Upcoming Services & Events at SMUUF

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December 11, 2022

SMUUF Service Live In Person and on Zoom
This Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
SMUUF Minister Rev. Addae Ama Kraba
“To What Do You Hold Sacred?”

Our lives are stones in a mosaic of human existence. With so much diversity in Unitarian Universalist congregation, with each in our separate theological rooms. How do we come together?

With a mission to bridge professional ministry with volunteer service in her community Rev. Addae Ama Kraba served on the town of Southold’s Anti-bias Committee. She was named one of Suffolk Times News Review’s people of the year in 2007 for work on the Committee for Phil McKnight in a community collaborative that raised over $10,000.00 for his medical care. It was then that her work as a Rotarian began by providing support to both community and international projects. She has served as president to the local Rotary Club of Fair Oaks Ranch and also the International Unitarian Universalist Women’s Convocation and looks forward to serving on the board of Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry. As adjunct faculty Rev. Addae taught classes on “Sacred Rest” and “Her Story: African Goddess’s” at Starr King School for the Ministry. She has published work in “She is Everywhere, Vol II an anthology of Writing in Womanist/Feminist Spirituality, Lifting Our Voices, Readings in The Living Tradition, Voices from The Margins an anthology of Meditations, and Conversations with the Sacred, a collection of prayers”.

Use this link to log into the service if you can't attend in person.

NEXT WEEK: Sunday, December 18, 2022 ~ SMUUF Minister Rev. Addae Ama Kraba

SMUUF follows along with the Soul Matters Sharing Circle for worship planning.

The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, music and children’s religious education resources. We are a web of support and connection. Companions traveling a new journey together each month.

Learn more and view the wealth of Soul Matters resources at https://www.soulmatterssharingcircle.com/

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Zoom With Us!

There are multiple ways to join us using Zoom. If you are able to download the app or simply want to participate in a regular browser page (limited capacity), use either of the following links to connect:

https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf

Or by calling in to any of the phone numbers below and enter the meeting ID

Meeting ID: 849 653 9395
+1 346 248 7799
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Announcements

SPRING 2022 UPDATE: SMUUF HOLDING MULTIPLATFORM SERVICES!

SMUUF has resumed Multiplatform worship! If you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and willing to mask, you're invited to join us at 1:00 p.m. in person in our new rental space in the First Christian Church, 3105 Ranch Rd 12, San Marcos, TX 78666. We will also continue to have worship accessible via Zoom using this link: https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf or Zoom Meeting ID 849 653 9395 if you prefer to or need to join us virtually.

Please be patient and extend grace to all who are pouring their hearts, minds, and bodies into navigating this transition. If you would like to be volunteer in small or big ways please reach out at admin@smuuf.org. 

Are you able to provide assistance during these uncertain times? 

Our Caring team is extending their service to our community by coordinating help to those who need assistance, in particular those of advanced age or who are immunocompromised. Care Coordinators will help match up those in need. To make arrangements email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/smuuf/


SMUUF Meal Train

SMUUF now has an official Meal Train! If you're interested in volunteering or if a few extra meals would help ease your life please contact our Caring Committee through Jeanne Garthwaite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SMUUF Relief Fund Established

The SMUUF Relief Fund has been established to give temporary support for those who are living out the mission and vision of our Unitarian Universalist faith. This fund was established using 10% of a generous anonymous donation given to our congregation in May of 2020 “to help ensure the continuance of liberal religion in our community” through the challenges of COVID-19. People who find themselves in need of temporary financial assistance are encouraged to reach out to the SMUUF Relief Fund Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The needs of those who have traditionally marginalized identities will be prioritized. Confidentiality will be respected.

