This Week at UUFRC, 12/14/17

This week’s activities and Upcoming Events at UUFRC…

“Would You Like to Hold The Baby”

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Christmas Pageant

Worship Associate: Solveig Zarubin

Music Director & Pianist: Dawn Reyen



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 plenty of snacky fodder for browsing and Curt’s famous eggnog.

Newcomers especially welcome.  Call for directions: 650-400-4646.  Carolyn Chaney


December 24 service –  Help support our active-duty service members and their families.  Please bring a toothbrush, travel-size toothpaste, or a single serving snack (granola bar, bag of nuts, etc.) to the Christmas Eve service This is a project of the Interfaith Committee, which is helping the Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS) and the Peninsula Mulitfaith  Coalition (PMC) put together kits for the USO to give military travelers at the local airports.  The PMC toiletry kit drive is part of the Multifaith MLK Day of Service, and a good way to show support for our military and families. They often have long trips and layovers in multiple airports — these little care packages with toiletries and snacks are very much appreciated.


Please join us for these upcoming inter-faith events!


*Note that the MLK Day of Service is on Monday, January 15th, not January 16th as incorrectly stated in our December Redwood Reachout.


Saturday, December 16:

Come volunteer for the next food sort for Second Harvest at the Belmont Mosque. This event occurs monthly and serves 100 families. Our help is encouraged for set-up and food distribution, which runs from about 7:00am-9:30 am. The mosque is located at 621 Masonic Way in Belmont. Please contact John Anning at if you would like to help out.


Unique family-friendly community-service opportunity! 

Register now for the Peninsula Multifaith Coalition’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service on Monday, January 15th.  Join neighbors of various religious and cultural backgrounds for a hot breakfast and an opportunity to serve the wider community through 20+ service projects.  Children welcome to participate in many projects, but check descriptions and age requirements when registering.  Spots fill up quickly, so register now at: https://pmcmlk2018.eventbrite. com.  Questions?  Please contact Beth Harrison, UUFRC Interfaith Committee Chair at with any questions or ideas.



Open Mosque Day, Friday, January 19, 2018


To learn more about our interfaith neighbors, the Yaseen Foundation Mosque at 621 Masonic Way in Belmont is holding an Open Mosque Day on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.  Adel ElShimi will present a talk entitled “Effective Leadership” followed by a Q & A session, refreshments and socializing.  This is part of an ongoing series held by the Yaseen Foundation to promote an accurate understanding of Islam and strengthen the bonds of friendship.  The Yaseen Foundation in Belmont is the site of and our partner in our monthly Second Harvest food distributions.  More information about the Yaseen Foundation can be found at their website at neighbors/.


-Leslie Vallerga, member UUFRC Interfaith Committee



There are some exciting offerings coming up, and we hope you can join us. There is no charge for classes, open to ages 16+ unless noted. Childcare is available for all classes, please contact the organizer at least one week before the first class to arrange.






5 Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Jan 6, 13, & 20, Feb 3 & 17

(Registration is not required but appreciated

for planning, walk-ins also welcome.

Childcare requests by Dec 28.)




Join Rev. Gretchen for this series about the Unitarians and the Universalists, their merger in 1961, and on to today. Impress your friends at your next trivia night, and find out more about your roots and community.


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4 Monday nights, 7:00-9:00 pm

Jan 29, Feb 5, 12 & 19

(Register by January 21)




Designed to be welcoming to Unitarian Universalists of many spiritual and theological persuasions, Spirit of Life offers participants space, time, and community to explore their unique Unitarian Universalist spirituality. (from the program guide).



Administrator’s Office Hours and Drop In Only Open to the Public Hours 


Monday: 11am-5pm Drop in only Open 12pm-3pm

Tuesday: 11am-5pm Drop in Open 12pm-3pm

Wednesday: 11am-5pm by appointment only

Thursday: 11am-6pm Unavailable for Drop ins

Friday: Off

Any messages or emails sent to the office on Thursday will be responded to on Monday the following week. To reach me please send me an email with any questions and request for the calendar at or please call the OFFICE and leave a voice message

(650) 365-6913.


A visit to UUFRC’s website ( can answer many of your questions, including those relating to programs, policies, scheduling of upcoming events, the process for reserving a room, and when is the best time to drop something off. 

Have you been one of the friendly, smiling faces that hands out Orders of Service at a Sunday service?  Yes?  Then, wouldn’t you like to do it again? No? Then, would you like to be? Participating as a Greeter is a great opportunity to contribute and to become better known to others in the community.  And it’s fun! The Connections Committee would like to make it easy for you. Check your calendar now and go to our online sign-up form. From our website at, navigate to “Information”, and then “Getting Involved”. Sign up for as many dates as you like! Patricia Dwyer, <>