OUUC Weekly Update 12-27-17

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service - December 31 - one service at 10:00 am

"Braver/Wiser in a New Year"

What does it mean to be Braver/Wiser? During the New Year’s Eve service, the Worship Arts Team of OUUC will share readings from the UUA website Braver/Wiser. These essays and prayers are written by UUA Ministers, Interns, Religious Educators and Chaplains from around the country. The OUUC team will also be sharing their personal reflections on these writings as we look forward to a New Year when we can all be braver and wiser.

Listen to recent sermons here.

Donate to OUUC Online

If you would like your contributions to OUUC to count as 2017 contributions for tax purposes, please make sure your cash or checks are delivered to OUUC or postmarked by December 31. Or donate online by December 31.

Social Groups

YUUNG (Age 21-31ish) - Church and Lunch (Every last Sunday). Come to church, sit with the young adults. Contact Ryan Baye.

PUGs (Powerful Unitarian Universalist Gals) - All women are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. Wednesdays 10:30 - Noon, PUGs at OUUC meets in the Youth Room. You may bring a beverage in your own container. - Contact Pat Sonnenstuhl.

Ladies Unitarian Social – All women affiliated with OUUC, and their guests, are welcome at Lady Unitarian Social Hour. We meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 pm to share conversation and refreshments. Please feel free to drop in at any of our weekly gatherings. - Contact Meliz Maatta or Susan Bakke.

Guy’s TGIT meets on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. December 28 - Beerwerks, 421 Steele St SE. - Contact Bernie Brady.

MUGs (Mighty Unitarian Guys) meets for eclectic discussions every Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Traditions Cafe in downtown Olympia. Men of all ages are welcome. - Contact Jim Lengenfelder.

In the Larger Community

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration will open by January 4. Watch the PWR website (www.uua.org/pwr) for full details to be posted soon.

League of Women Voters of Thurston County & The Great Old Broads for Wilderness present: Why Wilderness? with George Wuerthner on January 23, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Olympia Community Center 222 Columbia St.