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December 2020 Newsletter

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DECEMBER 2020 WUUC NEWSLETTER

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Solitude by Cora Goss-Grubbs
A Chalice Challenge: Find the chalice hidden in this newsletter (not the one above). Click on it, record your name on the resulting Google doc, and you will be entered to win a special little gift from Rev. Dan Lillie.

In This Issue:

Minister’s Musings
Justice Summit, Part 2
Pop-Up Blood Drive
Nonfiction Book Club
Notes 4 Earth
ASJ Update
Got comments on or questions about this newsletter? Please email office@wuuc.org

Theme: Stillness

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Don’t tell me to be calm
when there are so many reasons to be angry…
I didn’t say to be calm, said the wind,
I said to breathe.
We’re going to need a lot of air
to make this hurricane together.
— Rev. Lynn Ungar, from her poem, “Breathe”
Submitted by Linda Sherry
Often when stillness weaves its way into our discussions, it’s framed as a …
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Minister’s Musings

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A Season of Love and Peace

Minister's Musings: A Season of Love and Peace
By Reverend Dan Lillie
Warm Greetings to you, WUUC Community!
It is December. We’re past Thanksgiving, which means we are officially in the holiday season. And while I think it is fair to say that nothing about this year has been normal, I suspect that this holiday time of long-standing traditions and gathering with loved ones will feel especially different. This year, you probably …
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NW Justice Summit 2020, Part 2

NW Justice Summit 2020, Part 2, online, December 4-6, 2020
Strategy Sessions/Action Planning Session 1 panelists and breakout sessions yielded a wealth of action ideas that we will be pursuing at the online NW Justice Summit Session 2 on Dec. 4-6. You are invited to be in on the ground floor for planning 2021 UU justice work in our state and beyond. …
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Pop-Up Blood Drive

WUUC will host a two-day pop-up Interfaith Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 29-30. Appointments can be made at: https://schedule.bloodworksnw.org/donorportal/grouplanding.aspx?s=1799 Please consider being a donor if you can. The Blood Center is having a challenging time maintaining supplies during the pandemic. Questions? Contact Dewey Millar, dewmillar@gmail.com or 425-867-1781 (call or text).

Pop-Up Blood Drive

Nonfiction Book Club – Winter 2021

Nonfiction Book Club -  Winter 2021

Join us on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. via Zoom for a meeting of the WUUC Nonfiction Book Club, hosted by Alaine Davis. We will discuss “A Promised Land” by Barack Obama. RSVP to Alaine, alaine.davis@yahoo.com.
One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020 A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired …
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Notes 4 Earth

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Election

Election

by Alfred K. LaMotte
I voted
I voted for the rainbow
I voted for the cry of a loon
I voted for my grandfather’s bones
That feed beetles now
I voted for a singing brook that sparkles
under a North Dakota bean field.
I voted for the salty air through which the
whimbrel flies
South along the …
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ASJ Update

Justice Work in the Works

by Cora Goss-Grubbs
Special Sunday Collections
Our Advocates for Social Justice special collection on Oct. 18 collected $375 for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. The FRRC is a grassroots, membership organization run by Returning Citizens (Formerly Convicted Persons) who are dedicated to ending the disenfranchisement and discrimination against people with convictions, and creating a more comprehensive and humane re-entry system that will enhance …
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Justice Updates: Justice Work in the Works

December Calendar: https://wuuc.org/calendarevents/

Numerous Zoom meetings are held each week, including opportunities to grow our spirits and opportunities to connect for fun and entertainment. Please check the calendar link above for the schedule. Contact office@wuuc.org or your facilitator if you need the Zoom link to a meeting.

UPCOMING SERVICES

Find a Stillness, 12/6

Find a Stillness
– Reverend Dan Lillie
As we begin to explore our December theme of Stillness, let’s consider the benefits of pauses, silence, and stillness.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540 Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Numb for the Holidays, 12/13

Numb for the Holidays
– Reverend Dan Lillie
“Happy Holidays” may be the message we hear this time of year, but it’s not how everyone feels. Our feelings around the holidays can be complicated. Let’s acknowledge the shadow side of the holiday season.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540 Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Into the Dark

Into the Dark, 12/20

– Reverend Dan Lillie
As we approach the longest night of the year, may we find comfort and wisdom in the invitation of darkness.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540 Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.
Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service, 12/24

– Reverend Dan Lillie
All are invited to this special holiday service at 7 p.m. filled with music and candlelight.
The link to join the online service is:
https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540 Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

Burning Bowl Service, 12/27

Burning Bowl Service
– Rachel Eddy, WUUC Member
Join WUUC member Rachel Eddy as she leads us in our annual Burning Bowl service.
The link to join the online service is: https://bit.ly/3eGdawV
Meeting ID: 986 9136 9540 Password: 659909
For audio only call: 669-900-9128.

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