September 2019 WUUC Newsletter

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SEPTEMBER 2019 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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In this issue:

Theme: Expectation
In the Interim
What’s New in RE
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Behaviors of Welcome
Building Your Own Theology
Soul Matters
Pondering
Notes 4 Earth: We Can
Totes to Go
Save the Dates
Book Group
Volunteers Needed: Meal
Celebrate Bisexuality
9th Annual Justice Summit
Camp Unity Art
Calendar Highlights
Got comments on or questions about this newsletter? Please email office@wuuc.org


Theme: Expectation

Theme: Expectation

From the WUUC Worship Team
The September 2019 theme for worship, RE, and small groups at WUUC is: What Does It Mean to be a People of EXPECTATION? Our monthly themes and resource materials come from Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations. A small sample of thoughts about expectation from Soul Matters: Liberal religion has always emphasized the power that we …
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IN THE INTERIM

Smith, Diana

Expectations and Identities

By Reverend Diana L. Smith
Dear Ones,
As we enter this new year – our second year together and your second year of interim ministry – I find myself thinking and wondering a lot about expectations, identity, and change. This summer, as I prepared to spend a week camping with my mother, my sisters, and their children, I spent an hour talking about my excitement …
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Expectations and Identities

WHAT’S NEW IN RE

Laflin, Bridget

Family Faith Development and Community Building


Family Faith Development and Community Building
By Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education
As we approach the start of the church and school year, I feel the excitement and anticipation of new beginnings. Autumn always feels fresh and new to me, with the expectation of new and wonderful adventures. This year, I am hoping you will all join me on an adventure of family faith development and community building. Research has shown that …
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Minister Search Committee

Let Your Voice Be Heard


Let Your Voice Be Heard
By Emma Rockenbeck
On Aug. 16 and 17, the Minister Search Committee met at the Sprangs’ house for a retreat with our Transitions Coach, the Reverend Duane H. Fickeisen. Thank you to Kermit and Marcia for lending us your beautiful house and hosting the retreat. Thank you to Aggie Sweeney for helping to provide food. Thank you also to Revered Fickeisen for your …
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Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Behaviors of Welcome


Preemptive Radical Inclusion: Behaviors of Welcome
Join us Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the WUUC sanctuary for this workshop presented by CB Beal, 2019 recipient of the UUA’s Angus H. MacLean Award for Excellence in Religious Education.
Plan to arrive at 9:30 a.m. to register and join together for coffee and tea; we will start promptly at 10! Bring potluck items …
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‘BUILDING YOUR OWN THEOLOGY’ CLASS

By Chuck Bean
As Unitarian-Universalists, we are all theologians. Our church, as a spiritual community, encourages each of us become more fully aware of own personal credo (Latin for “I believe.”) This 8-week UUA curriculum will help you examine your values and beliefs about God or ultimate reality, human nature, ethics, and the meaning and purpose of life. You’ll search for what is …
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Soul Matters Seats Available


Soul Matters Seats Available
A limited number of seats are still available for the new evening Soul Matters group, which will meet once a month on the second Wednesday from 7-9 p.m., starting Sept. 11. This group will be facilitated by Jan Anderson. A description of the group format is given below. A limited number of seats are also available to those interested in …
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Pondering the BIG Questions


Pondering the BIG Questions
There are a limited number of openings in the two ongoing “Pondering the Big Questions” groups held every other Monday evening and every other Wednesday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. If you are interested in joining one of these groups in September or have a question please respond to Terry Santmann at TASantmann@gmail.com. If enough people are interested we may be able …
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NOTES 4 EARTH

We Can All Do Something

This month’s Notes for Earth is the first of our occasional testimonials about improving our recognition of the Seventh UU Principle. Thanks to Cindie Cobb for stepping up first. John Hilke for WUUC’s Advocates for Social Justice Climate Justice Ministry, Wendy Condrat, Chair.
By Cindie Cobb
I would like to share with you this month some of the steps I …
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Totes to Go


Totes to Go
By Grace Simons
The school year is starting and so is our Totes to Go program. Our first deliveries of the year take place in the first week of September. Many thanks go to all the WUUCies who have donated food items in this first round. We know that hungry kids can’t learn well and we are helping to make sure these students …
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Save the Dates

for Outta This World Good Times Ahead


Save the Dates for Outta This World Good Times Ahead
First!
Swingin’ on a Star!
at

The 7th Annual Kimbrough Café

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019
Featuring starstruck performances by our friends at WUUC
Second!
The largest fundraiser of the year
Supporting the General Operating Fund of
Space Colony.WUUC!

