March 29, 2023

This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services


Join us at EUUC for In-Person Worship OR at for the Live-Stream 

April 2, 2023

Mindful Spirit

with Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. 

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at,
the EUUC YouTube Channel
 and Facebook

Children begin in Chapman Hall with their parents, and then go to their classes.
Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.

Zoom online and In-Person Coffee Hour will be held today.


April 9, 2023

Flower Communion

with Melanie DeMore and Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. 

On-Site in Chapman Hall and
Live-Streamed at,
the EUUC YouTube Channel
 and Facebook

This is an all-ages service – children may remain seated with their parents in Chapman Hall for the entire service.
Family seating is on the left side of the sanctuary.
There are no Religious Exploration Classes today. 

Zoom online and In-Person Coffee Hour will be held today.




Happening This Week

  • Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live in Chapman Hall and live-streamed on, YouTube or on Facebook
  • Sundays immediately following the service, Coffee, Community, and ConversationChapman Hall on Zoom unless otherwise specified above.
  • 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.

Friday Evening Services In-Person in Chapman Hall and live-streamed at 7 p.m.

Friday, March 31 with Eric Lane Barnes and the EUUC Choir
Choir meets at 5:30 p.m on 3/31

Friday, April 7 with Melanie DeMore and Rev. Eric Kaminetzky 

Friday, April 28 with Eric Lane Barnes and the EUUC Choir
Next rehearsals for the choir on Sunday, April 16 and 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday Evening Services are live-streamed at and the EUUC YouTube Channel.

Gathering Safely Together 

Covid Precautions

To keep our community safe, we ask that you follow these COVID Precautions:

    • Be up-to-date with your vaccinations and boosters (medical exemptions allowed)
    • Wear a non-vented mask indoors
    • Honor social distancing

Please stay home if you have any COVID symptoms, recently were diagnosed with COVID, or recently had a high risk exposure event  Click here for details.

Watch A Previous Sunday Sermon

You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons on, on YouTube or on Facebook. See below for some of the links to various aspects of the last service.

Silent and Live Spring to Life Auction – Great Items in Both!

Preview of Items Begins March 28 at 6 p.m.
Silent Auction Begins on March 30
Live Auction, Sunday, April 2

The silent auction begins Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. & closes April 2 at 1:15 p.m. The preview began March 28. The silent auction has dinners, art walks, themed baskets, gift cards, services and more. There’s even a mystery outing! For bidding instructions, go to our website:
Live auction ticket sales are complete and we have a great turnout! The live auction is a lunch party with a happy hour and music before lunch. Check-in for the live auction begins at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 2. A few fun items in the live auction:

  • One year family membership to Cascadia Art Museum
  • Party sized English trifle baked for you
  • 2 tickets to a Seattle Storm game
  • 7 nights at an oceanfront apartment on the Big Island of Hawaii over Thanksgiving 2023
  • A week at a Wisconsin lake house, perfect for meeting family or friends from around the country for a rendezvous. See this airbnb offering.

Announcing This Year’s Winner of the EUUC Honoree Tie!

Each year one person at EUUC is chosen for their notable contributions to EUUC over a period of years. We are delighted to announce that Rachel Maxwell is the winner of this year’s Honoree tie! For decades Rachel has been contributing her time, considerable skills and talents, and tireless energy for the benefit of our EUUC community. Rachel was President of our Board of Trustees during COVID, has led our stewardship team, served on the committee that drafted our current mission statement as well as the ministerial search committee that led to our calling Rev. Kaminetzky, to name only a few. And she does it all with such good heart & grace! In the words of Rev. Kaminetzky,  “Rachel Maxwell has come to devote part of her life’s energy to helping Unitarian Universalism and Unitarian Universalists thrive, and we are the better for it. Her generosity of spirit and labor moves mountains.” Join us in recognizing Rachel at our in-person live auction April 2.


Reproductive Justice Sunday: Building a World with Love at the Center

Sunday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (includes the morning service in Chapman Hall)

Join guest speaker Reverend Ranwa Hammamy, UUA Congregational Justice Organizer, for an inspirational sermon on this important movement followed by a live and online Question and Answer session.

In addition, Advocates for Women will be hosting two events:

Celebrate and Contemplate: Music About Reproductive Justice 11:45 to 12:45 pm. Room 6
Join us as we explore how issues of Reproductive Justice play out in 6 popular songs beginning with Loretta Lynn’s classic “The Pill”.

