October 2017 WUUC Newsletter

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WUUC OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

October’s Theme: Courage

October’s Theme: Courage
When I think of “courage,” I think of the character of the Lion in “The Wizard of Oz.” The Lion is supposed to be the king of the jungle. But this Lion is, by his own definition, a “coward.” He says, “I haven’t any courage at all. I even scare myself.” So he joins Dorothy and the Tin Man and …
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Kimbrough Cafe

Kimbrough Cafe [s,k]
An Enchanted Evening Kimbrough Café! Saturday, October 7 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7 p.m. Admission $15 A fun evening with friends and family, food and beverages, wonderful music. Kimbrough Cafe Volunteer Sign-Up
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Totes to Go Resumes

Totes to Go helps provide a backpack of food for the weekend for food-insecure children in the Northshore School District. Our church helps provide meals for 6 families. Please consider donating healthy, shelf stable and/or microwaveable food items such as chili, mac & cheese, granola bars, fruit cups, juice boxes, cereal, breakfast bars and shelf stable milk. (Shelf stable milk …
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Save the Dates for Good Times Ahead

Save the Dates for Good Times Ahead
An Enchanted Evening at The 5th Annual Kimbrough Café on Saturday, Oct. 7 An Evening of FLOWER POWER at the 7th Annual WUUC Auction Saturday, Nov. 11, The Largest & Grooviest fundraiser of the year! Mark your calendars now and watch your emails for details We’re going to have fun supporting our community at WUUC!
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Family Game Night

Family Game Night [p2]
Family Game Night is happening Friday, Oct. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at WUUC. Please join us for the monthly WUUC Family Game Night!  Bring your family’s favorite games and a dish to share. If you are short on time, just bring yourselves and a bag of chips. We will be in P2 in October, due to Kimbrough Cafe set-up. No kids? You are a part of our family …
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Circle Supper

Aggie & Chick Sweeney will host the October Circle Supper at their home in Duvall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. More information: 425-844-1883 or aggiesweeney@gmail.com Sign up at: https://sites.google.com/a/wuuc.org/circle-supper/ Typically held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, Circle Suppers are great opportunities to get to know each other.
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Preston Kelly Memorial Service

Preston Kelly Memorial Service [s]
A service of remembrance for Preston Kelly will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. A catered reception will follow.
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Golden Girls

Golden Girls [os]
Golden Girls cordially invites you to join them for lunch and conversation on the last Thursday of each month. We will gather at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 for food and fellowship at our favorite place, Russell’s, 3301 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell. We hope you will join us.  Watch for the e-mail reminder closer to the date and RSVP then so …
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UPCOMING SERVICES

The Courage of Our Ancestors

The Courage of Our Ancestors
Reverend Lois E. Van Leer – As UU’s, we follow the path of our faith forebears. They were called heretics and vilified. To be a heretic is to “be one who chooses.” There are many of these ancestors but many of their names are unknown or unfamiliar to us today. Let us be inspired today by their collective courage of …
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Mindfulness as Courage

Mindfulness as Courage
Kozen Sampson – In today’s world, hope and courage seem to be in short supply. How do we cultivate them? Kozen is the abbot of Trout Lake Abbey where Rev. Lo spent one month of her sabbatical.
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Lifelong Learning: Quarterly Update

RE Quarterly: September-November 2017
Welcome back to Soulful Exploration at WUUC. We have an exciting and focused year of learning and service planned for you and your family. There are many new offerings for children, youth, and adults. This year we are hoping to focus more squarely on the development of our identity as a justice-seeking congregation. Along with Soulful opportunities, you may find more ways to connect and engage through ASJ, our justice organizing committee.
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Feedback Welcome

Feedback Welcome
I am fond of saying that if anyone could come up with a system of communication that worked for communicating information and events in a church, they would make a fortune. We have email, Facebook, the newsletter, an insert in the order of service, verbal announcements, posters, and good old-fashion phone calls and face-to-face interactions.
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Which Organizations Do You Support?

Every month, the Advocates for Social Justice sponsors a special offertory collection, typically on the third Sunday of the month, and gives the donations to a non-profit organization. Because we would like to support organizations that the WUUC congregation supports, we’d like your input and feedback. We will use this feedback as we select organizations to support over the next …
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Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace [s]
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.
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ASJ Movies with Meaning: “Fences”

ASJ Movies with Meaning:
Hosted by Bill McKenzie & Linda McCrystal Popcorn & soda will be served. Award Winning movie “Fences” 7-9pm, on Sunday, Oct. 8th Preview: Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes.
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Nonfiction Book Discussion

Nonfiction Book Discussion [os]
Join us on Friday, October 20 at 7 p.m. at the home of Lane Owsley and Alaine Davis for a discussion of the WUUC Nonfiction Book selection. We will meet to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.
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Mostly Monthly Potluck

Mostly Monthly Potluck [s,k]
Mostly Monthly Potlucks are held most months on the fourth Sunday. Last names: Y-J, Main dishes K-Q, Sides R-X, Desserts. Please, everyone chip in on set up and clean up.
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Men’s Breakfast

Men of all ages gather to converse and eat breakfast on the fourth Saturday, at 8:30 a.m. at George’s Restaurant, 108 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland. Information: Brad Hull, bkhull@gmail.com
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Samhain (End of Harvest; Start of Winter)

Samhain (End of Harvest; Beginning of Winter) [s.fp,k]
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UU White Supremacy Teach In, Part II

UU White Supremacy Teach In, Part II
Reverend Jae Scott – Join us for part II of our denominational reflection requested of our member churches by Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism. Part II continues the conversation on interrupting the culture of white supremacy in Unitarian Universalism. Rev. Jae will lead us in a reflection and worship to renew our commitment of radical inclusivity.
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We Remember Them

We Remember Them
A service of remembering the dead. Please bring photos, favorite foods, items, candles, or memorabilia of those who have died.
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