OUUC Weekly Update 6-10-20

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service June 14, one online service at 10:00 am

“Tending Our Garden” – Rev. Mary Gear

Join us for Online Worship.

Listen to recent sermons here.

In years past, we would have celebrated our flower communion service on Sunday. Even though we can’t share flowers in person, we can share flowers virtually. Please send your photos of flowers to Kari Kopnick and join us on Sunday to see the garden we create together! Kari's email is communitylife@ouuc.org.

From Rev Mary

Phase 2

If you receive an email from me, you may have noticed the addition to my signature:

Our building is closed but our hearts are open. Join us online for Sunday worship at 10 am; info at OUUC.org

That’s the reality of things for now and will be for a while. Although Thurston County has moved to Phase 2 of the Governor's Safe Start Washington Plan , the recommendation is that congregations continue to meet virtually if possible. And, so we will continue to gather for worship virtually for the time being. Read more....

Mid-Week Meditation

mid-week meditation 6-10-20

Help Feed Homeless Children and Teens in our Community

Since it’s beginning on the third and fourth Wednesday of each month generous OUUC volunteers have provided main and side dishes for the evening meal at the Interfaith Works Shelter While that opportunity will continue, starting this month there will also be the opportunity to assist the local Center for Children and Teens to provide weekend food for many of the several hundred homeless children and teens in our community. Because the Center does not have adequate refrigeration, only non-perishable shelf-stable foods can be accepted—some examples of shelf-stable foods are packages of instant oatmeal, shelf-stable milk, Cup of Soups, bread, rice crackers, pudding cups, fruit cups, dry cereals, small, individual servings of table ready food (with pull tabs)—example: spaghetti, small boxes of raisins or other dried fruits, individual servings of juices, sealed string cheese, etc. Homemade cupcakes and cookies may also be accepted. For those please include a list of ingredients used. On Wednesday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 24, between 5:15 and 5:45 pm, all donations should be brought to the parking lot of the Olympia Copy Center (located across the street from the First Christian Church). To donate, or for more information please contact Jo Ann Young.

Quick Notes

Show and Tell - Thursday, June 11 at 3:30 pm. A playdate for young ones to share their treasures. Contact Sara Lewis for the login.

The Administrator’s Zoom door will be open for office visitors on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 2:40 pm. (If you are asked to wait in the Zoom waiting room it is because another church member is visiting the office.) Please stop by!

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 the church office to sign up.

Read This Week in Religious Education 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

UUA General Assembly - June 24-28. General Assembly (GA) is online this year—a 100% virtual event! This year’s GA theme is Rooted, Inspired, & Ready! We are in touch with our theological roots, we are engaged in transforming our faith, and we are fired up to take action in the wider world. Registration is $150 for all events. Some events, like the Service of the Living Tradition, you can attend without registration or a fee. It will never be easier to attend the international gathering of Unitarians and Universalists. You can find more information here. OUUC is eligible for 7 delegates to GA. Read more....