June 9, 2021

This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

June 13, 2021

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

“Spiritual Courage for an Emergent Faith” by Rev. Deanna Vandiver

June 20, 2021

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

“Principle Connections” by Joseph Bednarik 



Happening This Week

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live-streamed 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 here. See below for some of the links to various aspects of the last service.

Listening Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

Sunday, June 13 at 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 17 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

Your EUUC Family Ministry Team will be hosting Listening Sessions for Parents and Caregivers via Zoom on Sunday, June 13th at 2 PM and Thursday, June 17th at 7 PM. This is a space especially for you to be held in faithful community while you share the realities of this moment for you and your family. Sign up here.

June 10 Deadline for Your third quarter Newsletter Articles

Please submit your third quarter newsletter articles (publication in early July) no later than Thursday, June 10. Be sure to use the Calendar and Publicity Requests form found here.  Be sure to check that you are submitting a newsletter article.

Gatherings and Events

Chronologically Listed Events

Joe Rettenmaier’s Ordination

Saturday, June 12 at 1 p.m.

A Beloved Community Co-Ordination of Matt Aspin and Joe Rettenmaier 
You’re invited to join the celebration as Westside UU Church, Edmonds UU Congregation, Tahoma UUC and others ordain Joe Rettenmaier (former student minister at EUUC) and Matt Aspin into the Unitarian Universalist ministry.  Joe and Matt have been allies in developing their calls to ministry through years of lay leadership, seminary studies, and parish ministry. This online virtual event will be hosted by their home congregation, Westside UU Church. Please visit HERE for details and links as they become available.

Creation (and Destruction) Myths from Many Cultures, Part 1: India

Second session: Monday, June 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom

We are living on a big blue planet 8,000 miles in diameter, traveling at 67,000 mph around our sun, which is traveling at roughly 450,000 mph around the galaxy. There are about 7.8 billion folks on our earth spaceship. Who are we and whose are we? Let’s explore some answers, looking at ancient stories to modern ones told to us by science – what we call a myth today was scientific truth in the past. In Part 1 we will learn some creation and destruction tales from India. Cynthia Grace, JD, facilitator. Register here on the EUUC website.

New Democracy Group Forming

Tuesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. on Zoom

A new Peace and Justice team focused on voting rights and fighting voter suppression is forming.  Please join us to learn more and work together taking concrete action to fight for the rights of every eligible voter.  Our inaugural team meeting will be Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.; we hope you will join us.  If you want to get involved right now there are opportunities to help. Please RSVP to attend the meeting or let us know if you want to get started right away.  For more information please contact:  democracy.rsvp@euuc.org

Voter Suppression Book discussion 

Wednesdays, June 16 and 30 at 7 p.m. by Zoom

The new voting rights group is kicking off activities by hosting a book discussion on Wednesdays, June 16 and 30 at 7:00 p.m.  The book is Voter Suppression in U.S. Elections and co-authors include Stacey Abrams and Heather Cox Richardson. This book explores the structural barriers to voting and the historical roots of disenfranchisement. (Feel free to attend even if you have not read the book.) Information on the book, our discussion, and registration can be found here.

Join Advocates for Women Book Discussion

Thursday, June 17th at 2 p.m.

The book Woman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Michele Richardson (check Goodreads) is a novel based on the history of rural Kentucky in the 1930’s and 40’s. It delves into issues of poverty, the Works Progress Administration and race, especially the “Blue People of Kentucky”. For more information, please email us here.

Café Connection with Advocates 4 Women

Monday, June 21st from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Join Advocates for Women at our Café Connections get-together. This month we will be discussing the problems related to menstruation. As something that women deal with for half our lives, menstruation should be just a normal occurrence, and yet it is expensive and associated with secrecy and shame. Breaking the taboo would help, here and around the world. For more information and links to the discussion articles, please read: Problem. Period. Please contact Advocates for Women for more information.

