OUUC Weekly Update 2-16-21

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service February 21, one online service at 10:00 am

“The Light of Truth” - Rev. Mary Gear

Drawing on the source of our living tradition that says we promote the words and deeds of prophetic people, we explore the life of journalist, educator, and activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. She has much to teach us about beloved community today.

Join us for Online Worship.

Listen to sermons here. See recordings of online services here.

New Member Class

New Member Class, Saturdays 2:00 - 3:30 pm, March 6, 13, 20.

Are you interested in becoming a member of OUUC, or just interested in knowing more about how things work around here? Join us for this 3-session class led by Rev. Mary Gear, our Director of Community and Faith Development, Sara Lewis, and congregational leaders. Register here.

New LGBTQ Group

A new LGBTQ group will begin meeting in February on the first Sunday of each month, 2:30-3:30 pm, and the 3rd Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Join us for support and fellowship.

Sunday meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 833 6737 1382

Tuesday meeting:


Meeting ID: 830 1657 6318

Passcode: 169371

Quick Notes

Advocacy Reflection Circle - Join Rev. Mary, and others involved in advocacy for an Advocacy Reflection Circle to share your advocacy efforts and reflect on how your advocacy is fueled by your values and beliefs. Rev. Mary will host the Advocacy Reflection Circle every other Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 pm through May 4. The next meeting is on February 23.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 859 8056 6732

Passcode: 225968

February dates for the OUUC dinner at the Interfaith Works Shelter and collection of shelf stable food for the Lacey Family Center are Wednesdays, February 17 and 24. For more information, or to donate food please contact Jo Ann Young.

Do you have a Spiritual Practice to share? Each Thursday evening 7:00 – 8:00 pm we hold spiritual practices and explore a wide variety of types of spiritual practice. If you have a spiritual practice that you would like to lead, please contact Sara Lewis.

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.

Our Sunday worship service will be live on our OUUC YouTube channel as well as on Zoom. You can still participate in Sunday worship through Zoom. Those who would like to try the YouTube option can do so 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.

In the Larger Community

YWCA of Olympia's Womxn of Achievement Celebration with Special Guest Patrisse Cullors, Friday, February 19 at 6:30 pm. Tickets for this year's virtual celebration are available for purchase.