The SMUUF Relief Fund Committee
Alex Thompson, President
Teresa Russett, Past President
Mike Russett, Treasurer

 

THIS SUNDAY AT SMUUF

Adult Religious Exploration

Sunday Services and Other Gatherings

Access Virtual Gatherings and Groups using Zoom:
https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf

 Upcoming RE Meetings - If you'd like to schedule an RE, contact  Administrator Joel Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

 

RE Meeting This Week
WUUFS ENDING SUMMER BREAK WITH A BANG ON SEPTEMBER 11
 
The Women's UU Friendship Society (WUUFS), after enjoying a restful summer break in July and August, is revving up to resume meeting the 2nd Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. on our SMUUF Zoom site.  Access Virtual Gatherings and Groups using Zoom:
We are thrilled that our new minister, Rev. Addae, will be joining us on Zoom Sunday, September 11, from her home before she leaves to commute to the First Christian Church for her first service for SMUUF.  You are invited to come and meet Rev. Addae and participate in our coming back together WUUFS meeting.
 
Long-time WUUFS member and frequent discussion leader, Priscilla Leder, will guide us in a conversation that will get you thinking.  Priscilla's topic will be: "Women and Spirituality." 
 
Priscilla sats:

A Pew Research Report from March 22, 2016 found that “women are generally more religious than men, particularly among Christians.”  In the United States, for example, http://pewrsr.ch/1R5nPAK%26text%3D%2520women%2520are%2520more%2520likely%2520than%2520men%2520to%2520say%2520religion%2520is%2520%25E2%2580%259Cvery%2520important%25E2%2580%259D%2520in%2520their%2520lives%2520%252860%2525%2520vs.%252047%2525%2529&source=gmail&ust=1662857335475000&usg=AOvVaw0W4ZCkrlzDCkgweVSlToPa" style="color: rgb(17, 85, 204);">women are more likely than men to say religion is “very important” in their lives (60% vs. 47%)  , American women also are more likely than American men to say they pray daily (64% vs. 47%) and attend religious services at least once a week (40% vs. 32%).

Questions to think about:

  • Why is this, given that “history’s most influential religious leaders . . .tend to be predominantly, if not exclusively, male, and some religious groups allow only men to be clergy”?
  • Is women’s religious experience somehow different?
  • Does your sense of your gender shape your experience of organized religion?  How? 
  • Is Unitarian Universalism more welcoming to women’s religious experience than other denominations?  How?  Why?
  • Is it partly because we give great importance to “direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life”?  
  • Do you think things have changed in the 6 years since that Pew survey?
 
 Priscilla says, "Women are sometimes thought to be more spiritual than men, yet men dominate organized religion in many cultures.  Why is that?"  More about that next week.   For  additional information, contact Jeannie Lewis, WUUFS Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 353-2872.  WUUFS welcomes anyone who self-identifies as a woman.
 
 
On Sunday Sept 18, at 930am the SMUUF RE will discuss Disease, Food and Spirituality. 
Bring your contributions and insights to the SMUUF Zoom room. Also, if you have a topic or you'd like to present
be sure and let Becky Allen know. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Sunday, Sept. 25 the topic will be Can Animal Agriculture Really Be the Number One Cause of Climate Change?
How can this be explained? Same time and place. 

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 9:30AM, SMUUF Book Group has started meeting on the first Sunday of every month again. At that meeting we will discuss Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, take suggestions for new books to read, and discuss where we go from here.  For more information, contact Book Club Coordinator, Jeanne Garthwaite at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The group meets on the same SMUUF Zoom channel at the top of the page. 

If you'd like to schedule an RE, contact Joel Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

First Sunday Afternoon: Spiritual Exploration Adult RE Group @ 2:30 p.m. Postponed

The next meeting of the Spiritual Exploration Adult RE Group has not been scheduled yet.  

Contact group leader Mike Russett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

 

 


SMUUF Donate-the-Plate for June:

CENTRO ESPERANZA COMMUNITY CENTER

 SMUUF Redwood Community

Volunteers at Centro Esperanza sort food into bags from the San Antonio Food Bank to give to Redwood and Rancho Vista residents.  They distribute about 50 pounds of food each to about 350 families.  The families line up in their cars and drive thru to pick up their food.

