July 2019 WUUC Newsletter





In the Interim
By Reverend Diana L. Smith
Dear Ones,
As we move into the fall I want to update you on a few developments and my summer schedule.

My Summer Schedule

Having time to relax, refresh, and recharge is important for our mental, emotional, and physical health. For me, my summer vacation will be a longer version of my weekly sabbath – a time to nurture and …
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Laflin, Bridget

Getting to Know WUUC!

Getting to Know WUUC!
By Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education
This summer’s RE Program for grades 1-8 is called “Getting to Know WUUC.” Each Sunday, the children will meet with a leader from one of WUUC’s many teams, committees or groups and learn about how our church works and about the outreach we do in the community. Our first class this summer focused on the Racial Justice Task Force. Fran …
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What’s the Board Up To?

Notes from the Board
By Terry Santmann, Board Secretary
At the June meeting, together with the finance committee Chair Trina Roulet, the board discussed minor changes to the church’s financial policies and procedures. Three proposed bylaw amendments were discussed and approved for a congregational vote to be held on Oct. 20, 2019. Lauren Soliday will fill the role of Community and Engagement Ministry Lead. The Board composed and reviewed their input for Rev. Diana’s UUA Fellowship Member Renewal.
Find the minutes of the May 17 board meeting here.


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The High Cost of Beef

The High Cost of Beef
By John Hilke
This is the second edition of “Notes for Earth,” from WUUC’s Climate Justice Ministry. “Notes 4 Earth” briefly offers a specific change you could undertake that would make at least a small contribution to reducing global warming. We are also looking for contributions to Notes 4 Earth, so if you have come across a good idea or you already are …
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Interested in Worship?

Interested in Worship?
By Chick Sweeney, Lead Worship Associate
The WUUC Worship Team is seeking to fill a limited number of positions on its team of Worship Associates. In case you have ever wondered what Worship Associates do besides what you see during Sunday Services or if you have wondered if this role might interest you, please read on.
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Social Justice – Feeding the Homeless

Social Justice - Feeding the Homeless
Please consider donating food or helping to serve food at Camp Unity Eastside (CUE). More info will be sent out closer to the dates regarding menu, donation needs and a place to sign up. Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 28 and Sunday, August 25! Thank you. Questions? Contact Lauren at hanbok@frontier.com.

Scenes from GA

Scenes from GA
Photo by Jack Brand
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Peace Circles for Racial Healing, Sun. 7/7

Peace Circles for Racial Healing [p2]
A series of Peace Circles for Racial Healing facilitated by Fernell Miller will continue on the first Sunday of every month. Each Peace Circle will cover a different aspect of racial healing and will be independent of the others. You can attend them at any time in any order. In order to be effective, attendance will be limited …
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Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 7/9

Clipart Picture of a Blood Drop Mascot Cartoon Character Flexing His Arm Muscles
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on July 9, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) in the WUUC sanctuary. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required but recommended for priority if there’s a crowd – at dewmillar@gmail.com (425) 867-1781.
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Social Justice Sing-along, Sun. 7/14

Social Justice Sing-along [fp]
Continue your fellowship and carry your uplifted spirit out of the sanctuary and into the world after service Sunday, July 14, and join fellow UUs for a Social-Justice Sing-along at the WUUC ‘firepit” in the beautiful woods behind the sanctuary. We will gather for an informal sing-along of well-known and uplifting songs, with words provided. If you don’t sing, bring …
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Witnessing Whiteness, Wed. 7/17

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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Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 7/21

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

Climate Justice Ministry, Wed. 7/24

Golden Girls, Thu. 7/25

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 25 for food and fellowship and fine Chinese food at Chan’s Place, 14203 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd., 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.

WUUC Campout, 7/26-28

WUUC Campout [os]
The annual WUUC Campout will be held the weekend of July 26-28, 2019. For those keeping track, this will be the 29th Annual WUUC Campout. This year’s campout will be held at Belfair State Park, on Hood Canal. Reservation vacancies may come available in the weeks before the campout. http://parks.state.wa.us/475/Belfair
From the Website: “Wetlands, pebble beaches, tidal flats and salmon …
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Nonfiction Book Group – Summer 2019

Nonfiction Book Group - Summer 2019
Join us on Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the WUUC Campout for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Group. We will be discussing “Becoming” by Michelle Obama. RSVP to Cora Goss-Grubbs at cgoss-grubbs@wuuc.org. RSVP not required, but would be helpful for planning purposes. NOTE: The audiobook version of “Becoming,” read by Michelle Obama herself, is especially recommended. …
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Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 7/27

men's breakfast
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


The Power of We, Part 1, a Multigenerational Service, 7/7

The Power of We, Part 1, a Multigenerational Service
– Reverend Diana L. Smith

The Power of ‘We’ – Reflections from the 58th Annual GA

The Power of 'We' – Reflections from the 58th Annual GA
– GA Attendees

The Prophetic Work of Bending the Arc

The Prophetic Work of Bending the Arc, 7/21

– Justin Almeida
As a liberal people who work toward a world of love and justice, we must celebrate our victories, recognize our challenges and find ways of resilience to keep us engaged without succumbing to despair.

Why We Advocate for Justice, 7/28

Why We Advocate for Justice
– ASJ Members
Justice is at the core of our faith, deeply embedded in the Seven UU Principles. At WUUC Advocates for Social Justice (ASJ) members put the Principles into action. This worship service will feature ASJ members who will talk about why they got involved in a particular issue, what personal experiences led to their dedication to the work,
and how their work and commitment are supported and informed by UU principals and approaches.