October 17, 2018

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Sunday, October 21, 2018


 Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

“Pondering” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music: Adult and Youth Choirs

Programs for Children and Youth: 

Classes for Preschool-Grade 6: 9:00 a.m. Children begin in service with families, then depart
for classes.

Classes for Grades 7 and 8: Our Whole Lives class meets at 11:00 a.m. in Room 5.

High School Youth Group: 11:00 a.m.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
for children ages 6 months to 3 years.


Sunday, October 28, 2018


 Sunday Services @ 9 and 11 a.m.

“All Souls – Grief” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman

Music: Fa La Sisterhood and Joyful Noise

Programs for Children and Youth: 

All Ages Services – All Souls – at 9:00 and 11:00. Children attend service with adults.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
for children ages 6 months to 3 years.


Gatherings and events

Justice Sing-Along – Share the Struggle; Share the Camaraderie

Friday, October 19 at 7 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Lift your spirits and join voices in songs of social justice. Bruce Baker will lead this special evening, which opens the NW UU Justice Summit, an invigorating gathering of justice-seeking UUs from across the region. All are welcome, whether you are coming to the Summit or not. Come hear Bruce’s new original composition for the Summit! Questions? email socialjustice.rsvp@euuc.org

8th Annual NW UU Justice Summit – Evolving for Justice

Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at EUUC

Imagine 130 justice-seeking NW UUs gathered here, at EUUC. Imagine you are one of them! We are proudly hosting this annual NW UU Justice Summit, which had its beginnings right here at EUUC. Reverends Eric Kaminetzky and Cecilia Kingman are opening the program, which will include a Justice Fair (exhibits of programs that work in other congregations), a morning plenary session, and afternoon issue-group breakouts. Please consider attending – and volunteering! (See Announcement below for volunteer needs.) Contact SocialJustice.rsvp@euuc.org for more information. Childcare is available with preregistration.

UU 102 – Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Sunday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m. in The Friarplace

UU 102, the second of two classes for adults interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism and our congregation, will begin after the second service. Lunch will be served and childcare will be provided with advanced notice. UU 102 focuses on EUUC: our history, governance, mission and vision, as well as the many activities that help us connect with one another, have fun, and contribute to making the world a better place. You can sign up by contacting Nancy Gladow or Lynn Carpenter, calling the church office, or online.

Family Fall Harvest Party

Saturday, October 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Kitchen, Narthex, Rooms 4, 5, 6 and 7

Families of all ages, please join us for some fall fun at EUUC. Carve or paint a pumpkin, create an autumn inspired craft and watch a family friendly movie. We will provide dinner and snacks, including vegan and gluten free options. BYOP—‘Bring Your Own Pumpkin’, if you can. Be sure to RSVP with the number of children and adults attending from your family. Children should be accompanied by an adult (no drop offs, please). RSVP’s to familyministry.rsvp@euuc.org.

Remembering Our Loved Ones 

Sunday, October 28 at 9 and 11 a.m. services in Chapman Hall

On Sunday, October 28, we will remember our loved ones who are no longer with us. Drawing on the wisdom of traditions around the world, including All Souls Day, we will create altars of remembrance during our services at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Please bring a photo or other memento of your deceased loved ones to place upon the altars. (All items will be returned immediately after the service.)




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.

Act now to pass I-1631

You may have heard in the news this week, about the latest UN warning on the urgency of acting on climate. With 1631, we have a chance, if we counter the millions of dollars the oil companies are pouring into the “No” campaign. We need YOU to help educate voters – by knocking on doors, emailing, and phone-banking. EUUC is hosting events after the second service 10/14 and 10/21 to train and lead canvasses. Light lunch will be provided. Sign up at the Social Justice desk or peaceandjustice.rsvp@EUUC.org. Or use Voter’s Circle, an easy friend-to-friend outreach tool that will figure out which of your email contacts can vote for the initiative, and help you send personalized messages

Fund-A-Need: Call for proposals

Submit your Fund-A-Need proposals by January 1, 2019.

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 written summary of the item. Please submit your requests by January 1, 2019 for consideration. For more information, please go to the EUUC website for full details of how to submit a proposal.

Youth Choir Invitation

Wil Sederholm, our Music Director, is placing a special invitation for children ages 6 to 13 to participate in Youth Choir. Rehearsals occur from 6:50 PM to 7:20 PM on Wednesday evenings and the choir sings in one service per month. Choir participants learn to harmonize, sing rounds through reading music or singing by ear. Studies have shown that participating in music builds self esteem and improves academic skills.

Volunteer to Welcome UUs from across the NW at the NW Annual UU Justice Summit

EUUC is known for our hospitality, among our many wonderful qualities. Please help us extend our hospitality to as many as 130 UUs from across the NW! The NW UU Justice Summit takes place here in EUUC on Saturday, October 20. We need help with setup and food preparation on Friday, October 19, as well as food service and cleanup on Saturday, October 20 – plus some miscellaneous tasks. To sign up, please stop by the Social Justice desk, or email SocialJustice.rsvp@euuc.org. You can choose a specific task, or “put me anywhere” – tell us your time availability and we’ll assign you to our most-needed tasks. Thank you!

