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NOVEMBER 2022 WUUC NEWSLETTER

A Chalice Challenge: Find the chalice hidden in this newsletter (not the one above). Click on it, record your name on the resulting Google doc, and you will be entered to win a special little gift from Rev. Dan Lillie. Last Months winner was Kerrie Vespaziani.
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November 2022 Theme: Change

November 2022 Theme: Change
Passage from Soul Matters November 2022 Theme Welcome to The Path of Change I wonder, particularly in a time where everything seems urgent, what the role of pause and breath is, in this season, to help us gear up for whatever this transformational moment we find ourselves in is. Rev. Jen Bailey space to imagine a new way, and new …

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Minister's Musings

Lillie, Dan

Feeling the Energy

Greetings WUUC community,

After a slow and restful summer, we had our Ingathering service back in September. And, although this was when we kicked off our church year officially, I'm really starting to feel the momentum of our community picking up now. Slowly but surely, more and more people are showing up to the church on Sundays …

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Please Welcome Our New WUUC Staff Members!

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In October, we welcomed two new members to the WUUC staff team. Amy Genova is our new Membership Coordinator, and Skylar Hopkins is our new Director of Religious Education. They will both be around on most Sundays, so please take a moment to say hello and welcome them when you see them! Here is a little about...

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Please Wear Your Name Badges

Good news, we have new staff, new visitors, and members returning to in-person service. PLEASE remember to wear your Name Badges to help these folks learn your names. Also, returning your badges to the basket in the lobby allows the membership committee to keep track of attendance! Thanks for all you do to help our church keep growing!

Best,
Amy K. Genova
Membership Coordinator
engage@wuuc.org

Article II Feedback Sessions

Article II Feedback Sessions
The Article II Study Commission's outreach team will be hosting Zoom feedback sessions in the first half of November, along with gathering feedback through a forthcoming online form for individual comments. This is another opportunity to participate in the process and give your feedback.

Building a Safer Congregation Culture at WUUC

As a congregation, we strive to build and maintain a safety culture to keep children, youth and adults safe from sexual abuse, harassment or misconduct while participating in congregational life. In response to the feedback and concerns expressed by congregational members during the September Town Hall and Zoom meetings as well as individual …

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Building a Safer Congregation Culture at WUUC

In the Soup - Ministry Council Updates

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- Jan Radoslovich, WUUC Board VP and Liaison to Ministry Council

As a Ministry Council, we’ve been “in the soup” of our organization and functioning for the past several months, and it is a relief to have revisited the Umbrella model and regrouped our ministries to make this model work better for the church ministries...

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Support WUUC While Shopping!

If you shop at Amazon, please use  https://smile.amazon.com/. Select Woodingville Unitarian Universalist Church as you charitable organization. When you check out and pay from the smile.amazon.com url, a portion of the purchase price of selected items will be paid to WUUC. If you forget to use smile.amazon.com while shopping, you will still be able to access your shopping cart and …

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Support WUUC While Shopping

November ASJ Update

November ASJ Update
November 2022 Thank you to the 34 people who voted for their favorite organizations for ASJ’s monthly Special Collections! Votes have been tallied and below is a list of the ten organizations receiving WUUC’s special collections over the next year. A couple spots are always left open to respond to unexpected events that lead to efforts we feel called to …

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Successful Trunk or Treat

On Sunday, October 30, Woodinville UU Church co-hosted a Trunk or Treat event with the Woodinville Country Day School (who share our space Monday - Friday). We had volunteers from both communities show up to pass out candy, run the cider and cocoa station, loan lawn games, and pass out candy, an many kiddos turned up in costumes. A ghoulishly-good …

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Mistakes & Miracles Book Discussion

Mistakes & Miracles Book Discussion [s,l,z]
Join a book group discussion November 5th, 9-11 a.m. of the UU Common Read for 2022-23, Mistakes and Miracles: Congregations on the Road to Multiculturalism which shares how five diverse congregations encounter frustrations, disappointments, hope and wonder on the journey to create multicultural, anti-racist Beloved Community. Copies will be available to borrow from the library if needed. RSVP to either the session here.

Nonfiction Book Club - Fall 2022

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 2022 @ 6 pm for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club, hosted by Alaine Davis and Lane Owsley at their home in Kenmore. We will be discussing Our Dogs, Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond by Alexandra Horowitz. RSVP to Alaine .

Four times a year, the WUUC Book Discussion Group gathers to read and talk about...

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Nonfiction Book Club - Fall 2022

Depolarizing Within (a Braver Angels workshop)

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Sunday, November 6
1:00 – 4:00 PM
This workshop will be in-person at WUUC, but we will be offering it in a virtual format at a date in the near future. Facilitator: Ben Tamblyn Organized by John Moran, Co-Chair of the Western Washington Alliance Please register here: https://rb.gy/naoylx The Depolarizing Within workshop is designed to foster skills to help you lessen the effects of polarization when you …

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Fall Together Now - WUUC 12th Annual Auction & Party

Fall Together Now - WUUC 12th Annual Auction & Party
All Invited! 2022 Auction and Party - FALL TOGETHER NOW  WHAT:  Annual Auction and Party, with the WUUC band & cabaret artists! WHEN:  Saturday, November 12, 6:30-9:00 pm WHERE:  WUUC!! WHY:  Connecting, fun, and fund-raising for our church and community DETAILS Registration and bidding review- by Zoom after service, Sunday November 6, 11:30 am Silent Auction - Bidding online, most …

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November 13 Circle Supper

November's Circle Supper will be at Grace & David Simmons home. Circle Suppers are potlucks held at a different community member’s house each month. There is a sign-up sheet in a Google Doc, and anyone who wants to attend can put their name down along with their dietary preferences and what they are bringing. The host sets the maximum size …

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Nov. 19th & Dec. 3rd - Courageous Conversations About Race Workshop

Courageous Conversations About Race Workshop
This workshop is based on the work of Glenn Singleton in his book, Courageous Conversations About Race. Participants will be introduced to the racial consciousness flow chart and consider their level of conscious awareness of race, gain an understanding of the 4 agreements that set the stage for engaging in uncomfortable conversations, learn the six conditions for effective ways to talk …

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November Kids' Event - Lantern creation!

