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October 18, 2017


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

"Intersectionality" by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: David Frank

Programs for Children and Youth:

Classes for Preschool and Coming of Age: 9:00 a.m. Faith in Action Sunday for Grades 1 - 6, with a special visit from Bigfoot! Children begin in service with families.

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.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Rosemary Bray McNatt, President of Starr King School for the Ministry

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth:

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

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

Family Potluck and Pumpkin Party!

Friday, October 20 at 6 p.m. in Rooms 3-7

Join us this Friday for a fall fellowship event. We will decorate pumpkins, share a meal, and enjoy other autumn activities. Bring a side dish to share, a pumpkin for each decorator in your family, and a sense of fun! Right here at EUUC. All are welcome.

Fire Drill Canceled

The Fire Drill that was scheduled for Sunday, October 22 during the services has been canceled until further notice.

Social Justice Fair

Sunday, October 22 following both services in Room 1

Interested in learning more about EUUC social justice programs? Following both services on October 22, the four social justice committees, Social Concerns, Peace & Justice, Advocates for Women, and Sunday Offering, will host a Social Justice Fair. Volunteers from the committees will be available to answer questions and provide information on how you can get involved.

Northwest Artists' Holiday Show Ticket Pre-Sale 

Sundays, October 22 and 29 following both services in the Narthex

Ticket pre-sales for the upcoming Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show start this Sunday. It’s an opportunity to purchase six tickets for the price of five for only $15. Tickets are a $3 donation at the door on Nov. 4th and 5th, but several ticket sellers will be in the Narthex after both services with these discount tickets. Look for committee members carrying baskets and waving lovely Holiday green tickets. The catch? They are in sheets of six and you have to cut them apart. You get a free ticket for you and five more to hand to friends and neighbors.

UU 102: Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 p.m. in The Friarplace

UU 102, the second of two 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 advanced 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, by contacting the church office or either Nancy Gladow or Lynn Carpenter. Prior completion of UU 101 is required for this class.

Musical Theater Gala Concert

Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall

All are invited to attend a "Musical Theater Gala" featuring the EUUC Choir and Soloists. The concert will feature solo, duet, and ensemble selections by Stephen Sondheim as well treasured hits from: Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, and My Fair Lady. Adults, $15. Teens, $10, 12 and under, Free.

Bingo Bash

Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Narthex

Let's get together in the Narthex for a fun evening to play Bingo, make new friends, share stories, and support a fundraiser for EUUC. The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12. This includes appetizers, dinner, drinks, dessert, 2 bingo cards and prizes. What a deal! Looking forward to hearing from you. For further information, please contact Mary Freundlich.

Rev. Dr. Rosemary Bray McNatt Visit

Sunday services, October 29 at 9 and 11 a.m.

The President of Starr King School for the Ministry (our UU seminary in Berkeley, CA), a renowned Black scholar and inspiring preacher, the Rev. Dr. Rosemary Bray McNatt will preach at EUUC on Sunday, Oct. 29. Don't miss this exciting, prophetic service!


Red Letter Days at EUUC

Northwest Artists' Holiday Show, Saturday and Sunday November 4 and 5 

Many thanks to those who have already volunteered to help make our Art Show a successful one. Areas where help is needed: Parking, Shuttle Service, Runners. Sign-up sheets in the Narthex are waiting to be filled. Look for Sign-Up Genius in your email. Your help is very much needed and appreciated.

Help with break-down

Wear your working clothes to church on Sunday, October 29th, and help with the break-down of the church's furniture.  This happens every year in preparation for the annual art show.  This task is finished much more quickly than you would expect.  It would be lovely to have some new hands showing up for this event - camaraderie abounds.  Guide will be Will Wilcox.

Help with "resurrection"

On Sunday evening, November 5, please help rescue the four people who signed up for the "resurrection" of EUUC after the Art Show closes and the artists have left our building. If you can offer your ability to reorganize, move furniture and get EUUC back together, report to volunteer coordinators, Mary and Barb.

One Year Post-Election Blues?

Are you dreading the upcoming anniversary of Election Day? Feeling despair about the polarity in our country? Wondering if we can ever create a real people's movement for change? Join EUUC as we sponsor a visit from the Rev. Dr. William Barber and help kickoff Washington State's participation in the New Poor People's Campaign. Attend the Mass Meeting at UW on Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Watch for more details about EUUC participation in this space, our website, and our Facebook page. And visit the poor peoples campaign. For more information, including carpooling, visit the Social Justice Desk on Sunday or email 


Climate Change and You

Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. at Edmonds Methodist Church, 828 Caspers

Taming BigFoot Edmonds, a project co-sponsored by EUUC, is presenting a panel discussion by scientist UW Professor David Montgomery and NOAA researcher Dr. Shallin Busch, along with climate leader Laura Tucker. You will hear some of the latest research with a particular emphasis on local effects of climate change. For instance, how will our wonderful dungeness crab fare in our increasingly acidic ocean. You can also learn more about Taming BigFoot Edmonds. For more information please visit here.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community events

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be holding two events in Seattle.  On October 18 and 25 there will be a Cake, Coffee and Muslim discussion at the Starbucks at 4147 University Way NE from 7 to 8 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to learn more and support our friends at the Abode of Kindness Mosque.

Book Drive

Through October 29, the Advocates for Women are collecting new books that showcase girls for Tomorrow’s Hope Childcare Center in Everett. The Center provides a safe, nurturing environment for poor or homeless children. Thanks to many of you, we’re off to a great start with the numerous donations we received at our International Day of the Girl Celebration. Books appropriate for 2-12 year olds can be left at the Advocates' table on Sunday or be placed in the bin under the coffee service. A few books will be available for purchase. Make a child smile with your gift.

Reading Circle Update

The discussion of Just Mercy, originally scheduled for October 15, has been postponed. The new date will be set soon. The discussion of Born a Crime, will be held as scheduled on October 29. However, due to preparations for the Art Show, it will need to be held offsite. If you would like to participate in either of these discussions, email sjrc.rsvp@euuc.org to request an update when more information is available.

2017-2018 EUUC Directory is ready for pickup 

The first edition of the 2017-2018 EUUC Directory has been printed.  Stop by the office at your convenience to pick up a copy.  If you are a committee chair or board member, you will find a copy in your mailbox.  

Register Children Now for Faith Development

Ingathering is fast approaching, so don’t forget to register your kids for our Faith Development program. Registering helps keep Faith Development running smoothly by making sure we have accurate and up to date information on important things like birthdays, allergies, and emergency contacts. You can find the form 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.