North Bay Organizing Project Results

Results are in from members voting at the biennial NBOP Issues Assembly.  The three issues that we selected after very moving presentations are: 1. Tenant Protections/ Housing Crisis/ Homelessness 2. Immigrant Defense/ Immigration Policy 3. Environmental Protections and Defense For more information about this event or how to join one of the issues teams talk to Ruth, Luigi or George.

Rapid Response Launches

The North Bay Rapid Response Network has been formed to mobilize an emergency response network, serve as witnesses to immigration enforcement actions, and provide services to affected North Bay residents. The Network provides a 24 hour hotline to immigrants facing a raid by federal immigration agents, dispatches trained legal observers to the raid location, provides access to legal … Continued

Habitat for Humanity Collecting for Wildfire Victims

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County is in URGENT need of your help!  Following the horribly devastating wild fires, Habitat is assisting displaced families with acquiring the household items they will need to make their temporary housing more of a home.  For the next several weeks displaced families will be able to shop at the Habitat ReStore … Continued

1,000 Petaluma Bowls 2017

A Benefit for Petaluma People Services Center Paint a Bowl – November 11, 11:00 – 1:00pm, Fellowship Hall.  You choose a bowl to paint for the cost of the bowl ($15 – $20).  Keep the bowl you paint or auction it off at the event. Auction Event – November 24, 11:00 – 3:00pm, $20, Petaluma … Continued

Report from UUP Listening Circle on the Wildfires

Eleven UUP members gathered in a listening circle last Sunday to reflect on the impact of the recent wildfires on our lives.  We learned about  evacuated members and also about those in our congregation who are sharing their homes or donating their time and energy to the relief efforts. We shared that the fires which … Continued

UCC Annual Free-Trade Gift Festival – November 4 & 5

UCC Annual Free Trade Gift Festival – Saturday, November 4 (10-4:00pm & Sunday, November 5 (11-4:00pm) There is a new supplier of gifts—SERRV International -see more information at A new feature is that members of the UCC Petaluma and UUP Congregations can sell their own art or handmade crafts at the  Festival.  Here are the guidelines for participation: … Continued

Sunday Chalice Circle Added

A new Chalice Circle will be taking place on Sunday afternoons. Please contact Ruth Lorain for more information at

Leadership Council

Due to unavoidable conflicts the Leadership Council Meeting will be postponed until Spring. More info as it becomes available.

UUP’s Caring Circle

The Caring Circle connects members and friends of UUP with each other so that we may offer assistance in times of illness, emergency, or other transition, with the understanding that we have all had hard times at some point. If you would like occasional support like transportation, childcare, extra meals, or a friendly visitor, please … Continued