Please note that due to the logistics involved in the preparation for the installation ceremony service, we will NOT be having a morning service on 4/30, just the afternoon installation service at 4:00 PM.

Annual Reports Now Overdue!
Committee reports were due on 4/1/17. Please get them into Kelli (, please submit them in Word format.

Co-editor of the Chalice urgently needed
Kathryn Lamar has served as the co-editor for the Chalice newsletter for the past two years and is ready to step down. We are urgently recruiting her replacement. If no one is found soon, we may be forced to go to a bi-monthly newsletter. Kathryn will train and provide support to the new co-editor. The job is shared with Joyce Kinnear.  Co-editors are responsible for six issues a year.  The term is one year. Responsibilities include light editing, selecting images, and adding content from regular contributors to a template. Newsletter template and editorial style guide are provided. Please contact Melody Appleton at 510-823-6072 for more information.

District Assembly Advance Registration 4/22
The 2017 Pacific Central District Assembly will be held May 5-6 at Mt. Diablo UU Church/Walnut Creek. Advance registration is open through 4/22. Highlights of Saturday’sactivities include a forum featuring all three UUA Presidential Candidates, workshops, worship, and fellowship. Details about the full weekend, go to:

Celebrate Earth Day with a 6 Mile Hike! 4/22
Saturday, April 22, 10 am, Bob Simoni will be leading another hike for church members and friends. We’ll leave right from the church parking lot and walk by Don Castro Lake on our way up to Five Canyons. Then we’ll return to the church around 1:00 pm. Total distance about 6 miles.

Check out the “Exit Maps” Now Posted in the Church
Your Feedback Requested!  Safety Committee has drawn diagrams to help members and visitors exit any room in the building quickly in the event of an emergency.  You may have seen maps like these in shops or restaurants you frequent; now Starr King Church has these OSHA-compliant diagrams to bring our church infrastructure into the 21st century. Tell us how we can improve:  should the Exit Maps be enlarged to a bigger size?  What about their placement in each room?  Should there be multiples located around the larger rooms, and if so, where do you think the best placement of these maps would be? Send feedback to:

Cats and Dogs at Earth Fair
Please consider before attending Earth Fair whether to adopt a cat or dog for home.

Earth Fair 4/23
Starr King’s Annual Earth Fair will be held after church Sunday, April 23rd. Visit with Hayward Animal Shelter animals, join the children’s project, listen to a presentation from Citizens Climate Lobby plus an update from our Climate Action Team, learn “What you can do” in this new age of climate awareness/denial, check out the plant section and more! As always, we gratefully accept any plants/seeds you’d care to share. Questions? Contact Jennifer Koney.

Special YARD SALE to Benefit FESCO April 28-29
There will be a special yard sale to benefit FESCO’s Shuffle on Friday, 4/28, from 12:00-5:00and Saturday, 4/29 from 9:00 to 5:00. Address is 2918 Hidden Lane, Hayward. Wonderful deals on collectibles, native American art, jewelry, electronics, vintage items, children’s clothes, etc. If you are wondering whether you can donate items for the sale, the answer is a resounding YES–and you get a tax deductible receipt to boot! Contact Janet Alfaro at 510-861-8220, and get the items to her by 4/27.

Sunday, April 30th at 4:00 pm
Installation Ceremony service for Rev. Maria Cristina. Mark your calendars.

FESCO Shuffle in San Leandro: 5/6
The Twentieth Annual FESCO Shuffle is happening on Saturday, May 6. Last year, this fun event raised $65,000 for FESCO, and we’re hoping to top that this year. All funds raised support FESCO’s programs. San Leandro Marina Park gets underway at 10 AM (check-in 8:30, opening ceremony 9:30), beginning at Seagull Picnic Site. Sign up as a group or as an individual, use the online registration form at <>. More info or volunteer on day of the shuffle, contact Stephanie Miller at <>.

Save the Date – Service Auction, Saturday 6/10
We love our service auctions!  This fundraising event is the second largest fundraiser we do, next to our canvass. In addition to the money auctions bring in, they bolster our social lives with dinners, recreational outings, and other community-building events. We hope you will join us on Saturday, June 10 at Starr King Church for this fun filled night out. If you wish to help out with the event or offer services, please contact Glen Jacob (, or Colleen Dino (

Raise Money for Starr King by Shopping Locally
Raise Money for Starr King by Registering for eScrip and shopping locally.
We get 3% of your total purchases at grocery stores like Lucky, Food Maxx and Save Mart, as well as many local restaurants, such as Black Angus on Hesperian and Ghazni (the Afghani restaurant near A St and 2nd St in Hayward). To create an account at, choose “Starr King Unitarian Church” as the non-profit to receive benefits, and enter the phone number(s) you have linked with your Lucky Rewards account.  If you don’t have a Lucky  Rewards account, create one here:  Then anytime you use that phone number when you make your purchase at Lucky, Starr King will get credit.  




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