Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation - link to the website

June 28, 2017

Services

Sunday, July 2, 2017

One Service @ 10 a.m.

"To Keep It Holy: The Gift of Sabbath" by Joseph Bednarik

Music: Abbie Modjeska and Susan Senft

Programs for Children and Youth:

Toddler Room: Open from 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Program Holiday - July 4 Weekend

Sunday, July 9, 2017

One Service @ 10 a.m.

"The Twilight Zone" by Crystal Zerfoss, Ministerial Candidate

Music: Kathleen Bennett and John Paynich

Programs for Children and Youth:

Toddler Room: Open from 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Classes: Children ages 4 to 11 meet in Room 6

Gatherings and events

"To Keep It Holy:  The Gift of Sabbath" by Joseph Bednarik 

Sunday service, July 2 at 10 a.m. 

"Time is the heart of existence," writes Rabbi Abraham Heschel in his iconic book "Sabbath".  And God, in the Torah, commanded Moses, "Remember the Sabbath to keep it holy."  What is this gift of time and Sabbath, and how can we moderns practice Sabbath so as to sanctify the precious time at the very heart of our lives?  

Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents "13th"

Saturday, July 8 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall

The 13th Amendment ratified in 1865 states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist.” That very exception justifies the use of forced labor as long as the laborer is a convict. Director Ava DuVernay makes the case that the system itself must be rebuilt. Our Special Guest will be Cecelia Hayes, Equity and Engagement Program Manager, King Co Dept. of Executive Services (and also a UU). Join us and bring your friends and coworkers. Come early for fellowship and refreshments.

Announcements

Pride of Edmonds at An Edmonds Kind of 4th Parade

Come March with Us! The “Pride of Edmonds“ is an LGBTQ community of area churches, families, PFLAG, QUUE, Ed-Way GSA, friends, allies, and many more. We are marching in the An Edmonds Kind of 4th Parade, July 4. The parade starts at noon, we are gathering by 11:00 a.m. on 6th Ave. N. For more details contact Lori Kunze.

New time for early service starting on Ingathering on September 10

Faith Development classes through 8th grade moves to the early service time (9 a.m.) on September 10 (Toddler Care available at both services)

After much discernment and discussion, the Board of Trustees has approved moving the majority of the Faith Development Classes (up to 8th grade) to the early service starting with Ingathering Sunday, September 10.  Toddler Care will still be available at both services.  The time of the Youth Group meetings has not yet been decided.  In order to ease the strain on the parking lot, and cause less confusion about our start times, the early service will start at 9 a.m. The late service will follow at 11 a.m.  

Mini Potluck Sign Up

Attend a small potluck held in a member's home or patio to greet new members, share a meal and have an enjoyable evening. Sign up will be held in the Narthex on Sunday, July 2 before and after the service. You may also contact Cyndy Norman by telephone or email. We hear good reviews about these gatherings!

Family Friendly Potluck at Mathay-Ballinger Park to be determined 

Join our EUUC families for a potluck evening at beautiful Mathay-Ballinger Park on Lake Ballinger. This lovely park has playgrounds, BBQ pits and picnic tables as well as lots of shady spots for a picnic. We are holding a Doodle poll to determine the best date. The time for the potluck will be 6-8:30 p.m. See the Family Newsletter for instructions on how to vote for a date.

Seabeck registration is now open

The annual EUUC getaway to Seabeck is scheduled for September 22-24. The theme this year is "Friendship and Fellowship". Seabeck is a weekend of fun, relaxation, friendship and community. For more information, contact Amanda Schafer. Reservations are being taken in the order that they are received. Download the registration form here

Be Part of a Sustainability Happening coming to Edmonds

As part of Interfaith Climate Action, EUUC is a key organizer of Taming Big Foot, a friendly team competition to reduce carbon footprints in the greater Edmonds community.  We need one more EUUC person to join Emily Paynich and Gayle Leberg on the Steering Committee.  How about you? Contact Gayle Leberg or the Peace and Justice committee if you can help.  Planning meetings are monthly, and the competition will be in the winter.  It’s a perfect project with an end, a tangible result and fun.

Compost bin now has a lock 

Due to repeated unauthorized use of our compost bin, the service provider has installed a lock on the bin.  Keys can be found at various places on the premises. If your group or you use the compost bin, contact the Congregational Administrator and ask where a key is kept.  This lock cannot be replaced by us as the driver has a master key to enable pickup, so please be sure to replace this lock after use.  

Sunday Offering recipient for July/August

The Sunday Offering for July and August will support “Do Your Part”, a small, non-profit disaster relief organization doing work in the United States and internationally, nominated by EUUC member Linda Myers. This will help refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan stranded in a camp in Oinofyta, Greece, when European borders were closed. Linda learned of these refugees and their plight while in Greece and has since made three trips to the camp as a volunteer .She has an amazing story-having done a variety of jobs, including filling in briefly as director and setting up an accounting system.

Summer Janitorial help has been found 

We have hired a cleaning service to come in while our regular custodian is on family leave.  

Mark your calendars now for the Pacific Western Region's Assembly - April 27 to 29, 2018

The Pacific Western Region will hold a regional assembly in 2018 on April 27-29 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

This will be our region's second regional assembly. The first was held four years ago in San Jose, California, in April 2013. This regional assembly will take the place of an annual district assembly for each of the four districts, though each of the four districts will likely hold a separate business meeting in Portland.

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.