Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation - link to the website

April 19, 2017

Services

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Services @ 9:15 and 11 a.m.

"Earth Day: Preserving and Persisting" by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky and Carlo Voli, CSO

Music: David Frank

Programs for Children and Youth:

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

Preschool to Grade 1 meets in Rm 4 at 11 a.m.

Grades 2-6: Quiet Heart class; begin in Rm 1

OWL class meets from 11:00 - 12:15

Youth Group meets in Loft at 11:00

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Services @ 9:15 and 11 a.m.

"Flower Communion" by Rev. Cecilia Kingman and Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth:

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

All Ages Worship at 9:15 and 11:00 services.

Children attend service with adults, youth group attends together at 11:00 a.m.

Please bring cut flowers for you and for newcomers who won't know to do that

Gatherings and events

Flower Communion Sunday

Sunday, April 30 at both services in Chapman Hall

On April 30, we will use the Flower Communion, a symbolic ritual for binding people more closely together, to open a new chapter in our communal understanding of what it means to live in a culture that worships and serves whiteness and white culture above all.

SAVE the DATE!    New Ministry Workshop for working with our new Minister for Faith and Justice, Rev. Cecilia Kingman
Saturday, May 20  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Chapman Hall 

Increasing our involvement in Women's Rights

Monday May 1, from  7 to 9 p.m. in The Friarplace

The Advocates for Women have become increasingly concerned about women’s rights in our own country. You are invited to join us for a discussion about expanding our work in this area at our regular meeting on May 1. We also will be having a retreat on Saturday June 3 to discuss how to accomplish our expanded goals. We welcome all. Please contact us for more information. 

UU102 this Sunday

Sunday, April 23 from 12:30 to 2:30 p. m. in The Friarplace

UU 102, the second of two membership classes for adults interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation, will begin after the second service. Lunch will be served and childcare will be provided with advance notice. UU 102 focuses on EUUC: our history, governance, mission, vision, as well as the many activities that help us connect with one another, have fun, and contribute to making the world a better place. You can sign up online or by contacting the church office or Nancy Gladow. Prior completion of UU101 is required for this class.

Annual Used Book Sale

Bring your books to the church - the sale runs through April 30

Drop off your contributions in the Narthex. We accept great works of literature, best sellers, children's books, mysteries, romances, travel, CDs, DVDs, and audio books.  Please, do not bring college textbooks or computer tech manuals. Also, do not bring diet books, outdated medical self-help, or gardening books. We will have signs on the wall for the donation drop-off spot. Shop anytime that you are at the church.

Social Justice Reading Circle: "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

Sunday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 5

Join Vicki Roberts-Gassler for a discussion of this #1 New York Times Bestseller. Amazon describes the book as a "compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed." Bring a lunch or food to share.

Social Justice Reading Circle: "The Third Reconstruction" by Rev. William Barber

Friday, April 28 in Rachel Maxwell's Home in Edmonds 

There's still time to register for the potluck dinner and book discussion on Rev. William Barber's "The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear." The book has been described as "a blueprint for movement building and an inspiring call to action from the twenty-first century's most effective grassroots organizer." For more information visit the Social Justice Desk on Sunday or email sjrc.rsvp_at_euuc.org.

Sunday Offering Committee welcomes nominations

Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 6

The Sunday Offering Committee welcomes nominations submitted by EUUC members who have a favorite tax exempt charity they support or have personal knowledge of. They can be local, national or international, and priority is usually given to groups who are not receiving large grant or foundation donations, and for whom our contribution can make a difference. Nomination forms can be found online or in the Sunday Offering mailbox. Completed forms may be put in the mailbox prior to the Sunday Offering Committee's next meeting on May 1st.   

EUUC Rummage Sale

Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 

The rummage sale dates are quickly approaching. Your help is needed on Sunday, April 30 immediately following second service to put away chairs and set up tables in Chapman Hall. We need help on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 during the sale and on Saturday at 3:45 to clean it all up for church on Sunday. Please visit the rummage sale table in the Narthex to get more information and sign up to help. Donations will be accepted on Sunday, April 30 after second service until noon on Wednesday, May 3.

Marches for Science, Climate, and Workers' & Immigrants' Rights!

April is a busy month for marches! The next two on April 22 & 29 are supported by our Congregational Stand on Global Warming. Email SJactions.rsvp_at_euuc.org, tell us the march you're interested in, and we will suggest carpool/bus locations, and provide meet-up info so that you can find each other and march together. You can also sign up at the Social Justice bulletin boards in the Narthex. Don't forget to wear your yellow Standing on the Side of Love shirts!

  • April 22: March for Science on Earth Day, 10 a.m. rally at Cal Anderson park, 12 - 2 p.m. march to Seattle Center
  • April 29: Peoples' Climate March - Seattle, 10 a.m., Occidental Park to Westlake Park
  • May 1: May Day March & General Strike - Workers' and Immigrants' Rights, 11 a.m. rally at Judkins Park, 1 p.m. march to downtown

Announcements

Neighbors in Need brunch 

EUUC will be providing brunch for Neighbors in Need at Trinity Luthern church on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 am. We welcome volunteers to come and help us cook and serve our low income or homeless neighbors.

Sunday Offering Committee welcomes nominations

The Sunday Offering Committee welcomes nominations submitted by EUUC members who have a favorite tax exempt charity they support or have personal knowledge of. They can be local, national or international, and priority is usually given to groups who are not receiving large grant or foundation donations, and for whom our contribution can make a difference. Nomination forms can be found online or in the Sunday Offering mailbox. Completed forms may be put in the mailbox prior to the Sunday Offering Committee's next meeting, which will be Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 6.

Annual General Assembly Coming Soon

The Annual General Assembly for the UUA takes place June 21–25, 2017 in New Orleans. The theme this year is Resist and Rejoice! This is also a JUSTICE GA year and there is a 2 day workshop preceding GA entitled “Undoing Racism” on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21. This is one of the best workshops available on this critical topic and is a good reason to attend GA this year. This year's GA will include the annual Ware Lecture from award-winning author and lawyer, Bryan Stephenson. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama and the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.

Financial aid is available from the EUUC GO GA fund. See a member of your Board of Trustees for more information. Also see a Board member if you are interested in being an EUUC delegate to GA. Visit the UUA website for specific GA information.

46th Annual Auction a Great Success!

Congratulations to all those who worked on and participated in this year’s auction! Income for the Silent and Live auctions was up 28% over last year, almost $11,000 was raised through the Fund-a-Need for improving the Loft/Youth Group meeting space, and there were over 784 winning bids. It’s not too late to make a donation to the Honoree Tie for Cindy Creager or to the Fund-a-Need. Simply email auction.rsvp_at_euuc.org and let us know the amount you would like to contribute. If you would like to sign up for one of the open events, visit here.

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.