News & Announcements

Sep 2018

Worship Associates Applications

In the past year, UUSM’s Worship Associates have done an amazing job at raising the bar of worship and demonstrating that insight, poise, and articulation are gifts that inspire us. And they are gifts that belong to all of us. The Worship Associates Team is led by Rev. Greg to be a lay leadership development program. Since it began, some people have expressed interest in joining. We invite three to four new members every year with an intentional aim to cultivate and expand the diversity which makes our worship and relational lives richer. We will be accepting applications during the month of October. Please look for an application by the middle of September or ask Rev. Greg how to apply.

October Newsletter Deadlines

The October 2018 issue of the UUSM Newsletter will be published on September 28. Deadline for that issue is Friday, September 14 at noon. Please submit articles to

Welcome Back and Welcome Robin! - Second Sunday Supper in September - Sunday, September 9, 6 to 8 pm. 

Please join us in Forbes Hall to welcome our ministerial intern Robin Stillwater at a potluck dinner hosted by the Board of Directors and the Intern Team. The host groups will provide the main dish. Attendees are kindly asked, if possible, to bring a side, salad, or dessert. To save on waste and promote green living, we also ask that you bring your own plates, cups, utensils, and cloth napkins (we will have extra dishes if you cannot bring your own). Contact: Kim Miller,(we will have extra dishes if you cannot bring your own). Contact Kim Miller for more information.

Goodbye to Zanaida

UUSM said goodbye to Zanaida Robles on Sunday, August 26, in an emotional ceremony led by Reverend Greg.



















RIGHT RELATIONS: Back in Action!

Greetings from your Right Relations Team. Although we took a summer break from both the newsletter and staffing our table, we were responding to requests to Right Relations, planning for the upcoming year and integrating the new team members. Please save the date – Sunday, October 14, 12:45 to 4 pm – for our next workshop on living out our covenantal commitments, which will address the first two sections of the Covenant: Caring and Compassion, and Communication. We will resume staffing our table this month and remain available for consultation. Please speak to us in person or contact us through If you would like to assist in the right relations process by joining our support team, do let us know.
Team: Sue Stoyanoff and Vilma Ortiz, co-chairs; Cassie Winters, Linda van Ligten, Aubrey Sassoon, Alicia MacLennan and Audrey Lyness
Support: Steve and Sylvia Young, Patricia Wright, Nalani Santiago, Beth Rendeiro, Margot Page and
Cindy Kelly

Holiday Craft Fair, Sunday, November 18

The Holiday Craft Fair is scheduled for Sunday, November 18. Beverly Alison will have a TREASURE TABLE again this year – you all know how great that will be. If you have catchy and seductive treasures to donate contact Beverly Alison.
There will be a variety of arts and crafts made by church members and guest artists. Pottery, jewelry, cards, fused glass and more. We always have a great selection for you or for gifts - and the church receives a percentage of the money from everything sold.
If you make art or craft things, which you would like to offer for sale at the Holiday Craft Fair, please contact Bettye Barclay for information.

Sign Up Now for Heart to Heart Circles Small Group Ministry

HEART TO HEART CIRCLES are groups of eight to ten people who participate in a structured practice of deep listening and intimate sharing within the safety of a covenant of interaction. Each group meets monthly from October through June, following a curriculum we share with UU congregations throughout the U.S. Sign up at the
Heart to Heart Circles table in Forbes Hall after each service.