Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
UUCM Email Weekly!
June 21, 2018
Issue #458
Sunday Worship Service
10:30 am

June 24, 2018: The Planetary Person

How do you describe an idealized graduate of our educational systems? A person aware of the broad view, the long-term effects of personal and collective choices, the value of intrinsic experience, a new kind of person-the Planetary Person. This is how Jerrold Moore, through his teaching career, hoped to create them.

Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Jerrold Moore was given the College of the Redwoods' Portugal Award, which acknowledges excellent instructors. A native Californian, Jerry graduated from Humboldt State University in 1952, with a major in Music Education. He first taught music in local schools, then at the College of the Redwoods, teaching music theory, piano, ensembles, and jazz classes recreating the music of the big band era.

During his doctoral work at Kent State University in Ohio, Jerry focused on music systems around the world and their role in society, and the concept of The Planetary Person emerged. He traveled extensively, learned about cultures where the primary use of music was to reinforce connections to nature, and started a collection of musical instruments from world cultures. He retired in 1999 after producing a week-long symposium on Art-Nature, The Heart of the Matter.

The Sunday Circle 9 am

9 am - The Sunday Circle 

Upcoming Topics and Leaders
6/24/18: Gandhi and the Seven Social Sins
Earle Owen
7/1/18: Summertime Memories & Reflections
All comers
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.
Words of Joy
These are truly "words of Joy" as I attempt to express my deep thanks to all those at UUCM who worked to make my last Sunday among you such a wonderful celebration. I was blown away by the tributes, the visitors from other congregations I have served, the many cards and notes, the amazing ladybug cake crafted by Jerene Delaney, the music (and a beautiful original song by Jerry Moore, rendered so movingly by Amanda Morando, voice, Milton Wong, piano and Jerry Moore, flute), the MCing of the proceedings by President Ted Gaebler, and the presence and kind expressions of so many of you. 

I want to thank Kat Braeman for envisioning this farewell as more than one to a departing interim minister (I have experienced many of those) because with this particular ending I am also retiring from a long career in ministry. Kat also contacted the ministers in my previous congregations, who passed the word about this celebration. And I want to thank Carol Kerr for collecting your many cards and notes into a well-organized scrapbook that I know will bring a smile to my face whenever I leaf through it, remembering. 

Thanks also go to Lynne Scarpa for pulling together a separate farewell reception by the Leadership Council of Chairs, and the heads of the many hardworking committees that UUCM is blessed with. 

Finally I want to thank the Board of Trustees for their farewell dinner, for plotting and scheming to make these farewell events so special, and for their generous bonus gift (not to mention the attractive lighted "crystal ball" that I used in my final sermon). 

As I sit in my hotel room in Kansas City at the Ministry Days event just preceding the annual General Assembly of the UUA, I can't help but wander back in my mind to these farewell events and to the last UU congregation I have had the pleasure to serve: the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin. 

Thank you for all your good work, and for the celebrations. They were truly the celebrations of a congregation that has worked well together with their interim minister. As you begin your relationship with your next transitional minister, I wish you every success in your work together.

With great affection,
Photos from Joy's Last Day
Selected Upcoming Dates
Upcoming dates link to the UUCM calendar for saving on iCal, Outlook etc.
Summer Changes at UUCM
Summer is here and there are a few changes at UUCM for the summer months.
The choir is on vacation but Milton is still providing wonderful music. The 9:00 AM service continues as does the 10:30 AM service.
Rev. Joy has retired but we will have interesting speakers from Starr King and our congregation.
There are  no formal Religious Exploration classes but volunteers will lead activities on Sunday mornings for children.  Child care is available.
The newsletter will be sent every other week starting June 28. See article below for specific dates.
If you have an emergency that needs pastoral care contact the office office@uumarin.org.
Summer Weekly Newsletter Publish Dates
Weekly Publish dates
If you are  submitting an article please pay attention to these dates: 

June 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23 
September 6 (back to weekly schedule)
Deadline for articles is 7 am Tuesday for Thursday publishing date.
Summer Sundays and Religious Exploration
Summer travel and family activities mean that regular Religious Exploration classes at UUCM for youth are on a summer break until August 26.

Our nursery and space for for the youngest children (0-6) will have adult supervision through the summer weeks and there will be a quiet activity table for older kids in the back of the sanctuary space.  

Watch the newsletter for updates about Sundays where member volunteers may stage activities for all ages or notices about YRUU events.

