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Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Religious Imperatives of Our Time”
Rev. Tandi Rogers

What are the big religious questions and yearnings for Unitarian Universalists in the 21st Century? Rev. Tandi Rogers is the Growth Strategist for our Unitarian Universalist Association. She will share her experiences working with growing congregations on fire with their mission and bring it home. This Sunday will also be interactive! Prepare to be affirmed and inspired…

Celebrate Our Religious Exploration Staff!
in Social Hall following Worship Service

Join us to bid farewell to Director of Religious Exploration, Lori Fernholz-Hartman, and to welcome back Director of Adult Religious Exploration, Susie Maharry, from her sabbatical.

Please participate and add your support for this community gathering:

Volunteer to assist with set-up and clean-up. Please contact either Debbie Cafazzo at debbie.cafazzo@gmail.com or Scott Redman at scott.b.redman@gmail.com if you can assist with either set-up or cleanup.

Bring a side dish or salad to complement a sandwich buffet on Sunday, July 27th, and join the party!

We will also be purchasing a thank-you gift for Lori to recognize her years of service for our community. If you wish to contribute, please give your contribution in person to either Debbie Cafazzo or Scott Redman by Wednesday, July 23rd. You may also make checks payable to Debbie Cafazzo and mail them to her at:
Debbie Cafazzo
1615 N. Washington St.
Tacoma, WA 98406

Questions? Email or call Debbie Cafazzo or Scott Redman: Debbie Cafazzo: debbie.cafazzo@gmail.com or 253-686-8656
Scott Redman: scott.b.redman@gmail.com or 253-884-9888

This Week at TUUC

Monday, July 21

Monday Night Meditation, TUUC sanctuary, 7-8:45pm.

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

On Monday, July 21st, Mark facilitating with readings and a discussion of The Lectio Mystica

For more information, contact Rob Gramenz (rgramenz@harbornet.com) or Mark Backus (backusm@harbornet.com).

Tuesday, July 22

Chalice Camp July 22-25

Chalice Camp returns again this summer from July 22-25. For more information, contact Lori Fernholz-Hartman, Director of Religious Exploration.

Friday, July 25

Last Friday Sandwich Making, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Kitchen

Sandwich making at the church begins at 5:30 p.m. Participants often donate sandwich makings and fruit. After sandwich assembly, some of the group distribute the sandwiches and fruit at the Rescue Mission from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Our partners with this project are the West End Kiwanis, Temple Beth El, and Wilson High School Key Club. For more information about this monthly food ministry, contact Betsy Maier or Felice Davis.

Saturday July 26

Saturday Night Drum Circle, 6:30 - 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!

Community News

Immigration Reform & UU Action of Immediate Witness

Delegates at the 2014 UU General Assembly passed an Action of Immediate Witness (AIW) calling on UUs to join national faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates from across the nation on July 31st to August 2nd to call on the White House to stop the deportations of immigrants and end the unjust laws tearing apart families, communities, and congregations.

It also called on UUs to support the National Day Laborer Organizing Network #Not1More Deportation Campaign. Not One More will have a Day of Action in DC on August 2nd.

Registration extended to July 24th: http://bitly.com/pray4relief

Jolinda Stephens is available to speak with anyone who may be interested in joining her in D.C., or in supporting others to attend.
Jolinda reports almost all meals will be provided, and accommodations are available at low cost or no cost. So the primary cost from
Washington state is air travel. If you have air miles, but can't attend yourself, talk to Jolinda about sponsoring a fellow congregant who may wish to attend. For more info, call Jolinda at 614-915-4079.

The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is encouraging people to come in teams with at least one member getting arrested and others providing support and witness. Fines generally range $50-$100; this can also be a sponsorship opportunity, for those unable to travel to participate.

Webinars will be held for participants planning to engage in civil disobedience and for those coming to support on Wednesdays, July 16 & 23. Details to be posted at: http://standinqonthesideoflove.org/ Info will be provided later for those staying at home who wish to.
participate by contacting elected representatives during the rally.

Support Detainee at Detention Center Hearing

Miguel Angel Armenta Olabarria and his US citizen husband have been married for six years. Miguel is living with cancer, hepatitis C, and HIV, and has not been receiving all of his prescribed meditation while detained for many months in the Northwest Detention Center. He is scheduled for a hearing which will decide whether he will be released or deported on July 24th at 8:30 a.m. (please note: this date was previously listed as July 15th, but the hearing will be on July 24th) at the detention center. Having community members there is important to the outcome. You are urged to attend. Bring your ID and we will gather at the main door to enter and check in together. Call Jolinda Stephens at 614-915-4079 for more information.

To RSVP or for more information, please call 253-572-9659 or email nwdcr.visitation@gmail.com

Please contact Tahoma UU members, Nancy Farrell or Jolinda Stephens, for more information or how to participate in being the change you wish to see in immigration policies and practices.

Additional Resources

UUA: Full of worship, religious education and theological resources, as well as service, direct action and immersion trip
UUA Study Guide for Immigration as a Moral Issue

National Day laborers Organizing Network, Our national partner for immigration action
The Blue Ribbon Report
NWDC Resistance Facebook page, the official page for those organizing the support of the hunger strikers
NWDC Resistance Twitter
NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a project of NDLON meant to foster collaboration between individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws

Congregational News

Click to read Board of Trustees and Program Council Highlights

Sunday Service Flowers - Summer 2014 and Beyond

During the summer months, members and friends are invited to bring flowers to share, including from your gardens. If you wish to have an acknowledgement in the order of service, please contact the church administrator by 9:00 a.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Sunday service.

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.

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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