October 17, 2019

This Week at EUUC



October 20, 2019

TWO SERVICES @ 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

“The First Smooth Stone: It Ain’t Over” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music: Youth and Adult Choir

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Pre-K through Grade 6: 9 a.m. Children start in service with families, then depart for classes.

Grades 7 and 8: 11 a.m. Coming of Age participants start in the service, then departs for their class.

Grades 9 through 12: 11 a.m. Youth Group gathers in the Faith Development Foyer, by the white couches, then moves to the loft for their meeting.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.


October 27, 2019

TWO SERVICES @ 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

“All Souls” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky & Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: Treblemakers

Programs for Children and Youth: 

All Ages Services: Children and Youth are in Chapman Hall with their families.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.


Gatherings and Events

Two New Classes Starting

The Adult Enrichment and Faith Development Team is beginning 2 new classes this month. More classes are coming, including one session taught by Rachel Maxwell on Money and the Holidays in November, and a series taught by Cynthia Grace on Mythologies of Origins beginning in January. And there will be others.

Fake News Posts and Pretend Americans

Starts on Thursday, October 17 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 5

This class will meet weekly on Thursdays for eight weeks, beginning October 17.  The class will cover Russian fake news posts designed to make Americans dislike, disrespect, and distrust one another. In addition to reviewing what is happening and why, this class will look at specific examples to explore how this online fakery works and what its impacts are on America. The class will be limited to 11 people and will be led by Nick Maxwell. If you are interested in joining this class, sign up here.

Keeping Up With Our Kids

Continues on Wednesday, November 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in The Friarplace

This class will meet monthly on Wednesdays. This class will follow along with our Faith Development grade school study of Bible Stories this year. We will read and discuss scripture selections on which the kids’ curriculum is based.  Why do we read these stories? How does the way you were taught about them in Sunday School differ from what you think now? Do they have anything important to say to us as Unitarian Universalists? Janet Robertson will facilitate our discussions. She will hand out materials. Sign up here.

Sign up for the Annual Bingo Party

Saturday, October 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Narthex

Want to go out for dinner? Want an evening to play with your friends? Then we have the event for you -The Annual Bingo Party. The cost is only $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. This includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, drinks, 2 bingo cards and prizes. If you missed signing up for this fun event at the Auction – it’s not too late. Sign up in the Narthex.

UU 101: Beliefs and History of Unitarian Universalism

Sunday, October 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Friarplace

UU 101, the first of two classes about Unitarian Universalism for adults interested in learning more about our history and commonly held beliefs, will be held after the 11 am service. Childcare is available with advance notice and a light lunch of homemade vegetarian soup will be served. You can sign up by contacting Nancy Gladow or Lynn Carpenter, or online.

Family Fall Harvest Party

Friday, October 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Narthex and Faith Development Rooms

Families of all ages, please join us for some Fall fun. Carve or paint a pumpkin, create an autumn inspired craft and watch a family friendly movie. We will provide dinner and snacks, including vegan and gluten free options. BYOP – ‘Bring Your Own Pumpkin’, if you can. Be sure to RSVP with the number of children and adults attending from your family. Children should be accompanied by an adult (no drops offs, please).

Generosity, Giving, and Gifting: Money and the Holidays

Friday, October 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in The Friarplace

Do you have traditions around generosity during the holidays? Which ones make life richer? We’ll share stories and strategies for expressing our love and generosity during the winter holidays. Please join Rachel Maxwell for warm tea and a structured conversation along with some resources for thinking about how you want to express your love through generosity, giving, and gifting in the holiday season.

Transforming Hearts Webinar Series

Starts on Saturday, November 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 5

Please join the Welcoming Renewal task force for 3 Saturdays in November when we can gather together to learn more about transgender inclusion within congregation. We will watch a web series created by the Transforming Hearts Collective, a group of young trans people who are helping guide individuals and congregations towards radical inclusion practices. The meetings will take place on November 9th, 16th and 23rd. Each session will feature good company, gentle learning, and snacks.

Centered Leadership Training

Starts on Sunday, November 10 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Room 5

This training will be part online self-study and part in-person discussion. We’ll be using the UUA’s Centered Leadership Part 1 online course as our curriculum. The course covers a variety of topics focused on leadership skills needed to serve our own UU congregation as well as the larger UU movement. Sample topics include: making decisions in a congregational community, community as a spiritual practice, and the meaning of membership. These topics are useful in many areas of our lives – so this course is relevant for all. Sessions will run for 5 Sundays from 12:30 to 2 p.m., beginning on November 10. The commitment requires 1-2 hours of self-study prior to each session and attendance at all sessions. There is a fee of $30 but full reimbursement from the Nominating Committee is available if needed. Please register by October 25 by contacting Kathleen Bennett or Vicki Roberts Gassler.


