This week at EUUC

This Week at EUUC

May 16, 2018

Services

Sunday, May 20, 2018

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

“Flower Communion and Thank You Celebration” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky and Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: Youth and Adult Choirs

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Classes for Preschool-Grade 6: 10:00 a.m.  Last Classes of Term. Children begin in service with families, then depart for classes.

Toddler Room: Open from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

“On the Trail” by Student Minister Joe Rettenmaier

Music: String Trio

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Program Holiday (Memorial Day)

Toddler Room: Open from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

 

Gatherings and events

Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 20 at 11:15 a.m. in Chapman Hall

We elect members to the Board of Trustees and a few committees, look to adopt changes in our Bylaws, and approve the budget for 2018-2019.  We need your input, so please come.  Everyone is welcome, however only members may vote.  We’ll be celebrating our 60th anniversary on this day as well.  Don’t miss the festivities.

UU 101-Beliefs and History of UUism

Sunday, May 20 directly after the service in The Friarplace

Your last opportunity until September to sign up for a class that explains the background of our faith community. Whether you have interest in becoming a member or not, this 2-hour class will help you understand the history of Unitarian Universalism. A light lunch will be served. Child care is available with advanced notice. Please sign up online or call the church office.

Dinner Benefit to Support the Malala Fund

Sunday, May 20 at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall

The Advocates for Women committee invites you to a dinner benefit supporting the Malala Fund for girls’ education. You will be treated to a sumptuous Pakistani meal in recognition of Co-founder Malala Yousafzai’s home country, and your donation will help some of the 130 million girls worldwide who are currently denied an education. Please register at the bulletin board in the Atrium at EUUC or by email to a4w.rsvp@euuc.org.

Next book for Social Justice Reading Circle: Her Body, Our Laws

Sunday, June 10 at 11:15 a.m. in Room 5

In Her Body, Our Laws, legal scholar Michele Oberman describes what she learned by talking with people on both sides of the abortion wars, from El Salvador to Oklahoma. In this readable and balanced book we learn how even now, many women have “no choice”. Although it is not a long read, you may want to get started by checking out a copy of the book at the Social Justice desk. To register, email sjrc.rsvp@euuc.org or sign up at the Social Justice desk.

Announcements

Support Reverend Cecilia Kingman and Student Minister Joe Rettenmaier May 21 at 2 pm in Olympia at the State Capitol

Our Minister for Faith  and Justice, Cecilia, along with Joe, our Student Minister, will be participating in an act of Civil Disobedience in support of  Racial Justice Monday, May 21 at the State Capitol in Olympia. You are invited to serve as a moral witness, like the vast majority of participants, in support of this action.   Please invite your friends or family to come with you. Please e-mail Ginger Alonzo if you are interested in attending & want to carpool. The action starts at 2 pm.  There is also training for the various roles, such as being a moral witness, beginning at 11 am.

Bring back your signed I-1631 Carbon-Pricing Initiative petitions

Our signature count surged by almost 200 last week – up to 750, thanks to the many among you who returned your petitions with at least 5 signatures.  Rev. Eric Kaminetzky challenged us all to participate in this citizen-fueled drive to support a just transition to clean energy.  Will you please join the 50+ EUUC folk who have discovered their friends, coworkers, and family were happy to sign their petitions?  They were glad to “stretch” a little, and act on our beliefs and values.  Please bring the petitions to the Social Justice desk, and sign the poster recognizing your achievement. Every signature matters.

UUA General Assembly in June

The UUA General Assembly is in Kansas City, MO from June 20 to 24. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. EUUC is entitled to 6 delegates and these can attend in person or online. If you are interested in being a delegate, contact the office. Delegates attend the business meetings and participate in the decisions made at this meeting. Find more information at the UUA website. Our GoGA fund is available to help with the cost of attending. Also, If you plan to focus on Social Justice workshops, you can apply for a stipend from the Social Justice Council. Need more information? Contact any member of the Board of Trustees or the office.

Initiative #1600– Whole Washington

Initiative #1600 is a proposal to support Universal Healthcare for all Washington residents.  Access to affordable healthcare is important for all of the Social Justice projects we do as a congregation. Initiative #1600 proposes replacing Washington’s current multi-payer system in which individuals, private businesses and government entities pay public and private insurers for health care coverage with a state health plan available to all residents. Sign petitions to get Initiative #1600 on the ballot at the Social Justice Desk.

Summer Campout

Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8 at Birch Bay State Park

Please save the date for the EUUC Birch Bay State Park Campout, for tent groups, with some RV availability, which is set for Friday and Saturday, July 6-8. This event is a family favorite, but everyone is invited to come for a night, a day or all weekend. Arrival: Friday 3:00 p.m. or later. Checkout: Sunday 11:00 a.m. Anyone with a Washington Park Pass is welcome to stop by for a day. There are many things to do: water park, Saturday spaghetti-fest, enjoying the fire, eating s’mores, walking the beach and getting to know fellow EUUC folks. Sign up forms will be available shortly. Contact Marikay Gillingham or Lynne Warren for more information and to reserve a spot.

Interfaith Ceremony, June 1, 2018, Puget Sound Energy Headquarters  11:45 AM

Members of the Peace &Justice Committee will be joining an Interfaith Ceremony on June 1, to demonstrate spiritual intention to Puget Sound Energy to dissuade them from their current path of building a natural gas plant in Tacoma. Protectors of the Salish Sea and the Sierra Club will be there as well. We will gather on Friday, June 1, at 11:45 a.m. in the plaza across from the Bellevue Transit. station and proceed across to PSE headquarters at 10885 Northeast 4th Street. We encourage all members seeking opportunities to work on our. Stand on Climate Change to join us. PeaceandJustice.rsvp@euuc.org to carpool or learn more.

Sunday Offering for May

The Sunday Offering cause for May is Cocoon House. Contributions will provide critical services to overcome and prevent teen homelessness caused by a variety of circumstances, all of which are addressed at four sites in the Everett area. Last year Cocoon House served 307 teens in their emergency shelters and 86% exited to safe housing. From their Transitional Home and Home for Teen Mothers 70% exited into safe housing.

Weekly Family Email

Our Minister for Faith and Justice, the Rev. Cecilia Kingman, sends out a weekly email update about the week’s programs and other special announcements. If you have children under 18 and would like to receive this weekly message, send a note to Cecilia and include your children’s names and ages, and your name and contact info.

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Registration is now open for Programs for Children and Youth. Please visit our website to register your child or youth, or stop by the office for paper registration. All children ages one to 18 should be registered.