Sun07Jan20188:45 amFounders' Room
From UU World Winter 2017 “Do You Have To Be Activist To Be A U.U.?” and “Confronting racist rally in Charlottesville” I’m proud of President Susan Gray’s participation and her comments.
Join us this Sunday for a special worship, luncheon and after church workshop to help us see beyond our assumptions as we envision the future of our professional ministry. Guest preacher and workshop leader, Rev. Jory Agate will invite us to explore and open ourselves up to seeing outside our usual boxes.
Rev. Jory Agate has been a UU minister since 1992. She served the First Parish in Cambridge as their Minister of Religious Education for 10 years and worked for the UUA for 10 years in the Ministry and Religious Education Departments as the Youth Programs Director and later as the Ministerial Development Director.
She has served our denomination in a number of different capacities, most recently spending 11 years on the UUA Ministerial Fellowship Committee, the ministers’ credentialing body, for several years as its chair. She has led trainings throughout our movement on religious education leadership, Our Whole Lives, Renaissance Modules for religious educators, professional development trainings for clergy, and Beyond Categorical Thinking programs for congregations.
Rev. Agate grew up active in congregations in Connecticut and California and she is a graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California. She has also worked with our UU congregations in the Philippines where she also served as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Rev. Agate has recently shifted her ministry to work in the field of counseling and psychotherapy and has a speciality in working with clergy and clergy teams.
Sat13Jan20186:00 pmMember's Homes
Sign Up Now for Small Group Dinners to be held January 13, 6:00 PM - Come join the fun! These potlucks of 8 adults (more or less) are held in members’ homes. We extend a warm welcome and a special invitation to newcomers. Sign-up sheet is on the table at the back of the Sanctuary or contact Rita Salama at 509-630-3385 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sun21Jan20188:45 amFounders' Room
From Religious Humanism “Can an Atheist be prophetic?” Amy Lawton thinks so (as I do). How about you?
Amy Randall, Rev. Maggie Yenoki, and Rev. Susan Manker
Religious language is used to control and include, as well as free and include. Many of these words trigger deep emotions in us. Can we redefine and embrace these religious words? Can we be more metaphorical and less literal? What are the challenges in becoming fluent in faith? April Chokshi is Worship Associate.
Rev. Susan Manker
We celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr., Sunday in the park, due to insurance issues. So this Sunday we will celebrate this great leader by looking at the challenges to justice that are prevalent in our country and our world today, and explore what is being done to uplift justice here and now
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, Whale Coast Alaska 2018 is for you! Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer. See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities. See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, bald eagles, seals, and otters. Visit Denali National Park. Experience Native Alaskan culture. Forget the cruise ships – our program is the best way to visit Alaska! Tours led by Dave Frey, member of the Fairbanks UU congregation and Alaska travel expert.
TOUR #1: National Park Tour, June 9 to 19 -- $3,135
TOUR #2: All-Alaska Tour, July 6 to 18 -- $3,843
Find out more about this Alaskan trip of a lifetime. For complete information go to: www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email email@example.com or call 907-322-4966. Save $$$! - $100/person discount for group of 8 or more. Hurry! Each tour sells out when 40 guests register. We would love to share our Alaska with you!
Sun04Feb20188:45 amFounders' Room
From Religious Humanism “Unitarian Universalism as a Habitat for Humanists” Maria Greene of the UU Humanist Association has some great ideas….let’s discuss
Save the Date for Regional Assembly
The Pacific Western Region will hold a regional assembly April 27-29, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Portland, Oregon. Regional Assembly 2018: Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience. For more information: https://www.uua.org/pacific-western