OUUC Weekly Update 11-1-22

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Service November 6 at 10:00 am - online and in-person

“On Accountability” with Rev. Mary Gear.

We explore the spiritual theme of accountability. What does it mean and what could it mean if we focus on calling in instead of calling out?

OUUC Sunday Morning Service


Meeting ID: 873 210 124

Password: 995142

Dial +1 253 215 8782

See recordings of online services here.

Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 6. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Happening This Week

Come one, come all to Books, Brownies, & Beans this Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am-4:00 pm!

Check out our new Featured Books section on your right as you enter the Sanctuary where we've gathered newer book releases, books of regional interest, and books that promote our UU vision for a loving, just, and healthy world. Regular prices from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. From 1:00-3:00 pm, all remaining books are half-price; from 3:00-4:00 pm, fill a bag for $5. Please spread the word to family, neighbors, and friends! Find out more here.

A BB&B Volunteer Appreciation Presale will be held on Friday, November 4 from 4:00-6:00 pm. You are welcome to attend this exclusive event if you are volunteering your time to help the sale in any way - including making a special effort to gather book donations or encouraging your friends and family to attend the sale. You are also welcome if you are more comfortable in a smaller, always masked group of attendees.

Can’t attend the sale on November 5 but still want to support great local nonprofits? You can donate here, knowing your money will support Pizza Klatch, FORKids Weekend Backpack program, and the Thurston Climate Action Team.

Coming Up

The cold season is almost upon us, and so is the Capital Campaign to keep our building warm. Watch for a special announcement in your email and on the OUUC Website this week!

Faith Development

Save the Dates! General Assembly will be in Pittsburgh and online, June 21-25, 2023. If you are thinking about attending, you can talk to Rev Sara about how to represent OUUC. Learn more here: GA Flyer 23.pdf (uua.org)

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.

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

In the Larger Community

Learn more about the following events and others here.

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.

Friday, November 4 – Monday, November 7 - Multiple times available. Join UU the Vote to call PA Voters here.

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