Happy Solstice, enjoy the sun and explore spiritually wherever you are  :).
And if you are curious about what UU religious education is about, more information is available on this website: https://www.uua.org/re 

UUCM RE Committee
Two Opportunities to View General Assembly at UUCM
1) The Ware Lecturer program with Brittany Packnett will be shown live in the Clara Barton Room, Saturday, June 23, 5:00 pm - 7 pm. Brittany Packnett is Teach For America's Vice President of National Community Alliances and co-founder of Campaign Zero, a policy platform to end police violence. Her popular TEDx talk, "It's about time to value Women of Color in Leadership" exemplifies the passionate calls to action and personal storytelling she shares with audiences. 
2) Sunday Morning Worship will be shown on video after our Sunday Service June 24, 12 -1:30 pm. It will be led by The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, ninth president of the UUA, who is a leader in congregation-based community organizing efforts. After leading the UU response to Arizona's anti-immigrant laws in 2010, she became lead organizer for the Arizona Immigration Ministry and a key organizer of the 2012 Justice General Assembly.
Each year a talented group of choral singers perform at the Sunday Morning Worship for the General Assembly audience.
UUA General Assembly June 20-24

General Assembly Kansas City,  Missouri

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. The 2018 General Assembly will be June 20-24 in Kansas City, Missouri. GA will offer more than 175 programming selections over the course of five days. Major worships this year will be lead by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray and Rev. Sofia Betancourt.
Program HIghlights. Ware Lecturer is Brittany Packnett. 
Most programs can be viewed online from your computer or mobile device. 
Sign up to Bring Touch of Beauty
It's summer, and Touch of Beauty calls! Please choose a Sunday in July, August or September to contribute your TOB, and email it back to me.  sallyrschroeder@comcast.net . As always, it's best to send 2 dates, in case someone grabs the one you want before you do. 
Happy summer and happy travels to all! (And don't forget to smell the flowers!)
Crafting for a Cause
Crafting for a Cause
Fourth Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 pm, offsite

Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are invited to join in ongoing efforts to create handmade items for children and adults facing challenging life circumstances. Recipients have included Syrian refugees, Afghan babies, emergency shelter women and premature babies in Marin. See our colorful poster in the foyer.

Patterns, guidance, encouragement, camaraderie and some materials provided. Beginners welcome.

The next monthly meeting will be Wednesday, June 27. For location or more information, email:    crafting@uumarin.org.
UUCM Book Club - July
book pile

July 1 at Dave Tetta's house, we will discuss "Clementine" by Sonia Purnell; this is a biography of Winston Churchill's wife.
All interested adults are welcome to join the book club.
Collect Water/Stones During Summer
river stones
Don't forget to gather water and or stones from your summer journeys or staycations. We will use them in our ingathering ceremony on September 9 with our new minister.

Share Something Fun
Between mid-June and August regular Religious Exploration classes do not meet, but we like to have youth-friendly activities available for UUCM kids and visiting families at a table in the foyer.  Do you have a craft, game, or outdoor activity for ages 6 to teens that you would be willing to share on one Sunday? 

Please sign up on  Sign-up Genius or on the big board in the foyer.  Everyone's inner child needs some exercising now and then....Lend a hand, bring a friend, share the fun....
Save the Date for the Autumn Auction - October 6
SAVE THE DATE for the Autumn Auction on Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:30-9:00 p.m.  We hope this will be as successful as the auction last October.  The rough scheduling is: 5:30-7:00 for silent auction and social hour (hors d'oeuvres, drinks); 7:00-8:30 for live auction and potluck dinner; 8:30-9:00 check out.   
  Meanwhile,  ENJOY YOUR SUMMER and start thinking about what goods and services you or your friends might donate for the auction; also what businesses might be asked to donate.  More information, including ideas about donations, will be forthcoming.  
Web Site of our Developmental Minister
Our developmental minister Rev. Marcus Hartlief will be joining us this fall.  Until then, he has created a website for you to get to know more about him.  The home page is a letter to the congregation. Other pages cover his story, his ministry, and examples of his writings. We encourage you to take a moment to view the website. Here is the link:
Please contact any Board member if you have any questions.   
Sending Announcements for the Order of Service
If you have an announcement for the back of the Sunday Order of Service please send it to  worshipassociates@uumarin.org  instead  of sending it to the office. Please send by 5 PM on Wednesday, any later submissions will be considered for timeliness and room. The Worship Committee members are now putting together the Order of Service and Janette will print it.
Social Justice Education/Action
We have a newsletter list to inform you about UU Social Justice actions and local issues. Sign up by replying to this email and typing "Yes to Social Advocates".
Contribute to the 3rd Tuesday night dinner at the First Presbyterian Church. Contact Carol Littrell. 
UUSC Take Action Items - Sign petitions, learn about issues, donate money.
Ever feel frustrated that you're not doing enough to make a difference in the world? Bring your concerns to the  UUCM Social Justice Committee. 
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
 Interim Minister:   Rev. Joy Atkinson  minister@uumarin.org 
Summer Hours 
 Vacation until August 21. Will check email and phone messages.

Director of Religious Exploration: 
Jeffrey Melcher  dre@uumarin.org
Summer Hours
Vacation until August 1.
Administrator: Janette Morrow  office@uumarin.org  
Choir director:  Amanda Morando  muusic@uumarin.org    
Pianist:  Milton Wong   milton.wong@csaa.com 

Nursery Teacher: Glynda Christian
Pastoral Care Committee: pastoralcare@uumarin.org 
Don Beck: 415-892-0642 
Newsletter Guidelines

I appreciate any feedback about this weekly newsletter. 
eWeekly Deadline for Thursday issue:
Tuesday by 7 am - activities and announcements, Staff columns, committee reports

Weekly Summer issues:
June 28
July 12, 26
August 9, 23  

Weekly articles can contain:
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  • Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) or Pacific Central District (PCD) announcements of interest to the entire congregation.
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