 
SMUUF has had a long and fruitful association with Centro Esperanza Community Center (also known as Redwood Community Center) with our contribution to their generous work to help the needy in the Redwood area.  Ellie Stewart, Treasure of Centro Esperanza, will be visiting us live on Zoom this Sunday to tell us more about Centro Esperanza.  Ellie says, "Foremost, I would like to tell all of you how very much we do appreciate being chosen as a recipient of your Donate-the-Plate program again."
 
Ellie continues,  "Many of you probably know about the small community of Redwood / Rancho Vista.  Approximately 5000 people live in the area and the majority live below the poverty line.   Our non-profit is trying to make life somewhat better for these needy families."

Ellie describes some of the work they have accomplished. "A donated 2-acre lot has finally been developed into a community gathering place.  A small building has our office and a classroom where ESL, GED and computer classes and several other events take place.  A large open pavilion is available for community events.  We provide food delivery for qualifying families; health clinics, activities for children and host several special events.  We have put in a playscape, a soccer field, and a basketball court.  This has provided a park for the youth to enjoy.  We have held several COVID vaccination clinics which have been well attended."

Ellie tells how our SMMUF donation will be used to help. "While some of our activities, such as the classes, have had to be put on hold due to COVID, we have been able to continue the food delivery, which is so important in this community.  We will deliver turkeys at Thanksgiving.  We will also hold a Halloween party and a Christmas party.  Your donation will make it possible to hold these events!   We once again thank you so much for your generosity!"

Please give generously to this worthy organization!  For more information, contact Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Instructions for donating:
Go to smuuf.org
Click green button on right "Donate to SMUUF"
Fill out complete form. Click on down arrow on "Give to:"
Select "Donate the Plate"
Be sure to click on bottom "Give $…" bar

Or mail a check made out to SMUUF with Donate-the-Plate in the Memo Line.
Mail to:
SMUUF
P.O. Box 1053
San Marcos, TX 78666


SMUUF Donate-the-Plate Recipients for 2022

The SMUUF Social Justice Executive Team is composed of Rev. Krista Weber Huang (Ex Officio), Jeannie Lewis (Chair), Becky Allen, Jordan Buckley, Rev. Karl Brown, Kate Clayton, and Mike Russett. D-T-P applications were sent out to non-profit nominees in the fall of 2021. Completed applications were received and reviewed by the Executive Team. Unanimous decisions were reached to accept all the following recipients.

The Calaboose African American History Museum – January

H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach, Mitigation, and Emergency) Center of Central Texas – February

International Women’s Convocation – March

Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund – April

Indigenous Cultures Institute – May

Hays County Child Protective Board – June

San Marcos River Foundation – July

PFLAG San Marcos – August

Redwood Community Center, Inc., dba Centro Esperanza – September

UU Office at the United Nations – October

Open - November

Texas UU Justice Ministry – December

 

The SMUUF Social Justice Executive Team has notified all the Donate-the-Plate recipients who were selected for the 2022 year — and we have heard back from them. Their expressions of gratitude are so heart-warming and uplifting, I want to share them with you. See some of their wonderful quotes below.

From: Zsofia Sztranyiczki, Executive Director of International Women's Convocation
"Wonderful news! Thank you, Jeannie, for all your efforts to make this happen!"

From: Dr. Skyller Walkes, President of the Board of Directors of Calaboose African American History Museum
"Thank you so very much for sharing this news! This is such a wonderful and welcome surprise! Please accept our sincerest thanks to you and our beautiful SMUUF community. Your support of the Calaboose African American History Museum has been and continues to be a genuine blessing to us. We cannot thank you enough for this gift … Thank you and the generous SMUUF members for your kindness and thoughtful support. The Donate the Plate gift will make a tremendous difference in the work we espouse, and it is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting our efforts to further inclusive, social justice work. We remain genuinely humbled by the blessing. Best wishes for a wonderful rest of your day and the happiest of holidays!"

