August 10, 2022
Join us at EUUC for In-Person Worship on Sunday mornings
|August 14, 2022
And so …
by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky
ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. On-Site
Also Live-Streamed on YouTube or Facebook
||August 21, 2022
Could You Be a Religious Naturalist?
by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky
ONE SERVICE @ 10 a.m. On-Site
Also Live-Streamed on YouTube or Facebook
Invitation to Join us for In-Person, On-Site Worship
No need to sign up ahead of time.
Please sign in at the door and give us your contact information.
On-site we wear non-vented masks and we observe social distancing (over the age of 2).
N95 or KN95 masks are preferred.
For those over 18 years of age, and signing in at our door, please be up to date with your COVID vaccinations (meaning you have received all doses for which you are eligible, including boosters) or have a medical exemption from a state-licensed primary care practioner.
In support of the most vulnerable members of our community, please stay home if you any COVID symptoms.
Please wait two weeks after a positive Covid test, or until you receive a negative Rapid Antigen test result, before returning.
Also, please stay home if you have been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with:
- Anyone who recently tested positive for COVID-19, or
- Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms and has not tested negative for COVID-19, or
- Anyone with a COVID-19 infection for 5 days after your last visit with them
Happening This Week
- Sundays at 10 a.m. Sunday service live-streamed on our YouTube or 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.
Watch A Previous Sunday Sermon
You can watch one of our latest Sunday sermons on YouTube or Facebook. See below for some of the links to various aspects of the last service.
Fun In the Sun!
Faith Development Summer Programming for Children Ages 4 Through 12
Sundays, August 14 and 21, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Happy Summer! You are warmly invited to join us for our Summer Outdoor Faith Development program on August 14 and 21 during the Sunday service. This program is for ages 4 to 12 with plenty of summer themed learning, playing, and community building.
Let’s have some fun in the sun!
Faith Development Classes for Children and Youth in the Fall
EUUC is registering children and youth for our Faith Development community! Because of the way EUUC is thoughtfully following Covid restrictions, each classroom will have a limit on the number of children and adults for the classes. Enrollment will be accepted on a first-come basis, with a waiting list.
Download your registration form HERE and get it back to us as soon as possible! There’s a family registration and forms for each of the different age groups. Please print them, fill them out and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten through 2nd grade-aged children will be gathered together for “Creating Home”:
“You are about to take a journey. It is a journey you take alone and in community — a journey of inward reflections and outward actions of faith. A Unitarian Universalist journey, open to stories and beliefs from different lands and people. It is a journey from home. It is a journey to home. Welcome home.”
3rd-6th grade-aged young people will be building on our own Quiet Heart sessions. Quiet Heart is a fun, outdoors-only exploration of nature and ways to appreciate it (Our 7th Principle). It’s full of games and activities done out-of-doors on our beautiful campus.
We are looking for more teachers for our K-2 class. The curriculum is nicely detailed and easy to follow.
Teams of two people will teach and assist in the classrooms and the goal is to have two teams, so no one is expected to help every week. The program runs for 16 sessions. Please let me know if you would like to join our team! email@example.com
Finally, we are planning to open our nursery room for childcare our youngest ones.
We are also hoping to start up our High School Youth Group again, and we’re looking for advisors.
Later in the year we will offer Age of Reason for intermediate age children, and OWL for our 6-8th graders.
We will mask all the time and we are highly recommending at least the first dose of vaccine before class begins.
The starting date is still to be decided but it should be some time in September.
Please contact us with questions and PLEASE contact us if you would like to help with our Fall classes.
We will be so happy to have our youngest congregants back in the building, building relationships with the church and especially with each other. It’s an exciting adventure that we are on. Welcome Home.
Rank Choice Voting Information and Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 28 at 11 a.m. after the service – outdoors at EUUC
Join the Democracy Action Team on Sunday, August 28 at 11 a.m. for a Rank Choice Voting/Ice Cream Social. Fair Vote Washington will be teaching us how rank choice voting works during this outdoor interactive, intergenerational activity. We will vote on our favorite ice cream novelty then have a chance to eat some of our favorites. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted by the EUUC Democracy Action Team
Sunday Morning Volunteers Needed
Would you like to help with the Sunday morning onsite service?
