CALL TO THE 2018 UUCS ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

Sunday, June 10, 2018 after 2nd service

Lunch and childcare available. No reservations needed.

All UUCS members are invited and encouraged to attend our Annual Congregational Meeting called by the Board of Trustees. According to the UUCS Bylaws, 15% of voting members constitute the quorum required to conduct business at the meeting. In addition to hearing reports from the Minister, Board of Trustees, and the ad hoc Membership Committee, members will be asked to consider and vote on: (1) candidates for the 2018-19 church year nominated to fill positions on the Board of Trustees (BOT) and Nominating team and (2) the 2018-19 fiscal year operating budget (fiscal year runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.)

Please read the May edition of the SUUN for more information regarding the candidates for the Board of Trustees and the new candidates to the Nominating Team.

 

FROM THE BOARD

The Board of Trustees invites you to join us for Budget Conversations!

Every Sunday between now and the Annual Meeting (June 10), Board members will be standing by in Friendship Hall to answer your questions and to get your feedback on the new Budget proposed for 2018-19. Look for us between services and after the second service. Come learn about and discuss the changes anticipated for next year, ahead of the June 10 Annual Meeting. Among the new budget proposals: First ever Contribution to our annual budget from the Endowment Fund. Welcome Dr. Isabel Call, our new Ministerial Intern, partially funded through a grant from the UUA Full-Time Director of Children and Family Ministry. We are looking forward to talking with you!

                                                                   – Your Board of Trustees

Pride, Now More Than Ever

This year’s PRIDE parade and celebration in the park takes place on Saturday, June 9th from noon–6:00 p.m. The parade begins at noon. I am looking for people who would be willing to spend an hour at the Unitarian Universalist Church booth that day, sharing information about our church. If you are interested please contact me at NancyTavery@comcast.net or 509-385-1447. ~ Nancy Avery PRIDE team leader

Lions and Tigers and Birds, oh My!

During the month of May the Art Wall will display illustrations and drawings by artist Kim Long, many of them closeup faces of people and animals.  Thanks to Marjorie Tracy (paintings), Georgette Thornton (needlework), and Kathryn Alexander (photographs) for their mixed-media show during April.

Used Art Fundraising Event

The Generosity Team is sponsoring a used art sale this summer from June 1st thru August 31st. If you find any framed original paintings or limited edition prints that you no longer want please keep in mind we could make a few dollars selling them this summer. You can offer 100% of the profit to go to the church or a lesser amount of 50% to the church. We are hoping this will be a successful fund raiser. Please bring to the church with the attached form filled out, these forms are also available in the SUUN. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Samson at stephaniesamson@comcast.net. ~ The Generosity Team

Family Game Night!

Please join us in the Friendship Hall the last Wednesday of every month for an evening of fun and games. We’ve got everything from Boggle to Poker, and all the potential for games like Capture the Flag. Dinner is provided at 6:00pm and games start at 6:30pm. While donations to offset the cost of food are welcome, they are not required. Gluten free and vegetarian options for dinner are always available; if you have any other food allergies please let Aria know at least a week in advance.

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

 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.

Buddhist Meditation Group The Nuns are Back!

The nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist Sravasti Abbey outside Newport have finished their three month silent retreat and will be teaching in our chapel each Monday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. starting on April 2nd. 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.

  Programs and Activities

If you have suggestions for new classes or talks please contact Diane Critchlow Membership Coordinator membership@uuspokane.org.

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 

Second Wednesday Lunch

Second Wednesday Lunch. June 13th. 11:30. No-Li Brewhouse. 1003 East Trent. Enjoy good food, good company and good conversation on the patio by the Spokane River. Please RSVP Joy Peltier at Joypeltier@gmail.com. if you would like to join the party.

Third Thursday Book Group

Third Thursday Book Group. June 21st at 1:00 p.m. The book selection for June is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester — a history of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, an amazing accomplishment. If you would like to join the discussion, for more information: please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at dbordenrhodes@comcast.net. New readers are always welcome.  The book selection for July is Never Let Me Go by the Nobel prize winning author Kazuo Ishiguro.

In the tradition of the UU Women’s Federation all the women of the church are invited to participate in UU Women’s activities.

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.

 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.

Yoga for Every”Body”

It’s time to roll out your yoga mat and discover the combination of physical and mental exercises that for thousands of years have hooked yoga practitioners around the globe. The beauty of yoga is that you don’t have to be a yogi or yogini to reap the benefits. Whether you are young or old, overweight or fit, yoga has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Don’t be intimidated by yoga terminology, fancy yoga studios and complicated poses. This class is for the absolute beginner, offering basics you need to feel safe and confident or a seasoned yogi. No experience or flexibility necessary! Yoga is for everybody.

Every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at here at the Church. Please bring your own mat.  Instructor: Jimmie Allen Mobile: 509-919-0709 E-mail: tragiclyhip2002@yahoo.com.

Spokane LGBTQ Senior Group Formed

On Saturday, February 17th, despite the weather, about 20 members of the Spokane LGBTQ community met at UUCS to talk about forming a Senior LGBTQ group. They spoke of the need for a social get together, LGBTQ friendly housing and assisted living facilities, and more.  A LGBTQ Senior Facebook page has also been created called Spokane LGBTQ Seniors. For more information you can reach me at NancyTavery@comcast.net or 509-3845-1447. ~Nancy Avery, PRIDE Team Leader.

Lending Library Up and Running

Volunteer extraordinaire Tom Schmidt has sorted, organized and updated the books and materials in the UUCS Lending Library, located in the RE Wing. Thanks to Tom, we’ve got an extensive variety of titles to borrow and read. Instructions for borrowing are displayed on the shelves, and books are stamped with the UUSC address stamp. Be sure to return these stamped books to the library, NOT the book tables in the Friendship Hall.

 

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

May 28, 2018
Memorial Day - OFFICE CLOSED
Problem Solvers
Meditation Group
May 29, 2018
Operations Team
Sr. High Youth Group
May 30, 2018
Bulk Mail - Monthly SUUNvisors
Weekly SUUNday Focus Deadline
Family Game Night!
Trans People Support Group
Auction Team Meeting
Vespers