Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation - link to the website

February 21, 2018

Services

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.  

"Children of the Resistance" by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth:

All Ages Worship at 9:00 and 11:00 services. Children attend service with adults.

High School Youth Group attends service together at 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Room: Open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.  

"Community Saves Lives" by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music: Adult Choir

Programs for Children and Youth:

Classes for Preschool-Grade 8:  9:00 a.m. Children begin in service with families, then depart for classes.

High School Youth Group 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Room: Open from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Gatherings and events

Open Mic

Friday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Open Mic evening is February 23rd. This is a sharing of our talent, whether classical, choral, instrumental, folk, jazz, poetry, prose, even dance. It is eclectic and sure to take the winter chill off your soul. The event opens for mic check and warm-up at 7 p.m. Questions? contact Bruce Baker.

Family Game Night 

Saturday, February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Narthex and Loft 

Join the famiiles of EUUC on Game Night for board games and snacks! All are welcome to shake off their winter blues with camaraderie and friendly competition. Have a game you'd like to share? Bring it! Want to try a new one? We'll have lots to choose from, for all ages. Contact our Family Ministry team with questions. 

UU History Classes

Wednesdays, February 28 and March 7, 14 and 28 from 2 to 3:45 p.m. in Room 5

Do you crave some stimulating discussion as we await the return of spring? If so, join others to learn about the history of Unitarian Universalism with our Senior Minister, Reverend Eric Kaminetzky. The classes will be based on a six-DVD series entitled Long Strange Trip, which traces the history of Unitarian Universalism from the first century to present times. Sign up by contacting the office.

Bystander Training

Saturday, March 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Rooms 1, 2, 4 & 5

Do you want to know what to do if someone harasses someone next to you while you all wait for a train?  Bystander Training addresses this problem of what to do in these instances. This training is facilitated by Aisha Hauser, MSW, who has been a religious educator for 14 years. She has served in three congregations and as the director of Children and Family Programs at the Unitarian Universalist Association. She is currently the director of religious education at East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue, Washington. To sign up for the class, please contact the EUUC office

Save the Date:

EUUC 47th Annual Auction: This year's auction will be held on Saturday, April 7. The event will include dinner, a silent auction, and a live auction. If you have a suggestion for a theme, contact Ross Henderson at auction.rsvp@euuc.org with your suggestions. Keep in mind that we often base the food menu, decorations, entertainment and costume contest on the theme.

New Member/Board of Trustees Potluck Dinner:  If you joined the church since last May, or the year before but were unable to attend the New Member/Board Potluck in 2017, please save Sunday, May 6 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. to join the Board of Trustees for a potluck dinner.  Please bring your children, too.  

Announcements

Social Justice Reading Circle for March: How Democracies Die 

The authors of this #1 Best Seller, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, draw on decades of research to explain that most democracies die from a slow unraveling of democratic norms. They conclude that while there is cause for alarm in the U.S., steps can be taken to stop the spread of authoritarianism. A discussion of the first three chapters will be held on Sunday, March 25 at 12:30 in the Friarplace. Two additional discussion dates will be determined at that time. A potluck lunch will be served. Visit the Social Justice desk this Sunday for more information.

Mini-Potluck Hosts Needed

Spring Mini-Potlucks will be held in our members' homes soon. Would you like to host? Hosts generally provide a potluck dish as well as hospitality for both old and new UU members and friends. You choose the date and time and coordinate food. Cyndy Norman will recruit the guests and send you a list. Much camaraderie has been fostered by these intimate gatherings. Contact Cyndy at Mini Potlucks. There will also be host sign ups in the Narthex on February 26 and March 4.

Become a Climate Justice Steward for a new Carbon-Pricing Initiative!

Are you interested in getting a climate-pricing plan passed in our state? One that is also socially just, helping people and communities who are most impacted? Want to be a team leader for gathering signatures for the initiative soon to be filed by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy? Ask Nancy Johnson or email PeaceAndJustice.rsvp@euuc.org for more information about the first training opportunity in Seattle on March 10! If you're interested but don't want to be a team leader, watch for more information in the ComUUnicator and This Week at EUUC.

Memorial Celebration for Ruth Harold

A Memorial Celebration will be held for Ruth Harold at Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th St, Seattle, 98125, in The Fireside Lounge, on Saturday, March 17 at 2:30 p.m.  Her friends from EUUC are all welcome to attend.  

Pacific Western Regional Assembly - The Board needs to know if you would like to be a delegate 

Registration and full details about the 2018 Pacific Western Regional Assembly, April 27-29, in Portland, Oregon, can be found on the PWR Regional Assembly website.  If you are interested in being a delegate at Regional Assembly, please let a member of the Board of Trustees or Susan Senft, our Congregational Administrator know.  In addition, the Social Justice Council is sponsoring stipends for this event.  Contact the office for more information and an application. 

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region for the Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Reduced fees are available until January 31. Beginning February 1, the fees to attend increase somewhat.

Sunday Offering Recipient for February 

The Sunday Offering in February will be given to the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project. It is the only organization (non-profit) in Washington state providing comprehensive legal services to low income immigrants and refugees. They serve more than 10,000 from 100 countries and 40 language groups each year.  

Weekly Family Email

Our Minister for Faith and Justice, the Rev. Cecilia Kingman, sends out a weekly email update about the week's programs and other special announcements. If you have children under 18 and would like to receive this weekly message, send a note to Cecilia and include your children's names and ages, and your name and contact info.

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Registration is now open for Programs for Children and Youth. Please visit our website to register your child or youth, or stop by the office for paper registration. All children ages one to 18 should be registered.