From July 2 through September 3, Sundays will feature members and friends of the fellowship serving as speakers on a wide array of topics.

Sunday, August 20 • 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Vincent Lachina — Sunday Brunch and Table Talk

Join your church family for a Sunday Brunch Buffet and some directed conversations. We will hold our service at table-side, participate in some question and answer dialogues, and spend some time getting to know members of our church family. This could be what you might call an “Eat and Meet” service, but it promises to be fun and very family friendly!

Celebrant: Rosemary Stevens

August in the SUUF office • There will be no regular Tuesday and Thursday office hours in August while I am taking my usual month off, but things will be in the very capable hands of Susan W, Joy and Pat. Happy summer days! Claire

India’s new “Mother Theresa” visits Mt. Vernon • Sister Luther Kurien, Mother Theresa Award Winner, is coming to Mt. Vernon from Pune, India. A circle of wisdom-keeping grandmothers, representing many cultures, will attend and honor her. This is a continuation of the Grandmother Project, started in 2003 by Norma Jean Young, a new resident of Mt. Vernon. The Grandmother Project gathered 5 wisdom keeping grandmothers hosted by beloved grandmother, Vi Hilbert, of the Upper Skagit People. Come, be inspired by this most loving spirit! September 1st, Friday evening 7 – 9:30pm at Unity Church, Mt. Vernon, 704 W. Division St.

7th Annual UU Justice Summit
Saturday, October 7, 2017
University Unitarian Church
Seattle, Washington

Now more than ever! For many of us, our call to pursue justice has never been more urgent. We find ourselves in challenging times, often less sure of the road ahead, while at the same time more committed to take action than ever.

This year we come together, acknowledging this unique time we live in and our role in it. We gather to hear our own calls more clearly, to broaden our understanding, to consider the challenges, to develop new tools, and to inspire and be inspired by others.

The theme of this year’s summit is Called to Action. University Unitarian Church will lead off with a pre-event Friday night featuring UU Michael Cox (who will recount the story behind his decision to publicly resign from the EPA). Saturday morning will include a panel of UUs whose personal calls-to-action span issues, expertise, and risk.

Don’t wait! Register now to launch a year in which each of us can do more, and more effectively because we spent a day connecting, learning, and working together.

Added bonus: The University Unitarian Racial Justice Team invites Summit attendees to join us for a Black Lives Matter vigil between services. So, consider staying over Saturday night and attending one of University UU Church’s Sunday morning services before or after you stand vigi

Opportunities for Stewardship at SUUF • On the entry table is a green book full of opportunities! Take a look, take a form and join in the fun. Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship runs on volunteers. Your help is appreciated and invited! There is also a hospitality sign-up by the kitchen window. Other opportunities exist. Please speak with anyone on the Leadership Council.

Member information handouts are available with UU Principles, SUUF history, bylaws, and more! Please see Laura Herman.

Covenant Circle Group • We welcome newcomers at Haggen’s on Division in Mt. Vernon on the first and third Thursday of each month for discussion at 1:30 p.m., and for lunch on the second Thursday at 1 p.m. At each meeting we are discussing the one or two chapters we have previously read of American Nations by Colin Woodard. On the second Thursday of each month, lunch at a different place, meeting at 1 p.m. Call Joy for location. We welcome new opinions to the group. Call Joy Lindberg at 424-8090 or email her at joylindber@aol.com.

Our renters:

Healing and Intention Drum Group - Every second Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Rev. Elke Siller.

Dances of Universal Peace on the second Sunday of each month here at SUUF from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information contact Aarti Cathy Wooten (360) 629-9190 or jstplnfolk@gmail.com Donation $5 to $10. No one turned away for lack of funds. Info on entry table. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others.