April 10, 2024This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

Join us at EUUC for In-Person Worship OR at euuc.org for the Live-Stream

April 14, 2024 

What Does It Mean To Be a Good Citizen Of The Planet?

By Intern Minister Martha Durkee-Neuman, live in Chapman Hall

We may have a shared understanding of what it means to be a good citizen of a nation, but what would an understanding of being a good citizen of our shared common planet look like? Join Intern Minister Martha Durkee-Neuman and the EUUC Climate Team for an interactive, multigenerational service drawing on the writings of Robin Wall Kimmerer about our responsibilities to and with our beloved earth on Sunday, April 14!

Choir Sunday

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at www.euuc.org,
and the EUUC YouTube Channel

All Ages Service

This is an All-Ages Service. Families are welcome to enjoy the Sunday Service in Chapman Hall. There is no programming for Children’s Religious Exploration this Sunday. The Toddler Room will be open. Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.

In-Person Coffee Hour will be held today.

April 21, 2024

The Franchise

By Rev. Eric Kaminetzky, live in Chapman Hall

Stay tuned for special musician announcement!

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m.

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at www.euuc.org,
and the EUUC YouTube Channel

RE Classes

Children begin in Chapman Hall, seated with their families during the first part of the service, then leave to gather in the Narthex before heading to the Religious Exploration classrooms. The Toddler Room will be open. Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.

In-Person Coffee Hour will be held today.


ANNOUNCEMENTS THIS WEEKChapman Hall

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live in Chapman Hall and live-streamed on euuc.org, or on YouTube. Subscribe to EUUC Youtube and hit the bell for a notification when we are live.
  • Immediately following the service, Coffee, Community, and Conversation on site.

Please also check your email for announcements two (2) hours prior to the Sunday service event for streaming links.

Help for the Giving Garden Needed:

It’s spring and time to start the garden for this year. We desperately need someone with a truck or trailer who can pick up and deliver 1 cubic yard of compost to the garden. We also need volunteers to help unload the compost, and prepare the garden for planting. We expect the soil will be ready for planting later this month. Please contact Pam Iverson at this link to volunteer to help or for more information.

A Note From Arms Around About Communication: 

Being in community and caring for one another is a fundamental aspect of our togetherness. Sharing of information such as deaths and memorial services has been complicated by our services being live streamed and the TWAE being digitally available to anyone, the population at large. Protecting the privacy of our members’ information is a concern in this realm. In an effort to establish a safe, reliable process for this information dissemination, members from the Committee on Ministry, Memorial Committee, Arms Around, the minister, intern minister and our congregational administrator met recently. It was determined that Arms Around will be the primary committee handling this informational piece. You can contact the Arms Around person covering for the month, as usual, who will then work with Joyce Whitson and/or Barb Chessler to send out appropriate emails to congregants via the Breeze platform. 

Here’s what you can do:

  • As always, please convey important information to the Arms Around contact person/people covering for the month.
  • Be sure your contact information in Breeze is up to date.

Get Ready for our Online & Live Auction: 3 Things to Do Now

Our online auction begins April 24 at 6 p.m.  Our live auction is a festive lunch event at EUUC on Sunday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.  Here’s what you’ll want to do to get ready.

  1. Check out our auction website to see the fun donations that have come in so far: https://fundraiser.bid/EUUC2024  Look at both the “Online Auction Catalog” and “Live Auction Preview.” Donation deadline: April 18.
  2. Buy your live auction ticket. Purchase it on our auction website or in the Narthex after Sunday services April 14 & 21. Deadline: April 22
  3. Sign up to help at the live auction in the Narthex after the Sunday services April 14 & 21 or by emailing Nancy Gladow.

For more details, see: https://euuc.org/donate/auction/

Gathering Safely Together 

A friendly reminder from the Covid Advisory Team: To keep our community safe, we ask that you follow these precautions when you attend on-site:

  • If you are diagnosed with COVID within 3 days of your attendance, inform the group leader and email the COVID Advisory Team immediately. Other attendees can then be notified of a potential exposure.
  • Please stay home if you have any COVID symptoms, recently were diagnosed with COVID, or recently had a high risk exposure event Click here for details. Due to the large number of persons at high risk of COVID complications in our congregation, our guidelines have not changed with recent CDC recommendations,
  • Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination is required for everybody who is eligible.
  • Sign in if requested by group leaders. This allows us to notify you of potential exposures.
  • If requested, please wear a well-fitting mask (preferably N95, KN95 or KF94)

Watch A Previous Service

You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons on euuc.org, or on YouTube.

