The Community Auction closes this Sunday after services!

New Email Alert! 

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Heather Koselke our Operations Manager had her email hacked, this poses no threat to anyone else.  The admin@uuspokane.org email is no longer in use.  Please update your records with the following email address heatherk@uuspokane.org.

 

UUCS Annual Winter Decorating Party

Saturday, December 8th
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Friendship Hall & Sanctuary

Each year we gather together as a whole community to decorate our building for the winter holidays. We will have a giant tree to decorate with ornaments, fun crafts, and beautiful boughs of greenery to decorate the Sanctuary. As usual, there will be a table to for the young and the young at heart to make ornaments for the UUCS tree and/or to take home, and we’ll feature our Annual Cookie Sale. Dinner will be a community-made meal, à la Stone Soup, but this year we’ll be making a hearty pot of potato chowder (vegan/gf).
If you would like to help out as a cook, bring an ingredient, or help with any other aspect of the Decorating Party, please let Aria know by filling out this form.

Craft Fair Sign-Ups

Gather up your lovely handmade items to bring to the December Craft Fair and sale to be held after both services December 9th & 16th in the Friendship Hall. To know how much space to assign you, we ask you to fill out the registration form on the HERE or contact Sandy Horn, sandyhorn2002@yahoo.com or Sue Wotring, susangela40@gmail.com. The deadline to register is November 18 and a portion of the sales will go to the church. This is a very popular event as church goers are thrilled to find handmade items for holiday gifts while also supporting the church financially! So please plan to participate.

Holiday Baking Party!

The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to gear up for our annual Cookie Sale. There will be two opportunities to purchase cookies:  at the Holiday Decorating Party on Saturday, December 8, or on Sunday morning, December 9. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Donate empty holiday tins.
  2. Bake tasty treats at home to donate to the sale.
  3. Join other bakers at one or more of the baking days in the church kitchen.
  4. Buy delicious cookies by the pound on Dec. 9 or 10.

Baking dates are:

Monday, Dec. 3 – 9 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 5 – noon to 5 pm

Friday, Dec. 7 – 9 am to 5 pm

We’ll provide ingredients for several recipes, but please feel free to bring your own and we’ll all pitch in to mix and bake. Come for all or part of a day.

2019 UUA General Assembly

Spokane was selected by the UUA to host the annual General Assembly in 2019. The dates for the 2019 General Assembly are June 19th through June 23rd. More information will be communicated in the next 18 months. There are many ways to be involved, if you have any questions please contact Stephanie Samson at stephaniesamson@comcast.net.

Host a General Assembly Delegate in Your Home June 2019

Exciting times are ahead when the annual UU Association General Assembly comes to Spokane June 19-23. Being a home host is an excellent opportunity to support and be a part of this event. Money raised from offering our homes helps our church with expenses of hosting GA and will contribute to our General Fund. For more information and to volunteer, look for a table in the Friendship Hall on Sundays during September. You can also email webmaster@uuspokane.org.

Path to Membership

All those interested in officially joining the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane are invited to attend Path to Membership classes directly after 2nd service on November 4th and 18th, 12:30 to 2:30. Lunch is provided at the first class, and childcare is available. Registration forms will be available in the Sunday Focus starting September 23rd through the month of October. For any questions, please call Johnna, co-chair of the Path to Membership team, at 509-720-9299.

Candles of Care

Kindling our Candles of Care each Sunday is an important part of how we create community. In order to assure a timely response, please submit any requests by calling the church office during office hours Monday through Thursday (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.), or sending them via email to our Communications Manager at commanager@uuspokane.org.  We cannot guarantee requests submitted after Thursday will be included during the following Sunday’s services, but will try. If not, we will mention the request on the following Sunday. ~ Erin Rosenkrance, Communications Manager

 Meditation Class Continues

The nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist Sravasti Abbey outside Newport are teaching in our chapel each Monday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Beginners and drop-ins are always welcome! The classes include two meditation sessions, homework, discussion/questions, and reflection on the book Working with Anger, written by the Sravasti Abbess — though it is not necessary to have the book or to have read it. Contact Susan Virnig, susan@newstories.org for more information.

Second Friday – Parent Night Out!

Take an evening to yourself on the second Friday of every month, when you can drop the kiddos off at church for an evening of fun activities. Childcare is available from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with a pizza dinner provided. Space is limited to 15 kids, so sign up for the next Parent Night Out now, here!

