February 19, 2020

This Week at EUUC



February 23, 2019

TWO SERVICES @ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“The Greatest Revolution is a Simple Change of Heart” by Margo Rinehart

Music by The Treblemakers

Programs for Youth and Children:

Pre-K through Grade 6: 9 a.m.

Children start in service with families, then depart for classes.

Grades 7 and 8: 11 a.m.

Coming of Age participants start in the service, then depart for their classes.

Grades 9 through 12: 11 a.m.

Youth Group gathers in the Faith Development Foyer, by the white couches, then moves to the Loft for their meeting.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.




March 1, 2019

TWO SERVICES @ 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“This Moment” by Rev. Eric Kaminetzky

Music by The EUUC Adult Choir

Programs for Youth and Children:

Pre-K through Grade 6: 9 a.m.

Children start in service with families, then depart for classes.

Grades 7 and 8: 11 a.m.

Coming of Age participants start in the service, then depart for their classes.

Grades 9 through 12: 11 a.m.

Youth Group gathers in the Faith Development Foyer, by the white couches, then moves to the Loft for their meeting.

Toddler Room: Open from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children ages 6 months to 3 years.


Gatherings and Events

Winter Mini-potlucks

Join new friends and old for a small gathering at a member’s home for good food, interesting conversation and laughter. Two potlucks still have openings.
Friday, February 21 at 6 p.m. with Rosemary Wander in Edmonds
Saturday, February 22 at 5:30 p.m. with Katey and Alan Crist in Edmonds
Email Cyndy Norman to sign up or give her a call.

Sermon: “The Greatest Revolution is a Simple Change of Heart” by Margo Rinehart

Sunday, February 23 at 9 and 11 a.m. in Chapman Hall

Margo Rinehart is a 22-year member of the Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bremerton. She recently received a Masters of Theology Degree from Seattle University School of Theology & Ministry. Monthly she preaches at the Olympic UU Fellowship in Sequim and after their church potluck spends the afternoon riding her bicycle on the lovely Olympic Discovery Trail. Margo is also a regular participant at Camp Eliot and has been the Chaplain there. Her son, Ben, has attended Goldmine Leadership School here at the EUUC campus.

New Date for Lobby Room

Sunday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the FD Lobby

With pre-printed postcards and laptops in the Lobby Room, it’s easy to advise your legislators. Let’s help pass a bill requiring medically accurate, inclusive sex ed in public schools, and another that blocks employer gag rules concerning information on treatments and services, like reproductive care and Death with Dignity. We’ll also have climate bills – which ones depend on Committee hearings this week. This legislative session is nearing its end, so act now.

Pods and Pledges – dinners, lunches & teas

Continuing Sunday, February 23 through Saturday, March 7, you are invited to your Pod’s lunch, dinner or tea

Our annual funding campaign launched last week and it’s coordinated with the roll out of geographic neighborhood groups called Pods. We’re going to foster our mission by gathering together and nurturing our spirits. The Board and the Stewardship Team will be hosting dinners, lunches and teas during the second half of February to introduce the Pods and make our pledges. Don’t miss this opportunity! Look for your invitation and pledging information in a snail mailing sent last week or online. If you have questions or need more information please contact Rachel Maxwell.

Saying goodbye to a beloved member

Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Longtime member Jim Chalupnik passed away in mid-January and our hearts are with Janet and their children at this time. Jim will be sorely missed. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Jim’s life in a service on March 1 at 4 p.m.

Let’s Talk About The Green New Deal

Starting Tuesday, March 3 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 5

The Climate Crisis is deepening and becoming harder to ignore. One solution being promoted by progressive members of Congress and young people is The Green New Deal. Just what is the Green New Deal and how will it help lessen the crisis? Join John Tucker and Stephen Ernst in a four-session workshop focused on The Green New Deal. They’ll use video segments, readings and discussion to delve into what the Green New Deal is and is not. Sessions are on Tuesday evenings, March 3, 17, 31 & April 14 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Register at the sign-up station across from the Social Justice desk or email to RSVP.

