OUUC Weekly Update 10-11-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service October 16 at 10:00 am - online and in-person

“When Love Comes to Visit: A Quilted Covenant” with Victoria Poling

OUUC Sunday Morning Service


Meeting ID: 873 210 124

Password: 995142

Dial +1 253 215 8782

See recordings of online services here.

Board of Trustees Listening Session - Sunday at 11:30 am. Meet the new members of the Board of Trustees and get an update on the Board's priorities.

Happening This Week

Faith Development

Defund Fear Workshop and Study/Action Circle

Defund Fear Study/Action Circle facilitated by Anne Hundley. First Saturdays, 1:00-3:00 pm (November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 on Zoom. Please come on into the expansive UUA curriculum for last year’s Common Read! It offers ways to integrate ideas into authentic, impactful steps or practices. This study action circle follows the Workshop on this book that was held Thursday evening, October 6. Participants do not need to have attended that workshop, however. More info on the book is here. Register here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sign up now for OUUC Trunk and Treat, Sunday October 30, 3:00 pm

We’ll park our decorated cars, don fun costumes, and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters!

This is a great outreach to the wider community, but to make it successful we need You! Sign up to be here with a decorated car and hand out treats: OUUC: Trunk and Treat (signupgenius.com)

Questions, contact Rev Sara.

Quick Notes

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

Rev Sara is away this week, doing virtual attendance and serving as an online chaplain for the Liberal Religious Educators Association Fall Conference. She is still in town and can be reached for emergencies, but for non-emergency needs please be patient or contact another staff member.

All Young Adults, ages 18-35, are invited to join a Young Adult gathering on Thursday, October 20, at 6:30 pm, following the Community Night Dinner.

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 to sign up.

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

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

Meeting the Moment Series - We are in a critical moment in our country and in our democracy. At this moment, it is important that we are trusted messengers to voters all across the country about all things voting. Sometimes, we assume everyone knows what we are all talking about but the reality is, we can’t know it all. Introducing Meeting the Moment, a political education series! Join UU the Vote for in-depth conversations on civics, faith-based organizing, and getting out the vote in a fun and engaging way! Sign up here!

"UU the Vote Calls" Weekly Phone Bank Series! UU the Vote will be hosting weekly phone banks every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at 3:30 pm PT. Our “UU the Vote Calls” events will feature different states weekly so we can spread our message across the nation. Join UUs from across the country in calling voters ahead of the midterm elections. We need you! Never tried phone banking before? Come try it out! https://www.uuthevote.org/events/

TOGETHER! Thurston County is reaching out to our community to inform people about our new Host Homes Program, which will support homeless and unaccompanied youths. You are invited to the next community informational Zoom meeting. TOGETHER! Host Homes Informational Meeting hosted by Program Director, Tami Lathrop. October 19 at 6:00 pm.

Building a New Way: Taking the next right step - Beloved Community,

On Zoom: October 15: 9:30 am – 11:30 am Panel Dialogue session, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Next Right Step workgroups

October 16, 10:20 am – 11:30 am Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Service

Register Now! Building Beloved Community–an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, multicultural community–is an ongoing and transformational process. We start with knowing, honestly, where we are. We identify what the challenges are and then, we begin to map out the actions and activities of how to get where we want to be.

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