Our Church Circular / Nuestro Periódico de la Iglesia / February 4, 2009 / 4 de Febrero 2009

Our Church Circular

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The Circular is always on the lookout for your photos of church-related events. If you have taken photos during any recent services, please e-mail them to uusanjose@gmail.com. We maintain an archive of church member and event photos, so please send us what you’ve got, especially if you have a favorite photo of yourself that you would like us to use next time you appear in Circling Around or another newsletter feature.

Inside This Issue:

0204-1

Sunday Services

0204-2

Save the Dates

0204-3

Religious Education / Elections Con 2009: LepreCON

0204-4

As we build the beloved community…

0204-5

Remembering Marilyn Carstens, Music Teacher

0204-6

Spotlight on Social Justice

  • Cheapskates Unite! “Frugal Environmentalism”
  • “Things you can do in your home to save lighting energy”
  • City of San Jose Plastic & Paper Bags Ban – how will it affect low-income people?
  • USC to Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UU musician in concert at Los Gatos February 6th
  • Step Up Silicon Valley Campaign to Cut Poverty
  • Marriage Lobby Day February 17th
  • Silicon Valley Health Equity Summit & Theatre Performance

BONUS ARTICLES

  • Fair Pay Act Passes Senate/House, Obama Signs!
  • An Interfaith Declaration for Peace in Israel and Gaza
0204-7

TSCC Needs Mentors & ESL Teacher

0204-8

Welcome New Members

0204-9

Volunteer Opportunities

0204-10

Circling Around

0204-11

UU Hikers & Friends

0204-12

Open House to Show Church at Its Best

0204-13

Women’s Alliance

0204-14 Humanist Group to Discuss Epicurus
0204-15 Other Upcoming Events
0204-16

The Ministers Are In! / Board and Staff Contact Information

En Español
0204-1

Servicios de Domingo

0204-4

Mientras construimos nuestra querida comunidad…

0204-8

¿Listo para ser un Nuevo Miembro de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de San José?

0204-16

Aquí estan los Ministros!

0204-1
SUNDAY SERVICES / SERVICIOS DE DOMINGO

9:30 a.m.
Servicios en español/Translation into English

8 de Febrero — 9:30 am

La humildad
Aprender a inclinarse no siempre es sencillo. En la vía del budismo esta disciplina espiritual resulta fundamental. La humildad no es ni derrota ni humillación, antes al contrario, nos da una nueva perspectiva de nosotros mismos como partes integrantes de la trama interdependiente de toda la existencia.
Dirige: Roberto Padilla; Asociados/as de Culto: Miembros de nuestros Ministerios en Español.

Humility
To learn to bend is not always easy. In Buddhist life, this spiritual discipline is fundamental. Humility is neither defeat nor humiliation; on the contrary, it gives a new perspective on ourselves as integral parts of the interdependent web of all the existence.
Worship Leader: Roberto Padilla; Worship Associates: Members of the Spanish-Speaking Ministries.

11:00 a.m.
Services in English

February 8 — 11:00 am

Tu Beshvat, The New Year for Trees, Intergenerational Service
We will all join together as one community as we celebrate Tu Beshvat, The New Year For Trees. Do you have a favorite tree? Is it very tall? Do its branches spread far and wide so you can sit under its shade and read a good book? Trees are of course sacred to many people. The Torah is known as The Tree of Life. The Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree and found enlightenment. And we know what happened to Adam and Eve when they ate from the tree of knowledge!?! In mythology, trees are the axis of the world connecting heaven and earth. Think of your favorite tree and bring that image with you as we sink in our roots and make a deep connection with life.
Worship Leader: the Rev. Geoff Rimositis; Worship Associate: Dena Dickinson.

Tu Beshvat, El Ano Nuevo por los Arboles, Servicio Intergeneracional
Unámonos todos como una comunidad para que celebremos Tu Beshvat, el Año Nuevo para los árboles. ¿Tiene un árbol preferido? ¿Es muy alto? ¿Sus ramas están tan separadas que usted puede sentarse debajo de su sombra y leer un buen libro? Por supuesto que los árboles son sagrados para mucha gente. El Torah es conocido como el árbol de la vida. El Buddha se sentó debajo del árbol de Bodhi y encontró la iluminación. ¡Y sabemos lo que le sucedió a Adán y a Eva cuando ellos comieron del árbol del conocimiento!?! En la mitología, los árboles son el eje del mundo conectando el cielo y la tierra. Piense en su árbol preferido y traiga esa imagen con usted para hundirnos en nuestras raíces y hacer una profunda conexión con vida. 
Dirige: el Rev. Geoff Rimositis; Asociada de Culto: Dena Dickinson.

15 de Febrero — 9:30 am

La religión del amor 
En este fin de semana en que celebramos el amor, permitámonos descubrir todas las formas en las que el Unitario Universalista es la religión del amor. Traiga sus historias de amor de toda clase ¡y unámoslos en este festín espiritual de amor! 
Dirige: la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociados/as de Culto: Miembros de nuestros Ministerios en Español.

The religion of love 
On this weekend when we celebrate love, let’s discover all the ways in which Unitarian Universalism is the religion of love. Bring your stories of love all kinds! and join in this spiritual love-fest! 
Worship Leader: the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associates: Members of the Spanish-Speaking Ministries.

February 15 — 11:00 am

Humanist-flavored Unitarianism
Humanist teachings are one of the UU sources. We will celebrate reason and humanism as seen through the eyes of some fellow congregants. In the children’s story we recognize the 200th birthday of Darwin (2/12/1809), who has become an icon/hero of humanists.
Worship Leader: the FUCSJ HUUmanist Group; Worship Associate: the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones.

Humanista con sabor Unitario
Las enseñanzas humanistas son una de las fuentes de los UU. Nosotros celebraremos la razón y el humanismo a través de los ojos de algunos compañeros congregantes. En la historia para los niños, nosotros reconocemos el aniversario número 200 de Darwin (2/12/1809), quien ha llegado a ser un icono/héroe de los humanistas.
Dirige: El Grupo Humanista; Asociada de Culto: la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones.