Advocates for Women Benefit Dinner

Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in Chapman Hall

Advocates for Women will be hosting a benefit dinner for Hesperian Health Guides in celebration of International Women’s Day.

Women’s Meeting with The Ahmadiyaa Women

Wednesday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Room 5

Join EUUC women to further our long relationship with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This is a wonderful way to learn and grow together. Take advantage of this chance to get to know each other more deeply. The topic for March’s meeting is “Resilience in the Face of Oppression”. Let Carolyn Tucker know if you have any questions.

Sno-King Meaningful Movies presents “Alive Inside”

Saturday, March 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Chapman Hall

“Alive Inside” follows social worker Dan Cohen as he demonstrates music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a sense of self to those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This film portrays a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls through visits with family members and interviews with experts. Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early for social time and refreshments. You can watch the film’s trailer on Youtube. Discussion follows the film. Invite your friends and bring the whole family. Admission is free.  ADA compliant with closed captioning and assisted listening devises.

Save the Date

Spring Equinox Celebration with Shoreline UU CUUPS: You are invited to join GreenSong, the CUUPS Chapter of Shoreline UU Church, for their celebration of Ostara, the Spring Equinox on Sunday, March 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and is open to all, including children.


Newsletter deadline for submission is March 10

Article Submissions for April 2020 CommUUnicator

Our next edition of the EUUC quarterly newsletter, the CommUUnicator, will come out in early April, 2020.  Please submit your articles no later than March 10, using the All-In-One Publicity form where you will be prompted to fill in the required boxes. Before pressing the submit button, please remember to check the “I’m not a robot” box.

Older Adult (50+) OWL

Weekly workshop on Tuesdays at East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue

This workshop offers holistic sexuality education curriculum for older adults (Ages 50+): Tuesdays, March 3 to May 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the East Shore Unitarian Church in Bellevue. Comprehensive and progressive, this program addresses sexuality with sensitivity and respect for older adults’ wisdom and life experience. This program models and fosters caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It balances knowledge-building with exploration of attitudes, values, and feelings about one’s own and others’ sexuality. This program is comprehensive and progressive, addressing sexuality with candor, sensitivity, and respect for older adults’ wisdom and life experience.

To learn more about the event you can check out either the Facebook event page or the East Shore Unitarian Church website. If you would like to register for the workshop, you can register here.

Exciting News for the Rummage Sale

We are pleased to announce that Karen Keenan has agreed to be the Rummage Sale Chairperson and the Rummage Sale is on. Watch for information regarding the sale in the April newsletter and begin thinking about how you can assist Karen with the sale this year – there is plenty of work for all of us to make this another successful sale.

Climate Conversations Needs You

On March 28, at the Edmonds Library Plaza Room on 650 Main Street, EUUC, along with its partners the Snohomish County League of Women Voters, the Sierra Club and Interfaith Climate Action are hosting a forum on local climate solutions and individual actions. Mike Nelson, Edmond’s mayor, Cameron Coronado, Lynnwood Public Works, Paul Roberts, Puget Sound Clean Air and Climate Solutions will kick off the day with a panel discussion. Breakout sessions with leaders in the subject will delve deeper in topics of local plans.Volunteers are needed to help with the many small tasks needed for a successful event. Sign-up at the Social Justice desk or RSVP the Peace and Justice Committee.

The City of Edmonds’ Housing Committee Meeting

The City of Edmonds has a Housing Commission which which will be making recommendations to the City Council on how to expand the range of housing (including rental and owned) available in Edmonds — irrespective of age, gender, race religious affiliation, physical disability, or sexual orientation.  The Commission is conducting an online survey and wants citizen input before February 21. If you have questions about the survey or the Housing Commission, call EUUC Member Greg Long who is one of the Housing Commissioners.

