January 19, 2022

This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

January 23, 2021

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

or on our EUUC YouTube Channel at tinyurl.com/euucyoutube

“Love Is All There Is” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

 

January 30, 2021

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

or on our EUUC YouTube Channel at tinyurl.com/euucyoutube

“Promises” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

 

 

Happening This Week

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live-streamed on our EUUC YouTube Channel at tinyurl.com/euucyoutube or on Facebook 
  • Sundays immediately following the service, Coffee, Community, and Conversation on Zoom. Click here to join. 
    How do I use Zoom? Click here if you need some help.

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

Watch A Previous Sunday Sermon

You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons on YouTube or Facebook. See below for some of the links to various aspects of the last service.

GATHERINGS

It’s so easy… to contact your legislators at a Zoom Party

Thursday, January 27 and Sunday, February 13,  at 4 p.m.

Deadlines are approaching fast for bills to pass out of committee in the state legislature. To learn more about where our priority bills are in the legislative process and to take action, join our next Zoom Party. If you are new to the process, we will show you the ropes. If you are an experienced user, our breakout room makes taking action more fun!  Ohhh, so doggone easy!  Contact lobbyroom.rsvp@euuc.org for links and more information.

Children Bearing Witness: The Hidden History of the Dutch East Indies

Wednesday, February 2 and 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Zoom

By popular demand, the Adult Enrichment Program at EUUC offers a final presentation of “Children Bearing Witness: The Hidden History of the Dutch East Indies,”  hosted by Vicky Kleinman.
Session 1: Japanese Occupation, (1942-45)
Session 2: Indonesian Revolution and Repatriation (1945-1954)
Vicky shares her personal story as a war victim and refugee.
This happened 70 years ago but it remains relevant because of the many refugees today. The children of today’s refugees are just as traumatized and will be raised by adults with severe PTSD. This will have an effect on generations to come.
This is a story-telling presentation – no homework required. Just watch and listen.
To register: Register here

MORE INFORMATION

From Your Racial Justice Committee

While the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., has passed, here are some ways to continue supporting racial justice.5 ways to do good for MLK Day 2022 – CNN.

Antiracism Daily is providing 28 days of Black History for the month of February.  You can sign up here:  28 Days of Black History.

The University of Washington is sponsoring a series on Contemporary Race and Politics.  Here is more information:  Event Details – WISIR 2022 Webinar Series on Contemporary Race & Politics (uw.edu).

First Unitarian Church, Portland, is inviting all UUs to join them for ongoing Antiracism Learning Circles on Zoom, to discuss a variety of books, podcasts, and movies focusing on racial justice.  To find out the materials they will be focusing on, starting in February, and to register, check here: Antiracism Learning Circles – First Unitarian Portland.

The next Racial Justice Committee meeting will be Thursday January 27, 2022.  Contact racialjusticecommittee.rsvp.@euuc.org for the Zoom link to attend.

And we are still protesting for Racial Justice at the Westgate corner (95th Pl W and Edmonds Way, Edmonds) every Saturday at 12 to 1 p.m.  Make a sign and come join us.

From the Peace and Justice Committee

DRAWDOWN Festival – January 21 to 23, online

Are you curious about the many approaches to curbing global warming that folk are working on?  Are you worried about the climate crisis?  This festival might be just what you need!  It looks like it will be a wonderful combination of celebration and education, plus it is scheduled in small time slots so you don’t have to commit to the whole thing.  Some topics: electrification, soil/sea sequestration, “Solution to Climate Change: Women,” personal impacts, and many more.  There is even music and film!  Register here.  If this festival inspires you to action or wanting to learn more, and to doing it with fellow EUUC folk, reach out to the Peace & Justice Committee’s climate team!  Peaceandjustice.rsvp@euuc.org

From the EUUC Democracy Action Team

Building Power and Democracy

Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time

What does it mean to build power for a multiracial democracy? Join UU the Vote and local partners and activists for discussion about how movements have articulated a vision and strategy for political agency and democracy. Let’s learn how this current phase of the battle for voting rights and electoral justice fits into the larger goal of democracy and collective liberation. Thursday, January 27, 2022 4:00 PM – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

The Lobby Room Heats Up

Now is a critical time to help bills get out of legislative policy committees so they can reach the floor.  Some bills we are promoting are:

  • SB 5148 makes it illegal to harass election officials. It’s needed because Washington State’s Election Director (and others) were forced into hiding due to assassination threats
  • SB 5688 requires that the State review proposed health system mergers to ensure everyone has access to services like reproductive health care and end of life care. It’s needed because of the high proportion of religiously affiliated hospitals in our state.