Febrero 22 — 9:30 am

Un hombre bueno: La persona de tras del icono de Abraham Lincon  
Acabamos de celebrar el 200 aniversario del nacimiento de Abraham Lincoln. Desde las campañas presidenciales, hasta la inauguración de nuestro presidente número 44 hemos oído hablar mucho de “Abe el honesto” en el último año. ¿Pero más allá de la fama del gran hombre, hay una historia humana que Lincoln personifica y que puede enseñarnos algo sobre nuestras propias vidas ahora, ¿como nos esforzamos a crecer en bondad? ¡Descubrámoslo juntos! 
Dirige: la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Asociados de Culto: Miembros de nuestros Ministerios en Español.

February 22 — 11:00 am

A Good Man: The person behind the icon of Abraham Lincoln 

We have just celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. From the presidential campaigns through the inauguration of our 44th president, we have heard a lot of talk about Honest Abe in the past year. But beyond the great man’s fame, is there a human story that Lincoln embodies and that can teach us something about our lives now, as we strive to grow into goodness? Let’s find out together! 
Worship Leader: the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones; Worship Associate: Alice Lynch.

0204-2

Save the Dates

  • February 5, Thursday, Women’s Alliance meets 7:15-9:15 pm, at the home of Nancy Coleman, for more information, see the article in this newsletter.
  • February 6, Friday, 7:30 pm, Jim Scott, Popular UU musician, in concert at Los Gatos.
  • February 6, Friday, 7:30 pm, 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Social Hall, UU Church of Berkeley, William F. Schultz, speaker.
  • February 8, 5-7:30 pm, 2nd Sunday Dinner, JSI Team Serves the Homeless at Julian Street Inn. Please remember to prepare and deliver the food you agreed to bring.
  • February 10, Tuesday, at 7:00 pm, the HUUmanist Group will meet in the Fireside Room; for more information, see the article in this newsletter.
  • February 12, Thursday, from 4:00-8:00, Church Open House (more info in this newsletter).
  • February 12, Thursday, PACT LOC meets in the Fireside Room on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7 pm.
  • February 14, Saturday, Valentine’s Day Celebration, Hattie Porter Hall, Spanish-Speaking Ministries-sponsored fiesta with DJ music for all ages, dinner, dancing, and children’s activities. Tickets $20/adults; children free.
  • February. 17, Tuesday, 9:30 am-5 pm, Marriage Lobby Day, California State Capitol in Sacramento, UULMCA.
  • February. 18, Wednesday, 3 pm, Step Up Silicon Valley Campaign to Cut Poverty, San Jose First Presbyterian Church, 49 N. Fourth St.
  • February 22, Sunday, 1 pm, community discussion of Brian Copeland’s Not a Genuine Black Man at the church.
  • February 23, Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Social Justice Council Meeting, church Conference Room.
  • March 6-8, PCD Women & Religion retreat at Whispering Hills (near Napa); for information, contact Jean Embree at jaembree@aol.com
0204-3

Religious Education

Sunday Morning Class Calendar

Nusery -- Birth through 4 Years
Nursery, Lower Level]

We provide a safe, clean environment in which to support each child in initiating play activities at the developmental level they manifest. Child Care Workers: Marta Jo Forse and Maria Elena Olvera.

K-Second Grades
Church’s lower level, Rooms 2-3

Special Times

February 8
Tu Beshvat, The New Year For Trees, Intergenerational Service-NO CLASSES

February 15
A Time to Say “I Love You”—Valentine’s Day

February 22
A Time to Help Others--Lent  

Third-Fifth Grades
Church’s lower level, Rooms 4-6

A stepping stone year

February 8
Tu Beshvat, The New Year For Trees, Intergenerational Service-NO CLASSES

February 15
Emily Stowe, Pioneer for Women’s Rights

February 22
Lewis Latimer, the Man Who Lit Up Cities 

Sixth-Eighth Grades;
Church’s lower level, Conference Room

Building Assets Together

Each week teachers bring alive The Search Institute’s 40 developmental assets with exercises and discussion.  http://www2.search-institute.org/assets/

February 8
Tu Beshvat, The New Year For Trees, Intergenerational Service-NO CLASSES

9th-12th Grades; Youth Room
(Balcony level above Hattie Porter Hall)

Senior High Youth Group
The youth group meets every Sunday after the first part of the service. The youth group provides a safe place for personal sharing and discussion of diverse issues effecting society and youth today. The group will be using the curriculum Real Stories by teens making choices and keeping it real.


8th-10th Grades
Church’s lower level, Room 4-6

Coming of age

February 8
Tu Beshvat, The New Year For Trees, Intergenerational Service-NO CLASSES


Youth Group Activities

JUNIOR HIGH (6th-7th-8th Grades)
Advisor: Pam Pell

SENIOR HIGH (9TH-12 GRADES)
Advisors: Mike Williamson, Cordelia Willis, V Kingsley, Dani Hope

To participate in junior or senior high youth group activities, contact the Rev. Geoff Rimositis, GRimositis@sanjoseuu.org, 292-3858, 25.


Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (YRUU)
The youth groups are designed to empower youth in leadership positions within the group to plan and lead activities that include: conducting service projects in the church and community, participating in Young Religious Unitarian Universalists’ Youth Conferences in the San Francisco Bay Area, and organizing social events such as wilderness experiences, overnights, ski weekends, and movie outings.

If you are interested in participating in junior or senior high youth group activities, please contact the Rev. Geoff Rimositis, GRimositis@sanjoseuu.org, 292-3858, 25.

Pacific Central District Young Religious Unitarian Universalists (14-20 years of age)

Elections Con 2009: LepreCON

Elections Con 2009 will be held in Santa Rosa Feb 13-16th. There are a few things of note about this con: As the title suggests, we are electing our new council! Participants are encouraged to read up on the council positions (at http://pcdyruu.org/main/?p=234) and consider running. This is a great opportunity to help direct the future of PCD YRUU


February 28th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Seeking teachers and educators to consult at a Re-imagining Religious Education Retreat

Qualifications: Background in education, child development, adult learning theory, ministry or the equivalent, and spiritual grounding in Unitarian Universalism

Experience: One or more years of classroom teaching children or adults, educational research, and/or curriculum development

Job Description: To participate in a creative re-imagining process that will create a new and groundbreaking religious education structure committed to a bold vision of the beloved community for The First Unitarian Church of San José.

