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MAY 2018 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Theme for May: Creativity


Theme for May: Creativity
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. – Bill Moyers
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. – Victor Pinchuk
I feel at various times in my life that I’ve been at a point where I had to choose between a death sentence and a life sentence. And I want to live. What do I do to be vital? And the answer is always creativity. The answer is always art. – Jodie Foster

My Wish for You


My Wish for You
By Reverend Lois E. Van Leer
The following was in the comment section of Facebook in regard to an article in the Washington Post about the racial conflict at our All Souls’ Church in D.C. It is written by a non-UU who has a lot of UU friends. I found it particularly insightful into who we appear to be as a people:
“My observation has been …
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About Interim Ministry


About Interim Ministry
By Reverend Grace Simons
Since Rev Lo has submitted her resignation, WUUC has begun the process of finding an interim minister to serve our congregation for the next two church years. Interim ministers have special training to work with congregations during the time of transition. Interim ministers carry out the normal responsibilities of congregational ministry, including worship and pastoral care, and also assist the …
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WUUC Interim Minister Search Process

We are beginning our search for an Interim Minister. This process will be carried out by a committee that Grace Simons has agreed to lead for us. There will be eight stages and deadlines for this process which can be outlined as follows: I. April 8- 15 Form a committee and begin work. II. April 17 Application for Interim Minister …
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2018 Rummage Sale Huge Success!


2018 Rummage Sale Huge Success!
Photos by Bridget Agabra
By Leslie Morton
Another successful rummage sale has come and gone. We won’t have the final total for a little bit, but it looks like this years sale will be one of the best with a grand total around $6500! We need to thank so many volunteers: Lead team of Leslie Morton, Linda McCrystal and Dewey Millar. Marlene Katz, Bill McCrystal, Chick and …
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Free Classical Music Concert


Free Classical Music Concert
Save the Date: Free Classical Music Concert from WUUC’s own musicians on Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm. The concert will feature Molly Tomlinson, Louise White & Lanny Commeree, voice; Kerrie Vespaziani, flute; Connie Berkowitz, cello; Terry Levitt & Carol Pitman, piano; and others. Hope to see you there.

Work Party A Big Success!


Work Party A Big Success!
Robert LeFond, left, and Robert Galloway
By Robert Galloway; Photos by Pam Green
I want to thank everyone who participated in the Building and Grounds work party April 14. It was a tremendous success! We had over 40 people involved in projects indoors and out. I saw lots of smiles and great conversations going on. We took a break in the middle to have a healthy lunch and enjoy each other’s company. We …
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Work Party Lois Van Leer and Todd McPeak
Todd McPeak, left. and Reverend Lois Van Leer

UIOP May 5 2018 (002)

Understanding Poverty Workshop

To Register Saturday, May 5 @ 9:30 am – noon Northlake is co-hosting a workshop for community members and leaders on understanding poverty that will help our work to reduce poverty and to understand how policy decisions impact poverty. We are delighted to offer this free and educational workshop with Ruth Admal of Ancora Workforce Solutions. Ruth has over …
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Needing TLC (tender loving care)?


Needing TLC (tender loving care)?
WUUC Cares and Concerns Committee can provide:
  • Home cooked meals to members recuperating from operations or illness
  • Transportation to and from doctor appointments
  • Companionship for those housebound by visiting, reading or good old-fashioned talking
  • An extra set of helping hands for new parents
Our mission is to make your life a little easier. Drop a line or call Linda McCrystal at linda@bilindallc.com or 425-891-5949.

EVENTS of INTEREST

An Evening of Classical Music, Sat. 5/5


An Evening of Classical Music [s,k]
Please join Molly Tomlinson and Terry Levitt for an evening of classical music on Saturday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. The concert will include art songs and arias by Rossini, Handel, Schubert, Lehár, Bridge, Floyd and Delibes. There will also be a guest appearance by WUUC’s very own Louise White. Admission for the concert is free and there is a Cinco de Mayo themed reception to follow.

Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 5/6


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. Sponsored by: http://seattledancesofuniversalpeace.org/index.htm

Congregational Meeting, Sun. 5/20


Congregational Meeting [s]
The congregation takes and up-or-down vote on the 2018-19 budget and Board of Trustees members.

Golden Girls, Thu. 5/31


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 31 for food and fellowship at Izumi Japanese Restaurant, 12539 116th Ave NE, Kirkland. We welcome all. We hope you will join us. The restaurant is right before Value Village on the West side of 405. Conversation
and good food are the order of the day. We want to get to know one another better as we eat together. Watch for the RSVP reminder closer to the date.
Questions? E-mail Stephana at ditzlers@gmail.com.


Beltane [fp]

Beltane, Sun. 5/6

The Wheel of the Year has turned, and new life is all around us. Spring has reached its peak before moving into summer. The cool Spring winds, sweeping away the last of the winter frost give way to the sun’s life giving warmth. Life abounds and change is in the air. Beltane is a holiday of union both between the …
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Circle Supper, Sat. 5/12


Circle Supper [os]
Suzanne Dunn Plaza will host the May Circle Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at her home in Monroe. She can accommodate 10 people and recommends carpooling because of a steep drive and limited parking. She has cats. Sign up here

Auction item: Trivia Night with your Board of Trustees, Sat. 5/12


Auction item: Trivia Night with your Board of Trustees [s]
Join us for a fun filled evening of appetizers, drinks, and the best trivia this side of the Mississippi! This event will be held in the church sanctuary on May 12, 2018, at 6:30 pm. If you haven’t already purchased this auction item, you are welcome to sign up by Wednesday, May 9. Cost is $15. Please email Lisa Villasenor, lvillasenor@wuuc.org.

Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 5/22


Interfaith Blood Drive [os]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 22, 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 (text or voice). Please be a donor if you can – over 900 units of blood are needed every day in western Washington.
We will be registering our 8,000th donor (in 23 years) at this drive! Will you be the one?

Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 5/26


Men's Breakfast [os]
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/RSVP: Brad Hull, bkhull@gmail.com

UPCOMING SERVICES

The Art of Getting Lost, 5/6


The Art of Getting Lost
– Reverend Peter Luton
Sometimes we have to get utterly lost and confused before we can see through our assumptions, fears, even commitments to discover a new way of being in the world. I will demonstrate.

Stories: What will Save us Now, 5/20


Stories: What will Save us Now
– Reverend Lois E. Van Leer
The writer Leslie Marmon Silko wrote that stories “are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death. You don’t have anything if you don’t have these stories.”


Creativity as the Doorway to the Spiritual

Creativity as the Doorway to the Spiritual, 5/13

– Reverend Lois E. Van Leer
This Full Community worship will allow all ages to engage in a variety of activities that open the door to the spiritual.

Spirit Play for All Ages

Spirit Play for All Ages, 5/27

– Reverend Lois E. Van Leer
“Spirit Play is a Montessori based Unitarian Universalist (UU) religious education program.” This what our K-2 graders have been doing all year. The children will lead us in storytelling through Spirit Play!


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