From: Ellie Stewart, Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Redwood Community Center
"Thank you so much for giving us the good news that SMUUF has picked Redwood Community Center to be a recipient of Donate the Plate for 2022. Your sponsorship means so much to us! ... I think your Donate the Plate program is wonderful and am so happy that we will be one of the recipients."

From: Dr. Aaron Pyle, Financial Officer for The Indigenous Cultures Institute
"Many thanks to you and the other members of the SMUUF team for this invitation! We are honored to participate … Thank you again for the generosity of your congregation and for your commitment to investing in the San Marcos community."

From: Virginia Condie, Executive Director of San Marcos River Foundation
"Thank you Jeannie! We are ecstatic!"

From: Rev. Erin Walter, Acting Executive Director of Texas UU Justice Ministry
"Thank you so much. TXUUJM and I greatly appreciate SMUUF's support and we will be working hard for justice in Texas alongside your congregation. With deepest gratitude."

From: June Hankins, Hays County Child Protection Board
"We are honored to be chosen again by SMUUF to be a recipient of Donate-the-Plate. This donation will make a difference to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Thank you so very much! … Many, many thanks to the Social Justice Executive Committee and to the SMUUF congregation for supporting our work."

From: Allison Hess, International Engagement Associate at the UU Office at the United Nations
"This is great news! So glad to hear! Thanks so much to you for ushering this process along and to the SMUUF team for supporting our inclusion as a Donate the Plate recipient!"

From: Jim Pendergast, Treasurer of PFLC San Marcos
"Again, we are so very grateful for SMUUF’s continued support. Many thanks to the entire Fellowship."


ChildrensRE

Dear SMUUF Families with Children,

We will soon be making adjustments within our new space at First Christian Church! We welcome all children, no matter how playful, to attend our services but are currently asking children to stay with their parents during service.  We have a playground outside and an observation room where parents can hear the service without concern of their child's spirited communication.  This room exists as a choice for those parents if THEY feel more comfortable.  It is not to make the service quieter for others.  We love the sounds of children in our worship services! 

We completed our first Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.) Lifespan Sexual Education classes in Spring 2020! Thanks to teachers, families and young people in grades 7-9 and grades 4-6 that participated. We are excited to offer this program to our community again in the future. We hope to offer this program again in the coming year.

 


RE Class Time – On hold for now...


SMUUF MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Week of Friday, August 5 - Thursday, August 11

Ways to Access Gatherings and Groups using Zoom: https://uuma.zoom.us/my/smuuf

Or by calling in to 346-248-7799 below and enter the meeting ID 849 653 9395


Small Group Meetings

TGIF Happy Hour

Every Friday at 5:00 p.m.
This group of SMUUF members and friends has been meeting every Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Cafe on the Square for many years. Now we are meeting on Zoom. All are welcome to join us for conversation — fun and serious — wherever it goes.

 

Other Events

 UPDATE!!!!

There will be a Summer Break until September 13

The International Convocation of UU Women, also called the International Women's Convocation (IWC) will conduct a Zoom meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month starting Sept 13.
Join Zoom Meeting via internet:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/283947380?pwd=Y2lndllPNFVPQktuUnl0b045TjVtQT09

Or via phone - find your local number here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdsBxNyMX8

Meeting ID: 283 947 380
Password: 385478

IWCWeeklyMeeting

The International Convocation of UU Women, also called the International Women's Convocation (IWC) will conduct a Zoom meeting at 9:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, starting again on Sept 13th.

See the link below to join this meeting:

Zoom Meeting ID: 283 947 380
Password: 385478

For more information contact Jeannie Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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SMUUF Choir

Choir will take the Summer off and return to rehearsals in August.  More details to come. For information about choir meetings and social gatherings, please contact choir director, Gayle Gaston. All who enjoy singing are welcome!

Contact: Gayle Gaston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to be added to the SMUUF Choir email list.

