October 21st, 2020

This Week at EUUC

Services

October 25th, 2020

ONE ONLINE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. live-streamed on the EUUC Facebook page

“Remembrance Sunday” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

 

  November 1st, 2020

ONE ONLINE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. live-streamed on the EUUC Facebook page

“That Which Holds All” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman and Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

 

Happening This Week

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

Watch Last Sunday’s Sermon!

You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons here.

Interfaith Family Shelter Fund-raiser

Wednesday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. by Zoom

Through the Social Concerns Committee, we have long supported the Interfaith Family Shelter, a Snohomish County shelter serving whole families who have become homeless. So many things have changed there as families and staff work together to rebuild lives and overcome homelessness during a prolonged pandemic.
Their annual Fundraising event, Families Together, is Wednesday October 21 at 5:30. It includes a Soledad O’Brien Production film that features a family from the Family Shelter from homelessness to a home of their own. Register here. Note that you are with Greg Long to join other Congregants for on-line Social Hour.

Virtual Fall Party for Families

Saturday, October 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. by Zoom

Let’s get together, share our costumes, and build community! Join us on Zoom at 4:00 pm on Saturday, October 31st for a virtual party. Everyone will have a chance to share their costumes and have a good time playing family friendly games for all ages. Log on, say hello, and be ready to get active. You’ll be up and moving participating in a scavenger hunt and perhaps even dancing to some spooky tunes. Most importantly, we’ll all have a chance to reconnect with each other. Contact Kelly Silvers to register and receive the Zoom link.

Spiritual Practices Class

Wednesday, November 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. by Zoom

In this 12-class series, you will have the chance to try out a variety of spiritual practices and develop your own disciplines of the spirit that connect you with the sacred. This class uses a framework that suggests developing daily spiritual practice, weekly worship, monthly service, a yearly retreat, and a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage. The class will be facilitated by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky & Nancy Gladow on 12 consecutive Wednesday evenings. Classes begin November 11, 2020 and run through February 10, 2021, with no classes scheduled for December 23 or December 30. Class size will be limited to 15. To register, contact Nancy Gladow, call the church office, or register online at: tinyurl.com/euucadulted

Advocates for Women – Endorsing and Informing

WA State Ballots are out! Please vote to Approve Referendum 90! Referendum 90 will uphold the new Washington state law requiring all public schools to teach age-appropriate, inclusive, comprehensive sexual health education to K-12 students. EUUC, Advocates for Women at EUUC and the Social Justice Council at EUUC have endorsed Approve Ref 90. For information on Approve Ref 90 click here.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Advocates for Women GOTV letter writing event. A4W wrote 420 letters encouraging under-represented groups to vote.

A4W Facts, something for you to ponder: U.S. Women Say ‘Feminist’ Describes Them Well (10/21)

From Your Racial Justice Committee

Actions for this week: (10/21)

Join Snohomish and Island County Sierra Club members to read and discuss this article:  “What is White Privilege, Really?” Folks will be sharing books, films, or art to help us understand equity issues. Join our Zoom Meeting – we start at 7, but will open the meeting at 6:45. Meeting ID: 834 3679 2678

Help young children understand racism through Sesame Workshop special The Power of We, airing this month and next. Here is the viewer’s guide.

Read “How We’ll Get Over”, an important article from Max S. Gordon for these days.

Come join us for the daily Black Lives Matter protests (12-1) at 100th Ave SW and Hwy 104. Bring your signs and a mask. If you would like a buddy there, contact our Board Secretary, who has been attending consistently.

Hat and Sock (and Coat) Drive

We are gathering hats and socks to distribute to folks coming to Neighbors in Need brunches. Contact Pam Iverson for drop-off information (not far from EUUC) before October 23. Gently used coats would be appreciated too. (updated 10/14)

Advocates for Women invites you!

  • Help educate voters on Referendum 90 on Wednesday, October 14th from 6-8pm through a phone/text bank and postcard writing event. Please contact us by Oct 13th to get signed-up.
  • Join our discussion of the short novel “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson. Set in the 1980’s this short novel combines issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire, identity, relationships, parenthood and loss.

You can reach us at a4w@euuc.org. (updated 10/14)

Still Time to Help Get Out the Vote

People are already voting and yet, there is still time to contact people to urge them to vote.

A number of folks thought we should try the UUtheVote phone bank this week. Sign-up here. Let us know if you decide to do the phone banking so we can organize a community activity at peaceandjustice.rsvp@euuc.org. (10/7)

White Privilege in Hair Care?

Newly housed (formerly homeless) Black women find that the inexpensive shampoos that people donate to Pathways for Women damage their hair making it difficult to look their best for job interviews and for presenting a professional appearance at work. For more details on how Advocates For Women is raising money, click here. (10/7)

Sunday Offering – Teachers of Color Foundation

Teachers of Color Foundation is our funding effort for October. The Foundation’s mission is to mirror the classroom diversity in the Edmonds School District. Teachers of Color Foundation provides people of color the opportunities, scholarships, and support to pursue an educational career in the Edmonds School District. The more recent demographic indicates that Edmond’s school student body is 52.7% ethnic minority. There is no doubt that the student body can benefit from more teachers of color. Our funding will go to cover expenses for current nonwhite paraeducators in the Edmonds School District who are pursuing their teaching degrees. Use the drop-down in this form to Give to our Sunday Offering. (9/30)

Sunday Offering Nominations

The Sunday Offering committee would like to welcome nominations from EUUC members who have personal knowledge of a charity involved in COVID-19 relief work or organizations that are struggling as a result of the pandemic. They must be tax exempt (501c3). The committee is particularly interested in supporting groups that are not receiving large grant or foundation donations and for whom our contributions would make a difference. Nomination forms can be found online at the EUUC website here. Nominations can also be recommended via contacting sundayoffering@euuc.org. (8/26)

Please Give Now To Support Our Mission

  1. Click here to give online.
  2. Send a check made out to EUUC: mail to Edmonds Unitarian Univeralist Congregation, 8109 224th St. SW Edmonds WA, 98026

How to Access Live-Streaming on Facebook

To access live streaming of Sunday services or other meetings hosted on the EUUC Facebook page, you do not need a Facebook account. Anyone can watch and listen. For those unfamiliar with Facebook, here is how to access the EUUC on-line services.

  1. Open your web browser and type in the web address facebook.com/euuc.org or click on that same address in our Sunday Service email which you will receive around 8 a.m. (2 hours before the 10 a.m. Sunday Service)
  2. Scroll down our Facebook page. If you see a pop-up window asking you to Log In or Create New Account, click on “Not Now” just below “Create New Account”
  3. Our Sunday service is often near the top of the EUUC Facebook page. You will usually see someone who looks like a minister, either Cecilia, Eric, or a guest speaker. Click on that video. You should be able to adjust the size of the picture and the volume by using the icons (little symbols) on one of the corners of the picture.

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