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ALERT: This Summer Your Legacy Gift Will Be Matched

If you have ever considered a Legacy Gift to our beloved community, the time is now! Until the $5 million grant runs dry, the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock is offering to match any new - or increases to existing - legacy gifts of $10,000 or more with a 10% contribution. This is a great, limited opportunity to make a difference! If you need help, please contact Katie Wills at 925-586-7269 or ktwills22@gmail.com or Rowena McGregor at 925-934-0954 or row811@aol.com. You can also email Legacychair@mduuc.org.
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Devil Mountain Coffee House Seeks Help!

Devil Mountain coffee House is seeking help. Read on to learn how you can help our concert series run smoothly and attend shows for free!
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Carlos Reyes & Friends at Devil Mountain Coffee House Friday, Sept 7 8PM

Violinist and harpist Carlos Reyes applies his classical training and more to his unique fusion of blues, rock, jazz, and traditional forms.
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Protected: The Caring Column – July 2018

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Protected: The Caring Column – June 2018

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Nominating Committee Announces Slate for 2018-2019

Nominating Committee Announces Slate for 2018-2019
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“MAKE IT SO SOCIAL” – A Movie Night Showing “Elena Undone” Sat, June 16 at 7:00-10pm

A movie exploring the morality, sensuality and sexuality of a pastor's wife caught up in questions about her faith and unexpected feelings for a woman.
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LIVING OUR VALUES!

2017 SHARE THE PLATE DONATIONS EXCEED $18,000
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Have You Noticed? Facilities Committee Column

That you’re continuing to see red cones and plywood covering holes around the center of campus? We continue working with…

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SURJ – Showing Up For Racial Justice Meeting May 12 at MDUUC

The second meeting to organize a Contra Costa County affiliate of East Bay SURJ will be held at MDUUC on…

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Book Lovers Alert!

The MDUUC Book Sale is back.  April 22 and 29, and every 2nd and 4th Sunday thereafter, the Book Sale…

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Book Lovers Alert! 

The MDUUC Book Sale is back.  Starting April 22, the MDUUC Book Sale will be raising funds for our Sanctuary…

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Have You Noticed? Facilities Committee Column – April 2018

That there’s a new coat/purse/hat rack back mounted on the wall at the back of the stove area, for use…

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April B and G Work Party Free Class

Laural Roaldson is continuing her classes at the B&G Work Party each month.  In April, it’s “Weeding that really works and…

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Come celebrate transgender speakers, Rainbow Community Center, MDUUC & other Interfaith Council Ministers – Walnut Creek Civic Park – Sat, March 31st at 1-3pm

MDUUC is proud to be a welcoming and inclusive religious congregation for the transgender community.
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How Much??? Our Pledges Count

Looking back at Commitment Celebration Sunday with many thanks to all the people who made it such a success! And how successful was it? Where are we at on our "pledge thermometer" and how do you catch up if you are still missing?
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Emma’s Revolution at Devil Mountain Coffee House Sat Apr 21 8PM

Beautiful harmonies express the strength of their convictions in an uprising of truth and hope.
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Winter Nights! Is Here!

You've probably seen the tents occupying Bortin Hall, and may have already volunteered to help. If you haven't yet signed…

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Share The Plate – Trinity Center

This Sunday is Share the Plate to benefit Trinity Center, a homeless and working poor support day program in Walnut…

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Recognition of True Names

Next week during service we will be doing a special ceremony for Transgender Day of Visibility to recognize and honor those recently declaring their true names and correct pronouns. 
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Beloved Committment by Elsie Mills

MDUUC began offering a People of Color Caucus a few months ago. Recently, Rev. Neal has been facilitating a White…

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March B and G Work Party Class

B&G Work Party Class by Laural
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Open Women’s Group Luncheon

Join us for the Open Women’s Group luncheon on Thursday, March 1 at 10:30 am in Bortin Hall.  Our speaker…

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Winter Nights Volunteering

There is a need for a few leads for Winter Nights -- weekend dinners and lunches. Email wnvolcoordinator@mduuc.org for details. Signups for volunteers start next week.
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Commitment Celebration Sunday

*** SAVE THE DATE:  MARCH 11 IS COMMITMENT CELEBRATION SUNDAY ***
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SAVE THE DATE – CHILI COOK-OFF – APRIL 29, 2018

***** SAVE THE DATE ***** SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 12:30 – 2:30 CHILI – COOK-OFF Some Like It Hot…or Not! YES,…

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Have You Noticed? Facilities Committee Column

Facilities Column for March Beacon
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Winter Nights Volunteering March 26 – April 9

Sign up now to volunteer for Winter Nights at https://goo.gl/BGXSSA March 26 - April 9
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We Are All Greeters – Rev. Neal Anderson Minister for Engagement and Justice

