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MARCH 2019 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Theme: Journey


Theme: Journey
By WUUC Worship Team
The March theme for worship, RE, and small groups at WUUC is: What Does It Mean to be a People of Journey? 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. Spiritual journeys …
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IN THE INTERIM


In the Interim

History Timeline Needs What You Love About WUUC


History Timeline Needs What You Love About WUUC
By Reverend Diana L. Smith
Dear Ones,
February was certainly an interesting month for all of us! Our monthly theme for February was Trust, which feels right as I reflect on the patterns of life at Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church. ,Our interim work together slowed down in February as Snow-pocalypse descended upon us. It disrupted the expected patterns of our lives at church and away …
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What’s New in RE

Laflin, Bridget

The Gift of Children in Church

By Bridget Laflin, Director of Lifelong Learning
As I’ve been getting to know everyone and talking with you all about WUUC, one topic has come up from many different people in various ways; children’s participation in Sunday services. I think the most important thing to remember is that the presence of children in our church is a gift. They are a reminder that our congregation is growing, …
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Children in Church

WUUC Annual Pledge Drive Underway


WUUC Annual Pledge Drive Underway
Strengthening our connections: our annual pledge drive is when we renew our financial commitments to support the mission and work of WUUC. This year’s theme is about building connections and strengthening the fabric of our community. Please take a minute to reflect on your commitment and make your pledge as soon as you can. http://wuuc.org/connections

Notes from the Board


Notes from the Board
By Terry Santmann, Board Secretary
At its meeting on Feb. 5, the Board finalized adjustments to the Director of Lifelong Learning compensation package and took up the issue of congregational covenants. A task force of the Board has composed three draft covenants with a nested design: one devoted to relationships among board members; one devoted to relationships between the Board and the Interim Minister; and …
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Harmony for Hope Returns to WUUC

American Quintets H4H (002)

Think Rummage Sale!

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By Leslie Morton
Our goal for the Rummage Sale is $6,000. This is money to support the church. To do this we need your stuff and your time. Please start looking at your calendar to see what days you are free to help. We need the most help Sunday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18 to set up the sale, then on Saturday, April 20 after the sale to help with clean up.
I’m happy to train volunteers (super simple!). Please let me know if you have any questions.

UU General Assembly 2019: Spokane


UU General Assembly 2019: Spokane
By John Hilke
General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Spokane Convention Center. …
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Discuss White Fragility


Discuss White Fragility
A discussion group for the book “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo will start on Tuesday, April 2 from 6-8 p.m. Please email Leslie Schmidt, Les.Schmidt65@gmail.com, if you are interested in participating. A description of the book from Robin’s website: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard To Talk To White People About Racism 2018, Beacon Press White people in North America …
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Inquirers in March

Inquirers

The March schedule for Inquirers classes: March 3: Worship & Liturgical Year
March 10: Campus Tour & Orientation
March 17: Q&A with the Minister
March 24: Social Action & Community Service March 31: Pastoral Care & Small Groups

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nonfiction Book Club, Fri. 3/1


Nonfiction Book Club [os]
Join us on Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at the home of Lane Owsley and Alaine Davis for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. Alaine and Wendy Condrat are co-hosting this meeting. We will be discussing “Educated” by Tara Westover. I am far from the first critic to recommend Tara Westover’s astounding memoir, “Educated,” but if its …
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Conversations with the Board, Sun. 3/3


Conversations with the Board [L,P2,P1B]
Members of the WUUC Board of Trustees will host small group meetings this Sunday (March 3) and the following Sunday (March 10) to discuss selecting members of the search committee for a new settled minister. The meetings will be 30 minutes (max) and will be held before service (starting at 9 a.m.) and after service (starting at 11:15 a.m.). Participation …
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Conversations with the Minister, Sun. 3/3


Conversations with the Minister [L]
The next in a series of conversations about the Interim process.