The Proposed Reproductive Justice Stand – Feedback and Q&A Session. 11:45 to 12:45 pm Room 1
The proposed Stand Resolution:Reproductive Justice is a Fundamental Human Right will come before the congregation for a vote at our Annual Congregational Meeting on May 21. You can read the full text of the proposed Stand here.

Additional Feedback and Q&A session will be held on Wednesday, April 19 th at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

Please email for Zoom links and to RSVP for the A4W events.


EUUC Core Goals For Strategic Planning

Monday, April 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom

Come and weigh in on the draft goals and initiatives for our five year strategic financial planning. These goals and initiatives are a result of the Stewardship Summits. We look forward to hearing your thoughts. If you can’t make it but would like to weigh in, please let us know and we’ll work on scheduling a second meeting.

Democracy Voices Discussion Group

Tuesday, April 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom

“Why a Partisan U.S. Supreme Court Undermines its Own Legitimacy” by Jamal Greene:  After a brief introduction we will watch a 20-minute video then have a moderated discussion. Zoom link will be provided to those who pre-register.  Moderators: Stephen Cunliffe & Deborah Bauder.  Register here.

Climate Protection Presentation & Discussion

Thursdays, April 13, 20 and 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom only 

What happened? What are solutions? What can we do about this in our lives?

  • Fossil-fuel burning and rising CO2 & temperatures
  • The transition to stopping fossil-fuel burning
  • Solar & wind power generation
  • Electrifying everything
  • Divesting from fossil fuels
  • Climate protection action

Zoom link will be provided to those pre-register. Presenter: Nick Maxwell. Sponsored by: Adult Enrichment & Faith Development. Register HERE.

Hearings on the EUUC Proposed Budget for 2023-2024

Tuesday, April 25 at at 7 p.m. on Zoom
or Sunday, April 30 at 11:45 in Chapman Hall and Zoom

You will have an opportunity to review the proposed annual budget with members of your Board of Trustees and Finance Team. You will also be able to review both the Operating Fund Budget and the Social Justice Budget and ask questions at this time.



The University Unitarian Church Youth Group Invites EUUC Youth to a Mini-Talent Show!


Saturday, April 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at UUC

EUUC Youth are invited to a Mini-Talent Show at University Unitarian Church!

UU Youth grades 9 to 12, DREs and youth advisors from around the Puget Sound are invited. Consider arriving in groups as on-site parking is limited because Tent City 3 will be using the far half of our parking lot. See below for more info on that! To attend and/or perform access the QR code above. We encourage youth to make a donation (optional) to Tent City 3 as the “cost of admission.”

Address: UUC: 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115



Seeking Photos for Earth Day Service – April 1 Deadline for Submission

The Climate Team is designing the Earth Day service. We are seeking member digital photos to enhance the visual elements of the service. Send your .jpg files by April 1, to Photo subjects needed are: Waters (ocean, rivers, streams, waterfalls, rain, snow), Fish, Plants, Food plants, Medicine plants, Animals,Trees, Birds, The four winds, Thunder Beings, Sun, Moon, Stars, Wisdom Keepers and The Creator, or Great Spirit. They must be your own, personal photos to avoid copyright issues. Since services are now streamed, your photo will become available on the web.

From the EUUC Racial Justice Committee

Seattle Convergence Events all in-person:

University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Avenue NE, Seattle

  • Saturday, April 15, 1 to 5 p.m.
    workshop for religious/spiritual leaders by Ayoka Turner/Chris Crass- lessons, culture, and power for collective liberation
  • Sunday, April 16, 4:30 to 7 p.m.  Anti-Racist Parenting for Collective Liberation Workshop for parents, grandparents, and caregivers – sharing, understanding, being in community together, help us feel connected.

University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave NE Seattle

  • Saturday, April 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Heart and Soul Nourishment for Anti-Racism and Collective Liberation. Rev. Osagyefo Sekou and Chris Crass – open to all to encourage and uplift.

From the EUUC Democracy Action Team

Virtual Lecture: Juneteenth and The Paradox of American Democracy with Annette Gordon-Reed Thursday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. presented by The Participatory Democracy Initiative at the University of Arizona.

Dialogue with Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt Before the UUA Election

See speaking dates at the end of this announcement.

