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May 2021 Newsletter

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MAY 2021 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Robin Lakes, Alpine Lakes Wilderness by Cora Goss-Grubbs
Robin Lakes, Alpine Lakes Wilderness by Cora Goss-Grubbs
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: Holly Beck.

Theme: Story

Story by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay
Story by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay
By Donna Johnson
Worship Team Chair
Our stories help us know ourselves and know what matters in our lives. “Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories.” (Chimamanda Adichie)
We tell the story of who we are.
“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” (Brené Brown) …
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Minister’s Musings

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So Close… But We’re Not There Yet

By Rev. Dan Lillie
Dear WUUC Community,
This week marks one year since we had our Candidating Week (which was actually 12 days!), which ended in you voting and calling me to be your settled minister. That week was the first time I met many of you. It was the first time we worshipped together. And because of the pandemic, all of this happened …
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Minister's Musings: So Close… But We’re Not There Yet
Covid by Tumisu from Pixabay

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.

Up to the Challenge: Amy Robertson

I am currently a nurse with Fircrest Residential Habilitation Center. I have been a nurse for seven years and at Fircrest for two years. My life long passion has been to work with people with intellectual and physical disabilities.
I began this work when I was in college when I started to work at group homes to earn money for school. I …
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Up to the Challenge: Amy Robertson

Notes 4 Earth

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Notes 4 Earth: Of Natural Rights and Rights of Nature

Of Natural Rights and Rights of Nature

By John Hilke
The Declaration of Independence talks of inalienable rights – inherent rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some might take these as natural rights or “God-given” rights. Another wording might be the right to vital participation in the context of reality. We are all familiar with human rights as a term defining natural rights for …
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Worship Team Update

Looking to the Future – The Times They are a-Changing

Worship Team Update:  Looking to the Future – The Times They are a-Changing
By Donna Johnson
Worship Team Chair
In March 2020, WUUC jumped straight into virtual Zoom church services with two days’ notice and a can-do spirit. This “show must go on” attitude kept us together as a congregation during a scary time, but resulted in some craziness from week to week.
Now, in the not-too-distant-future, when the time is right, WUUC will begin …
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ASJ Update

Youth Select Next Recipient

ASJ Update: Youth Select Next Recipient
By Cora Goss-Grubbs
ASJ Co-Chair
Sunday Special Collections
The March Advocates for Social Justice special collection raised $570 for JUUstice WA, which strives to inspire, educate, empower, and nurture the capacity of Unitarian Universalists (UUs), as well as our community allies, to collaboratively advocate for and undertake social and environmental justice initiatives. They support legislative change that aligns with our UU values in Washington state and beyond.
Our next …
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Meal for Camp Unity

Meal for Camp Unity

WUUC will serve a meal to denizens of Camp Unity Eastside on Saturday, May 29. 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.

The Seven Principles: Do They Work

A Conference Sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Council
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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

Beltane in the Time of COVID, 5/2

Beltane in the Time of COVID
– Rachel Eddy, Earth-Based Ministry Lead

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.

Flower Communion, 5/9

Flower Communion
– Reverend Dan Lillie
Join us for a special UU Tradition that celebrates the beauty of community!
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.

Welcome, 5/16

UnWelcome
– Reverend Dan Lillie
A friendly smile and greeting are one way to be welcoming, and there are plenty more! Let’s explore radical hospitality, and ways to be welcoming that we may or may not have considered before.
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.

It Takes Practice

It Takes Practice, 5/23

– Matt Meyer, UU Musician and Worship Leader
Our favorite songs, whoever the artist or whatever the style, were created in a strange alchemy of study and inspiration, of strict practice and of letting go. Spiritual Practice is a similar combination of dedication, muscle memory, and perhaps a little divine inspiration. Join us for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship when things around us are changing fast.
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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Memorial Day Remembrances, 5/30

Memorial Day Remembrances
– Winny Schnitzler, WUUC Member
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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