Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
UUCM Email Weekly!
November 22, 2018
Issue #475
Sunday Worship Services
10:30 am
November 25, 2018: Love's in Need of Love Today
Ashley Reid

Love needs us to be accountable for how our compliance, silence, resistance to change, and fear endangers those in vulnerable spaces.
Ashley is a Master of Divinity student at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is anticipating graduation in 2019 and is interested in providing pastoral counseling and focusing on social justice issues. She is a Trenton, NJ native with her Bachelor of Science in Print Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University, and her Master of Arts in Management from the Wake Forest School of Business. She has experience working with youth, and in nonprofit environments.

Past worship services  (You may listen to the services marked with an Audio symbol)  
The Sunday Circle 9 am
9 am - The Sunday Circle 

Upcoming Topics and Leaders
11/25/18  Thanksgiving Gratitudes                       All comers
12/2/18    Make Room for Mystery                        Marcus Hartlief
More Info and additional service topics.

The Sunday Circle is held from 
9:00 am to 10:00 am each Sunday in the Fireside Room.
Notes Along the Way
Rev marcus
May you be nourished mind, body and spirit on this day of Thanksgiving. This week all I want to share with you is a favorite blessing of mine for the day,  Grace  by Rafael Jesus Gonzalez:

Thanks & blessings be
to the Sun & the Earth
for this bread & this wine,
this fruit, this meat, this salt,
this food;
thanks be & blessing to them
who prepare it, who serve it;
thanks & blessings to them
who share it
(& also the absent & the dead).
Thanks & Blessing to them who bring it
(may they not want),
to them who plant & tend it,
harvest & gather it
(may they not want);
thanks & blessing to them who work
& blessing to them who cannot;
may they not want - for their hunger
sours the wine & robs
the taste from the salt.
Thanks be for the sustenance & strength
for our dance & work of justice, of peace.
With you on the journey,
Rev. Marcus Hartlief
jef melcher
Dear UUCM community,
Thank you to all the youth, parents, and congregants who helped make Stone Soup 2018 a great success.  It takes a village to make a village.
If you missed the this past Sunday or want to read the script, here is the   Stone Soup 2018 script link

Stone Soup is about sharing resources. Here is a link to a colleague's collection of MEDITATIONS, PRAYERS, GRACES you might be interested in sharing at your dinner table or evening bedtime ritual.

On holiday: Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, make a Friends-Giving with those close to you, or spend the time in quiet solitude, I wish you the very best week of peace and wholeness.

I am going to be back in the office Wed, Nov 28th. I wish you all the very best personal and family time.
Jeffrey Melcher,  M.Div. 
Director of Family Ministries 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
Selected Upcoming Dates
Upcoming dates link to the UUCM calendar for saving on iCal, Outlook etc.
Remarkable People - November 30 
Our next Remarkable People are Ali Jenkins and David Tetta on November 30. Note date change and speaker change.

Ali is married to Michael and mother of Nathanial. She is a member of the Partner Church Committee and speaks some Hungarian. She also is a head of the Parent's Group and past member of the Board.

Dave is a native of the Bronx, married to Kim, and a father of two. He is a retired mechanical engineer and loves to swing dance. He also speaks German and Spanish.
Deck The Halls - December 2
Sunday December 2
Decorate the tree and Fellowship Hall. Activities for young and old alike. Sher Sheldon's famous clam chowder will be served, as well as a vegan soup option! (Donations encouraged.)  12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Game Night - December 7
1st Fridays, 7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM, Fireside Room
Join us for an evening of relaxation and camaraderie.
Children and adults get acquainted over board games, cards, Scrabble, Pictionary, Boggle, Trivial Pursuit, chess, and more.

Bring your favorite games!

You are welcome to bring snacks to share.
Members and nonmembers of all ages are welcome.

Stone Soup Service with YRUU

Editing Volunteer Positions Open
Are you technically inclined and want to help the Communications Committee? I am looking for one or two UUCM member volunteers to edit the Special Announcements and/or Uucmconnect newsletters using Constant Contact. Mostly this is a copy and paste operation. I will do the actual sending when the editing is finished. I will train you on using the Constant Contact software. These newsletters are sent as needed. If you are interested contact Lisa Cohen at groupemail@uumarin.org.
Social Justice Education/Action
UUSC Take Action Items - Sign petitions, learn about issues, donate money. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Do you want to make a difference in our county and the world? We focus on local issues which are relevant to all of us. Bring your ideas and concerns to the  UUCM Social Justice Committee.  We meet the third Sunday of each month at noon.  ( SJ meetings are on hiatus until the third week of Jan.)
Continue your commitment to environmental and economic justice by shopping at   http://shop.uusc.org 
Visitor's Box
We cherish diversity and welcome among us
people of all races, cultures, ages, abilities, sexual
identities/orientations, and faith perspectives.

GUESTS are always welcome. Sunday worship is a time for inspiration, renewal, and connection.

  CHILDREN AND YOUTH  join adults during the first part of the service, and then attend Religious Exploration classes. Nursery and toddler care is provided during the 10:30 service. There is a speaker system to bring sound from Fellowship Hall to the nursing room and the pre-K area. 

  REFRESHMENT HOUR  in the Courtyard or  Fireside Room follows the services.
 There are four "Sunday First Time Visitor" parking spots at the top of the parking lot.  
Come, join us! 
Quick Links
Staff Links
 Developmental Minister:  Rev. Marcus Hartlief revmarcus@uumarin.org  
Office hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: mid-morning to late afternoon or into the evening.
 Call, text or email to make an appointment.  
415-578-9632 (direct), 510-213-0404 (cell) 
Director of Family Ministries:  Jeffrey Melcher  dre@uumarin.org
Office hours:
Wed 10:30-2:00
Thursday 10:30-2:00
Sunday 9:00-1:00
Administrator: Janette Morrow  office@uumarin.org
  415-578-9577 direct 
Choir director:  Amanda Morando  muusic@uumarin.org    
Pianist:  Milton Wong pianist@uumarin.org   

Nursery Teacher: Glynda Christian nursery.k1@uumarin.org 
Pastoral Care Committee: pastoralcare@uumarin.org 
Don Beck: 415-892-0642 
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
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