Location and Time: First Unitarian Church of San Jose on February 28th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Please send your name, contact information to grimositis@sanjoseuu.org.


Religious Education Registration On Line
To register for children and youth programs at http://sanjoseuu.org/RE/br.html, just click the button that says registration. All information is sent only to the Rev. Geoff Rimositis.


0204-4

As we build the beloved community…

by the Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

Mientras construimos nuestra querida comunidad…

por la Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones

FUCSJ Participates in Silicon Valley Reads 

Near the beginning of Brian Copeland’s Not a Genuine Black Man—this year’s selection for Silicon Valley Reads—there’s a story that packs a punch. Young Brian, who is black, sets out to explore his new neighborhood in 1970s 99.9 percent white San Leandro. He’s got his baseball bat with him in case he finds a pickup game in the park nearby. But a car full of teenagers squeals to a stop beside him, taunting him and threatening to “kick his …” Brian doesn’t hear the rest of that sentence, because he has “taken off running somewhere between the words ‘kick’ and ‘his.’” He hurtles toward a police car, thinking he’ll find protection, but instead the cop, with a hand on his gun, interrogates him: “Do you have any identification?” “I’m eight!!” Copeland writes. The policeman locks Brian in the back of the police car, drives him back to his apartment, and tells Brian’s mother that “he was running around the neighborhood causing trouble, using this [bat] as a weapon.”

When I first read the policeman’s lie, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach with the bat. Copeland writes, “I know that you’ve heard stories like this a … hundred thousand times. The problem is that, no matter how many times you hear these stories, you can’t understand them if you haven’t lived through them.”

There are so many good reasons for us here at First Unitarian to participate in Silicon Valley Reads. When we share a story like this one, it touches our common humanity; it helps us discover relationships and truths about each other and ourselves that we might not have found without this “prompt.”

 And there’s another gift this project offers: It gives us a chance to learn about our differences. Opening ourselves up to a specific story like Copeland’s can release us from the cage of our own limited range of experiences. It can help us to fall in love with the full array of human life: with its hardness and its beauty, its injustice and its redemption, with the humor and love and hope that arise, amazingly, in all manner of circumstances.

I hope you will find a copy of Brian Copeland’s Not a Genuine Black Man and read it. Then join with us on Sunday, February 22, at 1 p.m., for a community discussion of what we’ve read. For children in grades 4 to 7 and families, Silicon Valley Reads suggests the chapter book, The Liberation of Gabriel King, by K. L. Going, and we will offer an intergenerational discussion on that book, too.

As we set off on this adventure together, let us look for our common humanity and find it joyfully, and let us also say, Wow. We can’t know another’s experience completely, but in listening deeply, we can be forever changed: less likely to make assumptions, more open to new visions of what life is and can be, more connected by both our similarities and our differences. What would it be like if everyone in this valley took part in that?!

With great affection, 

Nancy

La FUCSJ Participa en Silicon Valley Reads  

Al inicio de Un Hombre Negro no Genuino de Brian Copeland— de la selección de lecturas para el Silicon Valley este año— Hay una historia que empaqueta un puñetazo. El joven Brian, que es negro, salio para explorar su nuevo vecindario en los años 70s, el 99.9 por ciento de San Leandro era blanco. Él lleva su bat de béisbol con él en caso de que pudiera participar en un juego en el parque cercano. Pero un coche lleno de adolescentes rechinando las llantas se detuvo junto a él, burlándose y amenazando “con patear su…” Brian no escucho el resto de esa oración, porque él “salió corriendo en alguna parte entre las palabras ‘patear’ y ‘su’’’ Él paso volando hacia un coche de policía, pensando que encontraría protección, pero al contrario, el policía con la mano en su arma lo interroga: “¿Tienes alguna identificación?” “Tengo ocho!!” Copeland escribe. El policía encierra a Brian en la parte posterior de la patrulla, lo conduce de nuevo a su apartamento y le dice a la madre de Brian que “él estaba corriendo alrededor del vecindario causando problemas,… usando este [el bat] como una arma.”  

Cuando inicialmente leí la mentira del policía, sentí como sí me hubieran golpeado en el estómago con el bat. Copeland escribe, “yo se que usted ha oído historias como esta… cientos de miles de veces. El problema es que, no importa cuantas veces usted oiga estas historias, usted no puede entenderlas si usted no las ha vivido.” 

Hay muchas buenas razones para nosotros aquí en la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de San José de participar en las lecturas del Silicon Valley. Cuando compartimos una historia como esta, toca nuestra humanidad común; nos ayuda a descubrir las relaciones y las verdades acerca de otros y de nosotros mismos que no hubiéramos logrado encontrar sin este “mensaje”  

Y hay otro regalo que este proyecto ofrece: Nos da la oportunidad de aprender sobre nuestras diferencias. Abriéndonos nosotros mismos a una historia específica como la de Copeland puede liberarnos de la jaula de nuestro propio rango limitado de experiencias. Puede ayudarnos a enamorarnos de la gran variedad de vida humana: con su dureza y su belleza, su injusticia y su salvación, con el humor y el amor y la esperanza que surgen, asombrosamente, en toda forma de circunstancias. 

Espero que usted encuentre una copia de Un Hombre Negro no Genuino de Brian Copeland y lo lea. Para después, unirnos el domingo 22 de febrero a la 1pm. para una discusión en comunidad acerca de lo que hemos leído. Para niños del 4º al 7º grado y familias, Silicon Valley Reads sugiere el capítulo del libro La liberación de Gabriel King de K. L. Going y ofreceremos una discusión inter generacional de este libro también.  

Así como nos hemos embarcado en esta aventura juntos, permitámonos buscar nuestra humanidad común y encontrarla alegremente y permitirnos también decir, Wow. No podemos saber de otras experiencias completamente, sino que escuchando atentamente, podemos ser cambiados por siempre: es probable que hagamos menos suposiciones, más abiertos a nuevas visiones de lo que la vida es y puede ser, más conectados por ambos, nuestras semejanzas y nuestras diferencias. ¡¿Qué pasaría si todos en este valle tomamos parte en esto?! 