Peace Circles for Racial Healing, Sun. 3/3


Peace Circles for Racial Healing [p2]
A series of Peace Circles for Racial Healing facilitated by Fernell Miller will start on Sunday, March and 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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Auction Item: Reaching a Decision Via an Action-method Technique, Sat. 3/9

Offered by Azure Forte
Creativity and Spontaneity weave together the tools used in Action Method approaches. The goal for our event is to give participants some practical, useful tools to build upon for decision-making efforts, and to have a bright time in the process. We will work with colorful props and imagination. Participants are welcome to work experientially, or watch …
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Camp Unity Eastside Meal, Sat. 3/9


Camp Unity Eastside Meal [k,os]
Sign up HERE to bring ingredients for a Baked Potato Bar to serve at Camp Unity Eastside (CUE). We plan to cook in the WUUC kitchen starting at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Cooks and a few folks willing to serve are needed. Lauren Soliday is hoping to find someone who can take the lead with serving this time.
Lauren Soliday, 206-714-7223

Community Conversations, Sun. 3/10 and 3/31


Community Conversations [p2]
Shall we talk? Join Hilarie and DD for Open, Evolving Community Conversations You are invited to participate in an open-ended, experimental series of conversations. If you are yearning for authentic conversations about WUUC and our community, please join us in creating and evolving just such opportunities. We invite you to bring forward into these conversational spaces whatever is on your …
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Interfaith Blood Drive, Tue. 3/12


Interfaith Blood Drive [os]
Please consider being a blood donor during the Interfaith Blood Drive on March 12, 1-7 p.m. (dinner break: 3-3:45 p.m.) at Northshore United Church of Christ, 18900 168th Ave. NE, Woodinville. Donations of plasma and platelets 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) 867-1781.

Dances of Universal Peace, Sun. 3/17

Dances
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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Men’s Breakfast, Sat. 3/23


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
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ASJ Justice Fair, Sun. 3/24


ASJ Justice Fair [s]
Advocates for Social Justice will sponsor a Justice Fair March 24 after the service. The fair takes the place of ASJ Inquirer’s meeting, and consists of:
Introduction/Overview/Intersectionality
Five minute info from each area
Info tables from each area
Goals: to address interest in doing other work beyond racial justice, to help people see where they can put their energies and to give people space …
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Ostara, Sun. 3/24


Ostara [fp,s]
Hard to believe Spring is almost upon us! Snow is still everywhere — this winter has tested our certainty that Spring will follow Winter. But we know it will. Come join the WUUC Earth-based Spirituality Group in giving Spring all the encouragement we can, as we celebrate Ostara, the Spring Equinox. Our ritual will be Sunday, March 24, from 2-4 …
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Golden Girls, Thu. 3/28


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, March 28 for food, fellowship and fine Mexican food at Tres Hermanos, 12821 NE 185th St., Kirkland. 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.

Auction Item: Trivia with the WUUC Board, Fri. 3/29


Auction Item: Trivia with the WUUC Board [s]
Come one, come all! The WUUC Board is hosting the Board Trivia Night Auction event on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 pm. For a small $20.00 donation to WUUC, you can join with your friends for a fun evening of challenging yourself with UU theology and history facts as well as WUUC program specifics. It is a great chance to …
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UPCOMING SERVICES

Blessing of the Animals, 3/3


Blessing of the Animals
– Reverend Diana L. Smith
Join us for WUUC’s annual blessing of the animals this Sunday. During this multigenerational service we’ll bless pictures of animals, stuffed animals, and light candles for animals who have departed this life. After the service Rev. Diana will bless animals near the mediation grove.

Love is the Spirit of This Church, 3/10


Love is the Spirit of This Church
– Guest Speaker
In a popular affirmation used by many UU churches, “Love is the Spirit of this Church,” we look for wisdom beyond rote recitation, understanding of service as a spiritual practice, a spirit that encompasses and expands the church community, and a love beyond words.


Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other, 3/17

– Reverend Diana L. Smith

Dreaming Climate Justice, 3/24


Dreaming Climate Justice
– Reverend Diana L. Smith

Transgender Day of Visibility, 3/31


Transgender Day of Visibility
– TBA


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