans, egrets, herons, avocets, curlews, dowitchers, godwits, stilts, willets, geese, and lots and lots and lots of ducks. This one-way loop involves a short car-shuttle. ... more...
  • New Years Eve Party

    December 24, 2017 We are having our UUFRC New Years Eve Party this year!!! It’s been many years since we’ve had this great wild party…. so let’s get started with planning. Sarah Skovlund and I (Allen Perry) are co-chairs of this event, please contact us if you would like ... more...
  • Holiday Craft Fair!

    December 24, 2017 Come Support the UUFRC and Local Artists! Handmade goods by local artisans and makers! Jewelry, pottery, gift bags, cards, soap, fashion accessories, scarves, ornaments, wood crafts, food and MORE! WHERE: UUFRC WHEN: December 2, 2017 from 9 am – 3 pm PLEASE JOIN US!! more...
  • Deer Friends!

    December 24, 2017 Polish your hooves! Drape your antlers with mistletoe! Get new batteries for your bright and shiny noses! Carolyn & Curt are planning their annual Christmas OPEN HOUSE for Saturday, December 16. Mosey over to 313 Lakeview Way, RWC anytime from 3 – 9PM. We’ll have ... more...
  • An Evening Outside of Our Bubble: Reflections on Dave and Peter’s Listening Tour

    December 24, 2017 Please join David Vallerga and Peter Hartzell in conversation with John Anning about their recent Listening Tour to Wisconsin. Sunday, December 10 7-9 pm in the Sanctuary Moderated discussion with John, audience questions Followed by Wine and (Wisconsin) Cheese refreshments Background: Peter and David spent three weeks in Wisconsin on ... more...
  • MUUGS (6th-8th grade) this Sunday, 12/10

    December 18, 2017 This Sunday (12/10) from noon to 1 pm in the Game Room, our middle schoolers will participate in a coloring meditation and play community-building games.  Substantial snacks will be provided.  more...
  • UU World article on climate change

    December 13, 2017 Thoreau, our spiritual ancestor, is trying to tell us something. We stagnate as human beings when we get overly sentimental about nature. Nature is not just walks in the woods and garden flowers. https://www.uuworld.org/articles/nature-demands-respect more...
  • Last Saturday’s food distribution was a success!

    December 13, 2017 Thank you to all who helped with Saturday’s pre-Thanksgiving food distribution at the Yaseen Foundation mosque in Belmont. 14 UU volunteers, a growing contingent of youth and adults from the Mosque, and 125 families being loaded up with chicken, tuna, cheese, eggs, potatoes, carrots, onions, ... more...
  • Summary of UUFRC Board Meeting, October 24, 2017

    December 1, 2017 from the Corresponding Secretary, Marina Rose Attending: Bob Holden, Rev. Gretchen Woods, Marina Rose, David Zarubin, Anna Dyer, Steve Hill, David Vallerga, Lisa Conrad. The Search committee to replace Michael, the Child Care Provider, will consist of Lisa Conrad, Derby Davidson and two members of the R.E. ... more...
  • Our Connections

    December 1, 2017 by Cindy Johnson, Connections Coordinator In November I taught our “Getting to Know UUFRC” class. One of the topics we covered was membership. I shared that “Your membership is a relationship with this church, and relationships don’t thrive without putting in time, energy and caring. ”I’ve continued ... more...
  • 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...