The 9th Annual WUUC Auction

Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
The largest fundraiser of the year – Make it so! …
Mark your calendars now and
Watch your email for details.

Nonfiction Book Group


Nonfiction Book Group:
Join us on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the home of John Hartman and Donna Johnson for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will discuss “Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness” by Sy Montgomery. Naturalist Sy Montgomery writes exceptionally affecting and enlightening books inspired by both rigorous scientific curiosity …
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Help Serve Camp Unity Eastside


Help Serve Camp Unity Eastside
By Lauren Soliday
Wet and cold weather are on the way. Please consider helping provide a hot meal for folks who aren’t as fortunate as most of us – your time shopping and/or cooking, your friendliness serving the meal and/or your financial generosity to purchase food and supplies would be most appreciated. I have reserved these dates for WUUC to provide meals to …
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Celebrate Bisexuality Day


Celebrate Bisexuality Day
From the WUUC Welcoming Committee
Celebrate Bisexuality Day was established by Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur in 1999 to raise awareness of the challenges faced by bisexuals all over the world. “Ever since the Stonewall rebellion, the gay and lesbian community has grown in strength and visibility,” observed Wilbur. “The bisexual community also has grown in strength but in many ways are …
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IN THE UU COMMUNITY

9th Annual UU Justice Summit

From JUUstice Washington
Registration is OPEN. Reserve your place now! Saturday, October 12, 2019 With pre- and post- programs on the 11th and 13th Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation Olympia, Washington Download the Brochure Check out the all-day program Register for the Summit Extras: Pre & Post Events; Homestays; Childcare Sponsors of the 2019 Summit Register today to connect for issues that matter to you. …
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Camp Unity Art


Camp Unity Art
Northshore United Church of Christ will host an art show featuring paintings by residents of Camp Unity Eastside on Sundays, Sept. 1, 8, and 15 from noon to 4 p.m. Besides a chance to see great art, the show provides an opportunity to learn more about the people of Camp Unity. Northshore UCC is located at 18900 168th Ave NE in Woodinville, just north of Woodinville-Duvall Road. Admission is free.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September Calendar: http://wuuc.org/calendarevents/2019-09/

BAG Work Party, Wed. 9/4

BAG Work Party

Youth Group Retreat, Sun. 9/8


Youth Group Retreat [p2,k,fp]
The high school youth group will kick off the church year with a retreat from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. The first two hours will be for youth who attended youth group last year. During this time, we will reflect on the events of the past year, and prepare a fabulous welcome for the incoming freshmen and any other youth …
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Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 9/10


Interfaith Blood Drive [os]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints next door to WUUC, 18860 NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, Woodinville. Contact Dewey Millar for an appointment – not required but recommended for priority if there’s a crowd – at dewmillar@gmail.com …
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Family Day at the Farm, Sun. 9/15


Family Day at the Farm [os]
Save the date! It’s time again for our back-to-church picnic at Hollyhock Farm! Sunday, Sept. 15 from 12-4 p.m. Join us as we kick off our year of children’s RE and adult programming! All members or potential members of WUUC are welcome to attend and bring friends and family. Food and activities provided, no charge. How well do you know …
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Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 9/15


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
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Witnessing Whiteness [p2]

Witnessing Whiteness, Wed. 9/18

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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Racial Justice Task Force: Difficult Conversations Workship, Sat. 9/21

Justice Fair, Sun. 9/22

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Mabon, Sun. 9/22

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Golden Girls, Thu. 9/26


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, Sept. 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 …
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Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 9/28


Men's Breakfast [os]
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

Town Hall Meeting: Bylaws, Sun. 9/29

UPCOMING SERVICES

We Are a People of Expectation, 9/1


We Are a People of Expectation
– Jean Fowler (Worship Associate) & Jan Radoslovich Join us Sunday, Sept 1 as we explore the concept of Expectation. How do your “Expectations” color the way you view WUUC, your community and the world? This thought-provoking service will nudge you toward asking more questions as we begin a new church year.

Gathering Again, 9/8


Gathering Again
– Reverend Diana L. Smith


Burning Need

Burning Need, 9/15

– Reverend Diana L. Smith
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Mabon, 9/22


Mabon
– Rachel Eddy, WUUC Member
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Paths in the Fog, 9/29


Paths in the Fog
– Reverend Diana L. Smith
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