Art Show volunteers needed

Our 45th Annual EUUC Northwest Artists’ Holiday Art Show is coming on November 3 and 4, and we are in need of volunteers to fill many positions. From parking lot attendants, shuttle service, serving tea, collecting tickets, attending to our vendors, and putting the church back in order, we have over 214 slots to fill over the two days. You can look soon for a Sign Up Genius email from Barbara Purn to sign up online, or find the volunteer sheets to write in your name in our Narthex between services. We need everyone to help out with this fun event, which helps raise funds for our beloved EUUC.

Auction Item – Election Night Party at EUUC

Way back in April, at the EUUC Auction, a team of us offered an Election Night party. The 2018 Election seemed far away at that time, but now it looms closely ahead, on Tuesday, November 6. Back in April, 37 UUers signed up for the party to be held at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall. We’re thinking a few more may be interested now. We can’t take many more, so sign up soon! Light supper, snacks, beverages (including wine and beer) will be served. Price is $25. Please sign up with text or email to Katey Crist, and bring a check to one of the team at church.

Nurture Body and Spirit on First Fridays

Needing a little more sustenance for your spirit these days? Join our ministers for our new First Fridays program! We have multiple offerings on these evenings. The first part of the evening is a simple Family Worship Circle for families with younger children. Then there is an open community supper. After that we will offer a Movie Night and childcare for kids ages 3-12, and a Spiritual Nurture time for all who wish to be together in reflective listening and conversation. Older kids and youth are welcome to join the Spiritual Nurture Time.

5:30 – 6:15 Family Worship
6:15 – 7:00 Soup Supper: Soups provided. Please bring bread, fruit, or salad. (Hectic day? You are also welcome to just bring yourself!)
7:00-8:30 Spiritual Nurture group, and Movie Night/Childcare for ages 3-12

Upcoming First Fridays: November 16 (moved back a week to accommodate Art Show), and December 7.

Support Indigenous Women!

Plan to attend the Advocates for Women’s dinner at EUUC to benefit Native Action Network on Sunday, November 11 at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall. Native women have a strong and respected role in traditional communities, but modern society can distract from these valued traditions. Native Action Network prepares young women to claim their sacred role as Native leaders by combining intergenerational cultural values with modern tools and services. Learn more and support the Native Women leaders of tomorrow while you enjoy a sumptuous autumn meal. Sign up in the Narthex or at a4w.rsvp@euuc.org.

Reading Circle: Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

On Sunday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 5, Vicki Roberts-Gassler will lead a discussion on this acclaimed book by Zen master and spiritual leader, Thich Nhat Hanh. From the Amazon review: Explore the “path to ‘mindfulness’ – the process of keeping our consciousness alive to our present experience and reality. The most profound satisfactions, the deepest feelings of joy and completeness lie as close at hand as our next aware breath and the smile we can form right now.” Register at the Social Justice desk. A limited number of copies are available for loan.

Memorial Service

Marge Young, beloved wife of Don Young, passed away on September 14, 2018. A memorial service will be held at EUUC in Chapman Hall on Sunday, November 18 at 3 p.m.  Marge and Don Young implemented and ran our Book Store for many years.

Become a Chalice Lighter

The Chalice Lighter Program assists Unitarian Universalist member congregations with grants to provide vital capabilities and infrastructure. By being a Chalice Lighter, you will help EUUC qualify for a Chalice Lighter grant. When you become a Chalice Lighter, you will receive no more than three call letters per year asking for your donation of $20 for a specific project for a specific congregation. Your $20 gift, three times yearly, could multiply into a $10,000 grant to EUUC! We need at least 30% of our members enrolled as Chalice Lighters to be able to submit a grant application, so we will need 60 more members to enroll. For more information and to enroll, see the Pacific NW District Website.

Sunday Offering for October

The Promise and the Practice of our Faith Campaign” is the focus of the Sunday Offering in October. Imagine what our faith would look like if we upheld and centered the history, the perspectives, the voices, and the leadership of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists. This denominational campaign is our opportunity to learn the ways in which we have upheld white supremacy and work together to amend a long broken promise to the Black Lives within our Association. The UUA is asking each member to contribute at least $10 toward matching $1,000,000 from a private donor.

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 at euuc.org.

Fall MiniPotlucks – one new date

Attend a small potluck held at an EUUC member’s home to become better acquainted with other EUUC members and friends, including our newest members. Share food, good conversation and laughter in an informal gathering. Here is a list of this Fall’s potlucks, including one new date:
Friday, October 26, 6 PM, Edmonds
Saturday, November 10, 6 PM, Edmonds
Saturday, November 17, 5:30, Edmonds
Contact Cyndy Norman by email or phone. Or sign up between and after services in the Narthex.

New Directories are ready

The new 2018-2019 directory is printed and ready for pickup.  Please stop by the office and see Judith or Susan to get yours.

Meet with NARAL Pro-Choice

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice advocacy group in Washington state, working to protect every woman’s right to access the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Troublemakers, the organization’s North Seattle group, invites area UU members to join them to explore ways to act – from writing to lawmakers to playing Phone Bank Bingo. Email A4W.rsvp@euuc.org for more information.

Weekly Family Email

Due to transitions with our communications platforms, we are having trouble with out weekly family email system. Please be patient and be sure to follow us on Facebook at EUUC Faith Development for updates on programs for children and youth.

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Registration is now open for Programs for Children and Youth. Please visit our website to register your child or youth, or stop by the office for paper registration. All children ages one to 18 should be registered.