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February 22, 2017

Services

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Services @ 9:15 and 11 a.m.

Speaker: Rev. Linda Kaufman

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth:

Toddler Room: Open from 9:00 - 12:15 for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Children in preschool through Grade 1 attend Chalice Chapel in Rooms 1-2. Grades 2-6 meet in Room 6 for class.

OWL class meets from 11:00 - 12:15.

Youth Group will meet in the Loft at 11:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Services @ 9:15 and 11 a.m.

"Rise To It" by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music: Adult Choir

Programs for Children and Youth:

Toddler Room: Open from 9:00 - 12:15 for children ages 6 months to 3 years.

Children in preschool through Grade 6 will start in the main service with their families and then depart for classes.

OWL class meets from 11:00 - 12:15.

Youth Group will meet in the Loft at 11:00 a.m.

 

 

Gatherings and events

Rev. Linda Kaufman to speak on “Spiritual Care in the Era of '45'"

Sunday, February 26 at both services in Chapman Hall

This is an unprecedented time in the history of our nation which has inspired many of us to action in solidarity with others  across the country. We are challenged to act daily to preserve our democracy. What are some strategies and practices to refresh our bodies and spirits to avoid burn-out from secondary trauma of trying times. Rev. Linda Pashby Kaufman is a Community Minister Affiliated at University Unitarian Church where she has been a member since 1988. She recently retired as a Board Certified Chaplain at a major medical center in Seattle. She has a private Spiritual Direction practice.

Balkan & International Folk Dance Classes 

Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Authentic Greek, Balkan and Israeli line and circle dances will be taught by Orlien Becker on Wednesday evenings, through April 5. Partners not required. The music is stirring, the beat is different, so come prepared to enjoy. Warning: May be Addictive! For more information, contact Vicki Curry.

Open Mic Night 

Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall 

EUUC open Mic will include original poetry, an original song (Shine the light on Justice) and a host of surprises in this eclectic evening of music and creativity. You are welcome to come and listen. No pressure to share anything except your eyes and ears.

Readers Theater Auction Dinner Hosted by the Peace & Justice Committee

Sunday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall, $15

The Peace & Justice Committee offers a "Readers Theater" dinner in EUUC's annual auction. This year our theme is climate justice - we will offer excerpts for attendees to read aloud, from people working on the environment or global warming over the years. Attendees found this format to be very powerful last year, reading from Howard Zinn's "The People Speak." We have a few spaces open - please email socialjustice.rsvp@euuc.org. We will serve you dinner, too!

"Command and Control," Sno-King Meaningful Movies

Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall

This film is the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. It exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America's nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. It reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying a warhead 600 times more powerful than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Doors open a 6:30 for refreshments and community building. Our Special Guest will be Mary Hanson from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, located just outside the Trident Submarine Base at Bangor.

Days for Girls benefit

Sunday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Advocates for Women and the Music Committee invite you to a complimentary concert of Brazilian music by Maracujá at EUUC to benefit Days for Girls. Appetizers and desserts will be served. In poor areas, many teen girls lack hygiene supplies and cannot attend school. Days for Girls works to provide ongoing solutions. Please join us to learn more about this issue and help girls get the education they need! RSVP by signing up in the Narthex or by email to a4w.rsvp@euuc.org

Public Action! 

Solidarity march:  Saturday, February 25, gather at 10:30 a.m. at the Civic Center Playfield, 6th and Bell, Edmonds

Join your neighbors in Downtown Edmonds to show solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and the global Muslim community. This is us - this is our community. Come in peace and march in solidarity for and with those who need your voice and your feet in step with them. At the end of the march we ask you to commit to take (at least) one action at the informational tables offering actions such as: education, donations, membership, initiatives, petitions, and volunteer opportunities.  March length is approximately one mile, with a slight uphill walk for the last six blocks.

Save the Date

46th Annual EUUC Auction, an April Fools Gala: Saturday, April 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Dinner party, silent and live auction, games, costume competition and childcare. Tickets go on sale March 5.

Announcements

Pacific NW UU Music Festival Service

Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center

This festival, "No Ordinary Song: Music for a Divided World" will take place at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center (15343 25th NE, Shoreline). This music service will include our EUUC choir in consort with UU Choirs from Washington and Oregon. This music service is designed for all UU members to gather and celebrate together under one roof.

Change in January's Cause collection recipient

The Sunday Offering committee, together with Peace and Justice has decided that the best use of January's Cause collection is the National Lawyers Guild Foundation for the Water Protectors' Legal Collective. The Oceti Sakowin camp has been dismantled and location of other camps is in flux. Defense funds are needed for 700 protestors who have been arrested so we feel that your generous contributions will best serve January's Cause at this time.

EUUC serving brunch for Neighbors in Need this Saturday

This is a great volunteer opportunity! EUUC will be serving brunch for Neighbors In Need at Trinity Luthern Church in Lynnwood this coming Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers are welcome to join us in cooking and serving brunch.

Change the Course Workshop

Priority EUUC registration by February 26, public registration deadline March 15

The only bit of clarity for many of us in these troubling times is that we must change our current course. We feel a call to do something but aren’t sure how to begin. Come to the Change the Course workshop on Saturday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Chapman Hall! Using creative, interactive techniques, we will envision the future we want, identify what is blocking it, and explore steps to remove those blocks and promote our vision of a sustainable world. Together, we will each find our paths. Please register at the Social Justice board in the Narthex, or email socialjustice.rsvp@euuc.org. Cost is $10. Space is limited, so register soon. We are giving priority to EUUC, then opening to the public on February 26th.

Reading Circles Still Open

It’s not too late to sign up for a Social Justice Reading Circle. George Lakoff's, “The All New, Don't Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate” and Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” both have space available. Discussions of Lakoff’s book will be held following services on March 5, 12 and 19. Meeting details for Trevor’s book will be available soon. To participate, email sjrc.rsvp@euuc.org or sign up at the Social Justice Desk on Sunday.

Social Justice Email Subscriptions

If you are interested in receiving emails about social justice activities at EUUC and in the community, sign up for the social justice email subscription list at the Social Justice Desk on Sunday, or email sj.email.rsvp@euuc.org. Please include your name and email address.

The EUUC Library needs your help

Calling a few good people who would like to assist in the transfer of our library hard copy database to an online version. This first step involves data entry and verifying books one by one. Contact Patricia Andrews.

Weekly Family Email

Our Minister for Families and Faith Development, 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.