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Sunday, October 4

“Renewing Our Vision”
10:30 a.m.
Rev. Dr. Linda A. Hart

The work for the Developmental Ministry for this year is to revisit our mission, vision and covenant. What are our deepest hopes and dreams for the future? What are our highest possibilities? Come to begin the journey of reflection and discovery!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser—Yum Yum!!
9:00—10:00 a.m. Social Hall

Our High School Youth Group will be making and serving a fabulous pancake breakfast as a scholarship fundraiser for Fall's High School Con.

Our UU High School Cons are weekend long events that bring together UU youth from all over the Pacific Northwest District to connect with one another and grow in their faith. Fall Con is being held October 23-25 at Camp Cispus in Randle, WA and Tahoma UU Congregation has 6-8 interested youth.

Our youth will be serving pancakes, coffee, and fruit for breakfast with payment by donation. We hope EVERYONE will join us for this great event. . Please RSVP if you know you'll be there! dir.re@tahomauu.com

Associated Ministries Hunger Walk
12:00 —4:00 p.m.

Tahoma UU Congregation invites all members and friends to join our team of walkers for the 35th Annual Associated Ministries Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 4, 2015 in Fort Steilacoom Park, 9601 Steilacom Blvd., Lakewood, WA, across from Western State Hospital. The 5K and 10K fundraising walk/run benefits hunger relief in our community and abroad. Registration opens at 12:00 noon. Run starts at 1:00 p.m. Walk begins at 2:00 p.m. Entertainment, food, and family fun from noon to 4:00 p.m.

This Week

Monday, September 28


Monday Night Meditation, Tahoma UU Sanctuary

Cancelled this week. For more information, contact Rob Gramenz at rgramenz@harbornet.com or Mark Backus at backusm@harbornet.com.

Black Lives Matter/Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racist Task Force
6:30 p.m. Sanctuary

Wednesday, September 30

Adult RE

12 Steps to a Compassionate Life
September 30, October 7, and October 14
Facilitator: Mary Rhine
6:30—8:00 p.m.

Learning about compassion is one thing, but doing compassion is quite another. It starts with compassion toward yourself, and then, through deep awareness of the world around you, compassion for others. Ultimately, you may even end up loving your enemies.

Anyone interested in further developing their sense of compassion will want to attend this class. Through discussion, lecture, and journaling, participants will gain a greater understanding of compassion, and identify ways in which to practice compassion toward themselves and others, in an ever-widening circle.

NOTE: To ensure the class is accessible to as many people as possible, participants are NOT required to read the book, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, by Karen Armstrong, however, all are encouraged to do so. Check with the library after worship service to see if new copies of the book are available for you to borrow.

Thursday, October 1

 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary

Join our regular  Thursday night yoga group

Choir Rehearsal

7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary 

Do you sing in the shower or in your car? Are you passionate about sharing our UU message of inclusion, hope and connection? If you answer “yes” to these questions, we want you!

This year we will be singing songs to foster the growth of our beloved community. Please join us regardless of your vocal skills and choral experience. No audition is necessary. I guarantee that singing in concert with others is an uplifting experience and by the end of rehearsals you will be joyful and relaxed. We are a fun group and we love to laugh together.

Saturday, October 3

Pledge Drive Kickoff Event!
5:00—7:00 p.m. Tahoma UU
Congregation Social Hall

We’re planned a fun pledge drive kickoff event on Saturday, October 3 from 5:00—7:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you for this lively event! Together we can achieve our dreams for our Tahoma UU Congregation!

Jack Bregger, jbregger@gmail.com
Chris George, christine.george@comcast.net
Pledge Drive Co-Chairs

Congregational News

You can help 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students with their reading skills by volunteering with Read2Me. Important? Yes – students who can’t read at grade level by 3rd grade aren’t likely to ever catch up. Hard? No, and no teaching experience is required. Kids like the one-on-one attention. E-mail Talia Watson, AmeriCorps Read2Me Specialist at Tacoma Community House, twatson@tacomacommunityhouse.org for more information. Ask Felice Davis or Virginia Lane about their experience with the program – they’re repeaters.

Coming Events

Standing on the Side of Love T-Shirts

Order Your T-Shirt Sunday, October 4! Following the service next Sunday, October 4, and on Sundays, October 11 and October 18, you can place an order for a UUA “Standing on the Side of Love” T-shirt.