Here‘s your chance. You can sign up HERE right now!
At this time, there are opportunites for 3 people for each Sunday morning service:
- Sign-ins and Narthex Host
- 1 person – training will be provided
- An experienced coffee person to help a new person get on board
- Anyone who would like to help with coffee service on Sunday mornings. This is a great way for newer people to get involved.
Upcoming training opportunities
- EUUC is co-sponsoring Jubliee 3: West Coast, a powerful anti-racism training by Paula Cole Jones, one of the key people in the development and promotion of the Eighth Principle. She preached and led an online workshop at EUUC in May. This is an opportunity to dive deeper into this topic. September 9 through 11. More information is available at https://www.paulacolejones.com/jubilee
- NEW! The Communities of Color Coalition is hosting the 10th Annual North Puget Sound Conference on Race, as a hybrid event, on Saturday, October 1. The focus will be Black and Brown joy in creative and imaginative spaces. More information and to register: North Puget Sound Conference on Race Tickets, Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
- Living Legacy Pilgrimage to Mississippi, October 19 through 23. You will see important civil rights sites in our history, and also hear from people who lived through events that took place there. 2022 Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage – Living Legacy Project
- NEW! The Racial Justice Committee is hosting a training by Courtney Wooten, local diversity trainer, focusing on “Bridging the Divide.” Courtney is developing this training especially for us. It will be on Zoom on Saturday, October 22. More information coming soon.
From Your Racial Justice Committee
Seabeck Retreat is reserved for September 23 to 25, Friday evening to noon Sunday. It includes a golden opportunity to reconnect with our community. Please send us an email if you would like to attend or help organize the retreat. There are treasure hunts, workshops, campfire singing, a variety show, and walks in a truly beautiful place.
Sunday Service Links – August 7
From Burden to Blessing by Rev. Elizabeth Stevens onYouTube or Facebook
August Sunday Offering – Interfaith Family Shelter
Interfaith Family Shelter is the cause of the month for July and August. Interfaith Family Shelter offers families non-discriminatory low-barrier access to shelter and resources. Their main emergency shelter is located in downtown Everett and can accommodate up to 11 families with children at any time. They serve about 47 families each year at this site: that’s about 147 individuals, 88 of whom are children. Clients receive about 90 days of shelter and basic needs resources. This incredible resource is facing closure. Since 1999, Interfaith Family Shelter has leased this building from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (Archdiocese of Seattle). The Church plans to sell the property. Interfaith has entered into a $1.6 million purchase agreement with the Catholic Church to buy the shelter and another building by November of this year. They currently need an additional $230,000. Therefore, all Sunday Offering Funds will go into the Capital Campaign Fund to purchase the shelter. Check out this video for more information on the Interfaith Family Shelter.
Arms Around Update
Update since newsletter distribution: Marilyn Warner is on-call for August
The EUUC Building is Now Open for Small Meetings
Reading the Guidelines and Submitting a Calendaring Request are Required
We are now allowing small groups to meet on the church property, both inside and 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 protocols for onsite and/or outdoor guidelines (two different documents), and make a calendar request to use an indoor or outdoor meeting space. Many thanks to our Task Force on Reopening in helping to shape these protocols. A sign-in sheet will be provided to all leaders upon requesting a meeting space.
If you need to go into the building for any other reason, and you do not have a key, please contact the office before going to the building so we can arrange a time when someone is there. 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!
Draft Update of Special Gifts Policy #32 Posted for Review
A draft update of the Special Gifts Policy has been posted for review. The update adds this sentence: “Any gift with conditions attached is to be considered a special gift.” HERE you will find the link to the full policy and a link to the Board Secretary for comments. [posted 6/22/22]
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.
- 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)
- 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”
- 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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