April 14, 2021

This Week at EUUC

Sunday Services

April 18, 2021

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

“Finding Love” by Rev. Cecilia Kingman
 

April 18, 2021

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

“Earth Sunday: Healing and Regeneration” by the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Ministry for Earth

 

 

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.

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.

Gatherings and Events

2021-2022 Proposed Budget Review Sessions

Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. on Zoom

This budget is a statement of our vision and values as a congregation, and will be voted upon at our Annual Congregational Meeting on May 23. Please join us to learn more about the budget and the aspirations it embodies for us as a community.

UUYACJ Cohort at PowerShift 2021

PowerShift Youth Climate Convergence – April 16 through April 25

TO SIGN UP: If you are a UU/adjacent youth or young adult interested in attending the Power Shift Network’s 2021 Convergence, please fill out this form to join the UUYACJ (UU Young Adults for Climate Justice, a diverse network of UU activists aged 18 to 35) Cohort. We’re bringing together thousands of young people to build critical skills to halt climate catastrophe through trainings, action, and more.

Power Shift 2021 is a massive youth convergence taking place virtually from April 16-25th. We originally chose New Orleans as the location for our convergence because it is a critical hotspot for the climate and environmental justice movements. Due to COVID, we will hold this convening virtually, while still honoring New Orleans and the organizers that are on the ground building local power and drawing national scale awareness to local struggles for justice and needs for climate resiliency.  Learn more about UUYACJ here.

CONline 4 for young adults ages 18 to 39

Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2 – Admission Free

It’s time for CONline 4, and we are all about that bass, so join us for a beat-bopping weekend! This weekend will be filled with worship, small groups, workshops, and FUUN! Whether it’s your 1st time or your 4th, come join us for all or part of CONline 4. Registration is now open and free! Open to all Unitarian Universalist young adults and friends between the ages of 18 to 39. Contact us for more information:  yarn@uusf.org
Register Here, Today!

It takes many people to make CONline 4 happen, and we know a lot of you want to help.

– If you want to lead a workshop or a small group at CONline 4 please indicate so on your registration form.

– If you want to participate on the CONline 4 Planning Committee and beyond, email uuyarn@uusf.org.  (4/14)

Chronologically Listed Events

Tribal Treaty Rights, Fracked Gas, and Unitarian Universalist Values

Wednesday, April 14 at 5:30 for the film, 7 for the discussion

Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light, JUUstice Washington, and Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth (UUMFE) are excited to bring Native Daily Network’s film “Ancestral Waters” to the wider community! The film documents the Puyallup Tribe’s fight against Puget Sound Energy’s Tacoma Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project in Tacoma, WA.

Join on Zoom at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET on Wednesday, April 14, to watch “Ancestral Waters” together (the film is about 80 min). Or watch on your own, and join the discussion at 7:00 pm. The sponsors will explain what’s happening now with Tacoma LNG and how Unitarian Universalists can stand with the Puyallup Tribe in this fight and for the interdependent web of which we are all a part. Register here.

Book Discussions – “Last Girl” and “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”

Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. and June 17 at 2 p.m. on Zoom

On April 15, join Advocates for Women as we discuss “Last Girl”, by Nadia Murad. Nadia was leading a peaceful life with her family in Kocho, a Yazidi village in Iraq. until ISIS forced the young women into the sex slave trade. Nadia escaped and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous advocacy and determination to be the “last girl” to experience this horror. Trigger alert for sexual violence and terrorism. On June 17, we will discuss “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek”,  by Kim Michele Richardson This novel is about a woman with rare genetically blue skin who delivered books in Appalachia during the depression. Reserve your book at the library now!  For more information please email us here.

UU102: Unitarian Universalist Beliefs and History

Sunday, April 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Zoom

UU 102 will be held Sunday, April 18, 2:00-3:30 on Zoom, and focuses on our EUUC congregation. UU101 & 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 @ membership.rsvp@euuc.org or online.

Discussion of “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent”

Second Session: Wednesday, April 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Over the course of two 90-minute sessions, we will discuss Isabel Wilkerson’s book, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent”. Poetically written and brilliantly researched, Caste invites us to discover the inner workings of an American hierarchy that goes far beyond the confines of race, class, or gender. Rachel Maxwell moderates the discussions. Register on the EUUC website.

Racial Justice Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. by Zoom

Please Contact us if you would like to attend.

EUUC Gardening Begins

Saturday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

We will be having a garden at EUUC again! Come help prepare for planting the garden plots by the EUUC parking lot. Bring knee pads, shovels, gloves, etc. Green thumbs optional. First gathering is Saturday April 24 for fully vaccinated folks wearing masks. Contact the Community Engagement Committee for more information. All produce goes to local food banks.

