OUUC Weekly Update 9-13-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service September 18 at 10:00 am - online and in-person

"Welcoming the Breath" - Rev. Mary Gear

OUUC Sunday Morning Service


Meeting ID: 873 210 124

Password: 995142

Dial +1 253 215 8782

See recordings of online services here.

Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life for Carolyn and Charlie Keck will be held Saturday, September 24 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the South Puget Sound Community College Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW., Olympia 98512. Read Carolyn's obituary here.

Book Sale

It's time to start collecting books, DVDs, and CDs for OUUC's November 5 Books, Brownies & Beans used book sale. (Please note directions on what/when/where for donations here.) This year, proceeds will benefit Pizza Klatch, The Kids Backpacks Food Program, and Thurston Climate Action Team.

Book sorting starts Sunday, September 18, and LOTS of volunteers are needed - especially co-chairs and a volunteer coordinator. The 'BBB Sale How To's are documented and long-time chair, Harmon Eaton, is ready to mentor our new BB&B leaders. More information about the sale and volunteer opportunities is available here.

Calling All Green Thumbs!

Do you have more produce than you can use? Bring it to OUUC on Sunday morning to the Faith in Action Produce Table. Members of the Congregation will be more than willing to give a goodwill donation and bring your bountiful harvest home. The funds collected will be used for Faith in Action projects: Right Relations, Homelessness, Racial Equity, Environmental Justice, and many more. Thanks!

Quick Notes

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

Would you like to volunteer for the Tech Team? The volunteer shifts would be primarily on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. To learn more about this fun team, contact Tech Specialist, Teresa Madsen.

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

Safety Reminder: Please lock and remove valuables from your vehicles.

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

Please join Interfaith Works and the Faith Action Network as we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day with this interactive and educational engagement with author and activist Sarah Augustine. EXPLORE the history and meaning of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and how the Doctrine of Discovery continues to impact Indigenous people today through a case study of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Monday, October 10, 6:30-8:30 pm, United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE. This event is also available on Zoom. Register here: Current Events - Interfaith Works (interfaith-works.org)

Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Monk, and esteemed scholar, will be coming to Olympia, WA, as part of an International public talk/book signing tour. I have been a student of Rinpoche’s for twenty years, and he graciously accepted my invitation to come to Olympia. This free event will be held with Browsers Book Shop, an event partner. Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the Olympia Community Center, Room A.

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