Con gran cariño, 

Nancy

0204-5

Remembering Marilyn Carstens, Music Teacher
(from the San Jose Mercury News)

Marilynn Carstens, music teacher, went on to her next great adventure on the morning of Tuesday, January 27th, 2009. During her more than 42 years of teaching music from her Willow Glen home, Marilynn taught hundreds of children music theory, improvisation, composition, music history and piano. Marilynn believed that every person had music in them, and that it was her mission in life to help bring it forth. Many of her students remained with her from kindergarten age through high school and remained lifelong friends.

She was active in the Music Teachers Association where she was the driving force behind including improvisation in the MTAC syllabus, and for whom she wrote two books on teaching music improvisation. She was also a member of the American Orff-Schulewerk Association, which is dedicated to the creative approach of teaching music devised by composer Carl Orff. Marilynn also led the Dances of Universal Peace, which honor all the world’s religions through simple dance and song.

Marilynn was born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 24th, 1930. She is survived by her husband Patrick Smiley of San Jose, daughters Joy Thalman and Carroll Buckwald of Portland, Oregon, sisters Carol Kern of North Richland Hills, Texas, Kathie Gilmore of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Judy Webster of Rockville, Maryland, and brother Bob in Traverse City, Michigan. But she is also survived by the thousands of children and adults whose lives she has touched and immeasurably enriched! She will shine down forever on all who knew her.

Save the Date
A celebration of Marilynn’s life is being planned for Saturday, March 7, at our church, time to be announced later.

0204-6

Spotlight on Social Justice

by Lucy Proulx, Social Justice Council Communications Volunteer

Cheapskates Unite! “Frugal Environmentalism”
Talk about making a virtue of necessity: just in time for the recession comes “Frugal Environmentalism.” Lots of folks are pinching pennies these days, and that turns out to be a good thing for the planet. Using fewer natural resources in your home can also save you a lot of money. For starters, you might want to visit Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s exhaustive Home Energy Saver, (http://hes.lbl.gov/ ). And don’t miss Sierra magazine senior editor Paul Rauber’s “Frugal Environmentalism: Saving the earth on the cheap.” (http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/200901/frugal.aspx) where you can learn that instead of acquiring new stuff, you can acquire a different standard of living--not necessarily a worse standard of living, but a different one.


“Things you can do in your home to save lighting energy”
As we all work to “Green” our homes, workplaces, and church, I’ve found this helpful site at the UC Davis’ California Lighting Technology Center Top 10 list: http://cltc.ucdavis.edu/images/images/ Downloads/michael_topten.pdf. It is a good resource for questions about CFL safety and health-related concerns.

A significant amount of energy can be saved in our homes today with the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies; many of these approaches also improve lighting quality and comfort. The site lists of some of the best technologies you can use today. Some of these retrofits involve electrical work and may require a qualified electrician. However, many involve simple replacements and can be done by the homeowner.


City of San Jose Plastic & Paper Bags Ban – how will it affect low-income people?
The City of San José is considering adopting an ordinance that would require all retail establishments to charge consumers 25 cents for each disposable plastic and paper shopping bag they use. Attend a public meeting to provide input and learn how the fee will help reduce and clean up litter. One of the arguments against it is that is hits low-income people harder.

The City is interested in us (meaning PACT LOC) helping get the word out that that isn’t necessarily so, and getting input from our low-income constituents as to how true that is and how they can mitigate the effect to get wider support. To get involved, come to our PACT LOC meetings in the Fireside Room on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at 7 pm. Call Diana Wirt at (408) 993-1003 for more information, just show up, or see our church’s PACT LOC information at http://www.sanjoseuu.org/Ministries/SocialJustice/pact.html.


UUSC to Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Join UUSC as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Friday, February 6, 7:30 pm, in the Social Hall at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington, CA 94707-1015. William F. Schulz, UUSC Board of Trustees chair and former executive director of Amnesty International and former president of the UUA, will give an address on “The Legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Where Do We Go from Here?” Free! All are welcome, wheel chair accessible, child care provided. Donations are welcome. Space is limited. RSVP to rsvp@uusc.org.


UU musician in concert at Los Gatos February 6th
Popular UU musician Jim Scott will appear in concert at our Los Gatos congregation, 7:30 pm, on Friday, February 6. Tickets for this rare opportunity to share an evening with Jim and his music are $10, and may be reserved by contacting admin@uuflg.org. See the LG website for more information.

Step Up Silicon Valley Campaign to Cut Poverty
You are invited to a rescheduled brainstorming meeting of Catholic Charities End Poverty Campaign on Wednesday February 18th at 3 pm at San Jose First Presbyterian Church, 49 N. Fourth St., San Jose. Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has initiated a Campaign to Cut Poverty in Santa Clara County. By bringing together faith community leaders, nonprofits, government, research, legal experts, and business, they hope all will “Step UP” to do their parts to meet the goal of cutting the poverty rate in half by the 2020.

Local statistics show the reality of poverty in Santa Clara County: 120,000 households (1 in 4) have to choose between paying the rent, buying food, or paying for health care. The income gap continues to widen, with 39% of local jobs paying less than $30K/yr., while the income needed by a family of four just to survive in this area of high rents is over $70K/yr. The definition of the poverty line is “what it takes to live here.”

If you are interested in sharing your knowledge or concern, please RSVP to the February 18th meeting by emailing Pat Plant at pat@sanjosepby.org, or contact Terrie Iacino at 408-325-5132 or tiacino@ccsj.org. Cutting poverty will take the gifts of each one of us!


Marriage Lobby Day February 17th
Join activists from across the state “Standing on the Side of Love” for Marriage Lobby Day at the California State Capitol in Sacramento on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from 9:30 am-5 pm. (Training locations TBD). UULM and UULM Action Network are collaborating with Equality California and CA Faith for Equality to bring clergy and people of faith to this lobby day.

