OUUC Weekly Update 2-7-18

News from the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Worship Services February 11, services at 9:15 and 11:00 am

"With Body and Spirit United" – Rev Eric Posa

Part two of a three-part series on spirituality.

Listen to recent sermons here.

Calling All Members!

Members of the Board, Leadership Development Committee (LDC), and the Transition Team have been busy calling members of the congregation to get your input on the qualities needed in members of the Search Team for finding our new settled minister. We are also asking you to identify members of the congregation you think embrace these qualities and would serve us well in that process. Read more....

Realm Tutorials

Getting ready to sign up for Realm and want to learn more? There are some short video tutorials available here. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone to church - and we'll help you sign up!

Looking forward to signing up and haven't received your Realm invitation yet? Email the Administrator to request one.

Realm Password and Verification

Books, Brownies, and Beans Book Sale needs volunteers!

Brownie bakers start your ovens! Brownies should be 3 x 3 squares, individually wrapped in plastic wrap or waxed paper, labeled if they are nutty brownies for those with allergies, labeled as gluten-free if they are indeed gluten-free, and plentiful. Volunteer signup sheets are waiting for your signature in the Commons. We still need help setting up the sale on Thursday, February 22 (there will be pizza!) and help on Sale Day greeting customers, tending books, and serving in the kitchen. Donate fun costume jewelry and spring scarves to the Craft Corner via Elizabeth Mooney. All proceeds will be given to local groups who serve those experiencing homelessness in our community. This is our Faith in Action—join us!

Books, Brownies, and Beans Soiree - Shelter from the Storm - Contact Steve Tilley to volunteer to set up tables, decorate, cashier, pour wine and beer, and cleanup to make the Soiree a smashing success. Available tickets can be purchased from Tom Best in the Commons between services for a donation of $5 to $50.

Board Meeting Rescheduled

Just a reminder that the board meeting originally scheduled for February 8 has been moved to February 15. This was due to lack of a quorum. In March the Board will return to its regular meeting schedule--the second Thursday of the month. The agenda for our meeting on the 15th is available here. Check in with a board member if you have questions.

Social Groups

PUGs (Powerful Unitarian Universalist Gals) - All women are welcome to join us for fellowship and conversation. Wednesdays 10:30 - Noon, PUGs at OUUC meets in the Youth Room. You may bring a beverage in your own container. - Contact Pat Sonnenstuhl.

Ladies Unitarian Social – All women affiliated with OUUC, and their guests, are welcome at Lady Unitarian Social Hour. We meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:00 pm to share conversation and refreshments. Please feel free to drop in at any of our weekly gatherings. February 13 - home of Penny Chatfield. - Contact Meliz Maatta or Alice Curtis.

Guy’s TGIT meets on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. February 8 - Cascadia Grill, 201 4th Av. W. - Contact Bernie Brady.

MUGs (Mighty Unitarian Guys) meets for eclectic discussions every Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Traditions Cafe in downtown Olympia. Men of all ages are welcome. - Contact Jim Lengenfelder.

In the Larger Community

You are invited to the Invitational Dress Rehearsal of “I DO I DO” starring Troy Arnold Fisher and Gwen Haw. Sunday, February 11, 7:00 pm at the Panorama Auditorium. A co-production of Olympia Musical Theatre & Panorama.

St. John's Concert Series is happy to announce Seattle Pro Music, directed by Karen Thomas, will make their annual appearance at St. John's on Sunday afternoon, February 11, 3:00 pm. The concert will feature music based on texts of William Shakespeare. As always, St. John's Concerts are free and open to all, although we ask a suggested donation of $20/$10 for students & 55+. St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 114 20th Ave. SE.

YWCA Olympia Mission Impact Luncheon - Join us to learn more about our mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the social, political, and economic status of all women and girls. Wednesday, February 21, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave SE. $10 per person (scholarships available), $100 for a table. Information here.

East Shore Live, Bellevue's intimate performance gallery, is proud to announce the 2018 season which includes dance, improv, theater, and jazz. Now in their 4th year, East Shore Live offers patrons an exciting diverse season line-up in a unique venue that is family friendly and includes free parking! Purchase tickets here. All performances take place on in the sanctuary of East Shore Unitarian Church - 12700 SE 32nd St. Bellevue - near the intersection of I-90 and I-405. Admission is $20, and is open to all ages. Come join us LIVE!

Puget Sound Estuarium fundraiser - Laura Lowe and Mud Bay Blues. March 10, 2018, 7:00 – 9:30 pm, Elks Lodge, 1818 4th Ave. E. This is a family-friendly event. Adults – $20, 17 and under $10. Tickets – click here

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. Registration is open. Watch the PWR website for full details. More information is available here.