UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: All regular Sunday Services and events at UUCS are cancelled. You can watch the live streaming Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Sundays. Go to the home page and click on “Watch Services”.

Dear Friend and Members of UUCS,

Many are naturally beginning to ask when we think we might be able to reopen our building for services and events, and otherwise return to normal activities. Unfortunately, there is no way of predicting a precise date at this time. Our official position at the moment is that our building will remain closed until we receive an official “All-Clear” from our State government. I suspect the number of new cases will continue to rise before beginning to decline as a result of our widespread social isolation. We will keep you informed about any changes as soon as we know something new. I appreciate your patience during this difficult and uncertain time. We shall continue to find creative ways to stay connected and appreciate all the ways your are already reaching out to each other.

Blessings,

Todd


*This event as been cancelled and will be rescheduled.


This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.


  Programs and Activities


UUCS will provide childcare from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. on the second Friday, of the month 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., and 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!


Meditation classes will be held each Monday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. 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.


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 heatherk@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.


~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!

Questions? Contact Ann-Scott Ettinger, bark4snow@comcast.net

To Sign Up for Circle Suppers Click HERE!


Tuesday Talkers is a small group ministry. We meet on the first, Tuesday of the month 1:30- 3:00 p.m. in the Cummings Room. 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.


The Problem Solvers Group meets weekly on Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. We have coffee and talk! We usually have snacks and fruit and talk. 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


The Kerdcera Dojo means, “The practice of heart and mind,” and meets in our chapel each Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof and Dr. Candace Schmidt guide participants in the practice of logic and Emotional Intelligence techniques.


UU Women Events 

-UUCS Women’s 2nd Wednesday Lunch-


-UUCS Women’s 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.


Crafting for Charity! This new group meets the third Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cummings room. Please check our weekly UUpdate for exact date, time and location as it is subject to change. 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.  For more information please contact Jane Harper at janeharper@comcast.net


Check out our new TEAM!!!  The Green Team meets to discuss new projects for Green Sanctuary Re-certification.
The UUCS Green Team meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the UUCS Chapel.
Questions? Contact Erica Dellwo at erica.dellwo@gmail.com


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


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

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.

April 4, 2020
Leadership Development Team Training
Crafting for Charity
Trans People Support Group
Youth Group
April 5, 2020
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Spiritual Practices
Sunday Worship
Religious Education for Children and Youth
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Sunday Worship