May 2019 WUUC Newsletter

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MAY 2019 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Theme: Curiosity


Theme: Curiosity
From the Worship Team
The May theme for worship, RE, and small groups at WUUC is: What Does It Mean to be a People of Curiosity? Our monthly themes and resource materials come from Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations. See this month’s materials in the attachment at the bottom of this article.
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IN THE INTERIM


In the Interim

Curiosity in Transitions – May 2019


Curiosity in Transitions – May 2019
By Reverend Diana L. Smith
Dear Ones,
This past month has been a big one in your transitions process! Your collaborative history odyssey came down in the sanctuary, seeds of things you value about this congregation and what it’s added to your life began to go up in the foyer, and you selected a ministerial search team. You’re deep within your interim transitions process (see …
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What’s New in RE

Laflin, Bridget

It Takes a (Church) Village …


It Takes a (Church) Village ...
By Bridget Laflin, Director of Lifelong Learning
The Soul Matters theme for the month of May is “What does it mean to be a people of curiosity?” I invite you to take some time to be curious about the Religious Education program for Children and Youth at WUUC. We are developing our plans for this summer’s program and next year’s classes and we need your help. Regardless …
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What’s the Board Up To?


Notes from the Board
By Terry Santmann, Board Secretary
At its developmental meeting on April 12, the Board discussed the timeline for the 2019-2020 budget and then undertook a RACI analysis of the budget development process as an exercise in policy development. RACI is an acronym for responsible, accountable, consulted, and informed. At the business meeting held on April 18, the Board reviewed the Finance Committee 2019-2020 Recommended Budget …
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Dance Party for Immigrant Justice!


Dance Party for Immigrant Justice!
A Dance Party for Immigrant Justice will be held Saturday, May 11 from 7-10:30 p.m. at Shoreline UU Church, 14724 1st Ave NE, Shoreline. The Fair Fight Bail Bond fund gives people time to seek legal council and provide for their kids. Posting bail greatly reduces the chance of deportation. So let’s dance, drink specialty cocktails, eat birthday cake (it’s …
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Inquirers in May

Inquirers

The May schedule for Inquirers classes:
May 5: Worship & Liturgical Year
May 12: Q&A with the Minister
May 19: Campus Tour & Orientation
May 26: Social Action & Community Service

UPCOMING EVENTS

Book Discussion: Justice on Earth, Tues. 5/7,14 & 21


Book Discussion: Justice on Earth [p1b]
If you are exploring your faith in context with justice issues intersecting with racial oppression in the face of climate change and wanting to make a difference, our book discussion group will explore positive and effective approaches to meet these challenges. Wendy Condrat will offer five sessions on Tuesdays from April 23 to May 21. The Title is “JUSTICE ON …
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Nonfiction Book Club, Fri. 5/10


Nonfiction Book Club [os]
Join us on Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at the home of Lane Owsley and Alaine Davis for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will discuss “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land. First-time author Land chronicles her years among the working poor as a single mother with only …
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Earth Day Work Party, Sat. 5/11


Earth Day Work Party [ws]
The Building & Grounds Committee invites everyone to participate in our annual all-church work party and spring cleanup. There will be projects for all ages and abilities, indoors and out. No experience necessary! If you join us for either the morning or afternoon sessions, you should plan on attending the Lunch/Social Hour. Lunch will be provided. This year, there will
also be a Plant Sale organized by Suzanne Dunn Plaza. Come to the Work Party and go home with new plants! Or pick some up after the service on Sunday. All proceeds will go to the church. If you would like to share your garden by donating plants, please contact Suzanne.
Questions?
Work Party:
Tom Richards, tomrchrds@comcast.net
Gregg Schiller, gggsch@hotmail.com

WUUC Plant Sale, Sat-Sun. 5/11&12


WUUC Plant Sale [f]
WUUC members and friends will hold a plant sale Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. right outside the front doors of the church. To donate plants, volunteer or get the answers to questions, contact Suzanne Dunn Plaza, wyldivy@gmail.com.

Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 5/14


Interfaith Blood Drive [os]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on May 14, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church, 17401 198th Ave NE, Woodinville. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required but recommended for priority if there’s a crowd – at dewmillar@gmail.com (425) 867-1781.

Witnessing Whiteness, Wed. 5/15


Witnessing Whiteness [p2]
Witnessing Whiteness meets the third Wednesday of every month in Portable 2, from 7-9 p.m. Tackling individual, cultural and systemic racism through ongoing study and action. All learners and levels welcome. Our goal is to develop a knowledgeable, tenacious, dependable and forgiving SOCIAL JUSTICE LENS that informs and guides our thinking and doing as anti-racist, anti-bias activists. Meeting …
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Circle Supper [os]

Circle Supper, Sat. 5/18

You’re invited to the May Circle Supper at the Monroe home of Suzanne Dunn Plaza on Saturday, May 18! Sign up early as seats are limited. The signup sheet and all details and contact information can be found here; bookmark it for future suppers. Suzanne will make “Mom’s chicken and brown rice,” so pick a dish to bring and have …
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Sun2

Congregational Meeting, Sun. 5/19

Vote on the budget, and new Board and Nominations Committee members.

Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 5/19

Dances
The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others. Sponsored by: http://seattledancesofuniversalpeace.org/index.htm
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Zen Retreat, Thu.-Sun. 5/23-26


Zen Retreat [os]
Zen Retreat May 23-26 The Zen Meditation and Study groups of Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church and University Unitarian Church are co-hosting a four-day Zen Retreat with James Ford, Roshi, this spring at Camp Huston in Gold Bar, WA. The retreat will begin on Thursday afternoon, May 23, and conclude with lunch on Sunday afternoon, May 26. Registration includes overnight accommodations, …
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men's breakfast

Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 5/25

Men of all ages gather to converse and eat breakfast on the fourth Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. at Haggen Grocery cafeteria, 17641 Garden Way NE, Woodinville. Information/RSVP: Brad Hull, bkhull@gmail.com
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Conversation

Community Conversations, Sun. 5/26

Shall we talk? Join Hilarie and DD for Open, Evolving Community Conversations You are invited to participate in an open-ended, experimental series of conversations. If you are yearning for authentic conversations about WUUC and our community, please join us in creating and evolving just such opportunities. We invite you to bring forward into these conversational spaces whatever is on your …
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Golden Girls, Thu. 5/30


Golden Girls [os]
Golden Girls cordially invites you to join them for lunch on the last Thursday of each month. We will gather at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 30 for food and fellowship at the Indian Palace Restaurant, 13330 NE 175th St, Woodinville. We hope you will join us. Do watch for the e-mail reminder closer to the date and RSVP then so …
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UPCOMING SERVICES

Courageous Love


Courageous Love
– Senior Youth Group
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Curiosity


Curiosity
– Reverend Diana L. Smith
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Being Enough


Being Enough
– Reverend Diana L. Smith
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Memorial Day


Memorial Day
– TBD
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