 


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SMUUF Sewing Guild Meets Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.
 
Ann Allen, Sewing Guild Organizer, welcomes the Guild into her home and sewing room every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in Martindale at 20 Riverside Lane.  The Sewing Guild has traditionally made small hand-sewn lap quilts for donation to non-profit organizations.  The Guild has donated to those crossing the Texas/Mexico border in search of a better life, to the local Hays Caldwell Women's Center, to Head Star Home Visiting Program, to Alzheimer patients, and now to the Uvalde families suffering after the school mass shooting.
 
For more information, contact Ann Allen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 357-2515.

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Friday "Talk, Then Walk" - Meet in person with social distancing, masks

Meets Friday mornings, text Garrie Borden at 401-793-6435 for meeting info

Join us for a weekly outdoor, socially-distanced meeting and walk in San Marcos' natural areas. Bring a chair, beverage and mask. We meet every friday at 10 am to chat for about a half hour, then go on an approx. 45-minute walk around the river or on our numerous nearby trails.

Garrie sends out a text every Thursday to let you know where to meet. To join the group, text her, and she'll add you to the list.

Contact: Garrie Borden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS INFORMATION

Homeless Coalition of Hays County (formerly Local Homeless Coalition [LHC])

HCHCLogoNext meeting: Friday, TBA @ 10:00 a.m.

Coalition bylaws can be found here.

Want to speak or present at a coalition meeting? Please fill out this quick form to be considered for placement on the agenda.

Contact the organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are willing to volunteer or want more information.

 

Send your community and local announcements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 SAHRING AND CARING

Joys and Concerns from the Congregation and Friends
 
SMUUF Member Sarah Wren Lost Her Courageous Battle with Cancer on Monday, August 22
 
For those of you who don't know yet, we are sad to report that our beloved friend, Sarah Wren, died at Seton Hospital in Kyle after suffering seizures and being put in a medically-induced coma.  Life support was removed August 22.  Several SMUUF members were able to visit her bedside in the hospital previous to her death.  Sarah was a long-time active member of SMUUF, much loved by many friends.  She will be remembered and missed for her passion for fairness and her high-spirited attitude.
 
Plans for a service are pending and will probably take place in late September.  Sympathy cards may be sent to her son Randy Wren, 1001 Perkins, San Marcos, TX 78666.  For more information contact Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

SMUUF Sewing Guild Donates Comfort Quilts to Uvalde Families
 
The San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SMUUF) Sewing Guild has designed and sewed 60 small lap-size Comfort Quilts to donate to the families affected by the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.  
 
Ann Allen, Sewing Guild Organizer, said, "Our Sewing Guild has been meeting once a week for several years and we have donated these small comfort quilts to many organizations.  When asylum seekers were allowed to come across the Texas border to wait, we donated about 1000 quilts to women and children who would be riding cold busses to various locations in the U.S. to their host families."
 
Ann continued, "We've also donated quilts to the Hays Caldwell Women's Center, to the local Head Start program, to Alzheimer's patients, and at the end of this month to the Child Protective Board to give to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect and are sent to foster homes, often with only the clothes on their back."
 
Ann summed up her comments, "The colors and patterns of these quilts we delivered to Uvalde are so beautiful, we hope the families will experience some measure of comfort, compassion, and love that we have sewn into each one!"
 
Ann's daughter, Becky Allen, and son, Pony Allen, delivered the quilts to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde on Friday, June 10.  Becky said, "Cynthia in the church office accepted our gifts graciously. We had a short conversation with Cynthia about the love they were receiving from all around."  
 
Becky added,  "Walking on the square, among all the photos and toys and flowers, the love and caring was very evident.  Seeing the sweet little children's photos and the books left for them was very moving! One book in particular stood out. I could not hold back the tears —  'When I grow up, I want to be…' It made my heart ache!"
 
Pony said, "I am so pleased that the Sewing Guild could get these quilts together so quickly!  I am glad that Becky and I were able to deliver them to Uvalde.  It was such a gratifying experience for both of us!"
 
