October Newsletter





October 2021 Newsletter

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OCTOBER 2021 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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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 month’s winner: Cora Goss-Grubbs.

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Theme: Cultivating Relationship

Adapted by Linda Sherry
Based on Soul Matters Materials
Relationships are not just about people. We have relationship with many aspects of our lives. While this month’s theme primarily focuses on connections with people, might I suggest we also consider our relationships to what nourishes us, and what stresses us, and how we cultivate the garden that is our lives.
As the seasons …
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Minister’s Musings

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Liminal Space

By Rev. Dan Lillie
Dear WUUC Community,
As we continue to search for a more normal way of life on the other side of this pandemic, it occurs to me that we are in a liminal space. “Liminal” comes from Latin, and means “threshold.” Physically, it is the space between two other spaces. But often it is used metaphorically to refer to transitional moments …
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The View from RE

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An Overview of RE

By Bridget Laflin
Director of Religious Education
Hello WUUC! Below is a summary of the programs that we are planning on offering for the children and youth this year at WUUC. If you have any questions or would like more information on any of these offerings, please let me know.
Elementary and Preschool Programs: Mini-worship: Mini-worship is an online 15-minute worship service geared toward children that takes place …
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An Overview of RE
Photo by Sarah Niwa

Hello From The New WUUC Congregational Intern!

By Bridget Laflin
Congregational Intern
You all know me as the Director of Religious Education, but I am also a seminary student in my last year of my Master of Divinity program at Seattle University. My ultimate goal is to become an Unitarian Universalist minister.
As a graduation requirement for my Master’s program, I need …
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Hello From The New WUUC Congregational Intern!
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Adult Religious Education Offerings

1) 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: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 6:30-8 p.m., via Zoom
Session 2: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 6:30-8 p.m., …
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Adult Religious Education Offerings

WUUC Auction 2021!

The WUUC Auction is ON!, Please plan to join us on Gilligan’s Island for the live auction and party Saturday, Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. Start planning your auction items, events, and attire. The event will be Zoomcast and/or in person, depending… Stay tuned for email announcements coming soon! Gilligan, the Skipper, and crew guarantee a fun time for all!

WUUC Auction 2021!

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.

Being Human

My name is Silvia. I retired from gainful employment in the Healthcare field shortly after leaving my marriage several years ago. Divorce felt devastating. After regaining some sense of “normalcy,” I began volunteer work co-facilitating a support group for women in Domestic Violence situations. The focus was on “self-empowerment” which actually helped my own healing process. However, I never accomplished practicing enough …
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Being Human
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Totes to Go

By Grace Simons
For many years, WUUC has participated in the Totes To Go program. What is that? It’s a system through which schools in our general area identify students who are at risk of missing meals over weekends, when school breakfast and lunch programs aren’t available. We provide a variety of food items that are placed in a backpack for each of those students …
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Totes to Go

Nonfiction Book Club – Fall 2021

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club, hosted by Alaine Davis and Donna Johnson. We will discuss An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (Revisioning History Book 3) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Depending on what the world looks like then, we may meet on Zoom or in person. RSVP …
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Camp Unity Meal

Meal for Camp Unity

WUUC will serve a meal to denizens of Camp Unity Eastside on Saturday, Oct. 30. 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.

October 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

The Case for Spiritual Practices, 10/3

The Case for Spiritual Practices
– Reverend Dan Lillie
In the month of October, we are going to be exploring a few different kinds of spiritual practices. You might be asking: What is a spiritual practice? Why would I want one? We’ll begin this month by making the case for spiritual practices.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540
Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Church Involvement as a Spiritual Practice, 10/10

Church Involvement as a Spiritual Practice
– Reverend Dan Lillie
When it comes to our involvement in the church, what if instead of approaching our team, task force, and committee work as a task-oriented process of getting things done, and instead understood church meetings as an opportunity to grow our spirits and deepen our bonds? Drawing wisdom from the book, Serving with Grace by Erik Walker Wikstrom, let’s consider a reframe for how we engage in church.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540
Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Play as Spiritual Practice

Play as Spiritual Practice, 10/17

– Bridget Laflin, Congregational Intern Spiritual practice doesn’t have to be such a serious business. We will explore ways that play, comedy, and sacred imagination can be utilized to connect us to the Divine and one another.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540
Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Activism as Spiritual Practice, 10/17

Activism as Spiritual Practice
– Reverend Dan Lillie
Unitarian Universalists tend to care very much about social justice, but the struggle against injustice, oppression and marginalization can easily overwhelm us if we don’t have a solid spiritual grounding from which to engage in this kind of work. Let’s explore how spiritual practices (and a spiritual community) support our ability to do activism and justice work sustainably for the long haul.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540
Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

All Souls Day of Remembrance, 10/31

All Souls Day of Remembrance
– Reverend Dan Lillie
At this service of remembrance, we will considering the wisdom found in a variety of cultural and religious perspectives on death, as we honor loved ones who have passed away.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540
Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

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