If you want to support the food bank through your home garden, we can help with that too.

Spring Leadership Gathering

Saturday, May 1 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. by Zoom

For Leaders and all potential Leaders at EUUC. More information will be posted closer to the event.

Newcomer’s Connection: Meet Some of Us

1st Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 10 a.m. on Zoom – Next meeting May 2

We know it can be challenging for visitors to get to know us during COVID. Visitors to our community are invited to join us for a smaller, informal visit where you will meet a few members of our community and have a chance to ask questions. To sign up to attend Newcomers Connection, email membership.rsvp@euuc.org or fill out the online registration form, so you can receive a Zoom link for the session.

EUUC Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, May 23 at 2 p.m. by Zoom

Stay tuned for upcoming information. Here’s what we have planned so far:

  • Elect members of the Board of Trustees, the Nominations Committee and the Endowment Committee
  • Vote on a bylaw change
  • Vote on the proposed 2021-2022 Budget

UU Virtual General Assembly – June 23 – 27, 2021

More information can be found here.

 

More Information

Sunday Service Links: April 11 “The Power of Kindness (and Abolition”

Filled With Loving Kindness

#389 Gathered Here

The Power of Kindness by MaMuse (Karisha Longaker and Sarah Nutting)

UU letter writing ministry to prisoners, Worthy Now: Application

From Your Racial Justice Team

After being introduced decades ago in Congress, reparations legislation for African Americans is gaining traction.  H.R. 40 and S. 40 are bills that establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals.  Representative Rick Larsen (202.225.2605) and Senator Maria Cantwell (202.224.3441) have not signed on as co-sponsors.  Please call them to request their support for reparations.

To read recent information on reparations, here is original sponsor Representative Sheila Jackson Lee’s article in the ACLU newsletter:  https://www.aclu.org/news/racial-justice/h-r-40-is-not-a-symbolic-act-its-a-path-to-restorative-justice/;  and testimony by Human Rights Watch before the House subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties: https://www.aclu.org/news/racial-justice/h-r-40-is-not-a-symbolic-act-its-a-path-to-restorative-justice/

Our next Committee meeting will be by Zoom at Thursday April 22 at 5:30 PM.  Contact [racial justice committee email] if you want to attend.

The Black Lives Matter protests at the Westgate corner (Hwy. 104 and 100th/9th) continue every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-1.  We will also be meeting (via Zoom) soon to discuss how we go forward.  Contact us if you want to be part of that discussion.  (4/14)

Revised Endowment Policy Ready for Review

The Endowment Committee has revised the EUUC Endowment Policy.  This policy has been posted to our policies under review on the EUUC website and can be found here. Any comments you have can be addressed to our Board Secretary.  Please reply by May 12.

Welcome Rev. Deanna Vandiver!

While our Senior Minister, the Rev. Eric Kaminetzky, is on sabbatical, his portfolio of duties will be overseen by the Rev. Cecilia Kingman, as Acting Senior Minister. To support selected areas of Cecilia’s usual portfolio, we welcome the Rev. Deanna Vandiver as our Sabbatical Support Minister. De will be preaching once a month, and supporting the work of our family ministry and faith development programs. Welcome, De!

Habitat for Humanity Snohomish County

For nearly six months, our affiliate has been working on a new service — and today it is ready to launch! Our Home Repair Service is designed to help low-income homeowners remain in their homes by providing critical repairs, preserving exteriors, and/or installing a limited range of aging-in-place and accessibility improvements. The demand for our new service is high, and we are looking for partners and donors to help meet this need in our community.
Our services include:
  • Exterior painting, power washing, scraping, caulking
  • Window repair
  • Porch/porch railing repair
  • Gutter repair
  • Siding repair/replacement
  • Exterior accessibility improvements such as ramps
  • Fencing repair
  • Ramps and accessibility additions for mobile homes
  • And more!
Applicants have to meet three criteria:
  • Live in Snohomish County
  • Own and live in their home
  • Make 60% or less of the area median income
If you meet these criteria, apply today!  (4/14)

 

Virtual Music Circle at EUUC

A new Virtual Music Circle has been created at EUUC for those of us who want to sing together safely and also for those of us who miss hearing our fellow EUUC members sing together. The circle will create group music videos for posting to the EUUC Facebook Conversations Group. If you want to help create the music and you feel capable of listening to one video and singing while recording yourself, you can signup here.
If you would like to just watch the music videos created by the Virtual Music Circle, please access our playlist here.

 

Our Senior Minister will be taking a sabbatical from April thru July.

Rev. Eric Kaminetzky speaks to you about it HERE.

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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