All regular in-building Sunday Services, Programs and Events (special or recurring) at UUCS are suspended. For programs being held via ZOOM, please check the list below and the weekly ZOOM meeting email.

To view this week’s SUUN Click Here:

You can watch the live streaming Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Sundays.
Go to the home page and click on “Watch Services”.

October 11 – November 22, 2020

Our annual Community Auction is going virtual this year!

Kick Off is October 11, 2020 at noon.

We are currently accepting donations to the UUCS 2020 Community Auction.
Please submit your donation by October 1, 2020!



Please email questions to: auction@uuspokane.org

Meaningful Movies Spokane is sponsored by the Social Justice Coordinating Council of the UU Church of Spokane. Our mission is create a community that will work together to champion justice, diversity and environmental stewardship in the wider world by showing movies with focused conversation.

Watch the weekly SUUN for information on our next movie or contact us at meaningfulmoviesspokane@gmail.com

Are you a gardener? You can participate in our new UUCS Seed Project! The UUCS Seed Project is a donation-based seed library aimed at gathering and sharing seeds for gardens within our community. Become a UUCS seed saver and help us grow better gardens and stronger communities. It’s the time of year that many plants are starting to seed.

What we would like for you to do is to save a portion of the seeds from your plants and donate them to the UUCS Seed Library. We will host annual seed exchanges during spring and fall and will house a seed library here at UUCS for drop off and pick up of seeds anytime.

We have two categories: Edible and Decorative. Edible includes vegetables, fruits, grains, and herbs. Decorative includes flowers, ground covers, and other decorative plants. Already have some seeds to donate? Label an envelope with your name, contact information, and seed description, including category. Seal it and drop it in the Sanctuary Drop Box at the church.

Questions? Email Rebecca at rebecca@uuspokane.org.

  Programs and Activities

Second Friday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. UUCS provides childcare for parents looking for a night to themselves. Drop off starts at 6:00 p.m. and children must be picked up by 10:00 p.m. This is open for kids up to age 13. We’ll set the room up with a fun activity and/or craft, kid friendly entertainment, and pizza for dinner. Space is limited to 20 kids; children must be signed up ahead of time.

Please click HERE to register!

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

This fall we are starting the 13th year of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation classes taught by nuns from Sravasti Abbey. We are deeply grateful for their willingness to work with us all theses years! We now meet VIA ZOOM. Beginners and drop-ins are always welcome. Each class includes two meditation sessions, homework, discussion/questions, and reflection on the book, “Awaken Every Day” by Thubten Chodron, the abbess of Sravasti Abbey, though it is not necessary to have the book or to have read it. Contact Susan Virnig (susan@newstories.org) or Cindy Cilyo (cynthiacilyo@comcast.net) for more information.

To attend the Zoom class, you must register by filling out the registration form here: https://forms.gle/v2HV51EC1TfagQY96. After you register, you will be sent the information that you need to access the class. Each Monday morning you’ll receive a new meeting link and password. You only need to register once. If you don’t get a link by late Monday morning, email discussion.sravasti@gmail.com.

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 Administrator at rebecca@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.

DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ~Circle Suppers are small monthly potlucks of consistent people that will meet one Saturday night a month. We hope that there are around 20 Circle Supper groups, or 200 UUCS folks meeting in different homes on the same night!

The dinners are in a church member’s home and provide great opportunities to get to know more people well and build community. Supper groups are intentionally organized to be a mix of longtime and newer members and friends to create congenial but varied groups. Young family groups, or parents-of-teens groups, are also an option!

Supper Hosts are responsible for hosting a dinner at their home, determining the gathering time, coordinating the menu with guests, giving directions to their homes, and confirming plans with the Circle Supper Coordinators.

Guests are asked to bring one potluck dish to the supper (appetizer, salad, entrée, side dish, drinks, or dessert), accommodate special dietary needs, and inform the host if plans change and they’re unable to attend. If you’re not a cook, no worries—you can also bring a dish from your favorite local restaurant or food store!

First Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday Talkers is a small group ministry. We now meet VIA ZOOM. Each person gets to talk about what’s been going on since our last gathering. We welcome guests and new members. Most of our members have been getting together for five or more years. We read poetry, some of which is original -written by members. Some of the topics have included family, finances, favorite places, grief, where we were born, and preparing for Christmas. Most members are retired and are still involved in and full of life! We have children and grandchildren, and even great grandchildren. We try to do a service project every year.

For more information contact Ann Donahue at andstamps@yahoo.com.

Mondays at 10:00 a.m.

The Problem Solvers Group meets weekly VIA ZOOM, so bring your coffee and a snack. Because of the meeting time most members are retired. Topics are brought in by each of us. We discuss unsolvable issues and still we talk. We share information about events we’ve attended and those coming up. We are all engaged and active in life! Most are well read and educated. We talk about books read and share titles. Anywhere from 6 to 16 people show up each week. Usually there are 10–12. It is always interesting. A reminder is sent by email to the group.

For more information contact Ann Donahue at andstamps@yahoo.com

Every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

The Kerdcera Dojo means, “The practice of heart and mind,” now meets  VIA ZOOM. Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof and Dr. Candace Schmidt guide participants in the practice of logic and Emotional Intelligence techniques.

For the Zoom link, please contact minister@uuspokane.org.

UU Women Events 

-UUCS Women’s 2nd Wednesday Lunch-

Wednesday, September 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Manito Park in Mozart Meadows

Bring a chair and your lunch and we will circle and distance our chairs appropriately. The meadow is located the west side of Tekoa Street. There is parking on Tekoa. Let’s hope for a warm day.

-UUCS Women’s Third Thursday Book Group-

Third Thirsday of the month at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom.

NOW VIA ZOOM! Watch in the weekly SUUN for monthly reading selections.
Please contact Donna Borden Rhodes at dbordenrhodes@comcast.net for more information.

Third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Crafting for Charity! This new group normally meets in the Cummings room. Please check our weekly SUUN for notification when sessions resume. We meet up to craft together on projects to help out the greater world while growing friendships within our community here at UUCS. Please join us for any or all of the meeting time, and feel free to bring a friend. Snacks and coffee are served.

Check out our new TEAM!!!  The Green Team meets to discuss new projects for Green Sanctuary Re-certification.

UUCS Men’s Breakfast Meeting

Third Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m..
Join us for a time of connection and community VIA ZOOM. Refer to the weekly Zoom link email that goes out on Tuesdays.

For questions, please contact Gordon Diddens at 408-966-8448 or gadiddens@gmail.com.

DUE TO BUILDING CLOSURE, THIS PROGRAM IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Memoir Writing meets the second Sunday of each month 9:15–10:30 a.m. in the Young 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

Fridays at 4:00 p.m.

NOW VIA ZOOM!  Please contact Nancy for Zoom link and details. All are welcome

—Nancy Avery, PRIDE Team Leader.

For more information please contact Nancy Avery at NancyTavery@comcast.net or 509-3845-1447.

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.

September 27, 2020
Children & Family Ministry
Sunday Worship Live Stream
Sunday Social Hour
September 28, 2020
99223 Neighborhood Meeting
Problem Solvers
Meditation Group