NEW DATE! NEW DATE! NEW DATE!

2019 Volunteer Fair, MARCH 31ST

The 2019 UUCS Volunteer Fair has been moved to Sunday, March 31st! Join us between and after services in the Friendship Hall to meet our teams and groups that are available for you to join and volunteer your interests and talents. This is a valuable opportunity to create community, find meaning and work for justice. See you at the fair! For more information please contact Heather Koselke at heatherk@uuspokane.org or by calling our church offices.

SAVE THE DATE!
APRIL 20 & 21
PledgeFest Weekend! 

 

“This Year is Different”, the theme of the 2019 Generosity Campaign, is extending to the Annual Dinner on April 20. Yes, we will have an annual dinner! Yes, it will be a potluck! Yes, we hope everyone feels personally invited!

This year chicken will be provided.  We ask each family to bring a cold side dish: appetizer, salad, vegetable, bread and butter, or dessert. You will be able to sit wherever you wish, no assigned tables and you can choose your dinner items from the entire assortment presented.

The evening starts with a happy hour (Bring your own beverage—to share) from 4:30 to 5:30 with dinner at 5:30.  Please bring serving spoons and platters for your potluck contribution.  Church will provide plates, table ware, and coffee.

Don’t wait for a call. Don’t wait for an email.

Mark your calendar for 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019, for a wonderful and “different” Annual Dinner.

 

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. For more information and links to the General Assembly program click HERE.

 

  Programs and Activities

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.

 Buddhist Meditation Class 

Meditation classes will be held each Monday from 6:30-8pm in our chapel. Beginners and drop-ins are always welcome! Each class includes two meditation sessions, homework, discussion/questions, and reflection on the book, A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives by Thupten Jinpa, PhD.— though it is not necessary to have the book or to have read it. Contact Susan Virnig, susan@newstories.org for more information.

 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!

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 

UU  Women’s 2nd Tuesday Lunch

Check the Weekly Focus for time and location.

Third Thursday Book Group

Every third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Check in the Focus and weekly newsletter for monthly reading selections. Please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at dbordenrhodes@comcast.net for more information.

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 

The second Wednesday of every month the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane hosts Vespers, a 90 minute reflective service that begins at 6:30 pm in the Chapel. Join us as we share readings, songs and our thoughts. We also invite you to bring a brown bag dinner to enjoy a meal together at 6:00 pm. 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

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/

To see upcoming events check out our weekly and monthly publications!

 

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

March 25, 2019
Problem Solvers
Tea Time with Isabel
Parent Support Group
Meditation Group
March 26, 2019
Village Fest 2019 Planning Meeting
The Kerdcera DoJo
mexican blessing ceremony