Winter Solstice Singing Ritual “From Darkness to Light…”

You have a special invitation to celebrate with us on the very night that “earth event” happens. The Solstice Choir, along with narration and readings, will entrance you with song on this longest night of the year. Come join us as we mark one of the oldest religious observances on the planet. Be here early for best seating…
Thursday, December 21, 2017
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.. Ritual begins at 7:00
(NO LATE ADMITTANCE< doors shut promptly at 7:00 p.m.)

 

UU Women Third Thursday Book Group:

Dec 21 at 1pm. Create the reading list for 2018, share good reads of 2017 and celebrate the holidays. To join the group contact Donna Borden Rhodes at dbordenrhodes@comcast.net. The selection for Jan 2018 is “Broken Harbor” by Tara French. New readers are always welcome.

 

Christmas Tree Sharing- a UUCS Holiday Tradition

Take a mitten with a Christmas gift wish from the Christmas Sharing Tree in Friendship Hall on Dec 10. Shop, wrap and bring the gift to church on Dec 17. Share the holiday spirit! This year’s gifts are the wishes of the homeless women members of UUSC are mentoring.

 

December 30th, Native American Community Gathering 1pm-5pm

The Urban Native American Community is hosting a Gathering to introduce our Church to their community. The Native American Community will be hosting various events at the church in the future – this is an opportunity to meet and interact together. Please bring your potluck style dish on Dec 30th between 1 and 5, and enjoy the drumming and connections!

 

Buddhist Meditation Group — Winter Schedule

The final meditation class this year, taught by the nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist Sravasti Abbey outside Newport, will be Monday, Dec. 11, from 6:30-8 p.m. They begin their 3 month silent retreat and will re-join us in early April. In the meantime, student-led sessions will begin on Monday, January 15, from 6:30-8pm and continue every week until they return. We will be reading The Book of Joy, a series of dialogues between Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. As always, beginners and drop-ins are welcome! We will include two meditation sessions, homework, group discussions and reflections on the book. Contact Susan Virnig, susan@newstories.org for more information.

Grief Group Meeting

Wednesday December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Sanger Room This group is sponsored by the Healthy Congregations Team. The group will explore grief as it pertains to those who have experienced the loss of a love one and is open to congregants. It will meet for 4 Wednesday evenings and the group will be offered the opportunity to continue and to add additional members after those 4 sessions complete. If there are people who would like to explore other causes of grief please contact Devon for more information at devogrey4@aol.com.

Blanket Drive

Blankets, sleeping bags are needed for Brigid’s cloak. Joan and Ted Medina distribute food, blankets and kind words in the downtown area to the area’s homeless. Box for blankets will be in Friendship Hall and in the foyer by the office. Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Joan Medina, 270-6779.

Calling All Bakers!

Our first December Cookie Sale was such a big hit that we’re making it an annual event. The sale is slated for Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 28.  In order for it to be a success, we will need scads of holiday cookies. Pull out your favorite fancy recipes and get to work! Bring your sweet treat donations to church and we’ll freeze them for use. Note on your bag or container your name and contact information, and allergens they may contain, ie, nuts. There will be two church-kitchen cooking days on December 15 and 16. Much fun and a good amount of cookie tasting will take place. For additional information, contact Cindy at cindyphillips@centurytel.net or Stephanie at stephaniesamson@comcast.net.

Adult Enrichment 

 

 Kerdcera Dojo

The Kerdcera Dojo means, “The practice of heart and mind,” and meets in our chapel each Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof and Dr. Candace Schmidt guide participants in the practice of logic and Emotional Intelligence techniques.

 

Wondering Wednesdays

Your Program Council has been working hard to offer meaningful programs and activities for all members to gather, learn and have fun.  Wednesday nights from Oct 4 to Dec 13 have been set aside for structured adult programming and all-generation activities like movies, current topics and a game and craft night. Pick up a Fresh Sheet at the Greeters table to stay informed.   To see upcoming events check out our Programs and Activities Guide! 

Here’s what’s on the church calendar in the next few days. To see the details, just click the event.

December 14, 2017
Holiday Cooking
December 16, 2017
Co-Housing Workshop (Private)
Co-Housing BreakOut Meetings
December 17, 2017
Childcare & Religious Education
Sunday Worship
Childcare & Religious Education
Sunday Worship
Co-Housing Meeting
Allies for Racial Equity ARE
Jr. High OWL Session