UU Virtual General Assembly: June 23 through 27, 2021

More information can be found here.


ATTENTION Families! Registration is now OPEN for UU Summer Camps 2021

Pacific Northwest UU Kids Camp is the collective creation of PNW UU congregations to offer a home-based UU camp experience. The Camp leaders and planners are religious professionals from around the Pacific Northwest region, working together, to offer a home-based camp experience which celebrates the faith development of UU children and youth.

This summer, we’ll be offering two weeks of the PNW UU Kids Camp!

  • Univerlarian University of Wizarding Arts (UUWA): June 28-July 2, 2021
  • Minecraft: Good Trouble! (Grade 3+): August 16-20, 2021
  • The Rainbow Path (Kindergarten – Grade 2): August 16-20, 2021

Learn more and register here

More Information

From Your Racial Justice Committee

This article focuses on Juneteenth, June 19, the holiday celebrating when the last enslaved people, in Texas, learned the Civil War had ended and they were free.  You can learn more about this here:  Facts You Might Not Know About Juneteenth | Mental Floss  and Why Juneteenth Needs to Be Declared an Official Federal Holiday (yahoo.com)

A number of groups in Snohomish County, including Coalition of Communities of Color, NAACP, and Lift Every Voice Legacy are hosting a series of events as part of their Juneteenth Festival of Freedom.  There are rallies, martial arts events, story-telling and more! Check these out:  General 2 — Lift Every Voice Legacy – Inspiring a Beloved Community (beloved4all.org)

The Northwest African American Museum in Seattle and nine other African American history museums are joining together for their celebrations.  Learn more:  BlkFreedom | Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

The next Racial Justice Committee meeting is Thursday June 24.  Contact Ginger Alonzo for the Zoom link.

We are continuing to protest for Black Lives Matter every Saturday 12-1 at the Westgate corner, Highway 104 and 100th Ave.  Please join us, even if you can do it only once.

Sunday Service Links: June 6, 2021

  • “Spirit of Life”  by Carolyn McDade and sung by the Orange County Unitarian
  • “Woyaya” by Wol Amarifio, sung by Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Singing the Journey  #1020
  • Later Than We Think” by Parker Woodland (lyrics, vocals, and bass by Rev. Erin) (video)

Peace and Justice Zeroing in on Local Actions

P & J meets on the first Thursday of each month, via Zoom. We are planning for next year’s work. We anticipate collaborating with the Sierra Club to work on a Clean Schools project and to support work by the League of Women Voters on updating the the Growth Management Act. We welcome visitors to our meetings. Get the Zoom link by writing to peaceandjustice.rsvp@euuc.org. (5/26)

The June Sunday Offering Recipient

Panza dba Quixote Communities creates and manages tiny home villages that foster community, encourage personal growth, and promote access to care and services. It owns and operates Quixote Village in Olympia, which opened in 2013 and the Orting Veterans Village. In May they started the phased opening of the Orting Veterans Village. “Quixote Communities will provide our 30 new residents one-on-one staff support to help them determine and meet their needs. They will also benefit from a built-in community of peers surrounding them.” Join us by supporting this team’s effort to to find new ways to help our houseless neighbors. Here is a video of a beneficiary of this work.

Family Ministry Playlist Now Available on EUUC Website

You can now find a collection of different video resources (stories, songs, movie shorts) that we hope you’ll find useful and fun for nourishing and sustaining UU family faith formation on our congregational website. Click HERE to find what we’ve got so far. We plan to add new content over the summer, so stay tuned! May all EUUC families, especially those raising children through a global pandemic, know that you are held in so much love and care, dear ones.

Calling for Picnic Tables!

We’d like some picnic tables for our outdoor spaces. Does anyone have a picnic table they can contribute to the church? We can also support materials costs if someone is willing or able to contruct some tables. Please contact Rachel Maxwell if you have any interest in contributing a picnic table.

EUUC Begins Scheduling Outdoor Meetings

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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