First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
September 13, 2015 11:00 AM
The Longing for Belonging
U P CO M I N G E V E N T S
1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
415-776-4580 ; FAX 415-776-4400
www.uusf.org/ email@example.com/ #UUSF
Senior Minister Rev. John Buehrens 132 firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Minister Rev. Alyson Jacks 232 email@example.com
Assistant Minister Rev. JD Benson 162 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Finance & Administration Emily Wilson 152 ewilson @uusf.org
Center Facilities Director Kerry E. Parker 202 email@example.com
Building Manager Donald Johnson 272 firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Manager Jonathan Silk 192 email@example.com
Young Adult Coordinator Joseph Chapot firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Director Dr. Mark Sumner 252 email@example.com
Organist Reiko Oda Lane 282 firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant John Wright 102 email@example.com
Seminarian Zeb Armstrong-Green firstname.lastname@example.org
Title Name Ext. Email
Membership Matters - Invitation to Membership
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Chapel (TODAY!)
If you've found your spiritual home at UUSF and wish to become a member
of our beloved community, please join Associate Minister Alyson Jacks and
members of this community in Chapel for an Invitation to Membership.
Last Week for Small Group Ministry Registration!
12:30 PM, Gallery (TODAY)
Small Group Ministry Facilitators will be present in the TSK Room after
the service today to provide information about the program and to take
registrations for our 2015-16 groups. Questions may also be addressed to
2015 All-Church Retreat
2015-2016 TEACHING TEAMS
Chalice Children (Pre-K)
Sarah Beth Chionsini
Creating Home (K-1)
Faithful Journeys (2nd-3rd)
Windows and Mirrors (4th-5th)
Neighboring Faiths (6th-7th)
Coming of Age (8th-10th)
Buildings and Grounds - Mini Clean-Up!
12:30 PM, Meet in the Courtyard (TODAY!)
Help needed! September 13 after services is the mini Cleanup. Work from
5 minute to 30 minutes picking up trash on Franklin, polishing brass,
sanitizing doors, removing finger marks, weeding, raking, or tending your
adopted planter in the court yard. Meet Dave Chabot and Fran Chan near
the courtyard to sign in, choose a job, and pick up tools and supplies.
Sign-up to be in our new Church Photo Directory!
12:30 PM, TSK Room(TODAY!)
Lifetouch studio photographers will be at UUSF between October 6 through
October 16, times will vary to best accommodate member’s schedules.
Weekday appointments will run from 1PM - 8:50 PM. Saturday appointments
on October 10 will run from 10AM - 5:50 PM and Sunday, Oct 11 between
10AM to 6PM. Go to uusf.org to sign-up! We (REALLY) need a group of
volunteers to work 2-4 hour shifts to check-in individuals and families for
their photo session. If you can volunteer, please go to www.uusf.org to
sign-up online or email email@example.com.
UUSF 20s & 30s @ SF Fringe Festival
Friday, September 18, 7PM - 8:30 PM, EXIT Theater
The UUSF 20s & 30s Community is going to see "Wretch Like Me" at this year's
San Francisco Fringe Festival. This one man play is about the performer's
experience coming of age in a deeply religious, conservative home. Should
attendees desire, we may meet up for dinner before, or go out for a drink/
bite afterwards. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Society for Community Work - Opening Luncheon
Tuesday, September 15, TSK Room
Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Buehrens, Senior Minister.
Business Meeting 11:15 AM., Mixer 11:30 AM, Lunch Noon, followed by
program. Reserve by 7PM today with email@example.com or call
Leslie Bader at 415-821-1307. Stop by our table after services for info on
Membership and how to pay for a whole year of lunches--no reservations
required! $10 to $15 Sliding Scale, no one turned away due to lack of funds.
Days of Awe Sunday, September 20, 11AM, Sanctuary
The Rev. John Buehrens, Senior Minister, preaching
Meet with John!
Rev. Buehrens is
eager to meet with
John to schedule
an appointment at
* Please rise if you are able.
Second Sunday of
the month Caring
Come after the Sunday
service to write a card of
caring or of gratitude to a
congregant, friend of the
church or staff member!
