April 24, 2019

This Week at EUUC

Services

 

April 28, 2019

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

“Our Personal Experiences of Privilege” by EUUC Youth Group

Music: Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Classes for Preschool to Grade 6: 9 a.m. Children begin
in service with families, then depart for classes.

No OWL classes today.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for children
ages 6 months to 3 years.

May 5, 2019

Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

“Good News Clubs: Bad News for Kids” by Rev. Heather Christiansen

Music: Adult and Youth Choirs

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Classes for Preschool to Grade 6: 9 a.m. Children begin
in service with families, then depart for classes.

Grades 7 & 8: Our Whole Lives class meets at 10:30 in Room 5.

High School Youth Group: 11:00 a.m. in Loft.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for children
ages 6 months to 3 years.

Gatherings and Events

 

How are we addressing climate disruption?

Saturday, April 27 from 6 to 9:30 pm. in Chapman Hall

Converse with Peace & Justice over dinner about how your values, interests and time inform what you are able to do, and would like to see the P&J committee and EUUC do about climate disruption. Hear from our guests sharing stories from the front line of the youth led climate movement.
• Grace Lambert, a Jackson High student, was one of the key organizers of the March 15 Youth Climate Strike
• Kendal Kieras, from Holy Names Academy, is the Social Media Director of Zero Hour, a youth-led climate organization.
Sign-up at peaceandjustice.rsvp@euuc.org or at the Social Justice Desk in the atrium. Guests are asked to bring a salad ingredient or a dessert.

Budget Review Sessions

Sundays, April 28 and May 5 after each service in Room 7

You will have an opportunity to preview and review the proposed budget with members of your Board of Trustees in any amount of detail that you need. This is your chance to see how we allocate our money to fulfill the mission of EUUC. You will also be able to preview the proposed Social Justice budget with members of the Social Justice Council.

Conversations from the Heart

Sunday, April 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in The Friarplace

Racial Justice is sponsoring the second “Conversations from the Heart” after 2nd service on April 28 to provide a space for everyone to have a place for conversation in a smaller venue and to amplify all voices that need to be heard; a safe place to examine what we think and know as we continue to grow toward racial justice.

Used Book Sale

Through Sunday, April 28 in the Narthex

The Used Book Sale is a fun event where we buy each other’s books for ridiculously low prices, and have fun talking to one another about books in the process. Bring those great books you no longer need to EUUC on Sunday or when you come for a committee meeting or choir practice. We’ll be storing them in room 2 (by the restrooms) until the sale begins. We accept books right up to the end of the sale. Please, no textbooks, but we do accept DVDs for children or adults. Questions? Contact Nancy Gladow or Charley Beltman.

Annual Rummage Sale

Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at EUUC

Rummage sale week begins on Sunday, April 28 after second service when we put away our regular congregational activities and get out the tables for rummage. Members and friends sale is Thursday, May 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. Items are price + 25%. Volunteers are still needed for some jobs. Please contact Bruce Baker or Patty House with questions or to volunteer . Especially needed are strong people to move furniture on Sunday, April 28 and on Saturday, May 4 after the sale when we restore the church for services on Sunday. You may also email us at rummage sale.

Reminders: Rummage can be dropped off after the second service on April 28 through noon, Wednesday, May 1. Please refer to the website for the list of items we can and cannot use/accept. Rummage sale workers appreciate daytime deliveries whenever possible. Furniture needs to be labeled for retrieval in the event it does not sell.

Caring and sharing: skin care for women of color

Sundays, May 5 through May 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Atrium

Ethnic skin care products are an unmet need for women in transitional housing. From May 5 to May 26, Advocates for Women and the Racial Justice Committee will be holding a fundraiser to purchase ethnic skin care products for women living at Pathways for Women and Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. Visit our table in the Atrium before and after services to learn how you can help.

Women meeting with Ahmadiyya Muslim women

Thursday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Friarplace

Meet with Ahmadiyya Muslim women on Thursday, May 9 at 10 a.m. in The Friarplace. We will continue our time to socialize, chat and have a chance to learn more about the Muslim faith. EUUC has a long relationship with the Ahmadiyya Muslim community beginning when its mosque was in Lynnwood. This is a wonderful way to learn and grow together. Take advantage of this chance to get to know each other more deeply. Let Carolyn Tucker know if you have questions.

Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 19 at 11:15 a.m. in Chapman Hall

Notice to all members and interested parties:  our Annual Congregational Meeting to conduct the business of the congregation will take place on Sunday May 19 at 11:15 a.m. We will vote on a proposed balanced budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, taking a stand for racial justice,  and electing members to the Board of Trustees, Endowment, and Nominating Committees. Members only may vote and must be present to do so, but you do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome.

Announcements

Email scam circulating claiming to be your minister

There has been an email scam circulating that has hit some local UU churches lately.  The message claims to be from your minister and asks you to send funds immediately from your personal account.  None of our ministers would ever make this kind of a request.  If you get one of these emails, please do not respond.

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.

Fragrance-free lotions

We have replaced two bottles of lotions in one of the restrooms and in The Friarplace with fragrance-free lotion.  The replaced bottles have been put in the Lost and Found cabinet.  If you brought one of these to the premises and would like to retrieve it, please do so soon, as all items in Lost and Found are usually put into the Rummage Sale.  As a general rule, we do not want to have supplies with strong or any fragrances on the premises as there are many people who are quite sensitive to them.

Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service on June 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall for Ellen Squillace, a long time member of EUUC.

Rummage Sale Leadership

The EUUC rummage sale is an annual fundraising event that involves dozens of congregation members in a fun filled week of sorting and pricing rummage, organizing chaos, laughing together and then inviting the wider community in to our building to buy all our treasures. Bruce Baker and Patty House have had the pleasure of co-chairing this event for five years (including this year). We would now like to make this fun job available to other congregation members. Ideally, a new chair or co-chairs would work with us this year to get a sense of the job and be ready to take over next year. if this is you, please contact Bruce or Patty or Carolyn Tucker, the Board President.

Carbon Savers Stickers

If you walked, carpooled or rode the bus or a bike to services, be sure to look for the How Did You Get Here poster and pick up your special Carbon Savers Sticker.

Write Here Write Now – A UUSJ campaign

The Lobby Room is still open for business and is offering a chance to participate in a special UU Social Justice Campaign. The letters generated by our members will be sent to UUSJ headquarters where they will be distributed by hand on one day to U.S. Senators from states of participating congregations.

Stipends for General Assembly still available from the Social Justice Council

The Social Justice Council is offering stipends for attending General Assembly in Spokane, June 19-23. If you intend to participate in social justice witness and workshops, please consider applying. We will continue to take applications as funds allow. We ask that you agree to attend social justice offerings at GA, and to share your experience and learning when you return. You can pick up an application at the Social Justice Desk, or email the Social Justice Council. Registration for GA begins March 1 – the sooner you decide to go, the better your opportunities for housing and scholarships from GA organizers. Registration information is at the UUA website.

Opt-In available for receiving pledge statements by email

Did you know that you can opt-into receiving your quarterly pledge statement by email?  Your annual tax statement will still be mailed by U. S. post.  If you would like to receive your quarterly pledge statements by email, please contact the office.

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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