Friday Meditation Resumes

Friday Meditations will resume again starting on October 18. Please join us Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for an hour of silent meditation. All are welcome, there’s no instruction. Simply show up a couple of minutes before 9 a.m. with whatever you like to sit on or use the chairs in the room. We meet in Room 5 which is entered via an outside door to the right of the main entrance. Hope to see you there.

Join Our Family Ministry Team

The Family Ministry Team is seeking additional members to join our team. We meet the second Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Our work centers around developing community among families in our congregation through events ranging from a fall harvest party and holiday cookie decorating to inter-generational events and family friendly service projects. If you would like to join our team or sign up to help with a single event, please contact Susan Russell for more information.

Volunteers Needed for Cold Weather Shelter

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter starts in November, and EUUC needs volunteers to staff the shelter on Monday Evenings and Tuesday mornings when the shelter is operating. The shelter will start in November at the Maple Park Church in Lynnwood. This year we will provide dinner and breakfast to visitors, but we only have to staff the shelter on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday mornings from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. We’re also looking for food prep volunteers for Saturdays when needed. We particularly need more volunteers to work the morning from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Contact Lamar Scott or Walt Leberg or just signup on the volunteer clipboard in the Narthex.

Sunday Offering for October

The Sunday Offering Cause for October is Puget Soundkeeper Alliance. They have been nominated before but when it comes to a small organization achieving major outcomes they really stand out. Puget Soundkeeper is on the water every week, year round. They patrol Puget Sound and its tributaries looking for illegal pollution and enforce the Clean Water Act, working to bring polluters into compliance with the law and represent the rights of the community.

Submit your Fund-A-Need proposals

In early planning for our annual auction in the spring, the Finance Committee is seeking proposals for the Fund-A-Need auction item. We have raised tens of thousands of dollars to fund improvements to our buildings through Fund-A-Need auctions. Recent Fund-A-Need projects include the Enhancing our Spaces effort, the loft upgrade, and new furniture for the Friarplace. Any committee or individual member or staff member can propose a Fund-A-Need item by submitting a proposal. Please submit your requests by January 1, 2020 for consideration. Full details are available here.

Volunteer for the Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show

The 2019 Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show, November 2 and 3, needs volunteers. For 46 years, EUUC has hosted selected artists from around the Pacific Northwest to set up booths in our building all day Saturday and Sunday the first weekend in November. The whole congregation pitches in – from welcoming the artists with a Friday dinner, to performing many other volunteer tasks throughout the weekend. A link to Sign-up Genius will be sent out soon. Please explore the site to see what the various volunteer jobs are, when they would fit into your schedule, and select one or two. Or, if you have further questions, Mary Freundlich will be at a table in the Narthex every Sunday, beginning Sept. 29th, with real paper sign-up sheets.

Sad loss for a dear member

Nona Martin’s dear husband, Davis, died on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Swedish Edmonds Hospital. Nona and their four children were all with him.  He had celebrated his 95th birthday  in August.  You are invited to a Celebration of Life to be held at The Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 on Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. Donations may be made to Smile Train or the charity of your choice.

Build your Faith Web!

Want to deepen your own spiritual learning, build community across all ages, play, sing, create and have fun? Our children and youth are seeking teachers, advisors and mentors for the 2019-20 program year. The grade school groups will be learning about Jewish and Christian Scriptures, the junior high group will be piloting a new Coming of Age program, and our high school group is seeking adults to create meaningful community. For more information and volunteer applications, contact Cass Bunting, Faith Development Coordinator.

Two ways to give to EUUC electronically

  1. EUUC’s text-to-give number is 425-970-9289.  Simply key in that number to your phone, and respond to the prompts to enter the amount you would like to donate, and you will be taken to a simple form to fill out to finish donating.
  2. Use your QR scanner on your cell phone to be taken to an EUUC donation page.  See your Sunday Order of Service for the QR code.

Programs for Children and Youth

If you have children under 18, subscribe to our weekly email for families. You’ll find all the latest news about events, classes, and social gatherings in our congregation.  You can subscribe by contacting Cass Bunting, Faith Development Coordinator, or by contacting the church office.  And be sure to follow us on Facebook, at EUUC Faith Development, for more news. Please remember to register your children or youth.

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Register now for 2019-20 Programs for Children and Youth. We have an exciting year starting this fall. Register now for programs for children and youth ages 1-18. Advance registering helps us plan for class sizes and appropriate staffing. Register today at EUUC.org.

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