Pastoral Care Ministries table
will be in the gallery today!
Tuesday, September 15, 11:30 AM, TSK Room
The Society for Community Work 2015 Meeting Opener!
With Rev. John Buehrens! - Sign-up firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 18, 6:30 PM, MLK Room
FILM: "Broken On All Sides"
Saturday, September 19, 11AM to 1PM
Join UU Animal Ministry for a Marin Headlands Hike!
Info: Dolores Priem to RSVP. 415-595-7306 or email@example.com.
Sunday, September 20, 9:15 AM, MLK Room
“San Francisco Under the Microscope” with Scott Wiener
Sunday Forum 2015-2016
Sunday, September 20, 9:30 AM, Fireside Room
MARTIN BUBER: To Hallow This Life. An Introduction & Tribute
Minister's Seminar with Rev. John Buehrens
Sunday, September 12:30 PM, MLK Room
Humanist and Non-Theist Committee present highlights from
the 2015 UU Association General Assembly that includes a video
presentation of Rev. Dr. Cornel West delivering the prestigious 92nd
annual Ware Lecture, the climax of the General Assembly weekend. This
presentation will end at 1:45 PM to enable folks to join the celebration
of Anna Rind's life at the Sequoias one block away.
Sunday, September 20, 1PM, Sequoias Auditorium
A Celebration of Anna Rind's Life!
Come any time before 3PM.
Saturday, September 26, 2PM, TSK Room
The first of a three-part series exploring the Criminal Justice
System in this country, sponsored by the UU-Unitarian United Nations
Office and the SFStopmass Incarceration Network will be Saturday,
September 26 at 2PM in the TSK Room. Look for more information in
the Flame or contact Liz Cormier at Elizabethcormier@att.net.
Saturday, September 26, 7PM, Chapel
Celebrating the Harvest
Join the Pagan Interest Circle for a special full moon service!
“in returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
Sermon In Returning and Rest Rev. John Buehrens
Offertory Sonata for Violin, K 296 Michael Yokas, violin
Postlude Festive Toccata Percy Fletcher
*Hymn 209 O Come, You Longing Thirsty Souls Forest Green
September 13, 2015
Anthem Sanctus from Requiem Gabriel Fauré
Today our Health
Education and Advocacy
Team (HEAT) Ministry
begins its good works
offering blood pressure
checks. Check in at our
table in the TSK Room.
Thank you, Susan
& Linda Harris, RN,
September is Bring a Friend to Church Month!
The Welcome Table will be open every Sunday. Every time a new yellow Visitor
Card is in their hands, they will ask, “Did one of our current members invite you?”
At the end of the month, the member who has invited the most new people to
UUSF will be declared the winner – and given not only a surprise prize, plus a
lunch at a nice restaurant with the Senior Minister, but special commendation for
truly living the welcoming, inviting spirit that we UUs so value.
Join us for coffee hour in the Thomas Starr King Room following the service.
Visiting today? Please fill out the yellow Newcomer Card located in the pew rack to sign up for our weekly
e-newsletter, The Flame. And please stop by our Welcome Table after the service or speak with a minister to
learn more about our liberal religious home. If you share your UUSF experience on Instagram or other social
media, please include #UUSF.
Service Animals & Scent Free Zone
In our Sanctuary are two dedicated areas. The left pews as you face the chancel are for people with assistance
dogs. The right pews are for those sensitive to fragrances such as cologne and/or perfumes. Questions? Our
Sunday Worship Ushers located in the Narthex (entry way of Sanctuary) can answer them.
Building Tour, Sanctuary
If you are new or just visiting the church and would like to tour the church building, please meet your tour
guide at the front of the Sanctuary immediately after the service. Tours last about 15-20 minutes. George
Mayer coordinates Building Tour Guides.
Sermon Talk-Back, Kincaid Room
Each Sunday at 12:25 PM you are welcome to join members and friends for an after-worship discussion of
the sermon session led by Donald Matusen.
Worship and A Message for All Ages!
Each Sunday children and youth will join their parents in the sanctuary for the Message for All Ages. After the
doxology, children leave the sanctuary