At a moment when the CA Supreme Court is weighing the future of marriage equality in California, and as people absorb the impact of Proposition 8, this is an important time for a strong showing from people of faith. Be there to urge your Assembly members and Senators to support legislative resolutions calling for the repeal of Proposition 8. Join us and tell your stories about the importance of marriage equality in your lives. For more information and registration details see http://uulmca.org/programs/events.html#lobby.

On the previous day, February 16th, there will be a Love and Marriage Rally for Equality. 12-3pm at the steps of the capitol. Wear WHITE. And from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, there will be a Partners in Faith Marriage Equality Meet & Greet, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry, CA and California Faith for Equality at the home of Rev. Lindi Ramsden and Mary Helen Doherty (3058 17th Street, 95818). Call 916-708-3390 for directions or other information.


Silicon Valley Health Equity Summit & Theatre Performance
If you missed the Silicon Valley Health Equity Summit and associated theater performance of “The Woman Who Fell from the Sky,” on February 3, the good news is that additional performances of this play are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, February 5, 6, and 7 at 8:00 pm and Sunday at 2:00 pm.

The play is based on the true story of an indigenous Tarahumara woman who was institutionalized for 12 years because doctors did not understand her language or culture and assumed she was insane. The cast includes FUCSJ’s Rodrigo Garcia. Teatro Vision is located at The Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. More details and tickets on-line are at: https://secure2.cconvio.net/tht/site/Ticketing/ 2131047262?view=Tickets&id=100162&JServSessionIdr006=94mcxnt995.aapp8b.

“La mujer que cayo del cielo”
Teatro Visión se encuentra en The Mexican Heritage Plaza, en el 1700 de la Ave. Alum Rock en San José.. Para más detalles y boletos en línea en: https://secure2.cconvio.net/tht/site/Ticketing/ 2131047262?view=Tickets&id=100162&JServSessionIdr006=94mcxnt995.aapp8b.

BONUS ARTICLES

Fair Pay Act Passes Senate/House, Obama Signs!

Ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work, the U.S. Senate passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by a vote of 61 to 36 on January 22; the House of Representatives took a final vote January 27 and passed it 250-177, largely along party lines, drawing support from three Republicans. It was sent to President Obama for his signature and he signed the bill into law on Thursday, January 29th!

The “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act” means that women’s ability to challenge unequal pay will be restored. We celebrate with women and their families who can once again stand up and fight for the pay they need and deserve.

“This bill will strengthen the Civil Rights Act, and ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work,” noted our local Rep. Zoe Lofgren on her website. “American women have the right to receive the same pay for the same job as their male counterparts, and this legislation will help make that a reality.” Its legal basis is Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act which makes it illegal to discriminate in paying wages based on race, gender, national origin and religion.


An Interfaith Declaration for Peace in Israel and Gaza

Many of us have watched with dismay the unfolding events in the conflict between Israel and Gaza. In response, members and leaders of the Silicon Valley interfaith community have issued a joint “Declaration for Peace,” which was read by Rev. Nancy Palmer-Jones during her sermon on Sunday, Jan. 25th. It begins with these words:

“We, members and leaders of the Silicon Valley interfaith community, are anguished by the events that have unfolded in Israel and Gaza. While some of us—guided by faith and conscience—may in other venues express stronger statements of sympathy either for Israel or Gaza, we share a commitment to engage with one another, even, and especially, during times of great stress. We also affirm our common humanity and our common belief that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must cease, that there is no violent solution to that conflict, that all human life is valued, and that all parties must cooperate to achieve a just and lasting peace on behalf of God’s children who reside in the land we call holy.” The full statement can be found on the South Bay Interfaith website at www.southbayinterfaith.org.

0204-7

TSCC Needs Mentors & ESL Teacher

Third Street Community Center (TSCC) is still looking for volunteers to mentor for the Robotics Program. There are details in a flyer available from them. It’s okay to have missed the orientation; your help will still be appreciated. We’re all invited to see the finished work of the teams have created! They’re on view at the Tech Museum for the Tech Challenge Competition coming up on April 25th.

Also, TSCC is looking for an ESL teacher for the spring session. Contact them at 408-295-8722 for details.

0204-8

Ready to Become a New Member of the First Unitarian Church of San José?

Membership means you have found your spiritual home in Unitarian Universalism and here at FUCSJ; it means you feel called to offer your time, talent, and treasure to help build this Beloved Community. We welcome you!

Please set up a meeting with Rev. Nancy, revnpj@yahoo.com, and then plan to participate in the next New-Member In-gathering!

¿Listo para ser un Nuevo Miembro de la Primera Iglesia Unitaria de San José?

Membresía significa que tú has encontrado tu hogar espiritual en el Unitario Universalismo y aquí en la FUCSJ; significa que tú has sentido el llamado de ofrecer tu tiempo, talento y tesoro para ayudar a construir a esta amada comunidad. ¡Le damos la bienvenida!

Por favor, tenga una reunión con la Rev. Nancy revnpj@yahoo.com y entonces planee participar en el siguiente Reunión de Nuevos Miembros.

0204-9
Ways to share your time and talent

These are the volunteer positions most urgently in need of filling. Please take a moment to see if any of these service opportunities are right for you.

  • COFFEE HOUR HOST: set out snacks, drinks before service; clean up after; 1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
  • LABYRINTH HOST: set up table & music and be present, 11:30-1:00; serve according to availability; 1 yr. term
  • WORSHIP HOST: greet & welcome people coming to Sun. service, collect offering; 1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
  • SOUND SYSTEM OPERATOR: operate sound system during 9:30 & 11:00 services;1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term
  • TAPE DUPLICATOR: make & provide tapes of services in HPH after church for 1 ½ hrs.; 1 yr. term
  • NEWCOMER TABLE HOST: welcome newcomers, ask to fill out card, give info.;1 Sun. a mo.; 1 yr. term

LIVE YOUR VALUES—SHARE YOUR TALENTS—FORM WARM FRIENDSHIPS

Call Liz Owen at 408-257-2237or
Bob Miess
at (408) 781-7073.


