Monday, March 10
Monday Night Vipassana Meditation,
Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us on Monday evenings for meditation in the Vipassana tradition. We typically sit or walk in meditation for 30 minutes, listen to a recorded dharma talk, and then have a short discussion in the spirit of awareness. No previous experience or preparation is necessary. All are welcome. You can enter the sanctuary using the stairs next to the parking lot. If the weather is cold, you may want to dress warmly for the sit.
Monday, March 10th, Rob will facilitate a talk by Rodney Smith of Seattle Insight Meditation Society: Dependent Origination – Feelings.” If you care to look at the homework for this series, it’s available on the link to the talk.
For more information, contact Rob Gramenz (email@example.com) or Mark Backus (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday, March 12
Adult Religious Exploration 6:30 - 8 p.m. / TUUC
Faith Like a River: Themes from Unitarian Universalist History
Shall We Gather at the River? - Religious Tolerance
Facilitator: Mary Rhine
You will be invited to reflect on your own experiences of inclusion and exclusion in Unitarian Universalist settings. We will learn about times in our history when Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists faced the promise and challenge of welcoming diversity into our congregations.
Faith Like a River: Themes from Unitarian Universalist History Upcoming Programs:
- March 19, 2014, Rising Tides - Reason as a Religious Source
- March 26, 2014, We’re All Swimming in the Stream Together - Covenant
Childcare will be provided for these A.R.E. programs in March.
Thursday, March 13
Yoga 6:00 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 15
NWDC Vigil, 1-4 p.m.
Our next vigil at the NWDC will be on March 15, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Our vigil in February was sadly cancelled due to the illness of one of our vigillers, and the lack of the canopy in the rain. It was truly sad to see the usual family members visiting their loved one at the prison, and not having the usual compassionate group to talk to them over sandwiches and coffee.
Saturday Night Drum Circle, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sanctuary
All ages and skill levels are welcome to join the Drum Circle on Saturday evenings. Bring your own hand-drum or just grab a piece of percussion from our bucket o’ boom. Guaranteed to lose all inhibitions within the first five minutes. Facilitated by John Hargis, private drum teacher and restless musician. Come be a part of our 2014 Circle of Celebration. Dancers are most welcome!
Please see the forthcoming March Dialog for the March Calendar of Events and Activities at TUUC.. Some printed copies of the March Dialog will be available at the Welcome Desk.
Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
TUUC Women’s Retreat, Offsite
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Congregational Meeting, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sanctuary
This Congregational Meeting is being held in response to a petition presented to the Board of Trustees, and is to address several issues. The Board of Trustees is working with the petitioners to design a meeting that will allow concerns to be aired, support to be voiced, and questions to be answered, so that we can all move forward together.
News concerning the Northwest Detention Center
The next Roundtable meeting of the newly named AIDNW (Aid to Immigrants in Detention Northwest) will be at St. Leo's Church, 710 S. 13th St. on March 19th from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. This is a group of immigration lawyers, members of different faith communities, and others concerned about our immigration prison. It is always a stimulating experience.
Housing for released detainees is the biggest need right now. If you have any space to share for as little as a couple of nights or for longer periods, please call Laura Clark Marshall at 253-343-4324. Guadalupe House has just contracted to give one of their rooms to a released detainee.
~ submitted by Nancy Farrell
More News from the Northwest Detention Center
Jolinda Stephens reports to Northwest UU Justice Network about a recent successful human blockade at the Northwest Detention Center which also garnered national attention on the Rachel Maddow Show. Jolinda’s full report and the link to the video segment can be found on the Northwest UU Justice Network site. Jolinda invites any UU's who want to be a part of the next action to contact her at jolindast[at]gmail[dot]com.
Flowers for Sunday Services
Share the beauty of flowers or plants in joyous celebration or beloved commemoration, and adorn our sanctuary for Sunday services. Contact Joan Bregger at email@example.com or 253-761-9038 to schedule your floral gift. Once you’ve arranged your designated Sunday with Joan, please bring the flowers to the church at 9:00 a.m. prior to the 9:30 a.m. service, and we’ll share your celebration or commemoration in the Sunday Order of Service. If desired, receipts for the purchase of flowers may be submitted to the TUUC Church Administrator for a tax deductible donation document. Thank you for providing the beauty of flowers for everyone’s enjoyment during our Sunday services.
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Church Office Hours
To best serve the needs of the congregation, the church office hours through May 2014 will be Sunday through Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. Church Administrator, Libby Ball, will be onsite during these office hours.
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