The holidays are here, and that means it’s time to gear up for our annual Cookie Sale.

There will be two opportunities to purchase cookies: at the Holiday Decorating Party on Saturday, December 7th, or on Sunday morning, December 8th.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Donate empty holiday tins.

  2. Bake tasty treats at home to donate to the sale.

  3. Join other bakers on one or more of the baking days in the church kitchen.

  4. Buy delicious cookies by the pound on Dec. 7th or 8th.

Baking dates are:

Monday, Dec. 2nd – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd  – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4th – noon to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5th – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6th – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We’ll provide ingredients for several recipes, but please feel free to bring your own and we’ll all pitch in to mix and bake. Come for all or part of a day.

For more information contact Stephanie Samson at

Sunday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Showings will now be held at the:

Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main St. at 6:00 pm on Sundays. 

Our Meaningful Movie for November is entitled “The Devil We Know”, a story about how the corporate bosses of Dupont put their bottom line ahead of the health and safety of the people who lived in Parkersburg West Virginia….and beyond. When some West Virginia residents discover DuPont has been pumping its poisonous Teflon chemical into the air and public water supply of more than 70,000 people, they file one of the largest class action lawsuits in the history of environmental law. The film shows how Parkersburg is only a small example of how as many as 110 million Americans may be drinking water tainted with PFAS chemicals (per or polyfluoroalkyl substances-which have been linked to cancer.) Exposure to this class of chemicals has even become a global phenomenon, spreading to places like Italy, the Netherlands, and China. Because of the power of the chemical lobby, PFOA (which is used in the process of making Teflon) is one of more than 80,000+ untested chemicals that have been approved for use, their dangers unknown. This film shows how important it is for citizens to be engaged politically and civically and how effective that engagement is. As always, the movie will be followed by a facilitated discussion involving the audience and a knowledgeable panel.

Meaningful Movies empower citizens to gather, educate, inspire, connect, and commit to effective, non-violent solutions in building a more peaceful and just world. Please join us for a free showing on Sunday, November 17th, 6 pm at the Magic Lantern, 25 W Main. Donations are used for the rights to show the films publicly and are therefore highly encouraged and gladly accepted

Meaningful Movies empower citizens to gather, educate, inspire, connect, and commit to effective, non-violent solutions in building a more peaceful and just world.

Save the 4th Saturday night, January-May, for community building around supper!

Are you looking for deeper connections with people you see at church? Soon you’ll have your chance! Signups for new Circle Supper Groups now through January 10th!

Circle Supper groups of 5-9 people each will meet the 4th Saturday of January through May to gather and get to know one another at a deeper level, sharing a potluck supper. If you can only participate in half of the suppers, no problem -groups will be flexible. The volunteer host will be responsible for hosting the first supper (or more if desired), coordinating the group meeting times and location, and who will bring what food to the potluck supper each month.

Reserve the Circle Supper dates 1/25, 2/22, 3/28, 4/25, and 5/23 now! Signup near the Welcome Table, or online HERE.

Questions? Contact Ann-Scott Ettinger,

To Sign Up for Circle Suppers Click HERE!

~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!

  Programs and Activities

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, 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  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.

Tuesday Talkers is a small group ministry. We meet on the first, Tuesday of the month 1:30- 3:00pm 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

The Problem Solvers Group meets weekly on Monday from 10am 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

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 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 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. For questions, please contact Gordon Diddens 408-966-8448 or

UU101 is now UU and YOU

UU and You is held the 2nd Sunday of each month. We will meet in the foyer near the Welcome Table at 12:15 p.m. 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,

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,

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 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:

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.

November 17, 2019
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Sunday Worship
Religious Education for Children and Youth
Nursery Care for Sunday Services
Sunday Worship
Leadership Development Team Training
Co-Housing Meeting (Private)