0204-10

Circling Around
The all-new all-different Circling Around by Torchy Hunter

As the new editor for Circling Around, I will be accosting people in Hattie Porter Hall wearing my “Tell Me Everything” sign, or, if you’d rather actually think about what you want in here, e-mail me at dzu@aol.com. I want to be up to date with you, so here’s what we need: birthdays (especially those with zeros), parties of any kind, promotions, college destinations, anything that you diverse groups are doing is interesting to everyone else. For example, in this issue:

Who did cool things and didn’t invite us? Who got misled by the cops but it all turned out ok? Find out why we can’t have an ADD support group! We have new kids on the block. Betcha didn’t know them.


And service is our prayer: Joyce Miller, Sandra Iwamoto, Sally Cooperrider, and Alice Lynch spent MLK Day picking up, for LULAC, a Latino youth organization. You guys, you could tell people about such cool things ahead of time and lots of us could do it. OK, a rule: if you, any of you in the great readership, are going to do something cool like this, please let me know waaaaay ahead of time so we can all do it.

Inauguration Eve, lots of us showed up at Santa Clara University for the interfaith celebration and to hear LaDoris Cordell speak. SOME of the people Mary Martin and I saw: Liz Owen, Nancy Sutton, Bruce and Meredy Halen, Pam Price, Carrie Doolittle and Stephanie Rynas, Gene Martin, Carolyn Bowman, Jen Castro, Gertrud Cory, Joy-Ellen Lipsky, Alice Lynch, Moria Merryweather.

I know there were more of us, but with ADD like mine, I show up to such things without a pen, never mind paper. I was thinking of starting an ADD support group for us, but this would be worse than a procrastinator’s group (everybody comes late), because all of us ADD folks would forget the date entirely.

Report from the front: Ed and Patti Massey did, in fact go to the Inauguration without tickets, and found police and volunteers giving conflicting directions on how to get to the Mall. I, personally, just head for the Washington Monument. But Patti says all kinds of roads were blocked and they were freezing so they decided just to watch the parade at 13th & Pennsylvania, and so saw everything. They ended up at the Irish Times Bar, where even the Irish were all in a good mood, before going back to Baltimore to spend the night with Claire Wagner and Greg Ashley. So a piece of us was there.

If you were in church last Sunday, you might have heard some “Amens”, “you go, girl”, and “that’s right!” being said by a very happy person in the front row. Made me think of how sober-sided we seem. Turns out this is Chris Long, a friend of Rev. Nancy, who is in the very last semester at Star King. Born in Memphis in ‘68, ended up here as a result of a dream: dreamed of 3 names (MLK, Viola Leu and Mary Ann Macklin) and learned “you will study in a place you’ve never been.” Geez. I only dream about total strangers, or whether the stop light will ever change. Chris came with Sean Potts, who’s holding a workshop on the Christian hegemony in Berkeley (where else). Now you see the benefit of me going up to total strangers every week. That is not to say if I come up to you, it’s because you’re strange.... You know what I mean.

How about Carolyn Bowman’s reading of the 3 Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig! She was sooo good. Her voice would even crack when she was reading as the BB Pig. Everybody was ROFL. Ask your kid.

Vera Sloan is in a production of the “Vagina Monologues” to be presented Feb 13 and 14 at the Center for Spiritual Living on Clark Street, a benefit for something good... I also met Doug Zody, who’s been coming to us for about a year, and said I could publish his email: dbzody@hotmail.com. He has a couple of teenage daughters, so if any of you have been through that exercise, please go sympathize with him.

White Light Corner: this is a new feature in which I’ll name anybody who needs to have white light put around them until they get better from whatever it is. Lucy Proulx, you’re in. And Patrick Smiley. All the rest of you, think of them surrounded by the light.

And did you miss that touching article about Obama’s grandmother’s funeral in the Unitarian Church in Hawaii (where he went to Sunday School when he was a little kid)?

You did? Well, it’s in the .html version of our January 7 newsletter. Log in with the user name and password you get with each online newsletter and check it out! Look in the Inside This Issue section at the beginning (like a table of contents) for the Spotlight on Social Justice section, and under Bonus Articles, it’s the third Bonus Article. Enjoy!

On the Affordable Housing Front…
Following a lot of community support, the City Council of San Jose, in December, approved the creation of an inclusionary zoning ordinance. This law will require housing developers to set aside 15% of their units to be affordable to moderate and low income households. Although the ordinance will not include extremely low income people, housing advocates believe it will result in the construction of more affordable housing in San Jose.

FUCSJ member Saul Wachter spoke to the City Council on behalf of the proposed ordinance as an authorized representative of the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church of San Jose, as well as of the Affordable Housing Network of Santa Clara County.

0204-11

UU Hikers & Friends

By Joyce Miller

Here is the February hiking schedule. As usual, please call if you want to hike, so I will know to look for you at the car pool spot. If you are a regular (and you know who you are) you don’t need to call unless you are not coming, so we won’t wait for you if you are late. You can call me on my home phone from 6:30 until 7:30 am when I leave. After 7:30, call my cell phone. If you want to email me that you are coming, that is fine. I try to remember to check my email the morning of the hike.

My phone numbers are: 408 730-1052 (home) and 408 507-7052 (cell). In case of rain I frequently change the venue to the Stanford Dish, which is paved and solves the mud problem. I will cancel if we have a big wind and rain storm. If you wonder what decision has been made, give me a call the morning of the hike.

See you on the trails!

Wednesday, February 4
Sanborn County Park. This can be a long hike up to Summit Rock (about 9 miles) or we can stop at Indian Rock (7 miles) . We can decide at the trail head. Meet at Downey Bank parking lot in Saratoga at 8:30 am.

Saturday, February 7
Joseph Grant County Park, 6.6 miles, moderate. (We could make it 9.8 miles if we want to by doing an additional loop.) We will do a short car shuttle. This should be a beautiful winter hike with unrestricted views of the hills. Meet at VTA Park and Ride at Capital and Alum Rock at 8:00 am.

Wednesday, February 11
Windy Hill, 6 miles, moderate. Meet at PageMill/280 Park and Ride at 8:30 am.

Saturday, February 14
Almaden Quicksilver, Hacienda entrance, 7 miles, moderate. Meet at Bed, Bath & Beyond at Almaden Plaza at 8:00 am.

