Volunteer Appreciation Party!

The Staff will be hosting a dessert social on July 25th, 6-7:30. Come enjoy some homemade desserts and ice cream. We’ll have Gluten Free options as well. All volunteers are welcome – no feat too small, no job too big! Please RSVP, sign-up sheets are located at the back of the Friendship Hall.

General Assembly 2019 Kick-off Ice Cream Social

Spokane is hosting the 2019 General Assembly!  We are hosting an ice cream social July 29, 2018 after the second service to celebrate.  All are welcome to attend!

 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.

Consent from the Beginning: Two-Part Workshop

Tuesdays, July 17th & 24: 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost of the workshop is $15 per family/$10 per person childcare & dinner will be provided. This unique workshop, sponsored by the UUCS Children & Family Ministry Program, provides discussion about and tools for teaching our children about taking agency over their own bodies. Please sign up HEREPlease note, if we have fewer than 6 registered participants by Friday, July 13, 2018 the class will be cancelled.

ANSWER – Nepali Education

You are invited to attend a presentation on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7-8:30 pm, in the Thoreau Room by the Program Director of ANSWER, Earle Canfield. The program was started in 2001 after Earle successfully began sponsoring a single street girl, Uma, in Nepal. Now there are sponsors in more than 36 churches in the US and from other countries as well. Thirty-four UUCS members are current sponsors. They love getting the biannual letters and pictures from their students. Join the sponsors and Earle in learning how a sponsorship can change the lives of girls and low caste students in this beautiful country of mountain peak.

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

Charles “Lamar” Ray Memorial Service

A memorial service for Charles “Lamar” Ray, father of Terry Ray will be held Saturday, July 21, at 2 p.m. in the UU Fellowship Hall.  He was a retired electrical engineer, moved to Spokane in 2000 and was a friend of the church.

 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.

RenUUal UU Young Adult Con July 27-29, 2018 

This UU Young Adult Con is an opportunity to connect with other young adults across the northwest in a fun interactive weekend that includes workshops, worship and touch groups. Workshops range from creative to spiritual to social justice. Touch groups involve small group discussion and reflection on a range of topics, this year surrounding the theme of RenUUal. Revamping, rejuvenating, reworking, refreshing… Gathering together is a chance to renew ourselves, our faith, our spirit, and our community.

This conference begins July 27 at 9:00 p.m. and ends July 29 at 9:00 a.m. It is open to young adults aged 18-35 (inclusive). Attendees include Unitarian Universalist and young adults new to or interested in the UU. Scholarships are available for those who can not afford the cost of attendance or travel. Registration is open at: www.tfaforms.com/4681115 or by contacting Amelia Thompson at Amemary2810@gmail.com.

  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 

Third Thursday Book Group

Third Thursday Book Group July 19 1:00 p.m.  The book for July is “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro- the winner of the Nobel prize for literature in 2017, a reminiscence of childhood friendships and then friendships renewed. For more information please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at dbordenrhodes@comcast.net. New readers are always welcome.  The book for August is “The Crisis Caravan- What’s Wrong With Humanitarian Aid?” by Linda Polman.
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 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”

Our weekly yoga class will resume in mid-September if you have questions please contact Instructor: Jimmie Allen Mobile: 509-919-0709 E-mail: tragiclyhip2002@yahoo.com.

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.

Spokane LGBTQ Senior Group Formed

There will be a LGBTQ+ Potluck Saturday June 26, 2018 at noon in the Friendship Hall.  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

Tuesday, July 10             1:00-3:00             Coffee and conversation (UUCS church)
Friday, July 20-22            register on line    Rainbow Retreat @Camp N-Sid-Sen
Saturday, July 28            Noon                    Potluck picnic:  Spokane Humane Society barn, 6607 N. Havana

Saturday, August 11        Noon-2:30           Potluck lunch (UUCS church)
Tuesday, August 21        1:00-3:00            Coffee and conversation (UUCS church)

Saturday, September 8    Noon                 Potluck lunch (UUCS church)
Tuesday, September 18   1:00-3:00          Coffee and conversation (UUCS church)

SHOWING UP FOR RACIAL JUSTICE: Monthly on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays hosted by PJALS Thursday July 12 & 25 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Community Building, 35 W Main, Spokane.
FUSE SPOKANE ANNUAL SUMMER PARTY: The Fuse Fling will be a relaxing fun time with games, beer, and BBQ bites provided. This event is free to Fuse supporters and friends, but please RSVP so we have enough food and beverages for everyone. Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at 1218 E Welden Drive, Spokane. Please RSVP by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2134590596786287/


CARL MAXEY CENTER: Funds are being raised to develop a community gathering place in the east central neighborhood. The center will focus on economic development, social and racial justice, and cultural enrichment. www.carlmaxeycenter.org

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

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

July 17, 2018
The Kerdcera DoJo
Consent from the Beginning: Parent Workshop
Spokane Alliance - Core Team Training
July 18, 2018
Weekly SUUNday Focus Deadline
Pastoral Care Team Meeting
Board of Trustees
Worship Team