  Programs and Activities

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.

UU Women 

TBA

UUCS Men’s Breakfast Meeting

The UUCS Men’s Group meets for breakfast on the third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the dining room of the Summit Tower at Rockwood South, 2903 E 25th Ave, Spokane. Gordon Diddens 408-966-8448 or gadiddens@gmail.com.

Vespers has moved 

Vespers is moving the the second Wednesday of the month.  If you would like more information regarding this meditative candle lit service please contact Anna Morrison at amorrison20@hotmail.com.

 UU101

UU101 is held the 2nd Sunday of each month, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the UUCS -Cummings Room.  We meet with people new to Unitarian Universalism or new to our church, to talk about our principles, worship service, activities, and any other aspects of our church. We also answer questions about how to join the church, the requirements for membership, and when membership classes are offered. We welcome anyone who has questions or wants to learn more. The meeting is tailored to those in attendance. Contact MaryAnne Winniford, mawinniford@gmail.com.

Memoir Writing

Memoir Writing meets the second Sunday of each month 9:15-10:45 a.m. in the Potter room. Open to all writers, with an emphasis on memoir writing. Bring any new writing you’d like to work on and/or share. Contact: Wesley Schantz, wesley.schantz@fulbrightmail.org.

Spokane LGBTQ Senior Group Formed

All are welcome, for more information please contact Nancy Avery at 509-385-1447.  For more information you can reach me at NancyTavery@comcast.net or 509-3845-1447. ~Nancy Avery, PRIDE Team Leader.

Upcoming LGBTQ+ Events

Unless indicated otherwise, all Spokane events are held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane (UUCS) at 4340 W. Fort George Wright, a welcoming congregation; these are NOT “church” events.   Note the addition of events in Coeur d’ Alene, every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Lunch OUT On The Town is every 1st Wednesday.  Additional “popup” events are posted on our “Spokane LGBT Seniors” Facebook page here:  https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneLGBTSeniors/

November

Tuesday, Nov. 20                       Coffee and conversation 1:00-3:00

December
Wednesday,                               December 5 Lunch on the town TBD 12:30
Saturday, Dec.15                       Potluck 12:00-3:00
Tuesday, Dec. 18                       Coffee and conversation 1:00-3:00

January
Wednesday, January 2              Lunch on the town TBD 12:30
Saturday, Jan. 12                      Potluck 12:00-3:00
Tuesday, Jan. 22                       Coffee and conversation 1:00-3:00

Circle Suppers will return in January!

Are you looking for deeper connections with people you see at church? Soon you’ll have your chance! Watch for signups for new Circle Supper Groups in November and December!  Have fun as you start to think about possible themes/topics you might want to host or attend! Watch for signup sheets in the back of the Friendship Hall beginning in November.  Questions? Contact Ann-Scott Ettinger, bark4snow@comcast.net.

Social Justice Events are also posted in the church on the bulletin boards.

 

Social Justice Blanket Drive

Blanket Drive – clean and/new blankets, and sleeping bags are needed for this winter. Blankets will be distributed through Outreach Center, House of Charities, Blessing Under the Bridge and Bridgits Cloak. Pam Davies 714-0531.

Crosswalk Volunteers Needed  

The Social Justice Coordinating Council is looking for a small group of people who would be willing to provide dinner for about 20 youth on the first Tuesday of each month at Crosswalk. The group could cook the meal at Crosswalk, or bring it from home. UUCS has provided a monthly meal for many years. Crosswalk is the only licensed emergency shelter serving runaway and homeless youth in Eastern Washington. Please contact Nancy Avery for further information or to get involved. Our first meal is November 6, 2018. NancyTavery@comcast.net 509-385-1447

WHY RACE MATTERS WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00-4:00 in the Saranac Bldg 25 W Main.  To Register email anne@spokaneprogress.org or call 509-624-5657.

NAACP MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Bldg, 35 W Main.

CENTER for JUSTICE: Many services available incl. LFO’s, restoring drivers’ licenses; housing and clearing records. No walk-ins, must have an appointment. Center for Justice, 35 W Main #300. For more information please call 509-835-5211.

 

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

November 19, 2018
Problem Solvers
Parker Memorial-Private
Tea Time with Isabel
UUCS Mixed Choir rehearsal prep
Meditation Group
UUCS Mixed Choir Rehearsal