There will be sample sizes available so you can determine what size(s) to order. Cost is $20 for each T-shirt and payment must be in cash or check. T-shirts should be available for pickup Sunday, October 25 after the morning service and anytime thereafter from the church administrator.

Be UU proud and buy a

“Standing on the Side of Love”


Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8:30 a.m.—1:00 noon

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Tahoma UU Congregation, or learning more about Unitarian Universalism, please join us at our Fall Pathways to Membership class on Saturday, October 17, 2015. Attending the class is not a commitment to membership, but we hope all potential members will join us for this session. Pathways to Membership is a great way to learn more about our congregation, as well as to meet and become well-acquainted with some members of our church community.

If you can’t attend this Pathways to Membership class, but you would like to become a member of our Tahoma UU Congregation, please make an appointment to speak with our minister, Rev. Linda Hart, at Minister@TahomaUU.com or call 360-584-0966.

For more information, visit with us on Sunday at the Welcome Circle following worship service. To RSVP for the Pathways to Membership class on Saturday, October 17th, contact our Church Administrator, Libby Ball, by email at Admin@TahomaUU.com or by phone at 253-474-4646.

Breakfast treats will be provided at 8:30 a.m. before the class begins on Saturday, October 17th, and childcare will be available upon request. If you can’t make the class on October 17th, there will be two classes in Spring 2016 on Saturday, February 20, 2016 and Saturday, May 7, 2016.

Social Justice

Social Justice & Food Ministry

Hospitality Kitchen
First Fridays and Third Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.

Come Join Your Fellow Tahoma UU Congregates at Hospitality Kitchen Hospitality Kitchen is a program of Catholic Community Services, located at 1323 S. Yakima Ave on the Tacoma Hilltop, that serves a free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday for those in need. Members and friends of our congregation have been volunteering at Hospitality Kitchen once a month for the past six years.

We now volunteer twice a month on the First Friday and the Third Thursday of each month. Breakfast service is 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. We are seeking a couple more volunteers for our First Fridays at Hospitality Kitchen. If you would like to join us, please contact Joan Benderson at joan.benderson@nventure.com or 253-566-4334.

Social Justice and Elections

Washington Coalition to Amend the Constitution

Looking for a way to be more involved in the I-735 campaign to get big money out of politics? There will be a Pierce County Meet-up this Tuesday, September 29th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Farrelli’s Pizza 3518 South 6th Avenue, Tacoma. The campaign needs all the support we can get to reach our goal, and this is a great opportunity to get connected to people who are on the ground every week gathering signatures. Do you have signed petitions you need to submit? Bring them this Sunday to give to Helen Sohlberg, so they can be submitted to the campaign. Want to sign a petition? Add your signature this Sunday

Social Justice & the Northwest Detention Center

At AID (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention) Northwest meeting on September 15, Peggy Herman said there are as many as 14 detainees released to the Welcome Center every weekday, and supplies are running low. They need shoe laces, toiletries, health bars, individually wrapped, cookies old backpacks, and assorted sizes of socks. Supplies can be brought directly to the RV sitting in front of Northwest Detention Center at 1623 E. J St. on Tacoma's tide-flats. 3-6 p.m. Any church groups or classes interested in this project?

The next vigil will be at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the NW Detention Center, and all are welcome. At the last vigil on September 19, there were so many visitors from Oregon. who drove all the way to visit their detainee, and who had to wait hours to see their loved one, and some weren't able to visit, after all. The way the world is treating their migrants is of deep sadness to me. ~ Submitted by Nancy Farrell nfarrellwa@gmail.com

Rev. Linda Hart’s Office Hours
Mondays through Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
To Schedule an Appointment: Email minister@tahomauu.com or call 360-584-0966.
Meetings with Linda are available for members and friends.

Church Office Hours
Typical office hours are Sundays, before and after worship services and most Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Hours vary to accommodate church events. To confirm church schedules, please call 253-474-4646 or email admin@tahomauu.comto reach our Church Administrator, Libby Ball.

Staff Email Addresses
Rev. Linda Hart, Developmental Minister: minister@tahomauu.com
Susie Maharry, Director of Adult Religious Exploration: dir.are@tahomauu.com
Indigo Lewis, Director of Religious Exploration:Dir.RE@TahomaUU.com
Libby Ball, Church Administrator: admin@tahomauu.com

We at Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation are a liberal religious congregation of about 200 members, plus friends, who share our lives, our values and principles, our questions, and our faith and spirituality with one another. We have Sunday services, and we have other activities and programs all week. We are one of over a thousand independent congregations that voluntarily belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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