April 7 Sunday Service Links

by CB Beal on euuc.org, or the EUUC YouTube Channel.


GATHERINGS

Religious Exploration (RE) Family Listening Session

Thursday, April 4 from 7 to 8 p.m.

An evening to discuss RE programing. Let’s talk about what we like, what we wish could be different, and our dreams for RE programs this summer. Click this link to RSVP. If you have any questions, email Alanna.

Being and Raising Antiracists

Saturdays, April 20, and May 4 from 10 to 11:15 a.m.

Being and Raising Antiracists: A discussion and exploration for parents, family, educators, and caregivers. Saturdays April 20 and May 4 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Attend in person at EUUC or on Zoom.

How do we talk with children at different ages about racism? How do children at different ages experience race? How do racist structures impact children? This 3-part exploration will cover birth through kindergarten, elementary through middle school, and middle through high school ages. Child care with an educational component will be provided for families who attend in person. Each attendee will receive “How to Raise an Antiracist” by controversial author Ibram X. Kendi. Contact: Racial Justice to register; note ages of children with you.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: A Faceless Dolls Workshop

Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Guest speaker: Carolyn DeFord, Puyallup Tribe of Indians

Presented by Advocates for Women and Racial Justice Committees

  • Learn about the issue
  • Create faceless dolls inspired by the women’s stories for an exhibit at EUUC
  • Enjoy a light lunch

Registration is required, so sign up via this link or in the Narthex. More detailed information will be sent to you. Space is limited! Please bring $10 and $20 gift cards from Amazon, Fred Meyer, Target, or Walmart to help the women survivors of trafficking who are being supported and housed in the Puget Sound area through Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative. If you are only able to come for the presentation and lunch, please register and let us know.

Contact: a4W webmail using this link.

Writing Postcards to Georgia and Virginia Primary Voters

Sundays, April 14 and 28 at 11:15 a.m.

Come to join the Democracy Action Team in writing postcards to BIPOC voters who don’t regularly vote. The Center for Common Ground’s “Reclaim Our Vote” Campaign hopes to boost BIPOC turnout in congressional primaries in the key states of Virginia and Georgia. All materials will be provided. No sign-up is necessary. Come to the Friarplace on April 14 and 28 at 11:15  a.m. ready to write.

2024 WIN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workshop

Saturday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join Washington Indivisible Network and Indivisible leaders and members across Washington and Oregon for a series of virtual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshops led by DEI consultants Lillian Hawkins and LaTricia Kinlow. In order to save our democracy, we must continually improve our dedication and ability to organize with an anti-racism lens. Whether you are new to these ideas or returning to them, we hope you will join us! Register for the event here.

Dubai to Baku: A Wisdom Keeper Delegation @ UNCOP

Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Jacob Johns (Akimel O’Otham and Hopi) and Jeff Ferguson (Spokane Tribe) will share stories related to their work as part of the Wisdom Keepers Delegation to the international climate policy negotiations in the UN Process at COP28 in Dubai, UAE and the upcoming COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Wisdom Keepers is an international network of indigenous leaders advocating for the inclusion of indigenous wisdom in the formation of international climate policy. Please pre-register at: bit.ly/WisdomKeepers4-20-24. This event is being sponsored by UU Justice Network and specifically the Eastshore, Woodinville, University and Northlake UU Churches.

Emma’s Revolution Concert

Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

Emma’s Revolution is coming to Chapman Hall. This is their “Raise Your Voice: Get-Out-The-Vote Concert.” We are pushing back against voter suppression and inspiring engagement in this crucial election year, where democracy is on the line. As they say, “All of our voices are needed to create the country and the world we want to live in!” Tickets available during coffee hour and online tinyurl.com/Apr20EUUC For more information or to volunteer please email us at concerts@euuc.org. Check out Emma’s Revolution music on youtube including their song Peace. Salaam, Shalom.

