OUUC Weekly Update 5-20-20

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service May 24, one online service at 10:00 am


“Remembrance” - Rev. Mary Gear


Join us for Online Worship.


Listen to recent sermons here.

From Rev. Mary - The Long Haul

We’ve been at this for a while now, and many of us are eager to have more freedom in our lives, maybe something that feels a bit more like normal. And yet, I hear from many of you that you are understanding that things are not likely to ever return to the way they were. This is a time of transition on a personal and global scale.

I have been thinking and reflecting a lot lately on the future of “church” in general and OUUC in particular. I grieve that I will never experience a full “normal” church year with you, as much as this first year together would have been normal. And yet, this is a time for trying new things and adapting. It pushed us to live stream services, an aspiration I heard about when I candidated with you last year.


Now, we are in the position to think about what comes next. Read more....

Mid-Week Meditation

Memorial Day Meditation

Masks for the Thurston County Jail

The inmates at the jail need masks to help them stay healthy. They live in dorms and it is hard for them to stay apart. If you would like to donate homemade masks, please contact Steve Tilley. He can pick them up and deliver them to the jail. Thank you!

Quick Notes

Play Date with Puppets on Thursday, May 21 at 2:00 pm. Contact Sara Lewis for the Zoom link. Join Sara and others for a chance to be creative and use your imagination.


Parent’s Meeting on Saturdays at 10:30 am. Parenting is especially challenging right now. If you are a parent, join Rev Gear, along with Sara Lewis and other OUUC parents to check-in, give, and receive support. Contact Sara Lewis for the Zoom link.


Pdfs of sermons are available here (including Joe Rettenmaier's sermon).


Board of Trustees meeting minutes are available here.


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....