Golden Girls Lunch

Golden Girls Lunch

We invite you to join the Golden Girls for lunch on Thursday, July 28, at 11:30 a.m.  All women are welcome! 

We will again eat at McMenamins Tavern on the Square, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. We will eat outdoors under cover and with heat lamps, if needed. We will have good conversations and deepen our friendships, so mark your calendars for July 28 and plan to be with us!  Watch for the reminder closer to the date.

Nonfiction Book Club Summer 2022

Nonfiction Book Club Summer 2022

Join us on Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. at the WUUC Church Campout at Rasar State Park in Concrete, WA for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will be discussing These Precious Days, a collection of essaysby Ann Patchett. RSVP to Alaine <>. RSVP not required, but helpful for planning purposes.

If you aren’t attending the campout, but are still interested in reading and discussing the book, consider volunteering to lead a Zoom discussion on the same day!

These Precious Days, a collection of essays from beloved novelist Ann Patchett, spans decades but leads to our present moment. As the title of her collection suggests, she is grateful and acknowledges all the luck she’s had.“We don’t deserve anything,” she writes. “Not the suffering and not the golden light. It just comes.”

Patchett’s essays are sharp and honest. She confronts her faults frequently while also remaining candid, unafraid to talk about getting a prestigious award or acknowledging that she’s a pretty big deal. She writes too about getting rid of her possessions and a year of no shopping, about her love of Snoopy and getting her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop—a program helped her understand the importance of community, something she nurtures with her bookstore in Nashville.

Each of the essays in These Precious Days is moving, but the title essay stands out. Patchett starts it off with Tom Hanks and you don’t see what’s coming, and that’s just how we’ve all felt that last year and a half. After all this waiting, it’s always nice to be surprised by love.

  • Modified from The Chicago Review of Books

Four times a year, the WUUC Book Discussion Group gathers to read and talk about a nonfiction book. You only attend the meetings about books that interest you, so we end up with a different group of participants every time.  We meet to connect and talk about a book in depth.  Anyone is welcome to suggest a book and/or lead a discussion.  Contact Alaine to RSVP, suggest a book, or offer to host a future discussion.

Blood Drive July 18-20

Blood Drive July 18-20

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church
19020 Woodinville-Duvall Road 98072|
Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20

The pandemic has created lots of challenges for our community blood collection process.   Please consider being a donor if you can. 

Book a Donation Appointment

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.

“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.”


You can Still Help with Rummage Sale

You can Still Help with Rummage Sale

By Leslie Morton

The Rummage Sale will be on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is a big fundraiser for WUUC.  Help is needed during and after the sale. Questions?  Reach out to members of the committee:  Leslie Morton, Dewey Millar, Linda McCrystal, Marlene Katz and Tevina Flood. Thank you!

Welcome New Admin

Welcome New Admin

by Lori Varosh
Outgoing Office Administrator

I am delighted to introduce May Killorin (pronounced kah-lor’-in), who has been hired as the new WUUC Office Administrator. She and I will work together until the end of June.

May lives in Lake Forest Park. She grew up attending University Unitarian Church in Seattle, where she became very involved in leadership. She is now involved in national UU young adult groups.

She graduated from Western Washington University in June 2020 with degrees in the Global Humanities of Religion and Culture, and Theater Stage Management. 

May loves to listen to music, dance, play board games and cook.

Please be patient with her (I know you will be!) There is a lot to learn!

As I prepare to retire, I want to thank you all for making my 14 years as office administrator a warm and enjoyable experience. You have been a wonderful congregation to work for and with.

Send Cards for Rev. Lo’s Retirement

Send Cards for Rev. Lo’s Retirement

By Rev. Jennifer A. Hackett
UUCE Minister of Pastoral Care & Adult Faith Formation
I am writing to you today to let you know that our colleague, the Rev. Lois Van Leer will be participating in the Service of the Living Tradition to signify her retirement from parish ministry.

Rev. Lo was my teaching minister last year when I was a ministerial intern at the UU Church in Eugene, OR. She mentored me and is now a friend.  

The UU Church in Eugene is assembling a card bouquet to present to her after the service on 06/23.  (Sadly, I believe the service is being restricted just to Assembly registrants due to Covid protocols). 

We welcome cards mailed to the UU Church in Eugene ℅ Rev. Lois Van Leer 1685 W. 13th Ave Eugene, OR 97402 by Wednesday, June 15.

Kind regards,