For details and specific ways you can take action, see our 2022 priority bills.

Multi-Platform General Assembly 2022

Reimagining Radical Faith Community

June 22 to 26, online or in-person, Portland, Oregon

EUUC would like to know if you wish to attend General Assembly (GA) in June, 2022, either online or in person. Please email our Congregational Administrator to let us know if you are considering attending.

Attending GA is a great way for our newer members to gain a rich understanding of our UU common ground and for longtime members to connect with the ideas and energy of UUs across the country.

The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly is the annual gathering and business meeting of our member congregations. In 2022, we will have the option of meeting online or in-person. For those who enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of remote participation, General Assembly will continue to offer virtual attendance with robust programming and enhanced delegate discussion tools. For those who have been missing the physical experience, GA 2022 will also feature face-to-face interactions, hanging banners, a browsable exhibit hall, meals with friends old and new, local site attractions, and more!  Registration is open now and required for all participants.

Open to the public: General Sessions, Service of the Living Tradition, Synergy Bridging Worship, and Sunday Morning Worship will be streamed live and publicly accessible; registration is not required to view or attend these events. The GA Exhibit Hall in Portland, Oregon, will be open to the public following the Sunday Morning Worship.

January Sunday Offering – People for Progress in India (PPI)

People for Progress in India (PPI) is a Seattle based 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that strives to promote sustainable development among underprivileged communities in India. PPI partners with grassroots non-profit organizations in India to develop holistic solutions to problems and to help people become self-sufficient. Sustainable farming, clean drinking water, tree planting and environmental awareness, education and welfare of children, and skills training are some of our areas of focus. EUUC’s donations will be dedicated to their continued support for those impacted by Covid-19 and other disaster relief. You can see a video of PPI’s recent report here: PPI Project Highlights 2021.

Sunday Service Links – January 16

HYMN: #1017 Building A New Way

HYMN: Lift Every Voice, The Black National Anthem

Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is also the Reverend Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock has served as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  What if you had the right to vote but someone set up a system so that your vote didn’t count?

If you missed the Sunday service, you can tune in watch on YouTube or Facebook.

Investments Policy Posted for Review

The Finance Committee submitted a new Investments Policy to the EUUC Board of Trustees, which will govern where and how EUUC will keep its funds. The Board approved the policy for posting for comments.  You can find the policy here and may submit your comments to the Secretary of the Board here.

EUUC Family Worship Resources

Beloveds, welcome to this collection of spiritual resources lovingly prepared for your personal use. We understand that deep emotions surround this prolonged pandemic and our continued physical distance from one another. It has been profoundly difficult for some of us to miss the embodied experience of worship as a community gathered together, and yet, we have continued to gather and to worship together digitally. This collection of worship resources has been designed for you to embody worship wherever you are: to embrace individually, gather together as a family, speak and sing aloud, or read silently.  We invite you to use these words and rituals as a means for meaning-making that is most nourishing to you. These offerings are collected to be accessible to people of all ages and meet you where you are. May you know that you are held by the web of life, a vast love that will not let you go.

Scheduling an Outdoor Meeting at EUUC

Reading Guidelines and Calendaring Request Required

We are now allowing small groups to meet on the church property, outside, provided that Covid safety protocols are followed to ensure that everyone can participate safely. If you are interested in having your group gather, you must review and follow these protocols and make a calendar request to use an outdoor meeting space. Our Task Force on Reopening has done a great job helping shape these protocols, which the Board of Trustees approved at their March meeting. These guidelines are designed to support our collective well-being without regard to vaccination status. To receive a copy of the Covid safety guidelines and schedule your group’s use of the property, contact the church office.

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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