September 22, 2021

This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

September 26, 2021

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

“Love Is All We Need” by Rev. Crystal Zerfoss

 

October 3, 2021

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

“Preemptive Radical Inclusion at the end/middle of a pandemic” by CB Beal

 

 

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.

“Love Is All We Need” by Rev. Crystal Zerfoss

September 26 at 10 a.m. on Facebook

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 on Reopening

Wednesday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. Pacific Time and Sunday, September 26th during Coffee Hour

You are invited to share your thoughts and feelings on reopening EUUC. The EUUC Board of Trustees will be hosting two listening sessions for you to share your thoughts on future plans for reopening EUUC. We look forward to hearing how you’re feeling. The two sessions will be:

Wednesday September 22nd at 7pm, and Sunday September 26th during Coffee Hour (immediately after the service)

If you have questions, please reach out to a member of your Board of Trustees: Rachel Maxwell, President; Kelly Silvers, Vice President; David Frank, Secretary; Katey Crist, James MacLeod, Joie Goodman and Ann-Krestene Bazan. Look in your inbox for zoom links.

Activist Circle Meeting

Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. by Zoom on September 25

The Activist Circle will be meeting on Saturday September 30 at 10:00 PM. This is an opportunity for those involved in direct action (e.g., the Westgate corner protest in support of Black Lives Matter) to come together for spiritual support, strategizing, and community-building. Contact Pam Iverson if you are interested in receiving the Zoom link.

Fall Membership Class

Sunday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. by Zoom on October 17

The topic of UU 102 focuses on our EUUC congregation (October 17). UU101 and 102 are required classes for folks who wish to join our congregation, and we find they help newcomers make an informed decision about whether Unitarian Universalism and EUUC are the right fit for them. You can sign up by contacting Nancy Gladow or Lynn Carpenter, emailing us at membership.rsvp@euuc.org or register online.

Spiritual Practice Class

Spiritual Practice is a 12-session class that helps participants develop regular disciplines of the spirit – practices that help us connect with the sacred. The curriculum for this class was developed by the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, TX. It is designed to help participants develop their spiritual lives through daily practice, weekly worship, monthly service, yearly retreat, and one-time pilgrimage. Although the class will introduce you to a variety of practices, the goal is to find one or two and practice them on a regular basis. Spiritual Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness. Facilitated by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky, Nancy Gladow, & Keara Kazanjian, the class will be taught on Zoom on Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning October 27, and continuing through January 26, 2022. There will be no class December 22 & 29. To sign up for this class, go to our website: https://euuc.org/adult-enrichment. Class size will be limited to 15 participants. For more information, contact Nancy Gladow.

Youth Programming Beginning Soon – Stay tuned!

Look for communication from Robby Seager, Youth Advisor, inviting you to the first organizing meeting for EUUC middle school and high school aged youth. And more info coming soon about a Pacific Northwest weekly on-line gathering for UU middle school and high school aged youth!

From Your Racial Justice Committee

A variety of topics:

If you would like to learn more about the Racial Justice Committee, come to our next meeting, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23.  Contact Ginger Alonzo for the Zoom link.

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.

UUSJ September 2021 Write Here! Write Now!

Write Here! Write Now!: Tell Your U.S. Senators to Support Voting Rights
UUs recognize that we have a rare moment to pass legislation protecting voting rights. This year, 18 states already enacted 30 laws making it more difficult to vote. These especially impact voters of color, indigenous voters, and young people – folks whom voting laws are supposed to protect.

We are therefore urging senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act (formerly the For the People Act) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Together these establish clear voting rights for all and prevent discriminatory voting legislation. Senators must not allow the filibuster to kill these popular bills: https://uusj.salsalabs.org/WHWNVotingRightsOnline/index.html

Save the Date: UUSJ October 6th Event Supporting Voting Rights

UUSJ Democracy Action Team will be holding an event on October 6th in support of the UUA Action of Immediate Witness to Stop Voter Suppression and Partner for Voting Rights and a Multiracial Democracy. Read the AIW here and please plan to attend.

New! Free Radical Ministry for College Age UU’s!

For emerging adults who are free range, in college, working, or doing whatever – and who want to worship and connect in a social and social justice setting grounded in Unitarian Universalist values. For UU’s across the country, sponsored by our UUA’s Lifespan Faith Engagement Office.
Register: Here

Virtual Music Circle – Come sing with us

The Virtual Music Circle is making more virtual choir videos starting this September. The Virtual Music Circle is a place where members of our congregation can safely make make music together and share in the joy of community music making.

You can see our VMC Youtube playlist and sign up to be a part of the Virtual Music Circle or simply join our video premiere gatherings: Here
Please join us as we sing safely together.
Contact Dawn Taylor-May at dawntm.piano@gmail.com with any questions.

Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements

Two coalitions are circulating petitions asking the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), to stop excluding military greenhouse gas emissions from climate agreements. The Peace & Justice committee has decided to sign these petitions in the name of EUUC, due to our congregational stand on global warming. For more information on why this is important, and the text of the petitions, please read this article. You can also sign one of the petitions as an individual.

Newsletter Deadline for Articles: September 30

Due to extended leave for some staff members in the month of September, our next newsletter will come out a bit later than usual. Be sure to have your articles submitted no later than September 30. You may use the webform for that purpose.

The September Sunday Offering Receipient

Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) provides a community of belonging for young women during this stage of life when they are moving toward adulthood, identifying college and career interests, and exploring ways to take action as community change makers. Thanks to the visionary leadership of their participants and the generous support of donors, they have grown into an organization serving 700 participants each year through 12 core programs and a range of community events. Our donations will support “Hands on the Land at Marra Farm.” At the Marra Farm in South Park (Seattle) the young women gain practical gardening skills, and grow fresh, culturally-relevant produce. For more information, click here.

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.

Family Ministry Playlist Now Available on EUUC Website

You can  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’ve continued to add more content, 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.

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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If you need to go into the building for any reason, please contact the office for permission before going to the building. Please enter through the main doors. There is a sign-in sheet on the welcome desk, along with hand sanitizer and masks. You must sign in and wear a mask at all times when you are in the building. We love you!