November 2019 WUUC Newsletter

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NOVEMBER 2019 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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In this issue:

Theme: Attention
In the Interim
What’s New in RE
WUUC Auction!
Chalice Lighters
Harmony for Hope
Avoid Categorical Thinking
Donate by Shopping
What’s the Board Up To?
Taming Bigfoot
Totes to Go
Maltby Food Bank
Need TLC?
Elsewhere in UU Land
Calendar Highlights
November Sermons
Got comments on or questions about this newsletter? Please email office@wuuc.org


Theme: Attention

Theme: Attention

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

Smith, Diana

What Does Our Story Tell?


What Does Our Story Tell?
By Reverend Diana L. Smith
Dear Ones,
How do we reclaim our narrative? What story do we want to tell about our lives? I’m here in St. Paul, MN deeply grateful to be at BLUU’s Harper-Jordan Memorial Symposium (https://www.blacklivesuu.com/about). Well, enjoying and being humbled and awed by it… Here I’m surrounded by beloveds, all of whom are having their own amazing experiences of the pure …
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WHAT’S NEW IN RE

Laflin, Bridget

UU Youth Model Radical Hospitality Done Well


UU Youth Model Radical Hospitality Done Well
By Bridget Laflin
Director of Religious Education
Hello WUUC!
I just returned from being an adult sponsor at youth con. Seven of our high school youth attended this youth lead conference, and it was so inspiring to participate in worship, small groups, dancing, meals, and workshops with them and over a hundred other youth. The atmosphere was so welcoming, and it was one of the few places …
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Qwarx Auction House Needs Staff!


Qwarx Auction House Needs Staff!
By Mary Beck
Qwarx Space Pub and Auction House needs staff for the Auction on Saturday, Nov 9.
Initial set-up begins on Sunday, Nov. 3 after the service. Get a first-hand peak at Qwarx Auction House and make yourself useful by schlepping tables and chairs around. If you’d like to help, let Mary Beck know at mbeck@wuuc.org and I’ll get you signed up. …
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Chalice Lighters Needed


Chalice Lighters Needed
By David Simons
WUUC has been suffering with 20th century internet while the world has moved on to 100s of Megabytes. Your Board has a proposal to fix this. The Board would also like to upgrade our media capabilities. Of course, all this will cost money! The Pacific Northwest District has a program called Chalice Lighters which offers grants to UU Congregations in …
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Harmony for Hope


Harmony for Hope [s]
The Orca Concert Series presents: Harmony for Hope – Portraits and Voices at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the WUUC sanctuary to raise money for Friends of Youth. Admission is $25 general, $15 seniors/students.
Portraits and Voices features: Sarah Bassingthwaighte – Flute, Sean Osborn – Clarinet, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir – ‘Cello, Bathsheba …
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Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop Nov. 16!

Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop Nov. 16!

THINK OF A MINISTER. DON’T THINK OF AN ELEPHANT.
By Lori McConnell
Chances are, you thought of both. And distinct images perhaps came to mind. In terms of a minister, what images came to mind? Was it a person of a particular gender, race, or age? Beyond Categorical Thinking is a workshop that comes highly recommended from the UUA as part of the …
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Donate to the Church by Shopping


Donate to the Church by Shopping
By Holly Beck
First of all, a huge thank you to Stephanie Martin for managing our eScrip program for the last couple of years. Please thank her when you see her. There are several ways to generate donations to WUUC by shopping with no cost to yourself. The following businesses participate: Amazon.com – When you shop on Amazon, please use the link https://smile.amazon.com/ …
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What’s the Board Up To?


What's the Board Up To?
By Terry Santmann
Board Secretary
At its meeting on Oct. 2, the Board voted unanimously to present the draft by-laws proposals to the congregation for a vote on Oct. 20, 2019. The proposed changes were all passed. The Board discussed the latest revisions to the proposed WUUC Governance Statement. Four voted in favor of the final draft and one abstained. At the Oct. 16 meeting, …
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NOTES 4 EARTH

Taming Bigfoot: A Fun Way to Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Taming Bigfoot: A Fun Way to Reduce Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions
From the WUUC Climate Justice Committee Knowing how much greenhouse gas results from each of your everyday actions is the first step to reducing your contribution to climate change and working more effectively toward a sustainable future. The website, Taming Bigfoot, provides an easy interface with a carbon-footprint calculator designed to convert a number of common things you do to …
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Totes to Go


