July Newsletter





July 2021 Newsletter

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JULY 2021 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Rowboat, watercolor 7x9, by Janice Anthony
Rowboat, 7×9 watercolor, by Janice Anthony
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.

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Minister’s Musings

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Changing Your Mind as a Spiritual Practice

By Rev. Dan Lillie
Dear WUUC Community,
General Assembly, the annual meeting of Unitarian Universalists from across the country to conduct the business of our denomination, usually takes place the last full week of June, and this year was no exception in that regard. It was exceptional for another reason though, because it took place virtually for the second year in a row, due …
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Changing Your Mind as a Spiritual Practice

The View from RE

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It Takes a Village: What Can We Create Together?

By Bridget Laflin
Director of Religious Education
Hello Beloved WUUC Community!
As we begin a new church year and think about our in-person-gathering plans, it is once again time to think about how each of us will share our time and talents with one another. One of the most important concepts of Unitarian Universalism is to support one another as we grow and learn. Sometimes we focus on …
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It Takes a Village: What Can We Create Together?
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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.

‘Lazy Man’s Way to Save the World’:

Dewey Millar

I conduct blood drives. I coordinate with BloodWorks and churches in our interfaith group to schedule drives and sign up donors.
I was a regular blood donor when I lived in Honolulu, starting about 40 years ago. After I moved to Woodinville in 1992, I looked around for blood donating opportunities and discovered that WUUC already had a program for this. WUUC …
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'Lazy Man's Way to Save the World': Dewey Millar

Give the Gift of Life

Give the Gift of Life

WUUC will host blood drives Wednesday through Friday, July 28, 29 and 30. The signup sheet for appointments can be found online here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/donorportal/grouplanding.aspx?s=1799&utm_source=Degree37&utm_medium=tracking_link&utm_campaign=Pop-Up_Donor_Centers&utm_content=Woodinville&ds_campaign=Pop-Up_Donor_Centers
Please be a donor if you can. The pandemic has greatly affected the blood collection process, so we need to give all the help we can.
Contact Dewey if you have questions or need more information, 425-867-1781.

Justice Update

Invest in Bystander Training

Justice Notes: Invest in Bystander Training
Bystander Training ~ Sunday, July 11 ~ Noon-2 p.m. ~ Free on Zoom
Reserve your spot now by filling out this short form
By Cora Goss-Grubbs
Learn the do’s and don’ts of bystander intervention in this virtual, interactive workshop designed to help learn and practice the skills of reacting in the moment to street harassment. Rather than utilize a one-size-fits-all approach, …
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Nonfiction Book Club – Summer 2021 – At the WUUC Campout!

Join us on Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. at the WUUC Church Campout at Manchester State Park in Port Orchard for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will discuss “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson.
RSVP to Alaine. RSVP not required, but helpful for planning purposes.
If you aren’t attending the campout, but are …
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Nonfiction Book Club - Summer 2021 - At the WUUC Campout!

Notes 4 Earth

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Notes4Earth: High Environmental and Social Justice Costs of Clothing

High Environmental and Social Justice Costs of Clothing

By Cynthia Cobb
Thank you to DD Hilke for introducing this topic to me. Since then I did some research and found these books discussing the high cost of clothing at the library. Elizabeth Cline’s first book was Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. In The Conscious Closet she writes “Overdressed was one of the first investigations to draw a straight …
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Retired Women: Hiatus Followed by Hybrid Meetings

By Jan Radoslovich
Retired Women’s Group – we meet to support one another in our retirement journeys, to learn about Conscious Eldering and to have fun and social time together.
Retired Women won’t be meeting during July and August, 2021. Instead, we will be individually working on Life Review activities such as journaling, autobiography work, art projects, picture scrapbooking and other …
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Retired Women: Hiatus Followed by Hybrid Meetings

Camp Unity Meal

Meal for Camp Unity

WUUC will serve a meal to denizens of Camp Unity Eastside on Sunday, July 24. 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.

July 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

How to Love Your Country, 7/4

How to Love Your Country
– Reverend Dan Lillie
“If you don’t like this country, why don’t you just leave?” Often, people with progressive values are accused of not being “patriotic”; but willingness to accept a broken system does not determine who has a right to be here. We stay because we love our country, and we want to make it better.
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.

Joyful Noise: A Celebration of UU Music, 7/11

Joyful Noise: A Celebration of UU Music
– Michael Lawson and Friends
The “Joyful Noise” service is an annual, music-filled favorite at WUUC. Joyful Noise musicians take requests to play our favorite hymns. The musicians and tech team are working hard to transcend limitations to bring the “Joyful Noise” service to us in these challenging times – when the power of music is especially important.
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.

The Heart Aroused

The Heart Aroused, 7/18

– Chuck Bean
Poetry – a way of engaging our heart, our spirit and our mind so we’re left a little bit different as a person from the encounter.
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.

Worship Like UU Youth: Joyful Games!, 7/25

Worship Like UU Youth: Joyful Games!
– Ava Priest
Join Ava Priest, WUUC young adult and Worship Co-Lead for Pacific North West District Youth in April 2021, as we enjoy exploring our UU identities and the journeys we take throughout our lives.
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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