Back to In-Person services beginning May 9!
FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS, WE RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT YOU READ THIS ENTIRE NOTICE CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTENDING SERVICES IN OUR BUILDING. WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY!
In-person services will begin, at limited capacity, on May 9, 2021. Seating is first come, first serve. If you have questions upon arrival, ask an usher for help. Please follow our guidelines for safety as we return to in-person services.
- Please enter the building only if you have been vaccinated.
- Wear a mask before entering our building (if you need one, just ask an usher!).
- Practice Social Distancing at all times (6 ft. rule).
- Avoid crowding together in tight groups (see rule above).
- Use hand sanitizer provided around the building.
- If you are feeling unwell, have a fever, cough, cold or flu symptoms, please stay at home and join us online for our live stream services.
All other Programs and Events (special or recurring) at UUCS are still suspended. For programs being held via ZOOM, please check the list below and the weekly ZOOM meeting email. We hope to open fully sometime this summer.
You can continue to watch the live streaming Sunday morning services at 9:15 & 11 a.m.
Click here: Watch Services
Sunday, May 9, 12:30 – 2:00 PM – UUCS Parking Lot
Please join us for a socially distanced celebration following second service on Sunday, May 9. We have so much to celebrate! Back to in-person services, Spring time in Spokane, Mother’s Day, the completion of our Generosity Campaign. Join us for music, entertainment, a BYOB (Bring Your Own Brunch) Annual “Dinner”, plant sale, and most importantly… socializing! We will provide chairs, but feel free to bring your own comfy camping chair, picnic blanket, or whatever else will make your afternoon pleasant. Don’t miss out on seeing friends and members face-to-face!
We hope to see you here!
DIVERSITY WITHOUT DIVISION
A Vital Workshop for Our Times
Book Study: Wednesdays April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19 at 6:00 to 7:30 PM
Webinar: May 26 at 6:00 to 8:00 PM
ALL WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM
Please join us for an incredible conversation for divided times. Beginning April 14, we will be participating in a six-week directed exploration of Irshad Manji’s acclaimed book Don’t Label Me, How to do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars, followed by an evening Webinar, on May 26, of “Questions and Challenges” with the author, Irshad Manji.
Registration is open to all at no cost.
Call Jean Larson at 509 448-2631 if you have questions.
For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE.
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 email@example.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.
Please set some seeds aside to share! 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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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 email@example.com. 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.
-UUCS Women’s 2nd Wednesday Lunch-
2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.
Please check the weekly SUUN for current month’s location and contact information!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
DUE TO COVID-19, 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!
To see more 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.
- May 5, 2021
- Bldg. & Grounds Socially Distanced Coffee & Work
- Weekly SUUN Submission Deadline
- Diversity w/o Division Workshop with Irshad Manji
- May 6, 2021
- Retirement Group (Closed Meeting)
- LGBTQ+ Steering committee
- Pastoral Care Team Planning Meeting