Wednesday, February 18
Stevens Creek/Fremont Older, 6 miles, moderate. Meet at trailhead at 8:30 am. Directions to trail head: Take Foothill Expressway as though you were going to Rancho San Antonio. Don’t turn off Foothill. Go about 1.5 miles to entrance to Stevens Creek Park on the left. You can see the parking lot below you as you go around a curve. Turn left and go straight ahead to the parking lot. There is $6 parking fee.

Saturday, February 21
Portola Redwoods State Park, 6 miles, moderate. I want to do a different hike called the Tarwater Loop, which is in Pescadero Creek County Park, adjacent to Portola Redwoods. This will be a longer day due to travel time. Count on getting back around 3:30 pm. Meet at PageMill/280 Park and Ride at 8:00 am.

Wednesday, February 25
Huddart County Park, 7 miles, moderate. We will do the longer hike up to Skyline. Meet at PageMill/280 Park and Ride at 8:30 am.

Saturday, February 28
Mission Peak, 5 miles, moderate to strenuous. Meet at VTA Park and Ride on Capital at Alum Rock at 8:00 am or at the trail head at Ohlone College. Call for details.

0204-12

Thursday, February 12
4:00-8:00 pm.

Open House to Show Church at Its Best

Tell everyone you know who might be interested in a wedding or special event at the church about our Open House on Thursday, February 12, from 4:00-8:00 pm. Better yet, invite them.

The Open House features gourmet teas, pastries, and finger sandwiches. The sanctuary, Hattie Porter Hall, and the Ramsden Fireside Room will be decorated. There will be tours of the kitchens, nursery, and all the rooms typically used for a wedding and reception.

The church is available for all the following special events: weddings, parties, commitment ceremonies, memorial services, quinceañeras, lectures, and concerts.

0204-13

Thursday, February 5
Women’s Alliance

Please join us on Thursday, February 5, for the next session in our series from the updated Cakes for the Queen of Heaven curriculum. This time we’ll be looking at Mary Magdalene’s story as well as at our own religious journeys. We are meeting from 7:15 to 9:15 pm at the home of Nancy Coleman. Please contact Nancy for directions or details at nbcoleman@gmail.com or 408 985 5778.

0204-14

Tuesday, February 10
Humanist Group to Discuss Epicurus

By Tim Blackwood

On February 10 at 7:00 pm, the HUUmanist Group will meet in the Fireside Room. We will consider the ideas of Epicurus, 341-270 BCE, a hedonistic philosopher. But don’t get your hopes up, it is not quite what you may think. We will begin by viewing the 30-minute segment of Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness on Epicurus. For those who wish to prepare, please read pp 50-72 of Alain de Botton’s The Consolations of Philosophy.

Reminders:
First, February 12th is the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin. Second, the humanist service is set for Sunday the 15th of February. Please come and support our participants. Third, consider what the group should do while I am absent (physically) in March.

0204-15

Two Interesting Talks in Palo Alto

The Gospel OF Jesus and the Gospel ABOUT Jesus: From Galilee to Proto-Christianity

A talk by Prof. Tom Sheehan, Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 pm, at the Main Hall, UU Church of Palo Alto

Prof. Tom Sheehan of Stanford’s Dept. of Religious Studies (and a fellow of the Jesus Seminar) is back to give another fascinating talk on early Christianity. Christianity preaches the gospel about Jesus: his divinity, his miraculous birth and supernatural miracles, his death as atonement for sin, his resurrection and ascension into heaven and his future return to earth. However, biblical scholarship over the last half-century has demonstrated that Christianity and its main doctrines are not at all what Jesus preached. The gospel proclaimed by Jesus was Jewish not Christian, was focused on God’s kingdom on earth rather than the afterlife, and was not about his divinity, substitutionary atonement, or personal resurrection. The lecture will show how Jesus’ preaching got transformed into first-century Christianities.

Please pre-register (eventsignup@uucpa.org or call the church office, 650-494-0541).  Childcare can usually be provided with two weeks notice (childcare@uucpa.org or call the church office).

Common Ground: Zoroaster and the Persian Religion

A talk by Courtney Roberts, M.A., Sunday, March 29 at 7:00 pm, in the Fireside Room, UU Church of Palo Alto

The three great monotheisms (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) have a lot more in common than we realize, for many of their core beliefs originally derive from the Persian religion and the prophet Zoroaster. We know how religion divides people, but can it also bring them together?

Courtney Roberts is a writer, teacher, and consultant whose work reflects a unique perspective: a real passion for the ‘big picture,’ combining cosmology, religious studies, and history with a lifetime of observing the dynamic interaction of spirit and cosmos. Courtney is a graduate of the Masters program in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at Bath Spa University in England, where she developed her specialization in the role of astrology in religion, particularly Persian Zoroastrianism and western monotheism. Her most recent book, The Star of the Magi (NewPage 2007) presents the most comprehensive, up-to-date research on the Star of Bethlehem and the messianic astrology practiced by the Persian Magi. Visions of the Virgin Mary (Llewellyn 2004) is the first of its kind to introduce the astrological dimension into comparative religious studies. Her web site is www.theStaroftheMagi.com

Please pre-register (eventsignup@uucpa.org or call the church office, 650-494-0541).  Childcare can usually be provided with two weeks notice (childcare@uucpa.org or call the church office).


Other Upcoming Events and Activities

June 17-20, 2009
Junior High Backpacking Trip for 2009

“The mountains are calling and I must go!” (John Muir).

Although it may seem early, plans are being made now for our church’s Junior High Backpack Trip scheduled for June 17-20, 2009. This 4-day, 3-night trip is open to youth from our church entering the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in the fall of 2009. Our group will be hiking between 15-24 miles (maybe a bit more) on our annual High Sierra backpack trip. Please email or call Pam Pell no later than January 24 to let her know if you are interested in going on the trip. Registration will occur in February/March. Call or email Pam if you have any questions at 408-287-4453 johnpell@aol.com


Circle Suppers

by Barbara Derbyshire

Have you been hearing about Circle Suppers? Do you wonder what they’re about? Why not give it a try?

