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SEPTEMBER 2022 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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In This Issue:

Introducing the R&R Team
WUUC Board Report
Online Feedback & Suggestion Form
Survey of Racial Topics
UU Common Read: Mistakes & Miracles
ASJ Update
Fall Social Justice Fair
Pop-Up Blood Drive
Circle Supper
Nonfiction Book Club
Disco Party: 12th Annual Auction











Got comments on or questions about this newsletter? Please email office@wuuc.org
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September 2022 Theme: Belonging

Passage from Soul Matters September 2022 Theme
"Welcome to Belonging You hardly knew how hungry you were to be gathered in, to receive the welcome that invited you to enter entirely…
You began to breathe again…
You learned to sing.
But the deal with this blessing is that it will not leave you alone,
will not let you linger…

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Introducing the R&R Team

Written by WUUC R&R Team

Conflict. Difference of opinion. Changing perspective. Curiosity. Connection. Relationships and Resolutions. Like all congregations, WUUC has our share of conflicts. Before the pandemic hit, for a variety of reasons, turmoil was rumbling at WUUC causing discomfort and dissatisfaction. As we begin to gather again after two years of imposed isolation, WUUC has developed a small team who are learning methods …

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Introducing the R&R Team

September 2022: Board Report

September 2022: Board Report
- Written by Leslie Morton
Hi there! I currently have the honor of being your Board President. I would like to take the opportunity to make regular comments on what the Board is up to. At our last meeting we had the opportunity to thank outgoing member David Simons for his service. He will be sorely missed. We also took …

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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

Survey of Racial Topics

Written by Carol Taylor

Our WUUC Community was given a chance to participate in a survey of topics related to the Widening the Circle of Concern report from the UUA. If you have not yet had a chance, you are encouraged to review it (hard copies available to borrow in library). These are the results (55 respondents). Of those who responded: …

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Survey of Radical Topics

The UU Common Read: Mistakes and Miracles

The UU Common Read: Mistakes and Miracles
Written by Carol Taylor

The UU Common Read builds community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared platform for reflection and a shared focus for action. A Common Read can take us on a powerful faith journey as we explore what it means to be human and accountable in a pain-filled world. The Common Read 2022-23 …

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September 2022: ASJ Update

On September 18, our Special Collection sponsored by Advocates for Social Justice will replenish WUUC’s Black Student and Families Fund (BSAFF). This money, along with WUUC volunteers, assists families of students in the Northshore School District (especially those living at Greenleaf, a subsidized housing community) with a variety of needs – from essentials like food, shelter, and monthly bills, to …

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September 2022: ASJ Update

Fall Social Justice Fair 2022

Fall Social Justice Fair 2022
If you want to learn more about the social justice and service ministries and opportunities at WUUC, please come to the Fall Social Justice Fair. It will be held in the Sanctuary immediately following the Worship Service on Sunday, October 2nd. Everyone will have the opportunity to vote for Special Collections recipients during the Fair. Representatives of our active social justice ministries will be available to answer your questions and share the current and future opportunities for you to engage in social justice and service work at WUUC.

Pop Up Blood Drive September 19-21

The pop up blood drive is back this September! The pandemic has created lots of challenges for our community blood collection process. Please consider being a donor if you can. As of 8/23 we have 54 of 158 appointments booked.

Book a Donation Appointment

All donations are by appointment...

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Pop Up Blood Drive September 19-21

September 17th Circle Supper

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September's Circle Supper will be at LauriBeth & Brad Hull's 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 of the gathering and any optional specifics such as discussion topics or menu themes. The default is for attendees to be 18 and older, though hosts may choose to have child-friendly events. The date is usually the second Saturday of the month. The sign-up sheet is here; it is the same document every month so you can bookmark it for the future.

Nonfiction Book Club - Fall 2022

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 . From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz…

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WUUC Disco Party - 12th Annual Auction

Saturday, November 12th, 2022
The largest fundraiser of the year and we’re aiming at a LIVE event! It’s a Disco Party! So get out your sparkly halter-tops and get your white leisure suits pressed for a fabulous evening! Mark your calendars now and watch your emails for details.
WUUC Disco Party - 12th Annual Auction

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.

September 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

9/7 - WUUC Poetry Group

WUUC Poetry Group
- Pamela Denchfield

Hear inspired works from members of the WUUC Poetry Group. Currently facilitated by Pamela Denchfield and friend of the church Meriaten Long, this group explores forms of poetry together. Kick back, relax, and give your ears a treat with lovingly packaged words from folks you know, and some you might not as our group includes many from the community. You’ll also hear poems from the current poets laureate of Washington state and the nation.

The link to join the online service at 10 a.m. is: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/91365484659
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 1-253-215-8782

A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://zoom.us/j/91308302571
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571

9/11 - Ingathering

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- Reverend Dan Lillie Come celebrate our annual ingathering service, where we mark the beginning of another church year together. And don't forget to bring water from your summer adventures for our Water Communion ceremony.

The link to join the online service at 10 a.m. is: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/91365484659
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659 For audio only, call: 1-253-215-8782

A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://zoom.us/j/91308302571
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571
Who's With Me?

9/18 - Who's With Me?

- Reverend Dan Lillie The pandemic showed us that our church is not a building, our church is the people: we are the church! So let's decide what we want to do and create together, and then let's get to it. Who's with me?

The link to join the online service at 10 a.m. is: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/91365484659
Webinar ID: 913 6548

For audio only, call: 1-253-215-8782
A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://zoom.us/j/91308302571
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571

9/25 - Mabon

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– Rachel Eddy

Join Rachel Eddy, our Earth-based Worship Lead, in observing Mabon, the pagan celebration of the autumnal equinox.

The link to join the online service at 10 a.m. is: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/91365484659
Webinar ID: 913 6548 4659
For audio only, call: 1-253-215-8782

A Virtual Coffee Hour will be held at 11 a.m. here.
https://zoom.us/j/91308302571
Meeting ID: 913 0830 2571
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