Totes to Go - November
By Grace Simons
We are off to a great start for this year’s Totes to Go program. Thanks so much to everyone who has donated food items or helped pack up the bags for delivery. We support 15 students in two Bothell schools with a variety of items that help to ensure that they have enough to eat over the weekends when school …
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Maltby Food Bank


Maltby Food Bank
By Linda Sherry
During the holiday season, we often ask how we can brighten the lives of those less fortunate. When thinking of your contribution for WUUC’s ongoing food drive for Maltby Food Bank this season, please remember that, in addition to seasonal specialty items, basic foods and hygiene staples are always needed. Here are ongoing donations needs that sometimes get forgotten during …
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Needing TLC (tender loving care)?


Needing TLC (tender loving care)?
By Linda McCrystal
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 …
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IN THE WIDER UU COMMUNITY

Princess Chronicles

UPCOMING EVENTS

November Calendar: http://wuuc.org/calendarevents/2019-11/

Autumn Bonfire, Sat. 11/2


Autumn Bonfire [fp,s,k]
WUUC members and friends of all ages are welcome to join in a community gathering at the firepit behind WUUC on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5-7 p.m. We will provide the bonfire and the s’mores. (In case of rain, we will have oven-baked s’mores and play games in the sanctuary.) You may want to bring beverages or other snacks to share, camping chairs, marshmallow …
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Peace Circles for Racial Healing, Sun. 11/3


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.

Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 11/5


Interfaith Blood Drive [os]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on Nov. 5, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16530 Avondale Rd. NE Woodinville. Platelet and plasma donations will also be taken. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required but recommended for priority if there’s a crowd – at dewmillar@gmail.com (425) …
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WUUC Auction, Sat. 11/9


WUUC Auction [wb]
You are invited to Qwarx Space Pub and Auction House for the 9th Annual WUUC Auction Saturday, Nov. 9. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
We’re going with a Star Trek theme this year so get your ears and foreheads sculpted for a universally fabulous evening!

Deep Dives with the Minister, Sun. 11/10


Deep Dives with the Minister [p2]
Gather monthly for a group discussion with Rev. Diana to explore a topic related to our monthly theme in more detail.

Climate Justice, Thu. 11/14


Circle Supper [os]

Circle Supper, 11/16

You’re invited to the November Circle Supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the home of Aggie and Chick Sweeney in Duvall! The signup sheet and all details and contact information can be found here; bookmark it for future suppers. If you’re working hard to get ready for Thanksgiving, a potluck is a great easy meal. If you’re feeling …
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Town Hall: Minister Search, Sun. 11/17

Climate Justice Film, Tue. 11/19


Climate Justice [s]
WUUC’s Climate Justice Team will host another showing of “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. The film aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food, exposing the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change. It shows how each of us can make small changes …
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Witnessing Whiteness , Wed. 11/20


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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Golden Girls, Thu. 11/21


Golden Girls [os]
Golden Girls cordially invites you to join them for lunch on the third Thursday of this month to avoid conflicting with Thanksgiving. We will gather at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 for food and fellowship at Plaza Santa Fe, 17301 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville. No matter if you have been at WUUC forever or are new, we welcome you and …
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Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 11/23

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
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Community Conversation, Sun. 11/24

Conversation
Express yourself openly in a safe environment to whatever extent you wish. All are welcome. Facilitators: Hilarie Cash & D.D. Hilke

UPCOMING SERVICES


Excellence is Nothing Without the Courage to Act

Excellence is Nothing Without the Courage to Act, 11/3

– Fernell Miller

Harper Jordan Symposium Reflections, 11/10


Harper Jordan Symposium Reflections
– Reverend Diana L. Smith


Beyond Categorical Thinking: Challenging Assumptions

Beyond Categorical Thinking: Challenging Assumptions, 11/17

– Jones David Hollister
As a part of our search process, the UUA’s consultant Jones David Hollister joins us this Sunday to talk about searching to belong and yearning to embrace a greater conception of who “we” are as a faith. How can we both celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes in the process of becoming even more welcoming? And what does all that have to do with the search process? Come Sunday, and find out!

Over the River and Through the Woods, 11/24


Over the River and Through the Woods
– Reverend Diana L. Smith


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