January Newsletter





January 2022 Newsletter

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JANUARY 2022 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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Northern Lights by Tommy Andreassen from Pixabay
A Chalice Challenge: We had no winner last month. Try it. It’s easy! 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.

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Theme:

Living with Intention

Compiled by Linda Sherry
Worship Support Specialist
“Here’s what I discovered. Intention is different from setting goals or resolutions in that Intention “pulls us into” who we truly are. Goals and resolutions “push us out” into future possibilities. To set intentions, we must listen to our inner voice which tells us who we truly are.”
— Katie Covey, Soul Matters Director of RE Resources
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Intentional Ponderings

By Linda Sherry
Soul Matters used to title each month’s topic with the question, “What does it mean to be a Community of ____________?”. Then fill in the blank with the theme. So my question is “What does it mean for WUUC to be a community that is Living With Intention?”
I have been very involved in supporting our Worship Services as we …
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Adult Religious Education Offerings

Adult Religious Education Offerings

UU 101
Rev. Dan Lillie will facilitate UU 101, 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, Jan. 15, 1-3 p.m., (Zoom)
Session 2: Saturday, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m., (Zoom)
Please register by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/pjx1fjUofhtySLtU9

Employment Opportunity:

Childcare Positions Open

Now that we have begun having Sunday worship services in person again, we are also providing childcare for those that need it. In addition to our Nursery and Preschool Coordinator, Jen Ikeda, we are adding two childcare provider positions. The childcare providers will need to commit to at least two Sunday mornings per month from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Additional hours may …
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Employment Opportunity: Childcare Positions Open

Nonfiction Book Club – Winter 2022

Join us on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at 7 p.m. for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club, hosted by Alaine Davis and Lane Owsley. We will be discussing Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. We plan to meet in person and have dinner together. Vaccinated guests only, please. RSVP to Alaine.
What’s to be done …
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Pop-Up Blood Drive

Pop-Up Blood Drive

WUUC will host a pop-up blood drive Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Donors are required to wear masks while giving blood, but there is no waiting period to donate if you have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Sign up for an appointment here: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/donorportal/grouplanding.aspx?s=1799 Contact Dewey Millar with questions, 425-867-1781 or dewmillar@gmail.com.

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.

Community Spotlight: A Story of Community And Its Accomplishments

A Story of Community And Its Accomplishments

My name is Jaime Holthuysen. I am a real estate broker and adjunct professor of anthropology. I wanted to share my experience volunteering last year at the start of the pandemic.
In March 2020, I had a heart-wrenching conversation with a good friend who was a doctor helping Covid patients. She was simply overwhelmed. There was such a shortage of …
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JUUstice Washington 2022 Legislative Summit

JUUstice Washington 2022 Legislative Summit
The 2022 Legislative Summit is coming very soon! Time is moving quickly and the Washington State Legislature will be moving into high gear soon! This is a short session this year so we’ll have a lot of work to do in a shorter period of …
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Pacific Western Regional Assembly

PWR Regional Assembly is that inspirational, radically inclusive, beyond-the-congregation UU community we’ve missed. Feb. 4-6, we can engage fully, wherever we are. Whether onsite at the Hyatt along the bay in San Diego, or online in the comfort of our own homes, we will have opportunities for connection in small groups, inspirational worship, transformative learning, and just plain community fun. Join in the community

Pacific Western Region Assembly

Camp Unity Meal

Meal for Camp Unity

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

January 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

Each New Day

Each New Day, 1/2

– Reverend Amy Beltaine
On Christmas morning we imagine the holy family basking in joy and awe with the newborn babe, grateful for all their gifts. Yet, as the wise men impart, all is not “happily ever after.” We may hope that the new year will mean a new world, but in real life, we wake up the next morning, and face the next day, the litter, post-holiday exhaustion, and credit-card debt. How can we remain grateful for our gifts while facing the forces which sometimes seem to overwhelm with danger and hardship? Let us gather to rest into the healing embrace of our beloved community and take the space to reflect upon how each of us may go forward from here.
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

Know Thyself, 1/9

Know Thyself
– Rev. Dan Lillie
Our monthly worship theme for January is “Living with Intention”, which is harder to do if we do not know ourselves well. Let’s consider how our self-understanding shapes our motivations and the way we live 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

Prayer, 1/16

Prayer
– Rev. Dan Lillie
Prayer is a powerful spiritual practice, but not because it the way to get an all-powerful deity to intervene in our lives and fix everything for us. Instead, the transformative power of prayer is in naming our intentions and putting them out into the universe.
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

Letting Go, 1/23

Letting Go
– Rev. Dan Lillie
Living with intention can help us live more purposeful and fulfilling lives, but when we hold on too tightly to intentions that either no longer serve us or that are beyond our control, then they can hold us back. Sometimes living with intention means holding our intentions lightly and knowing when to let go.
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

Whose Life Are You Living, 1/30

Whose Life Are You Living
– Bridget Laflin, Congregational Intern
An exploration of intentionally living our best life despite the expectations of our culture.
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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