Path to Membership

Path to Membership is your opportunity to move from being a visitor to an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane community. These classes will expand upon to our 7 principals, our church mission, and our church history. If you are interested in attending the 2018 Spring Path to Membership Class please fill out the gold Path to Membership sign up sheets or contact Diane Critchlow via email at

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 social get togethers, LGBTQ friendly housing and assisted living facilities, and more.  There will be future meetins as well as a LGBTQ Potluck Lunch on Saturday, March 31st at noon at the church. A LGBTQ Senior Facebook page has also been created called Spokane LGBTQ Seniors. For more information you can reach me at or 509-3845-1447. ~Nancy Avery, PRIDE team leader

Latin Music Concert!

The Immigration Justice Partnership is presenting a Latin Music Concert featuring Milonga and Maraichi Arriba Jalisco!  The Event begins at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 2018  at the Southside Community Center, 3151 E 27th Ave, Spokane.  Tickets are $20  for an individual and $35 for a couple they may be purchased here.  This event is underwritten by the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, if you would like to make a direct donation to this organization please click here.   If you would like to volunteer please call Pam Davies at 327-4892 or Doug Huigen at 951-8023.

Annual Dinner Coming Up Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Annual All-Church Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. We’ll gather in the Friendship Hall for a fabulous meal together, followed by entertainment. This year we will be celebrating the end of our spring generosity campaign. We are returning to our past system of hosted tables. If you are in a Circle Supper group, your group will dine together. We will need an additional dozen table hosts for those of us not participating in that program. If you are looking for an easy, fun volunteer task, hosting a table is a perfect fit! Contact MaryAnne Winniford at or (509) 598-8334.

Regional Assembly 2018: Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience

April 27-29 at Lloyd Center DoubleTree in Portland, OR. Stories of Hope, Courage, Resistance, and Resilience – and some fantastic speakers for the Pacific Western Region’s 2018 Regional Assembly. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Rev. Dr. William Barber, and UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick Gray, will give the keynote, lead worship and offer a special address. Register now!

High School Youth, mark your calendars for the Pacific Western Region Spring Conference: Join high school youth (ages 14-18) and their adult sponsors (25+) from all over the Pacific Northwest for a weekend of fellowship, learning, and spiritual rejuvenation. The Con will take place at Camp Cispus in Randle, WA on March 23rd-25th. And this year, Todd and Aria will be the adult chaperons for Spokane youth! Get in touch with Aria for more information and about how to register.

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

Buddhist Meditation Group — Winter Schedule

Student-led sessions will continue on Mondays, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. through February and March until the Sravasti Abbey nuns return in April. We will be reading and discussing The Book of Joy by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, plus our normal meditation and homework. Newcomers and drop-ins always welcome, and you don’t have to have the book, or have read the homework! Exception: On Feb. 12 Russell Kolts will lead the class. See the article below. Contact Susan Virnig, for more information.

Host Mukogawa students for a weekend!

The daughter of UU members Lyle and Julieann Morse has an invitation for us:
“My name is Megan Morse and I am the Homestay Coordinator for Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute (MFWI), next door to our church. Mukogawa is currently taking applications for caring host families willing to open their heart and home to a pair of students for just ONE WEEKEND! “My family have been members of this UU church since I was a child, and an MFWI Host Family since the early 90s. Hosting literally changed my life, and I am now working for the Program that started my love and appreciation for the Japanese culture. I believe that through homestay programs like this, friendship, diversity and peace on earth are moved within reach. Contact me for more information at: or call (509) 232-2071.

  Programs and Activities

If you have suggestions for new classes or talks please contact Diane Critchlow Membership Coordinator

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. March 14th. 11:30 a.m. Lindaman’s Gourmet-to-Go. 1235 South Grand Boulevard. Good food, easy parking and gluten free items on the menu! Join other UU women for a delicious lunch and good conversation. Please RSVP Judy Gammon at if you would like to be a part of the get together. New faces are always welcome!

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club.

Third Thursday Book Group. March 15th. 1:00 p.m. The book selection for March is Annabel by Kathleen Winter. It is Winter’s debut novel- “a literary gem about the urge to unveil mysterious truth in a society that shuns contradiction”. For more information, to join the group please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at New readers are always welcome. The book selection for April is The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore. 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


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,

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,


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:

 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.


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

March 24, 2018
Yoga for EveryBody
March 25, 2018
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Sunday Worship
Set up for Spokane Alliance Brown Bag Listening Session at 12:30 pm
Religious Education for Children and Youth
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Sunday Worship
Spokane Alliance Brown Bag Listening Session: WA's Upside Down Tax System
Sr. High OWL Session
UU Young Adults Potluck
Jr. High OWL Session