May 26, 2020

This Week at EUUC

Services

 

May 31, 2020

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

“Advice. (Solicited.)” by Joseph Bednarik

All programs for children and youth have been moved online.

  June 7, 2020

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

Music Sunday with Wil Sederholm and friends

All programs for children and youth have been moved online.

 

Messages and Announcements 

Living Legacy Project

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and continuing on the last Tuesday of each month through Election Day 2020, the Living Legacy Project is offering a free monthly online series focused on voting rights. In these sessions, we’ll be exploring what we can glean from the Voting Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s that might apply to new challenges we face today in these unprecedented times. Additional information and directions for signing up can be found at http://www.uulivinglegacy.org.

Monday’s Chalice Lighting and Check-In on Break

Chalice Lighting & Check-In with Rev. Eric Kaminetzky will not be held next Monday, June 1, as Eric will be on vacation. Chalice Lighting and Check-In should resume on June 8, at 12:30 p.m.

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 This Week at EUUC emails
  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. Continue scrolling down our Facebook page until you see a video showing Eric or Cecilia (likely in their office or home) and the date of the service you are seeking.  Click on that video. You can adjust image size, sound, etc. utilizing icons in the bottom right corner of the video screen.

Watch Last Sunday’s Sermon!

If you would like watch one of our latest Sunday sermons again, you now have the opportunity to watch it by clicking here.

Help Others During COVID-19 – New Weekly Info

You can still do some good in the world, even from home! The Social Justice Council is offering new ideas each week. We encourage all ages to participate – children can be very effective communicators, whether in pictures or words. And adults will have fun with the creative ideas, too. If you have suggestions for new actions, please send them here. If you’d like to donate, see the section on the Sunday Offering below.

New Actions to Lift Your Voice and Spirit

Apply to Tutor with Treehouse for Kids

Many volunteer positions are on hold during COVID-19, but some tutoring can be done online. Treehouse for Kids will match you with a student in middle-school through college – most requests are from high school students. Some students are in foster care, and particularly appreciate working with volunteers with whom they can identify – people of color and Spanish speakers are especially encouraged to apply. This school year is winding down, but applying now helps them match volunteers as needed. For more information, click here. (added 5/26/20)

Last Chance to Oppose the Proposed Chehalis River Dam – Comment by May 27

Earth Ministry is following the lead of the Quinault Nation, Chehalis Tribes, and partners in the Chehalis River Alliance who are opposed to building a new dam. This will have significant consequences, such as the degradation of fish habitat, a reduction in fish populations, decreased water quality, changes to natural river processes, increased greenhouse gas emissions, wetland alterations, and the decimation of wildlife habitat. Please join in submitting comments opposing this dam. You can read more information and find a link to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the Sierra Club and Earth Ministry. Both also offer comment forms. (updated 5/26/20)

Sunday Offering to support COVID-19 Response Fund

We are taking a new approach to the Sunday Offering. Rather than one organization per month, we are accepting donations for a COVID-19 Response Fund managed by the Social Justice Council. We will disburse funds monthly to organizations playing a vital role in COVID-19 relief in our area. This allows flexibility, and assures your donations will go to those in great need. We will begin with these four organizations, and reassess periodically: Food Lifeline, Washington Kids in Transition, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish Co., and Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network. Read this article for more information about each organization. Read this article for more information about each organization. To give to the Sunday Offering, see “Two Ways to Give Electronically,” below.

Another Book Discussion: “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman”

Get to know Lindy West, a Seattle writer who advances feminist politics through humor (expect some belly laughs). We will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The next session is on Wednesday, May 27. For more information, please contact A4W@euuc.org.

It’s Time to Pledge!

A big THANK YOU to the 137 members and families who have made their generous pledges already!  If you aren’t one of those folks, please make your pledge right away! You can pledge online or send in your pledge form. We have blank forms in the office. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Maxwell, EUUC Stewardship. (updated 3/25)

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.

The EUUC premises are closed

Due to the current health care crisis, the EUUC building is closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please stay home and take good care of yourself. Sunday services will be streamed online on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. from our EUUC Facebook page until further notice. We love you!

Needing Connection More Than Ever? We Got That!

As sheltering in place settles in you may be finding your need to connect getting stronger. Your staff and leaders are here for you for that. We are offering a number of ways we can be together without you having to leave your place. Please also check your emails for announcements two (2) hours prior to the event.

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live-streamed on Facebook with Cecilia or Eric, followed by Coffee Time! on Zoom
  • Sundays after the service we’ll have Coffee, Community, and Conversation on Zoom. Click here to join the meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89620265187 or call in on the telephone number below and enter the Meeting ID:
    • (253) 215-8782
      Meeting ID: 896 2026 5187
  • Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Join the Rev. Cecilia Kingman for a service honoring our losses. With music, a reflection ritual, and time for meditation and prayer, this brief service will give space to honor our loved ones and others who have died in the last weeks, and the other losses we are experiencing. The Sunday Evening Service of Grief and Loss will be live-streamed on Facebook with Cecilia.
  • Chalice Lighting & Check-In with Rev. Eric Kaminetzky will not be held on the next Monday, June 1, as Eric will be on vacation. This meeting should resume on June 8 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Fridays at 10 a.m. We’ll host a Reflection Gathering on Zoom with Cecilia. Click here to join the meeting  https://uuma.zoom.us/j/460118377  or call in on the telephone number below and enter the Meeting ID:
    • +1 669 900 6833
      Meeting ID: 460 118 377

How do I use Zoom? Click Here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

Faith Development Offerings

See the Family Ministry weekly email for links and more information, or contact Cass Bunting to sign up.

Mondays at 9 p.m. on Zoom: Check In and Pastoral Care for Parents and Caregivers of Children and Youth

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on the EUUC Facebook page:  Bedtime Stories with Cecilia

Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom: Bedtime Stories with beloved EUUC members and staff

Programs for Children and Youth

More information regarding classes for Children and Youth to come

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.

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