This Sunday, June 25th at 10:30 a.m
Rev. Barbara Davenport – The Spiritual Practice of Gardening

How can we become better gardeners of the soul? Gardening, like soul work, doesn’t have to be done in a certain way or prescribed order to make it work. All you need is dirt, water, light and intention to spend time with it. As I dig into the soil, I become more mindful of my connection to the earth and all life. As the saying goes, “We’re closest to God in the garden.” We’ll explore the mystery and miracle of gardening as the soul’s work. New member welcome.

Celebrant: Bethany Lynn

4th Sunday offering goes to Mount Vernon Food Bank.

There will be a BBQ-potluck following the service. Please bring something to share. Tom will be manning the BBQ. We will have lots of fun and celebrate the end of another wonderful year at SUUF. Questions? Call Rosemary at 293-4146 or email at rr_stevens@comcast.net.

Vincent Lachina Report •
Vincent shared that the surgery was more involved than originally expected but his partner Paola made it through. Laura Herman checked in with him Wednesday, and he said that Paola was in a lot of pain which hopefully they can get under control soon. Again, he asks for loving thoughts for Paolo's return to health

We begin our summer services in July. Sally will be sending speaker info to all on the list starting next week.

Garage Sale • We will have a 2-day yard sale on Friday and Saturday, 8/4 and 5, at my house in Bay View. I will distribute a map and directions. If you have items you want to contribute, let me know or bring them to SUUF, and I will find somewhere to stash them until the sale. Helpers are more than welcome. Details? Ask me, Pat Young, 360-757-3286, 11225 Bayview Edison Road.

Volunteers • Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship runs on volunteers. Your help is appreciated and invited! There is 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.

Meditation for Everyone Monday nights 7 to 8:30 p.m. presented by our renter James Lane, Buddhist teacher. Just drop in. Everyone is welcome. See flyer on bulletin board in the dining room.

Our Revolution Skagit • July 3rd meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. at SUUF. Come and join others concerned about political issues. This group is an offshoot from Skagit County for Bernie Sanders.

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at SUUF - 2nd Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:30 pm for caregivers of those with memory loss. See flyer posted in the dining room. Cheryl McRill, contact group facilitator 360-899-4643