OUUC Weekly Update 7-8-20

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service July 12, one online service at 10:00 am


"Interdependence for Good" - Joe Rettenmaier


Join us for Online Worship.


Listen to recent sermons here.

Hiroya Tsukamoto in Zoom Concert – Sunday, July 12 at 3:00 pm

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84369349199?pwd=YXZCYXloM0FYV1pLNDMvMWp5Q2xOQT09

Meeting ID: 843 6934 9199

Password: 565258

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Internationally acclaimed guitarist, singer, and storyteller Hiroya Tsukamoto blends folk / acoustic music and unique sonic soundscapes to transport my audience to another place and time with songs inspired by culture, travel, and the beautiful people he has been fortunate to meet. People describe his music as meditative and mesmerizing.

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S.“In terms of musicianship, Tsukamoto’s guitar work was just ridiculous. Right from the beginning of his first song, it was obvious that the folks in Bernunzio’s were in for a treat. Read more....

Calling Interested Parties for 2021 Stewardship Team

The 2021 Stewardship team is forming and planning an amazing fall campaign! Interested in bringing your ideas and helping with this important church effort? Contact Sally Brennand.

Quick Notes

Did you miss the celebration of life for Billie Williams? The video of the service is available here. Download the order of service, poem and reading, and comments left in the Zoom chat below.


There will be a celebration of the life of Dorothy Mehaffey on August 1 at 2:00 pm. Zoom login information is available at ouuc.org and will be publicized in future editions of the Weekly Update.


We are trying out YouTube! See one of Rev. Mary's meditation videos here.


We know that some of you have come to love the Thursday evening services and Rev. Mary’s Mid-week meditation. We’re taking a break over the Summer, but you don’t have to go without some spiritual grounding! You can access an archive of Thursday evening services and Mid-week meditations here. The Thursday evening services will resume on August 27 with a Music & Meditation service offered by Rev. Mary and Megan Johnston on Celtic harp.


Do you have questions or concerns you want to share with the OUUC Board of Trustees? If so, please contact us at secretary@ouuc.org we will send you a Zoom invitation to join us for the monthly board meeting. A member of the board will then contact you with procedure and information about the agenda.


Online Office - Do you have questions about how to make online donations, check your pledge status, or use the directory? Maybe you just want to check in about a current project you are working on. The Administrator’s Zoom door will be open for office visitors on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 2:40 pm. (If you are asked to wait in the Zoom waiting room it is because another church member is visiting the office.) Please stop by!


The Virtual Bulletin Board is a place for members to share information about events in the larger community, ask for recommendations, and share resources. Email the church office to sign up.


Read This Week in Religious Education here.


See a list of online meetings that you might attend here.


Ways to Give - Did you know you can donate to OUUC by text message? Just text "OUUC" and "amount" to 73256. You can also donate online by visiting our secure online giving page.

From the Environmental Action Team

Members of the OUUC Environmental Action Team are very concerned about two issues coming before the Port of Olympia Commissioners this month. The first is the Commission's decision on an option-to-lease 200 acres of forested land near the Olympia airport for warehouse development. The second is the Commission's decision whether to support further study of a major airport in the county. Both decisions will have long-lasting impacts on climate change goals and local environmental resources. See the following articles for more information. Article 1. Article 2. Send your comments on both issues to the Port of Olympia commissioners by 9:00 am on July 13 when they will vote. You can also sign a petition by going to the Black Hills Audubon Society home page.

In the Larger Community

Chalice Lighters - This is your Fall Call for the 2020-2021 church year. It will help support PNWD congregations who are struggling to stay afloat in the wake of the coronavirus tidal wave. On top of restrictions on meeting for worship and the challenges of pastoral care, many congregations are struggling to meet staff payrolls and mortgage payments. We PNWD Chalice Lighters can help alleviate this need. We want to ensure that our congregations retain key staff and emerge from “Stay Home, Stay Safe” restrictions able to continue the faith and justice work so sorely needed in our communities. Make a one-time gift of $20, $50, or $100 online at the PNWD giving page.


Lieutenant Governor Forum - July 9 at 5:00 pm. Viewers can log in to the LWV WA FB website, then click on the program to stream. Viewers can log in via Zoom Webinar. You will need the Zoom link to do this. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83794415915?pwd=Z3hKUU80ZDRuVEx2ZEhOVUJacUQ0Zz09

Password: 240160


The League of Women Voters of Thurston County (LWVTC), in collaboration with Thurston Community Media (TCMedia), is pleased to announce the availability of the 2020 Primary Candidate Forums. Individual videos for the forums are available through the “Click here for video” links http://www.lwvthurston.org/forums.