Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation - link to the website

May 24, 2017

Services

Sunday, May 28, 2017

One Service @ 10 a.m.

"An International Look at Unitarian Universalism" by Vicki Roberts-Gassler

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth:

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

Program Holiday - Memorial Day weekend

Sunday, June 4, 2017

One Service @ 10 a.m.

"Music Sunday" by Wil Sederholm

Music: Music Sunday

Programs for Children and Youth:

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

Class: Garden Program

Gatherings and events

UU 101: Unitarian Universalist Beliefs and History

Sunday, May 28 at 11:30 a.m. in The Friarplace

UU 101 is the first of two classes about Unitarian Universalism and EUUC. UU 101 and 102 are required classes for folks who wish to join our congregation, and we find they help newcomers make an informed decision about whether Unitarian Universalism and EUUC are the right fit for them. Lunch is served & childcare is available with advance notice. You can sign up online, by calling the church office, or by contacting Lynn Carpenter or Nancy Gladow.

Announcements

Host a Summer Potluck

Potlucks to be held mid-July through August 

Would you like to host a potluck to welcome newcomers to our congregation anytime from mid-July through August? A summer potluck allows the party to spill out into the garden. Or you might want to host it in a park. Your job will be to provide a main dish, coordinate the food others bring and provide a place to gather. The group will include some seasoned members as well as newcomers. Does anyone want to host a potluck at your home or in a park for families with children? Cyndy Norman will handle sign ups and give you your list of guests. You are guaranteed interesting conversation and fun. Please contact Cyndy if you are interested.

EUUC Garden is starting

Every Monday at 9:00 a.m. at the garden

The EUUC garden is ready for planting!  We welcome anyone who is interested in gardening with us.  From now on until the garden is put to bed for winter, we will be meeting every Monday at 9:00 am.  Bring your gardening tools and gloves and wear your gardening clothes and join us.

Annual General Assembly Coming Soon

The Annual General Assembly for the UUA takes place June 21–25, 2017 in New Orleans. The theme this year is Resist and Rejoice! This is also a Justice General Assembly year and there is a 2 day workshop preceding General Assembly entitled “Undoing Racism” on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21. This is one of the best workshops available on this critical topic and is a good reason to attend General Assembly this year. This year's General Assembly will include the annual Ware Lecture from award-winning author and lawyer, Bryan Stephenson. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama and the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy.

Sunday coffee/tea servers 

Wanted: a few good people to prepare and serve coffee and tea on Sunday mornings. Pre-requisites: none. Training: On the job. Pay scale: Never ending appreciation and free coffee, tea. Days: Sundays. Hours: 2 hour shifts. Contact Christine MacDonald if you are interested in helping with this task.  

Social Justice Reading Circle for June:  Bryan Stevenson's "Just Mercy" 

This #1 New York Times Bestseller is Stevenson’s story of working as a young lawyer with the poor and wrongly condemned. Reviewer David Cole writes: “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.” Discussion: Sunday, June 11, at 12:30 pm, led by Vicki Roberts-Gassler. To register email sjrc.rsvp@euuc.org or signup at the SJ bulletin board. A limited number of copies are available on loan at the Social Justice Desk.

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.