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Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation


News for Families

Sunday, June 11


Summer Programming for Children and Youth

Summer programming for children and youth is a cooperative effort by the congregation.  For the first part of June our EUUC gardeners will provide a garden based program, helping to tend our vegetable garden that serves the wider community.  The rest of the summer we ask parents and other adults to sign up for one Sunday as a leader or assistant.  Children in grades 1-6 will meet in Room 8 for these sessions. Our children in Preschool-Kindergarten will continue to be cared for by Teacher Maria Thompson in Room 4.  There is only one service in the summer, at 10:00 a.m.  Children go directly to their classes during the summer months.

This Sunday, June 11: Last youth group gathering of the year! See the Facebook page and check your e-mail for details about our hotcake run!

Volunteer One Sunday This Summer

Sign up for one summer Sunday teaching our children and youth. You can bring any activity you like--music making, arts or crafts, games, spiritual practices--anything!  This is a chance for adults and children in our congregation to create stronger relationships across generations.  Snacks and general art supplies are provided.  Want to teach but don't have an idea about topics? We would be glad to help you create a plan. Too nervous to teach? Sign up to assist.  Classes are for children age 6-12, and there are between 5 and a dozen kids each Sunday.  Have fun, create a stronger community, and earn the undying gratitude of your faith development staff!  Stop by the Family Desk or follow the link here to sign up:

Nominate a Teacher for Next Year!

Know anyone really fun and compassionate? Someone who loves our faith and wants to pass it on? Is there someone you think would be great with our youth and children? We are looking for more people to serve on our teaching team for next year, and as youth advisors.  If you have someone you think would be great with young people, please mention their name to Rev. Cecilia Kingman or to Cass Bunting, Faith Development Assistant. Yes, you can nominate yourself!  Ask your children and youth who they would like to have working with them, please.

Birch Bay Family Campout: Friday July 28th  to Sunday, July 30

Join us this year for fellowship and outdoor fun at the annual Summer Campout. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, sandcastle building, wading in the bay, playing at the Birch Bay Water Park and walking on the beach, not to mention the spectacular scenery and the fun of hanging around the campfire toasting marshmallows. For more infomation or to sign up please contact: Lynne Warren  or Marikay Gillingham.

Chalice Camp at University Unitarian Church in Seattle

University Unitarian Church’s seventh annual summer day camp will be July 31-August 4from 9am – 4pm at UUC in Seattle, WA.  The theme of camp this year is “world religions.” Camp is open to children from area Unitarian Universalist Churches entering grades 1-5 in the fall of 2017. We still have spots available! Please register soon.

Chalice Camp is an engaging summer day camp which includes music, art, games, worship, and field trips – our trip to the Mountlake Terrace pool is always a highlight! We hire eight teen counselors from University Unitarian Church, to provide leadership and job opportunities for our youth, and to create a multigenerational community for our campers that will last through the following church year.  This July and August, kids will learn about world religions – focusing on Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism.  In addition, Campers and counselors lead a multigenerational worship service for University Unitarian Church on Sunday, August 6 at 9:30 am.   

The cost of camp for the week, including field trip sand morning and afternoon snack, is $200 per child.  Scholarships are available – please contact Camp Director Melody Moberg for more information, at 


Registration forms are available here.

Interested in carpooling with another EUUC family? Let Rev. Cecilia Kingman know to connect with others attending Chalice Camp.

Sunday Schedule

6/4 Class: Garden Program

6/11 Class: Garden Program

6/18 Class: Garden Program

6/25 Class: Garden Program

7/2: July 4 Weekend-Program Holiday

7/9 - 8/27 Summer Program

9/3 Labor Day Weekend-Program Holiday

9/10 Ingathering-Beginning of Fall Term


Contact: Rev. Cecilia Kingman