January 16, 2020

This Week at EUUC



January 19, 2019

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

“Imagining: MLK” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music by The EUUC Adult and Youth Choirs

Programs for Youth and Children:

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

Grades 7 through 12: Attend service at either 9 or 11 a.m.

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




January 26, 2019

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

“Freely Chosen” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music by Susan Senft

Programs for Youth and Children:

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 depart for their classes.

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.



Gatherings and Events

UU 101: Unitarian Universalist Beliefs & History

Sunday, January 19 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 our 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, by calling the church office, or online. UU 102 is scheduled for February 16.

Book Circle on “The Sun Does Shine”

Sunday, January 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in The Friarplace

Come join Rachel Maxwell for a discussion on the book, “The Sun Does Shine” by Anthony Ray Hinton. It is a powerful and hopeful story written by a man who spent decades on Death Row for a crime he didn’t commit. This book is an inspiring follow-up to Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy”. Food and child care will be provided. If you would like to join, please sign up at the Social Justice desk in the Narthex.

Adult Enrichment Classes


You may register by emailing Cynthia Grace or sign up online.

EXAMINING WHITENESS – a UUA Curriculum for white people (offering of the Social Justice Committee)

7-session course weekly on Thursdays beginning January 9, 7 to 9 p.m., sponsored by the Racial Justice Committee

  • Do you worry about saying the wrong thing?
  • Are you confused about how to navigate through racial relations today?

This course will unpack how white supremacy culture has affected you and how you can develop a positive white identity. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Co-facilitators: Pam Iverson, June Saty, Michelle Harper Kowalczyk, Vicky Kleinman. Please note: this class will include outside reading and other homework. We will be discussing challenging issues. Think carefully before committing to this class. We feel it will be very rewarding.


5-session course starts January 14, 2020, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in  Room 5 and following monthly on second Tuesday of the month

We are all living on the big blue planet that is 8,000 miles in diameter. It travels at an average speed of 67,000 mph around the sun. And the sun is traveling roughly 450,000 mph around the galaxy. There are about 7.7 billion different folks on that earth spaceship. All have asked the question who we are and whose we are? Let’s explore some of those answers looking at ancient stories all the way to modern stories told to us by science.  Let us consider that what we call a myth today was scientific truth in the past.


Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm on January 15, 22, 29 and February 5

In this class we will learn about the damage done by current arguments and tactics of white supremacy within Unitarian Universalist spaces. We will learn how to decode and counter such arguments. Weekly readings expected.


In Case of Snow and Closure of the Property at EUUC

Please keep monitoring your email and the EUUC Facebook page in case there is a closure of the premises due to inclement weather. The forecast is showing several days of snow and our driveways and parking lot become unusable fairly quickly.  We will post here and through Facebook if a decision is made to close the property. Once the ministers have made the decision to close, no meetings are to be held on the property as it may be dangerous to get here and impossible to get out once you’ve driven down our driveway.

Calling All Altos and Sopranos

The Treblemakers extend an open invitation to all sopranos and altos who love to sing. Please consider joining us. We meet on the 1st, 3rd, and occasional 5th Thursdays of each month at 7:30 in Chapman Hall, and sing about six Sundays each year. Music includes a variety of popular and traditional music, most with messages of social justice and inclusion. If you would like more information, please contact April Cook.

Mystery Friends

Mystery friends is an EUUC tradition where children and Youth are paired with an adult to foster new family friendships and inter generational relationships withing the congregation. Mystery Friends will correspond with their match through letters, cards, and small gifts without revealing identities until the culminating gathering. Exchanges will take place each Sunday from January 26th through February 16th. On Sunday February 23rd, participants and their families will meet one another and matches will be revealed during a small celebration after first service. Sign-ups at the Family Ministry table goes on until January 19.

Newcomers Connection Reception

If you’re new to EUUC and would like to learn more about our congregation, or how to get involved, our Newcomers’ Connection Reception will be held after both the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services this Sunday, January 12. Grab a cup of coffee and join a few members of our congregation in Chapman Hall for informal conversation. Look for the “Newcomers Connection Reception” sign.

Would you like to be an usher on a Sunday morning?

It’s a New Year and a new beginning. Would you like to be an usher for one of the Sunday morning services? Duties include putting out hymnals, showing visitors to seats, counting cash and sometimes stuffing inserts into the Orders of Service. This is a great way to get involved in the congregation and, while it is very important, it is not a big time commitment. Please call or email Mary Freundlich to sign up.

Arms Around

Orlien Becker is home from a rehab center stay in Snohomish and is welcoming visitors to his home.

Goodbye to two longtime members: We are sad to report that Pat Meeker passed away last week. We also heard that Virginia Miller, who had moved out-of-state to live with family members a few years ago, passed away in September.

Mini-potlucks: seeking venues

We are looking for EUUC members who are willing to host a cozy winter potlucks in their home to help new EUUC members and friends become acquainted with others in our congregation. Potlucks will begin about the third week in January and could be scheduled until the end of March. Pick a date and let us know how many guests you can handle. We’ll sign up guests. Good conversation, laughter, and friendships happen at potlucks! Contact Cyndy Norman to volunteer to host.

A Thank You to the Car Camp Core Team and Congregation

I am so Grateful for you all, as well as your Congregation. It’s because of Humans like yourself, that there is a continued Hope for Humanity.
I am one of the lucky ones, lucky to share a whole team of people who believe in my Humanity.
Please pass this “Thank You” on to those whom I could not reach.  Thank you, Gloria

Sunday Offering for January

Sunday Offering has nominated the Community of Color Coalition (C3) as our recipient in January. C3 is a non partisan group of citizens who meet on behalf of the people of Snohomish County to discuss, problem solve and advocate for social justice especially for people of color but also those underrepresented religious and cultural groups that all might have respect. EUUC is an organizational member as are many congregation individuals. The money collected will be used to fund the 10th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race.

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.

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.

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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