All Ages Nature Immersion and Creative Gratitude

Sunday, April 21 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come one, come all! In honor of Earth Day, let’s gather together to explore gifts of nature and creative reciprocity. Stay after the service on Sunday, April 21. Snack and shared experience provided! Organized for all ages (childcare for the youngest). Registration helpful but not required. (Also use this link for questions. If you have children, indicate their ages.) The first in a series of explorations inspired by Braiding Sweetgrass. Adult and young adult versions of the book are available for loan at the Social Justice desk. Reading them is not required for participation. Audio/print/digital versions are available from libraries and shops.

Hearings on the EUUC Proposed Budget for 2024-2025

Sunday, April 21 at at 7 p.m. on Zoom and in person

or Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

You will have an opportunity to review the proposed annual budget with members of your Board of Trustees and Finance Team. You will also be able to review both the Operating Fund Budget and the Social Justice Budget and ask questions at this time.

Save the Date – Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Our EUUC Congregational Meeting date has been set for Sunday, May 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. in-person in Chapman Hall and online via Zoom. Members will be voting on the 2024 budget, and nominees for vacancies on the Board, Endowment and Nominating Committees. We need a quorum so please plan to attend either way!

Camp Blue Boat

NEW WEEK: Sunday, June 30 – Friday, July 5
NEW LOCATION: Camp Blue Boat at Camp N-Side-Sen in Harrison, Idaho!

For youth from rising 6th-grade to 12th-grade graduates. It offers age-specific housing and programming, where campers, counselors, and staff will explore being in relationship with oneself and others. The camp is based on four basic pillars: community, spirituality, justice, and equality. After attending, youth will be able to articulate beliefs grounded in UU theology and values, develop spiritual discipline, engage in social change, and build personal and religious resilience. There are plenty of fun activities like field games, crafts, hikes, swimming, bonfires, and more. Come join us. Registration is open through May 30 or until full https://www.uua.org/pacific-western/youth-ministries/events/pnwd-camp.


MORE INFORMATION

Arms Around Contacts for Spring

April:            Patty House
May:            Merrie Emmons
June:           Barb Chessler

To facilitate pastoral services among members, this committee connects members with needs to the Minister, or to members who can help. Examples of services include transportation, meals, child care, hospital and home visits, minor home maintenance or repairs, companionship, support during crises, and bereavement support. Reach Arms Around.

April Cause of the Month – Kicking Gas

April Cause of the month is Kicking Gas. Kicking Gas is a local campaign led by the non profit For The People, with collaboration from Readiness to Learn, City of Langley Climate Crisis Action Committee, Salish Sea Cooperative Finance, Sno-Isle Sierra Club, and Island Ductless Heat Pumps. 

It is a grassroots, Whidbey Island-based climate justice organization working to help electrify homes and improve the health of our communities by increasing affordability and awareness of the health and environmental impacts of fossil fuel combustion and usage. 

The Kicking Gas program empowers people with low to moderate incomes to electrify their homes by providing education, funding, referrals to trusted contractors and financing (if necessary).

Their mission is to

  1. fight the climate crisis by keeping fossil fuels in the ground
  2. promote improved indoor and outdoor health by reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  3. improve safety in their homes and neighborhoods due to the reduction of gas lines
  4. improve energy efficiency and lower household energy costs

In 2024-2025 they are aiming to convert 150 homes from propane, oil, wood, or so-called “natural” gas to electric for cleaner indoor air, bodies, and communities. They operate in Whidbey Island, Snohomish County and Bainbridge Island.

Funds will be used to provide more electrification equipment and installs which will increase the number of home electrifications Kicking Gas can facilitate.

This organization was nominated by the Peace and Justice Climate Team. 

As always, thank you for your generous donations.

If you have an organization that you wish to nominate for Sunday cause of the month, we invite you to fill out the online Sunday Cause nomination form.

How to Reserve Rooms for Meetings at EUUC

If you are interested in having your group gather inside and/or outside, or via Zoom please submit a room request using this form. If possible please make request at least ten days prior to event, as several teams at EUUC will need to review your request before the room can be booked. You will need fill out the publicity request announcement form for the event separately.

Submit Your Announcement for This Week at EUUC

Deadline for submission of announcements for This Week at EUUC is midnight Monday. Please use the online submission form.