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Buildings and Grounds, September 2018

After a hiatus, the committee met with Rev. Christian, Deborah Schmidt and new lead facilities coordinator Warren Smith on August 23. We scheduled a work party for volunteers to help spruce up the buildings and grounds on the morning of Saturday, October 13. We hope … read more.

Project Oversight Committee Report, September 2018

Larry Nagel, Ira Nelken, Jane Lundin, Dave Roberts, Tom Tripp

Our Architect, who is also serving as Project Manager, has prepared bid packages and received contractor bids for the projects approved by the congregation on January 28.
Bid Package 1, Safir Room & Skylights:  This bid package … read more.

Music Matters, September 2018

Luminescence, our choir of adult singers, starts its regular season in September. On the 9th we will sing at the Solano Stroll, and from the 16th on, the choir will joyfully offer music in Sunday services. We welcome new members. There is no audition needed. Come try out a … read more.

Partner Church Committee, September 2018

Even though UUCB will not be the host congregation for the 2018-2019 Balázs Scholar, we want you to know something about Reverend Lehel Molnár. He writes:

“I graduated from the Berde Mózed Unitarian High School in my home town of Székelykeresztúr, Hargita, Romania during the communist … read more.

Thoughts from Community Ministry, September 2018

Rev. Sue Magidson, Community Minister

Where is Jeremiah??

UU ministers are trained to be flexible – to have the capacity to serve in congregations andin the community. Some ministers spend their careers serving in one of these settings; others move back and forth between the two. Such is … read more.

Social Justice Council News, September 2018

Literature, Film and Drama Contingent:

Some of us thought a lot was “lost in translation,” even with translators in the room, on August 5th. Shahrnush Parsipur, the LFDC’s guest novelist, memoirist and writer of children’s books, did not understand our awe of her courage, stamina … read more.

Coordinating Team Notes, September 2018

What is a verger, anyway?? I had some fun looking it up (I confess to being a closet etymologist). Originally referring to a church official who carried the verge, a staff of office, it is one term for a church caretaker. This usage is common … read more.

Family Ministry, September 2018

Zackrie Vinczen, Family Ministry Coordinator

On August 26, Family Ministry held its Fall Teacher and Advisor Training. With this event behind us, our Religious Education Teachers and Advisors are ready to start their classes. Family Ministry staff and lay leaders are still busily working to finalize … read more.

Freestone Picnic, September 15, 2018

All UUCB members and friends—and members of other UU churches in the greater Bay Area—are invited to a picnic at our Freestone Retreat on Saturday, September 15, 11 am–3 pm. Rev. Christian will lead a brief worship service at noon. There will be a barbecue lunch … read more.