November Kids' Event: Create Beautiful Lanterns of various styles to light up your holiday evenings.

Who: WUUC Families of kids ages 2-11ish years old! (At least 1-adult per family please stay to play and socialize with us. Yes, babies are welcome to join, too. If you have a conflicting event on church grounds, please message me and we will see what we can do.
When: Sunday, November 20th, 11:45-12:45 after Church.
Where:
WUUC church grounds, Nursery or play yard.
Why: To build community and celebrate together!

Please RSVP to ikedaj@comcast.net
Looking forward to hearing your RSVPs!! ~Jen
November Kids' Event - Lantern creation!

Post-Service Potluck at WUUC

Post-Service Potluck
Written by Tevina Flood,

As the COVID team has adjusted the required safety measures for gatherings, it has now become possible to have potlucks in the sanctuary the way we did before the pandemic. The powers that be have all concurred that this is okay. I'd like to propose that we hold our first potluck after service on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. While I …

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November: Pop-Up Blood Drive

November: Pop-Up Blood Drive [s]
The pandemic has created lots of challenges for our community blood collection process. Please consider being a donor if you can. All donations are by appointment only. No walk ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted on site. Please check in with photo ID, and all donors and staff are required to wear face masks. There is no waiting period to donate blood if you recently received a covid vaccine/booster.

Book a Donation Appointment
“After 10 months of blood and platelet infusions, tomorrow is my husband’s bone marrow transplant, the only true cure for his cancer. I have over a 100 donors to thank for getting us to this point. Thank you all for your selfless donations, it is truly appreciated.”
800-398-7888 schedule.bloodworksnw.org

WUUC Online Feedback & Suggestion Form

Dear Community, WUUC is committed to providing the best experience possible for all our congregation members, friends, and visitors. We encourage you to participate in our continuous improvement by submitting constructive suggestions regarding our church, our services, or even our website. Tell us your questions, comments, or concerns. Your feedback is a valuable part of our program. What can we do to grow and become a stronger and more welcoming faith community? Appreciation and positive feedback are also very valuable … What’s working well for you? What do you like about WUUC? Your suggestion will be reviewed promptly and considered for possible further action. You may use this link to submit your suggestion online. Anonymous feedback is permitted.

Feedback and Suggestion Form: https://forms.gle/mWgNNyma7DizrQ8K7

Alternatively, you may send your suggestion in an email directly to the Board at board@wuuc.org. Thank you for your input.
In Community,
WUUC Board

Seeking connections?

Seeking connections?
WUUC offers numerous opportunities to get to know one another, delve more deeply into spiritual topics or just gather for song or conversation. If you're seeking connections, the first place to try is here.

November Calendar: https://wuuc.org/calendarevents/

Numerous Zoom meetings are held each week, including opportunities to grow our spirits and opportunities to connect for fun and entertainment. Please check the calendar link above for the schedule. Contact office@wuuc.org or your facilitator if you need the Zoom link to a meeting.

UPCOMING SERVICES

11/06 - Depolarizing Within

Depolarizing Within
- Reverend Dan Lillie

Before doing the hard work of making the world a better place, let’s start by examining the assumptions we carry with us that affect how we show up in our interactions with others, especially if we’re anticipating tension or conflict. Join us for worship in the morning, and a workshop in the afternoon.

The link to join the Zoom Webinar online service at 10 a.m. is here.
https://bit.ly/3BblPUZ
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://bit.ly/3eKmdlK
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571

11/13 - How to Change a Mind

How to Change a Mind
- Reverend Dan Lillie

There are many instances in which we might try to change hearts and minds (in our justice work, during debates, disagreements, and conflicts, etc.), but changing hearts and minds is not an easy thing to do! It's difficult and often frustrating (especially when people stubbornly refuse to see the light), but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Come learn how to change a mind.

The link to join the Zoom Webinar online service at 10 a.m. is here.
https://bit.ly/3BblPUZ
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://bit.ly/3eKmdlK
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571

Transgender Day of Remembrance

11/20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance

- Reverend Dan Lillie

As we observe Transgender Day of Remembrance, let us honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost this year to anti-transgender violence.

The link to join the Zoom Webinar online service at 10 a.m. is here.
https://bit.ly/3BblPUZ
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://bit.ly/3eKmdlK
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571
Gratitude Together

11/27 - Gratitude Together

- WUUC Worship Team

The WUUC worship team invites you to be part of a lay-led service celebrating the spiritual practice of gratitude and giving-thanks on Sunday, November 27. The gratitude gathering will include special music, homilies readings, and poems provided by WUUC friends and members.

The link to join the Zoom Webinar online service at 10 a.m. is here.
https://bit.ly/3BblPUZ
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://bit.ly/3eKmdlK
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571
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