December 12, 2018

This Week at EUUC


December 16, 2018


 Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

All Ages – Holiday Pop Quiz – Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: UU Mas Piano String Trio

Programs for Children and Youth: 

All Ages Service at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Children attend service with adults.

OWL Class meets at 11:00 a.m. in Room 5.

Youth Group meets at 11:00 a.m. for a White Elephant Exchange.

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



December 23, 2018


 Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

Music Sunday with Wil Sederholm, Music Director

Music: Adult and Youth Choir

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Classes for Preschool-Grade 6: 9:00 a.m. Children begin in service with families, then depart for Winter Solstice Chalice Chapel.

No OWL Class this week.

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.

Christmas Eve Services

Family Service and Pageant 4 p.m.

All Ages are welcome to join this no rehearsal pageant! Worship led by Rev. Cecilia Kingman and Intern Minister Joe Rettenmaier

Contemplative Service 9 p.m.

Music, candlelight, and stories, with the EUUC Choir. Worship led by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky and Intern Minister Joe Rettenmaier.


More on Services

Vespers, Sacred Light

Friday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapman Hall

A special service led by our intern minister, Joe Rettenmaier, will take place this coming Friday, entitled “Vespers, Sacred Light”. All are welcome to join our candle lit circle for silence, poetry and singing accompanied by violin, piano, flute, Tibetan chimes, crystal bowls and gong.

Christmas Eve No Rehearsal Pageant

Monday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Calling all Kings! Angels! Shepherds! And all the flocks in the field! Join us for our second annual No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant. The centerpiece of our early Christmas Eve Service, the pageant welcomes everyone to all roles. No lines to memorize, nothing to remember. Just show up, pick a role, receive a costume, and away we go! 4 p.m. on December 24. Hark! Join our heavenly host!

Gatherings and events

Meet with Ahmadiyya Muslim women

Thursday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in The Friarplace

Meet with Ahmadiyya Muslim women this Thursday 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.

Women’s Circle

Thursday, December 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Room 6

You’re invited to join the open women’s circle meeting next Thursday. This circle is an opportunity to join with other women in mutual sharing of ourselves around topics that nourish our spirits. It is ongoing and open to both newcomers and longtime members. You are welcome to come and see if this group is right for you. If it is a good fit, please join us as a regular member of the group. For more information please contact Carol Peters or Gail Smith.

Drum Circle

Saturday, December 15 from 10:30 to 11:55 a.m. in Chapman Hall

Drum Circle will be rehearsing for our participation in the Sunday, January 6 service.

Cookie decorating and family brunch

Sunday, December 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Rooms 1, 2, 4 and 6

Families of all ages, please join us for a light brunch followed by cookie decorating. Bring your child and your creative side to decorate some sweet treats you can take home or eat on the spot. Vegan and gluten free meal and cookie options available. Children of all ages from Pre-K through youth group are welcomed and encouraged to participate; school-aged children and younger should be accompanied by an adult. Brunch served in Rooms 1-2, while crafts will take place in Rooms 4 and 6.



Holiday schedule for children and youth

Our programs for children and youth will be on break on December 30. The Toddler Room will be open for children 4 and under. Programs begin again on Sunday, January 6.

New group forming to discuss living the Seven UU Principles!

Difficult times and busy lives make a deeper study of our principles more relevant than ever. To thrive, we must care for our spirits and enhance our connections with others. If reflecting on the real-life application of our principles interests you, we invite you to join the “Living the Seven UU Principles Group”. We will focus on one principle at each meeting. To inspire discussion, we will have a short reading and opening questions. We will meet at EUUC at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays, beginning January 8, through May. For more information, please contact Marilyn Warner

Stand up for sexual assault survivors and stop Title IX changes

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits gender discrimination in schools that receive public funding, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities. The US Department of Education (DOE) has proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would reduce schools’ obligations when responding to sexual misconduct and turn back the clock for many survivors to a time when they had no place to turn. Please tell DOE that you oppose the rule. You can view the proposal and submit comments here. You may enter Advocates for Women as your organization or leave that space blank.

This Giving Season be a Chalice Lighter

After this Sunday’s service you can sign up as a Chalice Lighter. This Pacific NW District program provides infrastructure grants to growing congregations like ours. We need just another ten people to meet our goal of 90 enrollees. You will receive a nifty red CL ribbon and three requests per year to give $20. As a Chalice Lighter, you will help make EUUC eligible for a grant of up to $14,000. Watch for our own superhero, Chalice Lighter Man, in the Narthex. With you, we could hit our enrollee goal before Christmas!

Volunteers needed for Christmas Eve services at 4 and 9 p.m.

We need some ushers to hand out Orders of Service and candles for our Christmas Eve services.  Please contact the Mary Freundlich if you are able to help.  You will need to come about 20 minutes before the service.

Change in deadline for submitting articles for This Week at EUUC

Due to the changes required in publishing and distributing This Week at EUUC, the deadline for submissions will be changed to Monday at midnight.  If you would like to publish an article in This Week at EUUC, you may do so on the online submission form.

Sunday Offering for December: Housing Hope

The December Sunday Offering will be donated to Housing Hope, which promotes and provides affordable housing and tailored services to reduce homelessness and poverty for residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island. Housing Hope offers a full range of housing solutions, including emergency shelter for up to 90 days, homeless housing with access to voluntary services, permanent affordable rental housing and opportunities for home ownership.

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.

Fund-A-Need: Call for proposals

Submit your Fund-A-Need proposals by January 1, 2019.

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 written summary of the item. Please submit your requests by January 1, 2019 for consideration. Full details available here.

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 at

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Registration is now open for Programs for Children and Youth. Please visit our website to register your child or youth, or stop by the office for paper registration. All children ages one to 18 should be registered.