Every election cycle, a series of presidential forums are hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association so that UUs have a chance to hear from candidates.  There is only a single name on the ballot for UUA President this June, and that creates even more of a need to hear from you—the people who collectively hold this faith—about what Unitarian Universalism means to you, your hopes and needs for our future, and how we can better live into our purpose and potential together.  We hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to be in conversation with Rev. Betancourt at the following events.

Presidential Forum Details

All forums will be held in person and livestreamed:  Saturday April 29, 2023 at 11 a.m. PT < Register to attend >
Saturday May 20, 2023 at 1 p.m. PT < Register to attend >; Saturday June 3, 2023 at 11 a.m. PT < Register to attend >


Wednesdays, April 12 to May 17 from 5 to 6 p.m. Pacifica Time on Zoom

The Faith Forward program out of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas is excited to offer an online session of our UU Theology series for all congregations. This series explores theological concepts through a Unitarian Universalist lens and helps participants clarify and act on their beliefs. For more information or to register, email Faith Forward Coordinator Rev. Lora Brandis.

2023 Intergenerational Spring Seminar

Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. On-Line and in Minneapolis, MN


The 2023 Intergenerational Spring Seminar, Demilitarization & Abolition: Resist Policing and Empire, will take place in-person in Minneapolis and online, April 1 – 3, 2023 (with Youth Orientation the evening of March 31). Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Association Office at the United Nations in close partnership with the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice and the UU Service Committee, all In-Person and Youth registration closes March 15; Adult Online Registration closes March 30. Learn more here:


UUA General Assembly 2023 Information

Join us June 21 thru 25, 2023 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. General Assembly 2023 will be a multiplatform event, with registration options for in-person and/or virtual participation. In-person registration includes access to events scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, as well as everything available to virtual registrants. Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as all on-demand programming, live webinars, and live-streamed events.

In-person registration is $400 for adults, and $300 for high school youth, emerging adults (18-24), and retired and candidate ministers. Full Virtual Registration is $250. Register now and use the payment plan to pay over time. Financial support is also available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1.

Register Now for GA 2023

Financial Support for General Assembly

General Assembly Planners are committed to the goal of making the General Assembly accessible to the maximum number of attendees possible. Financial support to attend GA – virtually or in-person – is offered to those with need. These awards are funded through the generosity of General Assembly registrants via donations made during registration

There are several options for GA discounts and financial support. Watch this video for details. Make a Financial Support Request

General Assembly Housing Reservation System is Now Open

The UUA has contracted rooms at specific hotels near the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. These properties have agreed to offer competitive rates to GA attendees as well as rebates and other incentives that will reduce the overall cost of hosting GA in Pittsburgh. By booking with the GA housing block, you help the UUA meet this goal. Additionally, you benefit from reservation management and customer service offered by Connections Housing.

Reserve your housing today! To book your room today, visit the GA Housing Reservation System. Any reservations canceled after May 22 will be subject to a $50 cancelation fee. The housing reservation system will close for new reservations on May 23.

How to Reserve Rooms for Meetings at EUUC

If you are interested in having your group gather, inside and/or outside, please submit a calendar request on this new form.
Plan ahead, as several teams at EUUC will need to review your request before the room can be booked.

If you need to get into the building, and do not have a key, you may contact the Congregational Administrator for entry sometime Monday through Thursday.

Arms Around Contacts for Spring 2023

Arms Around Contacts:
March:  Karen Ernst
April:     Patty House
May:     Merrie Emmons
June:    Cate Callahan

To facilitate pastoral services among members, this committee connects members with needs to the Minister, or to members who can help. Examples of services include transportation, meals, child care, hospital and home visits, minor home maintenance or repairs, companionship, support during crises, and bereavement support.

Service Links

What Is Community, And Why does Everyone Keep Telling Me I Need It?,  Sunday, March 26, with Phoenix Coolbaugh and Rev. Eric Kaminetzky on, on EdmondsUU YouTube Channel or on Facebook.

April Sunday Offering – Adopt a Stream

April’s cause of the month is Adopt-A-Stream. For the month dedicated to Earth causes, their mission to teach people how to become stewards of their watersheds seems like one to support. They carry out the mission by: 1) producing environmental education materials, 2) providing stream and wetland technical assistance, and 3) development of the Northwest Stream Center, located in McCollum Park, Everett.

As always, if you have an organization that you wish to nominate for Sunday cause of the month, we invite you to fill out the online Sunday Cause nomination form.

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 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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