September Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter



Hydrangeas outside the minister's office by Karen Hyams
Karen Hyams submitted this photo of Hydrangeas outside the WUUC minister’s office.

Theme: Renewal

Renewal by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay
(Some ponderances, largely adapted from this month’s Soul Matters theme, What Does It Mean to Be a People of Renewal?)
By Linda Sherry
As I begin to frame the September Soul Matters theme of Renewal, I find that I have become resigned to a bit of humdrum; that the ongoing struggle to stay safe in this time of …
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Minister’s Musings

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Where Do You Find Renewal?

Minister's Musings: Where Do You Find Renewal?
By Minister Dan Lillie
Hello Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church! It is so good to (finally!) be here with you all! It has been quite a transition for my family and me over the last few months. Since being called as your settled minister back in May, we have been packing our house, making moving arrangements, and saying our goodbyes to our family and community …
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The View from RE


Religious Education 2020: It Takes a Village (and a Zoom account)

Religious Education 2020: It Takes a Village (and a Zoom account)
Students will be able to access this online Bitmoji RE classroom whenever they want.
By Bridget Laflin
Director of Religious Education
Hello WUUC!
Summer is winding down and we are ramping up for a church and school year like no other. All of us are feeling the pressure of figuring out how to create a new normal during these challenging times. WUUC’s Religious Education Committee is no different. But we are very excited about the …
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Photos by Minister Dan Lillie & Winny Schnitzler

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The Art of Welcome

The Art of Welcome
Artists include (clockwise from top) Meg Laflin, Jennifer Ikeda and Winny Schnitzler.
At the direction of Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education, WUUC members and their families created a visual celebration Saturday, Aug. 22, for the socially distanced, drive-by meet-and-greet the next day with newly arrived Minister Dan Lillie, his wife Emily Kuo and daughter Natalie Kuo-Lillie. Well done!
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Worship Team Update

2020-2021 Soul Matters Themes

Worship Team Update:  2020-2021 Soul Matters Themes
By Donna Johnson
The worship team is looking forward to the 2020-2021 church year with our new minister, Dan Lillie. WUUC subscribes to Soul Matters. The Soul Matters web site says, “The Soul Matters Sharing Circle is a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations who follow the same monthly themes so we can more easily share small group material, as well as worship, sermon, …
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Give the Gift of Life

Give the Gift of Life

Bloodworks will conduct a pop-up Blood Drive in the WUUC sanctuary Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 8-10, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Donations are by appointment only. Face masks are required. Please avoid visiting the church during this drive, except to donate blood. For information on how to schedule an appointment, please contact Dewey Millar, 425-867-1781 (call or text).

Fall Grounds Clean-Up

By Tom Richards
BAG Co-chair
Each year your Buildings and Grounds Committee sponsors a clean-up party before Ingathering. We’ll be doing it again this year on Saturday, Sept. 12. Even though we aren’t meeting in the building, maintenance and repair needs have not been suspended. We’ll start at 9 a.m. If we’re done by noon we’ll go home; if not we’ll provide a socially distant lunch and go on from there.

Fall Grounds Clean-Up

Notes 4 Earth

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Stubborn Optimism

Notes for Earth: Stubborn Optimism
by John Hartman
The world must reduce its carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 to have hope for a livable future. And we must be living in a carbon neutral, regenerative world by 2050. The good news is: We Can Do This! That’s the conclusion of “The Future We Choose,” a book members of the WUUC Climate Justice Committee have …
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Have an Idea for a New Program or Group?

There’s a form for that. Please click this link to submit your idea to the Ministry Council. They will be in touch.

Have an Idea for a New Program or Group?

­­­­­­­­­­Nonfiction Book Club – Fall 2020

Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club. We will be discussing Daring to Drive by Manal al-Sharif. RSVP to Alaine, “Manal al-Sharif grew up in Mecca the second daughter of a taxi driver, born the year fundamentalism took hold. In her adolescence, she was a religious radical, melting …
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September Calendar:

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 or your facilitator if you need the Zoom link to a meeting.


Labor and Learning

Labor Unions and Public Education, 9/6

– Tim Brittell, president of the Northshore Education Association
Guest speaker Tim Brittell reflects on his experience as a labor union leader, and the effect labor unions have had in shaping public education.
The Wisdom of Water

The Wisdom of Water, 9/13

– Minister Dan Lillie
Come celebrate our annual ingathering service, where we mark the beginning of another church year together.

It Takes a Village, 9/20

It Takes a Village
– Minister Dan Lillie & Bridget Laflin, Director of Religious Education
On this kick-off Sunday for our Religious Education program, let’s explore together what it means to be a truly intergenerational beloved community.

Mabon, 9/27

– Rachel Eddy, Earth-based Ministry Lead & Minister Dan Lillie
Join Rachel Eddy and Minister Dan as they lead a worship service celebrating Mabon, the pagan harvest festival that marks the Autumnal Equinox.

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