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JULY 2018 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Now What??


Now What??
By Reverend Grace Simons
We’ve celebrated Rev. Lo’s ministry at WUUC and said our goodbyes. We’ve come to the end of the process for finding an Interim Minister and Rev. Diana Smith will be coming on Aug. 1. But what happens now? WUUC’s tempo always slows down in July. We have regular services and activities for children, our Board still meets, the office is open …
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Interim or Developmental Ministry – What’s the Difference?

By Reverend Grace Simons
Several of our members have asked about Developmental Ministry and how it is different from Interim Ministry. Here are the basics: Interim ministry is a long-standing option recommended for congregations whose settled minister is leaving and who intend to call a new minister. Experience has shown that choosing a period of interim ministry dramatically increases the chance of success for …
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Farewell, Rev. Lo!


Farewell, Lois!
Photos by Larry Bridges …
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2018-2019 Special Offerings Options

The third Sunday of each month, there is a special offering at WUUC for a non-profit organization. The Advocates for Social Justice committee will be conducting an online survey in August to solicit member input on which organizations should benefit from this offering in the coming year. If you have a suggestion of an organization you would like to see …
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Nonfiction Book Club – Summer 2018


Nonfiction Book Club - Summer 2018
Join us on Friday, Aug. 3 at at 7 p.m. at the Rasor Park Campout for a for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will discuss “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body” by Roxane Gay. New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological …
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Fall Book Group


Fall Book Group
It’s not too soon to think about joining a group that will be reading Ijeoma Oluo’s “So You Want to Talk About Race.” Oluo is a Seattle-ite and her book has become a best seller. She was profiled in a recent issue of Real Change. The book is meant to help people who want to talk about issues of race …
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Set Your Meal Date!


Set Your Meal Date!
By Lauren Soliday
Our wonderful Building and Grounds committee (BAG) is doing the next dinner for Camp Unity Eastside (CUE) on July 21 and is serving pasta. I am looking for a group or family to create and serve a meal in August and beyond. Let’s get it on the calendar soon! Thanks again to the Goss-Grubbs family for feeding the homeless encampment folks on June 24 – Cora said it went well and was certainly doable for a family to take on. Thanks for considering. Contact Lauren Soliday hanbok@frontier.com

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival


The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
WUUCies trekked to Olympia to stand up for economic justice.
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EVENTS of INTEREST

Circle Supper, Sat. 7/14


Circle Supper [os]
Lindsay and Mark Rogers will host the July Circle Supper at their home in Redmond. They will serve Italian food (vegan and gluten-free can be accommodated by request) and have room for eight adult guests. They have a 3-year-old Labrador, very friendly, who does not come into the eating area. There is one step to the porch but then everything for the party is on one level.
Sign up here

Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 7/17


Interfaith Blood Drive [s]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 17, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) at Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church, 19020 NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required but recommended for priority if there’s a crowd – at dewmillar@gmail.com, or 425-867-1781. You can also sign yourself up here. Please donate if you can — 800 plus units of blood are needed every day in western Washington.
men's breakfast

Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 7/28

Men of all ages gather to converse and eat breakfast on the fourth Saturday, at 8 a.m. at Woodinville Cafe, 14170 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville.
Information/RSVP: Brad Hull, bkhull@gmail.com

Dances

Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 7/15

The Dances of Universal Peace have moved to the third Sunday of the month. They 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

Golden Girls, Thu. 7/26


Golden Girls
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, July 26 for food and fellowship at Racha Thai, 13317 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 we will know how many will be at our table.
Questions? E-mail Stephana at ditzlers@gmail.com.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Music Sunday, 7/1


Music Sunday
– WUUC Musicians
Organized by Kambria Tabor, WUUC musicians will regale service goers according to the theme, “Don’t Give Up.”

Finding Hope in a Crazy World, 7/15


Finding Hope in a Crazy World
– Betsy MacWhinney, WUUC Member
With all of the rapid changes, it’s difficult to decide where to put our energy that will be effective, transformative, sustainable and nourishing. Is there such a thing? Betsy muses on this question and her strategy.
Betsy is a wetland ecologist and writer who lives near Duvall. She has been a member of WUUC since 1994.

Creating Hope from a Buddhist Perspective, 7/29


Creating Hope from a Buddhist Perspective
– Mike Lisagor Mike Lisagor will talk about his wife and his 49-year experience practicing Nichiren Buddhism in the SGI-USA, why we must not succumb to despair in these difficult times, and how we can create hope within our own lives.
Mike Lisagor has …
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Addiction and the Paradox of Powerlessness

Addiction and the Paradox of Powerlessness, 7/8

– Hilarie Cash
Explore this paradox because addiction touches most of us, one way or another. How do we hold an addict responsible when they are powerless?

Sacred Ground: The Role of Place in Connecting with the Divine, 7/22


Sacred Ground: The Role of Place in Connecting with the Divine
– Rachel Eddy, WUUC Member
Join in exploring our connection to space and how our surroundings influence spiritual experience. Do we make space sacred or does it have energy of its own that persists beyond our influence? How can the energy of a location influence our actions and impressions? When should we embrace or attempt change a spiritual landscape? What does that mean for crafting ritual? This service will offer more questions than answers, but hopefully open us to new wisdom and wonderings.


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