Circle Suppers offer an opportunity for church members to get to know one another in a casual, comfortable setting. This model has been used in UU churches across the country. Groups of 6-10 people share a potluck dinner in a member’s home. Some people participate regularly and others attend just occasionally.

Suppers are typically on a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. Participants are asked to bring an entrée, salad, or dessert. If you would like to attend one of these, or if you have questions about the program, please send an email to CircleSuppers@aol.com.


Are You Looking for UUthful Spirits?

UUthful Spirits is an inclusive group for fun and fellowship for young adults and the young at heart. Our activities include:

  • Game night, every 3rd Friday, monthly.
  • Sunday brunches, bimonthly on 2nd and 4th Sunday. Meet in Hattie Porter Hall about 12:45 p.m.
  • Happy hour, every 1st Friday of the month at Tied House at 5:30 p.m.

Come join the fun. For more information, contact John Burk at mus6@aceweb.com or group at uuthful_spirits-owner@yahoogroups.com.


Women & Religion PCD Weekend Retreat

This year’s Women & Religion Retreat will be held March 6-8, 2009 at Enchanted Hills (near Napa) and will feature workshops such as “Visualizing a World Religion Meaningful to Women (with the Rev. Shirley Ranck), “Introduction to Energy Medicine,” “The Divine Feminine: Embracing Creative Energy to Heal our Planet,” and “You, Too, Can Haiku,” with our own Jean Embree.

Early Bird registration cost is $230; registration after February 2 is $250. Registration includes delicious meals, linens, programs, a “No-Talent Talent Show,” mini-boutique, book swap, Yoga, Tai Chi, and a silent auction. You will love it!

To register, send a $50 deposit to Women & Religion, c/o Jeanne Orjas, 1408 California St. #408, San Francisco, CA 94109. For information, email Jeanne at nejaros@sbcglobal.net.

To apply for a partial scholarship, contact Clair Trujillo, 3006 Bonnie Lane, Stockton, CA 95204; (209) 943-6428.

To ride-share, contact Barbara Schonborn at (650) 967-6756 / bschonborn@sbcglobal.net or Meg Bowman at (408) 292-1172.

0204-16

For Pastoral Care

Our community strives to offer compassion, companionship, healing, and joy to all its members. Our pastoral care coordinators can help you find the listening ear or helping hands that you may need in difficult times.

  • For pastoral care in English, please contact our lay Pastoral Associate Coordinator, Rev. Donna Lenahan: (home) 408-354-9024; (cell) 408-204-6565; e-mail: djlenahan@aol.com.
  • For pastoral care in Spanish, please contact our Spanish-Speaking Ministries Coordinator, Roberto Padilla: 408-292-3858 ext. 24; e-mail: paor69@yahoo.com.

Contacting the Ministers

Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones and Rev. Geoff Rimositis feel honored to serve this congregation, and we cherish your trust! Here is how reach us:


Cuidado Pastoral

Nuestra comunidad se esfuerza en ofrecer la compasión,el compañerismo curativo, y la alegría a todos susmiembros. Nuestros coordinadores en cuidado pastoral pueden ayudarle a encontrar un oído que escucha, o lasmanos que ayudan cuando ustedes lo pudieran necesitaren épocas difíciles. Para el cuidado pastoral en inglés, por favor, comuníquese con nuestro Coordinador Asociado Laico en Cuidado Pastoral, la Rev. Donna Lenahan: (casa) 408-354-9024; (celular) 408-204-6565; e-mail: djlenahan@aol.com. Para el cuidado pastoral en español, por favor comuníquese con nuestro Coordinador de los Ministeriosen Español, Roberto Padilla: 408-292-3858 ext. 24; e-mail: paor69@yahoo.com.

Contactando a los Ministros

La Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones y El Rev. Geoff Rimositis se sienten honrados por servir a esta congregación, y nosotros apreciamos su confianza! Aquí nosotros estamos a su alcance:

Officers

PRESIDENT
Tracy Avent, darkmuzik@yahoo.com

SECRETARY
Bob Redfern, rredfern@charter.net

TREASURER
Bob Howd, BHowd@aol.com

POC PERSONNEL OFFICER
Joyce Miller, j408miller@sbcglobal.net

POC PROGRAM OFFICER
Julia Rodriguez, quixoposto@ix.netcom.com

POC FINANCIAL OFFICER
Christopher Frey, cjfrey@cjfrey@alum.berkeley.edu

Directors
Cheri Goodman, cheri.goodman@sbcglobal.net
Rick Merritt, rbmerrit@cmp.com
Michael Payne-Alex, michaelpaynealex@yahoo.com
Marla Scharf, marla.scharf@gmail.com

Church Staff

Senior Minister, Ext. 23
 The Rev. Nancy Palmer Jones, revnpj@yahoo.com

Assoc. Minister For Religious Education, Ext. 25
 The Rev.Geoff Rimositis, Grimositis@Sanjoseuu.org

Office Administrator, Ext. 10
 Iris Gonzalez, fucsj@sanjoseuu.org

Coordinator of Spanish Speaking Ministries, Ext. 24
 Roberto Padilla

Social Justice Coordinator, Ext. 27
 Carol Stephenson, socialjustice@sanjoseuu.org

Bookkeeper / TBD

Sexton / Edgar Cruz

R.E. Assistant / TBD

Nursery Staff / Jusica Nunez & Maria Elena Olvera

Church Office
Phone
: (408) 292-3858
Fax: (408) 292-4744
E-mail             fucsj@sanjoseuu.org
URL                http://www.sanjoseuu.org

Facilities Rental (408) 841-7542

Thank you to our volunteers!
Our Church Circular is published on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Circulation is about 500.

Editors: Catherine Leeson Pelizzari and Shirley Worth; Circular.Editors@gmail.com

Catherine will be editor for the February 4 and March 4, 2009 issues. Shirley will be editor for February 18 and March 18, 2009 issues.

Photographer: Dani Hope

Translator: Roberto Padilla

Layout: Henry Ruddle 408-234-3670 henry_L@ruddle.com (www.ruddle.com)

Assembly Coordinator: Gretchen Leavitt

Assembly Crew: Lloyd Eater and Genie Bernardini

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