Community Organizing Gathering

Two community organizing groups, Faith in Stanislaus, and Bend the Arc, have asked to use our church space for a gathering of community faith leaders, organizers, and activists who are promoting values of compassion, justice, and solidarity in the wake of the November elections. The gathering is a chance for these different groups to share … Continued

Have You Seen the Kites?

For the last couple of weeks we have enjoyed the colorful kites put up by our friend and regular attender, George Halpin. He is a kite enthusiast and these are real kites, not just an artsy installation. All can be, and are, flown on windy days. They’ll only be up for another few days. If … Continued

Covenant Groups End Their Season on a High Note

We have been running Covenant Groups for several years and they remain very popular. The Groups’ “season” runs from September through May and we take the summer off to recharge. This year we had three strong groups and the last of them met this week where the members (pictured in the upper right) had a … Continued

Another Successful Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting was held on May 21st. Although we had a full agenda President Matthew Mason kept us moving smoothly forward. Members had plenty of time for questions and discussions on the issues, and we were still finished in under two hours! Here is a recap of the highlights: The new Mission Statement … Continued

2017 Annual Meeting

By now you should have received your notice of the Annual Meeting. It will be held in the Sanctuary at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017. If you have not received your notice, which included the Agenda, and Informational Sheet, and the 2017-18 proposed budget, please let Brenda know so she can send you … Continued

Annual Pledge Drive Kick-Off

UUFSC is able to grow the Beloved Community because of the generosity of time, treasure, and talent from YOU, our members and friends. The Annual Pledge Drive kicks off on Sunday, March 12th, and wraps up on Sunday, April 2nd. Please be sure to check your mail for a letter from this year’s Pledge Drive … Continued

Financial Best Practices for Congregations Workshop

The Board of Trustees is hosting a Financial Best Practices workshop with Rev. Jan Christian from the Unitarian Universalist Association. Via video-conference Rev. Christian will help us understand the financial management practices recommended for congregations like ours. All interested members are welcome to join. The workshop will be held on Sunday, March 5th at 11:45 … Continued

New to UU Classes Forming

Rev. Darcy will lead a three part series for people new to UUFSC. Classes will meet in the Education Building and run from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The first session is March 12th and the topic will be “Where UUism Comes From; Where We are Going.” On March 26th participants will discuss “How UUs … Continued

UUs Invited to Shabbat Service Friday February 10th, 7:00 p.m. at Synagogue

Rev. Darcy and Rabbi Shalom are doing a pulpit exchange, where she is offering a reflection at Congregation Beth Shalom’s Friday night service and Rabbi Shalom is offering a reflection on Sunday morning at our UU service on February 12th. Please join Rev. Darcy on Friday evening at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave, Modesto, CA 95350.

Spirituality and Environmentalism in Judaism and Unitarian Universalism

Join Rev. Darcy Baxter and Rabbi Shalom Bochner on Tuesday, February 7th at Congregation Beth Shalom, as they explore how our religious traditions offer us the spiritual grounding for the caring of our precious Earth. Congregation Beth Shalom is located at  1705 Sherwood Ave. in Modesto. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at … Continued