May Newsletter





May 2022 Newsletter

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MAY 2022 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Spring by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay
Leaves by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay
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. We had no winner last month!

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Theme:

Nurturing Beauty

Soul Matters offers UU congregations an opportunity to explore a theme each month. WUUC uses these themes in our Worship services, our small group discussions, and any time we just feel like talking about something other than the weather or the woes of the world. Join in, consider this month’s theme, Nurturing Beauty.
Submitted by Linda Sherry
Nurturing Beauty
What …
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Minister’s Musings

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It’s About Connection, not Perfection

By Reverend Dan Lillie
Dear WUUC Community,
Last month, our Worship Team collaborated with the folks at Evergreen UU Fellowship in Marysville to do a collaborative service honoring Easter and Passover. It went well, and I think everyone involved learned a lot by shaking things up and doing things a little differently than we normally would. The EUUF folks taught us some things about …
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Minister's Musings: It’s About Connection, not Perfection

The View from RE

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Options for Children

Options for Children
The VIP (Very Inquisitive People) area in the WUUC Sanctuary
By Bridget Laflin
Director of Religious Education
If you have been wondering what options children have at WUUC right now, here are the answers you’ve been looking for!
Mini-worship on Zoom: We have a 15 minute mini-worship service each Sunday over Zoom which begins at 9:30 a.m. (before the main worship service). It is geared toward children, but all are welcome to attend.
In Person Worship: If you have …
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Re-Emergence:
2022-2023 Pledge Drive Final Total

By Kathy Fosnaugh
Stewardship Committee Chair
Thank you to all who pledged in this spring’s 2022-2023 WUUC Pledge Drive.
With $335,239 pledged to date, we have exceeded all past WUUC pledge drives.
Stats:
Total pledged: $335,239
Number of pledges: 88
Participation rate: 97%
Percent of goal: 97%
Average pledge: $3,709
Median pledge: $2,150
We are Re-Emerging ready for renewal and growth as we return to in person services events, and activities. …
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Re-Emergence 2022-2023 Pledge Drive Final Total

The Rummage Sale is back!!!

The Rummage Sale is back!!!

By Leslie Morton
The WUUC Rummage Sale will be on Friday and Saturday, June 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The main set up and donation day is right after services on Sunday, May 29. This is unfortunately Memorial Day weekend (if you have ever tried to schedule something at church you will understand!).
On that Sunday we will take everything …
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Adult Religious Education Offerings

UU 101
UU 101 is a two-session class offered quarterly that covers some basics about Unitarian Universalist History, Theology, and Polity. What is polity, you ask? Come to UU 101 and find out!
The next UU 101 dates are:
Session 1: Saturday, May 14, 1-3:30 p.m. (Hybrid: Zoom and in-person at WUUC) Session 2: Saturday, May 28, 1-3:30 p.m. (Hybrid: Zoom and in-person at WUUC)
Please register by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/RZuJaCfms9F1gY3s7
Community Spotlight (2)
WUUC volunteers are among those local heroes who put their time, energy and even lives on the line to serve others. To recognize such vital contributions, Winny Schnitzler and Jen Ikeda developed our Community Spotlight feature.

Inclusion: We All Benefit — Sarah Niwa

When I was a child, I was introduced to what was called then “therapeutic horsemanship” through my 4-H club. I volunteered for years, and even taught lessons. Adaptive horseback riding makes horseback riding accessible to all!
As an adult I discovered occupational therapy. While going to school at UW, I volunteered at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, eventually leading the …
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Inclusion: We All Benefit -- Sarah Niwa

Hanging the Choir Mics

By Lori McConnell
Tech Team Member
Creating hybrid services at WUUC are complex procedures — and not for those with agoraphobia!
In mid-April, Kermit Sprang rented a 20-foot scissor lift so he and Tom Richards could install choir mics in the nether-reaches of the sanctuary. The mics are multi- directional, unlike the wireless mics that are focused.
Hopefully the choir will be back …
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Hanging the Mics

ASJ Update

Advocating for Multicultural Mental Health

ASJ Update: Advocating for Multicultural Mental Health

By Cora Goss-Grubbs
Advocates for Social Justice Co-Chair
On May 22, you’re invited to get out your coin purse, wallet, checkbook, or phone to give what you can to NAMI Eastside. This East King County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of life for those impacted by mental illness …
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Totes to Go

By Grace Simons
Totes to Go is a program to provide weekend food for students who may be food insecure over weekends when school meals aren’t available.
We are partnered with Maywood Hills Elementary (see photo) and support 15 students.
The school year is coming to an end and we’re working on our last collection for this school year. Donations are due by …
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Totes to Go

Camp Unity Meal

Meal for Camp Unity

WUUC will not serve a meal to denizens of Camp Unity Eastside in May. The next opportunity is June 26. Watch for more information, including the menu, as the time nears. For more information or to suggest a meal, contact Reggie Gausman.

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.

May 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

Beltaine: A Celebration of Renewal and Hope, 5/1

Beltaine: A Celebration of Renewal and Hope
– Rachel Eddy
Join our beloved community in a playful and whimsical celebration of the return of spring, designed to kindle the creative spark in each of us.
We require proof of vaccination as well as a mask for in-person attendance.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3EuWBCj
Meeting ID: 944 4710 1249
Passcode: 265791
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
Beauty, Beauty, Everywhere

Beauty, Beauty, Everywhere, 5/8

– Reverend Dan Lillie
What is the significance of beauty in our lives? Let’s explore and celebrate the ways it makes our lives better.

We require proof of vaccination as well as a mask for in-person attendance.

The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3EuWBCj
Meeting ID: 944 4710 1249
Passcode: 265791
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
Flower Communion

Flower Communion, 5/15

– Reverend Dan Lillie
This annual beloved tradition in Unitarian Universalism celebrates beauty, connection, and community. Bring a flower, and leave feeling lifted up!
We require proof of vaccination as well as a mask for in-person attendance.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3EuWBCj
Meeting ID: 944 4710 1249
Passcode: 265791
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782

Supporting Mental Health

Supporting Mental Health, 5/22

– Linda Sherry & Jan Radoslovich, WUUC Members
Do one in four people in the US really have mental illness? What does that mean? How does it impact me? What can we do for ourselves, for our loved ones and acquaintances, for our local communities, for the world? WUUC members Linda Sherry and Jan Radoslovich will offer some insights and spiritual perspective based on research, current trends and personal experiences.
We require proof of vaccination as well as a mask for in-person attendance.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3EuWBCj
Meeting ID: 944 4710 1249
Passcode: 265791
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782
Love Anyway

Love Anyway, 5/29

– Reverend Dan Lillie
In an age of easy “unfriending,” it might be tempting to cut people out of our lives for being on the “wrong side” of any number of issues. But since when was being in agreement with each other about everything a core tenant of Unitarian Universalism? Despite our differences, divides, and disagreements, our UU faith calls us to love anyway.
We require proof of vaccination as well as a mask for in-person attendance.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3EuWBCj
Meeting ID: 944 4710 1249
Passcode: 265791
For audio only, call: 253-215-8782

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