OUUC Weekly Update 10-25-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service October 30 at 10:00 am - online and in-person

"We Are One" with Rev. Carol McKinley and Rev. Summer Albayati

OUUC Sunday Morning Service


Meeting ID: 873 210 124

Password: 995142

Dial +1 253 215 8782

See recordings of online services here.

Covenant Workshop, Sunday, October 30 from 11:30 am-12:45 pm

As we come to the end of our month exploring the spiritual theme of covenant, we’ll come together to revisit our OUUC covenant. On Sunday, October 30 after the service, Rev. Carol McKinley and Rev. Summer Albayati will lead us in a workshop focused on covenant. This is the chance for each of us to reflect on the meaning of covenant in facilitated small groups. The sharing from those small groups will go to a writing group charged with creating a behavioral covenant for OUUC to be added to the current congregational covenant.

Please plan to join the discussion on Sunday after the coffee chat, either in person or online. Your input will help make our covenant as inclusive as it can be.

If you are unable to attend the workshop and would like to contribute to the creation of our behavioral covenant, please consider these questions and feel free to send your thoughts to me by email at minister@ouuc.org

· Why is covenant so important to how we relate to our world?

· How does the concept of interdependence guide us in our own actions and relationships to each other and the world?

· Why is the practice of covenant important for you?

· How does the practice of covenant relate to our work in Anti-racism/Anti-oppression/Multicultural?

· How will we call one another back into covenant?

Thank you for your contribution to making OUUC a strong, covenantal community.

Rev. Mary


Happening This Week

Faith Development

Volunteer Opportunities

Reminder: The Book Sale is November 5, 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Volunteers are the backbone of BBB; we need your help! We especially need you for setting up on Thursday, November 3. Pizza will be provided for dinner. We also need more volunteers for the actual sale on Saturday, November 5. In appreciation, volunteers are invited to an exclusive pre-sale on Friday, November 4 from 4:00-6:00 pm. You can sign up in the Commons or at this link.

Thank you for your book donations! We have gathered plenty of books and are not looking for more.

Check out the article on Books, Brownies, and Beans in Thurston Talk!

OUUC Women's Book Group

We have been meeting every other month (January, March, May, July, September, and November) since 2003 - to discuss worthy books, as well as to grow and nurture friendships. Before the pandemic, we met in person and shared a potluck evening meal; since the pandemic, we have met by Zoom. We are now exploring the feasibility of hybrid meetings versus continuing only via Zoom. We are open to new members. If you are interested, please contact Ann Yeo.

Quick Notes

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

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.

How can you know when there is an action coming up for faith in action? How do we organize in response to emerging justice issues and needs? We’re forming a Faith in Action Alert List in Realm, as an opt-in group for FIA announcements. Join this group if you want to get these alerts. Look for a group called Faith in Action Alerts. If you need help joining a group or with using Realm, contact the OUUC Office.

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

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

You are invited to join Interfaith Works in a service of remembrance for those persons who have passed in Thurston County in the past year but whose remains have gone unclaimed at the Coroner’s office. This short, interfaith service will be held in person with an online option at Mills and Mills Funeral home and will feature reflections from a regional faith leader, music, and reflective readings. SUNDAY, October 30, at 2:00 pm.

The Article II Study Commission is excited to share a full draft of Article II for feedback. The Study Commission's outreach team will be hosting Zoom feedback sessions in the first half of November, along with gathering feedback through a forthcoming online form for individual comments. The Study Commission will present its final draft to the Board in January for inclusion on the agenda for General Assembly 2023. It will then be the subject of mini-Assemblies before the initial vote at GA 2023. If it passes that delegate vote by a majority, it will require a 2/3 majority vote at GA 2024 to become the new Article II of the Bylaws.

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