Sewing Guild members include: Ann Allen (Organizer), Barbara Jacobson, Becky Allen, Carolyn Robinson, Janet Walgren, Jeanne Garthwaite, Judy Telford, Kate Clayton and Jeannie Lewis on Communication.
 
For more information about SMUUF or the Sewing Guild, visit their website at www.smuuf.org or  contact Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (512) 353-2872.
 
 
Uvalde Quilts

SMUUF Sewing Guild Comfort Quilts for Uvalde families tied in bundles of 10 each with a note to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde.
 

 

 
 
  

SMUUF Past Meeting Reports

SMUUF Members stay active, representing our congregation at many UU, national, and local meetings and events. Check out the most recent updates below. If you attend any events that you would like to share with our members and friends, send an email to SMUUF Admin Marissa Fehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 



Texas UU Justice Ministry (TXUUJM) Announces Texas Legislative Issues for 2021-2022

After a 10 week process of nominations and voting 25 Texas UU congregations (including SMUUF) we have chosen these top issues for us to work on collectively from 2020-2022!

1. Racial Justice
2. Environmental Justice
3. Healthcare Access
4. Economic Justice
5. Voting Rights

After the results of the November elections and we see more clearly the makeup of the legislature we will begin to plot strategies on our top issues.


We WILL Bend Texas and America Toward Justice Together!


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If you have joys or sorrows, church or community news you would like printed in the Flash, or Sunday announcements, email the SMUUF Admin email account at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Are you new and haven't been given a badge? Have you lost yours? Had a name change? Need a correction? Moved? Would like to list your pronoun preferences? Let us know, and we'll fix you up! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Automate Your Pledge

Tired of writing checks for your pledges? There are three ways you can avoid check writing, and never miss a monthly gift.

  1. If your bank has bill pay, you can set up an automatic monthly check to SMUUF directly from your bank. It's simple, and it costs you and SMUUF nothing, it should be a free service if offered by your bank.
  2. You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
  3. You can authorize a regular charge on a credit card that SMUUF can process.

For the latter two options, use our donation app to set up recurring payments either by credit card or direct deposit. It's painless!

 

To make a pledge or general donation at any time:


Join the SMUUF Social Justice Action Alert Team

Jeannie Lewis, SMUUF Social Justice Chair, maintains a Social Justice Action Alert Email Distribution List to communicate with SMUUF members and friends who have volunteered to receive notices of social justice opportunities in our community. This is an invitation for you to sign up to receive those notices. An email may be sent out once a week or even less often, so there is not a flood of emails sent out.

Most opportunities are in our community or can be done from home. Examples are monitoring (at home) phone calls about homelessness; phone calls, emails, or post cards to the Legislature and other entities to advocate for social justice issues; attending social justice Zoom meetings on local homelessness, Interfaith coalitions performing area social justice work, and other Zoom meetings; and several other area opportunities.

By signing up to be on the email distribution list, you are not obligated to volunteer for any activity, but it will help to keep you informed of some of the needs in our community. To be added to the SMUUF Social Action Alert Team Email Distribution List, send your name, your email address, and your phone number to Jeannie Lewis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Legacy Society

Leg·a·cy (lĕg′ə-sē) n. pl. leg·a·cies
1. Money or property given to another by will.
2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past.
 
If you are interested in learning how you might include SMUUF in your estate planning, whether it be large or small, contact Ivri Messinger (830-832-3572; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Board Meeting Minutes available

The SMUUF Board of Trustees meet (most often) on the 4th Sunday of each month, and are open to all. If you would like to stay informed on what happens at board meetings, you are invited to access the Board Meeting minutes at any time. Please email Admin Marissa Fehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she can get you in contact with the Board of Trustees. 
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Contact Info

Mailing address:
PO Box 1053, San Marcos, TX 78667
Phone: (512) 847-2110
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Announcements

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