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Sunday, July 12
"The Earth Interfused with the Spirit of Life"

Jolinda Stevens

We explore some experiences of the ritual at General Assembly to support the Lummi Nation's protection of their spiritual home. We will also explore some questions inspired by the ritual. How might we be inspired and enriched by Lummi teachings about the spirit of a place.

How might we infuse our whole lives with the Spirit of Life and use it to inform our relationship with the Earth?

This Week

Monday, July 6


Monday Night Meditation, Tahoma UU Sanctuary, 7:00-8:45 pm.

Any and all are welcome to join us on Monday evenings for meditation in the
Vipassana tradition. This Monday, July 6th, Rob facilitating. 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. You can enter the sanctuary using the
stairs next to the parking lot For more information, contact Rob Gramenz (rgramenz@harbornet.com) or Mark Backus (backusm@harbornet.com).

Saturday, July 11

Volunteer at IN THE PARK for Tacoma Pride!

Eli & Ro Gandour-Rood are looking for volunteers to help
staff the Tahoma UU booth at Out in the Park, the annual
outdoor street festival that is the official Tacoma Pride
Celebration. Festival is from Noon-5:00 p.m. next
Saturday, July 11th, in downtown Tacoma on Broadway
between S. 9th & S. 11th Streets.

Assistance needed with:

  • Staffing the booth for an hour or two - say hello to festival goers, pass out UU literature, and answer questions about Tahoma UU;
  • Setting up the booth at 10:00 a.m. and taking it down
    at 5:00-5:30 p.m.;
  • Acquiring and assembling the handout goodies- UU literature, candy, lemonade.

To help, please email or call Eli at elirood@gmail.com or 646-707-4020. Thanks!

More information about Tacoma Pride at: http://tacomapride.org/

Join the FUN


Congregational News

Parking Wisdom

Aphids have returned to our parking lot Tulip tree, the large tree with the little fence around it. Aphids secrete what is called "honey dew,” a sticky liquid which makes the ground below glisten and which sticks to cars parked underneath. This honey dew can be removed with anything that gets plant sap off your car, other words, extra effort is required. So the best defense is to not park your vehicle under the Tulip tree until the little critters are no longer there.

~ Submitted by Felice Davis

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 & the Northwest Detention Center

In addition to our congregation’s support of vigils at the Northwest Detention Center at 1623 East J Street, Tacoma, there are other UU congregations who help lead these interfaith vigils that are open to everyone. The upcoming schedule and UU churches supporting these vigils are:

Second Saturdays—Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship Saturdays, June 13 & July 11
This Washington New Sanctuary Movement project is supported by the Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship.

Third Saturdays—Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation Saturdays, June 20 & July 18
Join Tacoma UUs as they host a third-Saturday-of-the-month vigil at the Northwest Detention Center (1623 East J St.) from 1:00-3:30 pm. If you care about the injustice in U.S. immigration policy, join us. We bring coffee, sandwiches, juice, and special snacks and toys for children. Contact Nancy Farrell at nfarrellwa@gmail.com if you want to learn more about these vigils.

Fourth Saturdays—Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church Saturdays, June 27 & July 25
Kirkland Northlake UU leads the fourth-Saturday-of-the-month Interfaith Eastside Vigil at Tacoma NW Detention Center. Carpools depart from Northlake UU Church in Kirkland at 10:45 am., or participants meet the group at the front gate at noon.

For further contact information, visit:http://www.nwuujn.org

Social Justice & the environment

Carbon Tax Initative

You're Invited...
Susie Mahary, Jolinda Stephens, and Mary Rhine invite you to join them in gathering signatures for the Carbon Tax Initiative that will reduce pollution in Washington, lower our sales tax, and provide a state earned income credit for 400,000 families (carbonwa.org). Every signature helps. You don't need to stand outside Safeway. You can get your veggies at the farmer's market and then spend an hour gathering signatures or enjoy an outdoor event while gathering signatures.

Jolinda said she has a special reason for gathering signatures. "Soon after I arrived back in Washington my asthma went from very minor to moderately severe. Lower levels of air pollution would make a huge difference to me. When I was gathering at the Proctor Farmer's Market last Saturday I had an asthma attack. Yet, I was able to gather 20 signatures in 45 minutes.”

Contact Jolinda Stephens at jolindast@gmail.com or just talk to Susie, Mary, or
Jolinda on Sunday.

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, and Wednesdays. Hours vary to accommodate church events. To confirm church schedules, please call 253-474-4646 or email admin@tahomauu.com to 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
Anne-Marie Davidson: amkdavidson@gmail.com
Lisa Pedersen, Religious Exploration Coordinator: re.coor@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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