February Newsletter





February 2021 Newsletter

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FEBRUARY 2021 WUUC NEWSLETTER

Anacortes Sunset (002)by John Hilke
Anacortes Sunset by John Hilke
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: Amelia King.

In This Issue:

Minister’s Musings
The View from RE
Budget Drive Kickoff
ASJ Update
Notes 4 Earth
Worship Team Update
Got comments on or questions about this newsletter? Please email office@wuuc.org

Theme: Beloved Community

Beloved Community by AndPan614 from Pixabay
by AndPan614 from Pixabay
By Donna Johnson
Worship Team Chair
Each month, WUUC explores a theme of the month. February’s Soul Matters theme is What Does it Mean to be a people of BELOVED COMMUNITY?
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our ultimate end must be reconciliation; the end must be redemption; the end must be the creation of the beloved community. … It begins by loving others …
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Minister’s Musings

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More Questions than Answers

By Rev. Dan Lillie
Dear WUUC Community,
We were hoping for a better 2021 when the year kicked off, but it’s been a rough start.
The insurrection at the United States Capitol was a scary thing to watch. And despite two vaccines, the COVID19 virus is adapting and spreading even more quickly than when it first arrived in the country; and after months of …
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More Questions than Answers

The View from RE

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What Are We Inspired To Put Into the World?

What Are We Inspired To Put Into the World?

By Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education
In mini-worship this month, we have been talking with the children about their unique and special talents. We all have things that only we can contribute to the world. We can use these gifts and talents to improve our own lives, the lives of our families, friends, and the larger world. Sometimes it is as simple as sharing a smile …
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Annual Budget Drive Kickoff

Annual Budget Drive Kickoff

By Carol Taylor
Stewardship Chair
The theme for our annual budget drive kicking off this month is Community Starts in the Kitchen. As we come together in our homes to nourish ourselves and our loved ones, we build our connections and feed our spirits.
Our co-chairs for our first online pledge drive are David Blomberg and Stephanie Young. David has been a part of WUUC …
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Community Kitchen Kickoff Event

Kitchen Utensils
Please join us online on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. as we kick off this year’s drive with a fun afternoon of conversation, community, and music! (Link to event details). You are encouraged to wear your favorite cooking attire, bring your favorite snack or make your favorite recipe. (Link to Event Calendar event).

ASJ Update

Root of Our Youth and Farmer Frog

ASJ Update: Root of Our Youth and Farmer Frog
By Pam Green
ASJ Co-Chair
Sunday Special Collections
December’s Advocates for Social Justice special collection raised $935 for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. The UUSC is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization advancing human rights together with an international community of grassroots partners and advocates.
Our next special collection, during the service on February 21, will go to Root of Our Youth, a …
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Notes 4 Earth

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Notes4Earth: Drop the Knife! Let’s go Plant-based!

Drop the Knife! Let’s go Plant-based!

An Innovative Plan for a Healthier Diet and a Greener Earth

By Wendy Condrat
Most of us are aware of how a better diet influences our mental, physical and emotional well-being — providing more energy and eliminating sources of disease-causing foods. Forks Over Knives (forksoverknives.com) has presented a great website with all the sound information on how to begin switching from a …
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Worship Team Update

Creating Slides for Use During a Service

By Donna Johnson
Worship Team Chair
One of the silver linings of our current Zoom services is that we can add a visual component to our announcements by showing slides before and during the services. The Worship Team and Lori Varosh are happy to work with you to create slides to promote WUUC-related events if we have enough lead time. If you …
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Worship Team Update:  Creating Slides for Use During a Service

February 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

Beloved Community, 2/7

Beloved Community
– Reverend Dan Lillie
We use this phrase a lot in Unitarian Universalism. But where did the term come from? What does it mean? Let’s explore the origin and meaning of Beloved 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.
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540. Password: 659909

Who Are Our Neighbors? 2/14

Who Are Our Neighbors?
– Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education
Who is our neighbor? In our current political and social environment, how do our values call us to interact with others? Let’s explore what community means in our deeply divided society.
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.
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540. Password: 659909

Community Starts in the Kitchen

Community Starts in the Kitchen, 2/21

– Reverend Dan Lillie
What are the ingredients of Beloved Community? Come find out, and then let’s get cooking!
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. Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540.
Password: 659909

Beyond Individualism, 2/28

Beyond Individualism
– Reverend Dan Lillie
As much as we can try to work to grow and transform ourselves to become resilient people, there are always going to be situations in which we just cannot save ourselves. Our salvation lies in the practice of Beloved 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.
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540.
Password: 659909

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