Have you heard? We’re having our first in-person worship on Oct. 31!
Read the full announcement here.

All ghouls, ghosts, witches, and werewolves welcome! Costumes are optional but remember your masks! Pre-registration required: Register here to attend.

Good Neighbor for October

Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

Sunday October 17, 2021

11 am Worship Service
Facebook Live and YouTube – Journeying Through Gender. Rev. Michelle Collins preaching. Worship Associate Andrea Brown. Gender identity has a long and deep history which is often surprising in many ways. We’ll look at the past as well as present issues and needs and hopefully learn some new sensitivities along the way.

12:00 pm Coffee Hour
Zoom – Click here to join us. Password: 810131. Time subject to change depending on length of service.

1 pm Humanist Connections
Zoom – How Colors Affect Us with presenter Gail Morrison. For more information, contact Marcia Bates.

7 pm Moon Circle
Zoom – 3rd Sunday Moon Circle. Contact Carol Carlisle for more information at  carol.carlisle@gmail.com.

The Week, October 18 – 23

Monday, October 18

9:15 am Writing Group
Safir Room – Contact Kit Hewitt at kithewitt@lmi.net for additional details.

9:30 am Women’s Insight Meditation Group
 – Contact Lucinda Young luyoung1313@gmail.com for additional details.

Wednesday, October 20

10 am Wednesday Walk & Talk Group
In person – 
Contact Ann Harlow for starting location annharlow@pacbell.net.

7 pm Program Council
Zoom – Contact Jean Gleason jrglsn@gmail.com or 510-589-3817 for more information.

Friday, October 22

7 pm Health Challenges Support Group
Zoom – A chance to talk about your health challenges, with feedback if wanted, as well as what you enjoy doing. Includes short poetry readings and starts with a nature-based guided meditation for relaxation. Contact Sandy Nixon for additional information.

Saturday, October 23

Virtual Fundraiser for GRIP: 35th Annual Harmony Walk
Online – Support the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s online Harmony Walk event where donors, like you, can walk from the comfort of your neighborhood and donate to their 35th Annual Fundraiser to End Homelessness & Eradicate Hunger! Show your participation by taking a video or picture of you walking in support of GRIP’s Harmony Walk to be showcased on their Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/GRIPCARES. Youth: contact Ladie Malek for info about how the UU Youth Group (MS & HS) will participate ladie.malek@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

12:30 pm Whites Opposing White Supremacy (WOWS) – name to be changed. Anyone who wants to challenge racism and white supremacy is welcome! For more information, contact Julia Rogers (510-520-8230 or jlundyr@gmail.com). Click here to join on Zoom or dial 669 900 9128 to call in, Meeting ID: 894 0793 2840.
1 pm People of People Color (POCC) The UUCB People of Color Caucus (POCC) of the Social Justice Council provides a safe space for racial and ethnic minority members to name, heal and reconcile past and current personal and group racial wounds. Contact Helen Tinsley-Jones htinsleyjones@yahoo.com for more information.
7 pm Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees will consider the question of what role, if any, vaccination status will have for being together in person for worship services and other large church gatherings at a special meeting via Zoom. Materials to inform the Board’s deliberations will be posted on the website here. Your resources or perspectives can be emailed to Board@uucb.org.
11 am In Person Worship Service
What a perfect Sunday to resume in-person worship! All ghouls, ghosts, witches, and werewolves welcome! Costumes are optional but remember your masks! Pre-registration required: Register here.
Deadline: Nominations for our 2022 Good Neighbor Program Due. Please fill out the nomination form at the link below by October 31. Thank you! Nomination for Good Neighbor

Announcements & Resources

We are looking for a few more people to join the team of Coffee Hour hosts. Hosting/co-hosting coffee hour is an easy way to give back to our church community and a great opportunity to use your skills or learn some new ones. We’ll provide technical training and support. If you’d like more information or are willing to contribute your time, please contact Selene at selenefabiano@yahoo.com.
Thanks for your consideration.

UUCB Staff and Board Availability

  • October Board Listening PresenceBill Brown phone or text @ 831-261-1522 or email bill@thepinolehouse.com.
  • Click here for Rev. Michelle’s schedule. On vacation Oct. 17-22.
  • Tess Snook O’Riva (Executive Director) works Monday-Friday. In office Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Ken Marino (Ministerial Intern) in office Monday & Thursday 11 am-7 pm.
  • Bryan Baker (Director of Music): works remotely Thursday afternoon, and Friday and Sunday mornings.
  • Caitlyn Vincent (Office Administrator) works Monday-Friday. In office Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Antonio Toro (Facilities Manager) works Monday through Friday, 3/4 days. On vacation Oct. 17-22.
  • Charis Domador (Connections Coordinator) works remotely Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Diana Steinbach (Finance Administrator) works remotely Mondays and Thursdays.

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