OUUC Weekly Update 12-27-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

New Year's Fire Communion Ritual - January 1 at 10:00 am

Join us for a New Year’s Fire Communion Ritual, outdoors, at OUUC on Sunday, January 1, 10:00 -10:45 am. We’ll say goodbye to 2022 and set intentions and receive blessings for entering 2023. All ages are welcome.

See recordings of online services here.

Ministry Programs

Quick Notes

The church office will be closed through January 1.

Important Year-End Donation Information - We are grateful for your generous donations and want to make sure you know some important information for your year-end gifts. If you would like your contributions to be included on your 2022 end-of-year statement, be sure they are postmarked before December 31. A good way to be sure your contributions are processed before the end of the year is to consider making an online gift.

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

The UUA Worship Web is offering a music event via Zoom on Tuesday, January 10. Rev. Erika Hewitt, the UUA's Minister of Worship Arts, and Paul Vasile, Executive Director of Music That Makes Community, invite you to come to play, sing, and learn with them in a live, hour-long webinar. Advance registration is required. Learn more here.

Join The Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd for a renewing day of building community through congregational singing, learning, and fellowship on Saturday, January 21 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. We’ll be led by Paul Vasile and Elizabeth Schroeder of Music that Makes Community, a non-profit organization working to empower and liberate communities through singing. For over 15 years, they have developed and shared transformative leadership practices with musicians, clergy, educators, and lay leaders throughout the United States and Canada.

Winter 2022 Cascadia Chalice Lighters Call - The more than $900,000 the Chalice Lighter community has given since 1990 to help our neighbor congregations grow and thrive is vital. The Winter 2022 Cascadia Chalice Lighters Call will go to two different recipients. Please support these worthy causes with your generous donations.

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