OUUC Weekly Update 9-6-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service September 11 at 10:00 am - online and in-person

"Welcome. We Begin Again": Water Communion and In-Gathering - Rev. Mary Gear

OUUC Sunday Morning Service


Meeting ID: 873 210 124

Password: 995142

Dial +1 253 215 8782

See recordings of online services here.

If you plan to attend in person, remember to bring water from someplace meaningful for you. We’ll also have water available to symbolize your water. If you plan to attend online, please remember to have some water available that you can pour as you share its significance in the chat.

Memorial Service for Rob Radford

OUUC will host a memorial service for Rob Radford at 10:30 am on Saturday, September 10, online and in-person.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 864 8865 9906

Passcode: 305495

If you can help, please contact Melanie Ransom with your contact information and how you would like to help.

OUUC Staff Update

Here’s an update on the changes we’ve had in OUUC staff over the past month.

When OUUC’s Media Specialist, Jo Sahlin (ze,zir), let me know that they were looking for a full-time position and would be finished at OUUC by the end of August, we started looking for another Media Specialist. With the applications we received, it became clear that two quarter-time positions would be more attractive than the half-time position Jo filled. So, I created two positions: Tech Specialist, responsible for streaming and sound for our services and events, and Communications Specialist, responsible for the website, social media, and how we present to the world.

We’re delighted to welcome Andrea Capere (she/they) as our Communications Specialist. Andrea comes with a wealth of experience in communications as well as film production. Andrea is also cross-training to help fill our tech needs. Read more....

Quick Notes

Church Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

The OUUC Board of Trustees meets on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 pm. Contact Board Secretary, Rich Kalman for information. The agenda is available for download below.

COVID Phase: Low. Please see our Phased Reopening Plan for information.

Safety Reminder: Please lock and remove valuables from your vehicles.

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk, and esteemed scholar, will be coming to Olympia, WA, as part of an International public talk/book signing tour. I have been a student of Rinpoche’s for twenty years, and he graciously accepted my invitation to come to Olympia. This free event will be held with Browsers Book Shop, an event partner. Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Olympia Community Center, Room A.

First Unitarian in Portland is sponsoring Antiracism Learning Circles, starting in late September. Highlights: *A special cohort of “Seeing White” for & by men. *"The 1619 Project” will run for 18 weeks, covering one chapter per week.

Read more....