Summer Blessings to All of You from Rev. Theresa Novak

Dear Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma,  I am very much looking forward to serving as your minister for the next 2 or possibly 3 years. I was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin during the time when UUP was first being established.  My family and I even attended your very first retreat!  What … Continued

Scheduling Church Child Care Outside of Worship

We want parents to be as involved as possible at UUP even after service on Sundays!  This will sometimes require some child care.  Our nursery/child care provider, Juliet Emerson-Colvin, is willing to take extra hours after church and sometimes during the week when there is a need.  If you are a parent who wants to … Continued

Our New Website!

We have officially launched our new website, based on a theme developed by UUA. Please take it for a spin and see what you think. News, newsletter link and calendar can be found under the NEWS tab. Questions and concerns, contact David Perry

Our First Choice Said Yes!

Ministerial search update May 20, 2016: Our first choice candidate said yes! Pending contract negotiations, Rev. Theresa Novak will be the new minister at UUP. Rev. Mary Foran would like to include a ceremonial passing of the baton to Rev. Theresa Novak as part of the celebrations on June 12. Rev Novak’s official start date … Continued

Farewell Celebration for Rev. Mary – June 12

Following her final worship with UUP, we will gather to honor and celebrate Rev. Mary’s five years as our minister and to bring our journey together to a close. Please help us make this a special celebration by clicking on this link to volunteer to help with flowers, set up, food or clean up. Following the potluck lunch, … Continued

Celebration for Jim – June 5

Please join us to honor Jim and celebrate his four years serving as DRE for UUP.  We will enjoy a BBQ hosted by the Abel family and activities for all ages. Dancing feet encouraged!  If you’d like to make a card or keepsake for Jim we will have an art table set up with supplies. … Continued

Petaluma Integrated Voter Engagement – June 29

On Tuesday, May 10 five faith groups and two civic groups met in Fellowship Hall to select a neighborhood precinct with low voter turnout and a high percentage of renters.  Margie Helm describes our intentions beautifully: “The goal of the Petaluma  Voter Engagement Campaign is to pilot a way to grow community by encouraging residents to actively … Continued

Evening of Healing Music – June 18

Fundraiser for Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa – Breakfast for the Homeless Program. Featuring Sheridan Gold and friends. Sheridan played Native American flute for a service at UUP last year. She’s a wonderful musician and is getting together a fantastic group of performers (Jan Ogren included as storyteller with music) to raise money for the homeless breakfast … Continued

Petaluma Housing Action Team Planning Meeting – June 9

Our Petaluma Housing Action Team is very inspired by the success NBOP has had in Santa Rosa with the passage of rent stabilization and just cause evictions. See PD article A rundown on rent control rules coming to Santa Rosa We will be planning our next steps Thursday June 9th, 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.  For more information … Continued

Fellowship, Food and Springtime!

An interfaith gathering to celebrate the Petaluma faith community with B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Petaluma United Methodist Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma, and United Church of Christ Petaluma will take place on Sunday May 22, 2-4 pm at the Petaluma Woman’s Club, 518 B Street.  Join five unique Petaluma faith communities in celebration of their … Continued