“When I first visited MDUUC, it was just one person who made all the difference, they greeted me and made…

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Getting ready for Winter Nights starting 3/26

Sign up now to get the best slots for your volunteering for Winter Nights. https://goo.gl/51Byhi Instructions for using the site are in a short video at https://goo.gl/7VpecV
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Commitment Celebration Sunday

Commitment Celebration Sunday: Mar. 11, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE!!!
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Donor Acknowledgements through March

Here are recent acknowledgements from the organizations supported by MDUUC.
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UUA Common Read Books for Sale

You can purchase one or both of this year's Common Read books in Bortin Hall (near Social Justice table). Both…

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Hat’s Off – Feb 2018

HATs OFF. . . . . . . .THANKS:  Elaine Bush for Songleading in our New Years Eve service! To…

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MDUUC and the Black Empowerment Movement History Committee

By Natalie Malter, Intern Minister Members and friends of MDUUC may have heard of the ministry of the Rev. Aron…

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Sanctuary Community Where YOU Matter!

Thank you MDUUC for your votes authorizing us to act on requests for sanctuary and for MDUUC to bear public…

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Beacon Short Announcements – February 2018

Short announcements found in the February 2018 Beacon.
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Spirit Rock Teacher

Do you feel dissatisfied because you long for a life you do not have?  Are you beset by longings for…

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Meet our Balazs Scholar – Rev. Emese Bodor

I grew up in Kolozsvár and studied at the Protestant Theological Institute where I became a Unitarian minister. I am…

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What’s Up with Wednesdays?

On Wednesday nights, we are experimenting with a number of new programs tied to our Make It So goal to…

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Celebration of Commitment March 11

Mark your calendar for March when we will have many fun and inspiring events which celebrate the past and the…

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Returned to Sanity

Addiction is a disease and it is one that is ravaging our nation. Alcoholism is at record levels and the…

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Winter Nights Homeless Shelter Begins March 26

“Winter Nights gives us the opportunity to practice our first and sixth UU principles, the inherent worth and dignity of…

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Practicing Radical Hospitality

Cultivating Radical Hospitality Sunday, February 4 at 12:45 p.m.in the Sanctuary. All MDUUCers are welcome to attend this training for greeters,…

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Special Collection for the Balazs Scholars Program Feb. 4

There will be a Special Collection on February 4 for the Balazs Scholars Program at Starr King School for the Ministry which supports a Transylvanian or other international Unitarian minister for an academic year of study at Starr King School for the Ministry to enhance ministerial skills and religious leadership and to both broaden and deepen the minister’s calling to serve in a changing and global world. Balazs Scholars speak in UU churches throughout the Bay area teaching us about their abiding faith and work to counter the many oppressions they encounter.
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Restorative Practices for February 2018

In this time of much anxiety and stress, we wish to offer restorative practices for the healing and wellness of your mind,…

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Save the Date! Come Dance & ‘Make It So 2020’ at the next “MAKE IT SO SOCIAL” on Sat, March 24, 5-9 p.m.

What does it mean to “Make It So 2020”? Lofty goals or would you like to have a way to…

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The Adult Ed Committee is now accepting course proposals for Spring Quarter, April 2018 – June 2018.

Do you have a class you would like to teach at MDUUC? Proposals can be submitted online. Click on "Forms"…

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Meet Betty Soskin

Meet Betty Reid Soskin and hear her talk and read from her newly released book, “Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life” Sunday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m.
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Have You Noticed? Facilities Committee Column February 2018

Have you noticed: A new, 14’ tall light pole has been installed in the central area, next to the steps…

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Update from the Accompaniment Team for Justine Esomonu

Members of MDUUC and MICA (Multifaith Immigration Coalition for Action - a group of central county congregations) were invited to a workshop put on by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) regarding accompaniment.  Seven people signed up to be part of a team.   
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Commitment Sunday Announcements

Every day it’s a-gettin’ closer Traveling faster than a roller coaster Gifts from you will surely come our way, a-hey…

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Creating Safe Space

A platform to be heard and acknowledged without explanation.
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A new year, a new skill

I invite you to join me for a two part workshop on “Money Sense: Raising Kids Who Are Thoughtful and Smart About Money.”
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Commitment Sunday 2018

*** SAVE THE DATE: MARCH 11 IS COMMITMENT SUNDAY *** It's 2018 - another new year and thoughts of MDUUC'ers…

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Beloved Commitments

Beloved Commitments is a workgroup charged by the MDUUC board to develop an integrated plan to guide the congregation to…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary

Here are a series of frequently asked questions and detailed responses and regarding Sanctuary.
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UU Borders Trip to Tijuana

Are you ready to learn more about U.S. immigration policy from those directly affected? Are you open to growing spiritually?…

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