Be a Chalice Lighter

Between Sunday services you can sign up as a Chalice Lighter. This Pacific NW District funding program provides infrastructure grants to growing congregations. Last year EUUC was awarded a grant for our sound system in Chapman Hall. Now we are called to help update technology at Anchorage UU Fellowship. You will receive a nifty blue CL pin and 3 requests per year to give $20. Watch for our own superhero, Chalice Lighter Man, in the Narthex.

Maybe a “Narthex Host” position fits you

EUUC is recruiting for a few good humans to become Narthex Hosts. Qualifications: Willingness to interact with diverse personalities, learn and apply safety principles and de-escalation skills. You will need good verbal communication skills. Current or past experience in Emergency Services, Military, Education is helpful. There will be a training on Sunday, March 15 after the second service in Room 7. Please contact Jack Robinson or the office if you are interested in serving in this capacity.

General Assembly 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island

Each year, EUUC recruits members to go to General Assembly as delegates. If you are interested in attending GA this year in Providence, Rhode Island, please contact Craig Cyr or the EUUC office. Or send an email to in express your interest in participating in this event. EUUC can also provide significant funding which will pay the full registration cost and part of the travel & lodging cost. Newer members are especially encouraged to apply. More information here.

Once Upon a Time…There was an Auction

Once upon a time there was a mythical land known to all who entered it as EUUC, where magical and wondrous things were believed to happen. They would all come together on March 21 at 5 p.m. for an evening of joy and generosity, to buy their friends’ wares, and to celebrate the greatness of community. They would hold an AUCTION, with silent and live auctions, a catered dinner, and music. Some would wear costumes and come dressed as storybook characters, and it would be a grand evening to remember. Tickets will be on sale beginning February 16 after each service and for the next four weeks. Look for donation sheets at the table.

Care Bags

The Family Ministry Team request your help with donations for “consumable care packages for the homeless.” With the donated items, children in the Faith Development program will create care packages to provide to the homeless we encounter in our communities and in our daily lives. Please bring donations for baskets next to the Family Ministry greeting table in the Narthex. All items should be non-perishable, individually wrapped, and easy opening. Donations will be collected through March 8. Suggested items include: granola bars, protein bars, cereal bars, cheese & cracker packs, tuna packs, apple sauce or fruit pouches,

Free fair housing training – Tuesday, March 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 2

The first session in February was canceled due to illness.  That initial meeting has been rescheduled for March 3 and monthly thereafter on the first Tuesday of each month.  Volunteers of America Western Washington, in partnership with the Washington State Human Rights Commission, is sponsoring this training. The training will focus on the Fair Housing Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination. Find out about your rights as a renter, or what you can do if you’ve been denied housing or have been served notice by your landlord because of your race, age, gender, sexual orientation, military status or any other reason that might be discriminatory. Seating is limited: Call or email the office to reserve your space.

Sunday Offering for February

The Sunday Offering Cause for February is the Organization for Prostitution Survivors (OPS), a small, local organization engaged in helping survivors of prostitution create and sustain efforts to heal from and end this practice of gender-based violence. The main focus of OPS is to provide a variety of survivor services (led by survivors) aimed at fostering healing. Our first UU principle which recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person surely speaks directly to such a cause.
Funds will be used to help OPS as they move to a new space this month.

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.

Join Our Family Ministry Team

The Family Ministry Team is seeking additional members to join our team. We meet the second Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Our work centers around developing community among families in our congregation through events ranging from a fall harvest party and holiday cookie decorating to inter-generational events and family friendly service projects. If you would like to join our team or sign up to help with a single event, please contact Susan Russell for more information.

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.

Registration Open for Children and Youth

Register now for 2019-20 Programs for Children and Youth. We have an exciting year starting this fall. Register now for programs for children and youth ages 1-18. Advance registering helps us plan for class sizes and appropriate staffing. Register today at EUUC.org.

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