Announcements, Announcements, Announcements
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 4:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 4:00 PM
OUR LEAPS OF FAITH
These are difficult times for many of us. Many people say their faith is what enables them to keep doing good work, even when the outcome is unknown or in doubt. Martin Luther King, Jr. says that “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” What first steps, what leaps of faith have you taken, or want to take? Join us for another circle conversation, when we can share what keeps us going and nourishes our spirits.
Please bring finger food for Fellowship Hour as usual, and if this includes some Thanksgiving left-overs, we won’t object!
Most of the time, people use the word faith as if it were a synonym for belief. Belief is content; faith is a verb, a process that influences the way we live and makes it possible for us to live with meaning and purpose. Our speakers from an English As A Second Language (ESL) class at St. John's Episcopal Church in Gig Harbor will relate how their faith led them to involvement in this ministry. They will tell us why and how St. John's decided to begin this, what happens each night, the growth they see in their learning community, the miracles that have come along the way, the challenges they have faced, and the needs of their learners.
Thurston Climate Action Team is co-sponsoring an event with our friends Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
As damage from hurricanes continue to grow, right here in Washington we've faced unprecedented wildfires blanketing our state in smoke and ash.
These disasters are not ordinary — they are unnatural consequences of a warming planet. Their impacts hurt low income people and communities of color the hardest. We need to build solutions that fight climate change and create jobs and cut pollution for the communities most affected.
That’s why the Alliance is launching a bold statewide organizing drive to pass our plan for climate action in 2018.
Join us in Olympia on October 24 at our campaign kickoff to get involved now!
Hear from speakers including Governor Jay Inslee and Representative Beth Doglio to learn from unique perspectives on the importance of just solutions to the climate crisis, and find out how you can get involved right now.
This fall we’re holding kickoff events in communities across the state. Our Olympia kickoff is at The Olympia Center on October 24 starting at 7:00 pm.
RSVP for our Olympia campaign kickoff on October 24
What: Olympia Campaign Kickoff for Jobs and Clean Energy
When: October 24 at 7:00 pm
Where: The Olympia Center – 222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, 98501
Over 170 Washington organizations are building a strong, broad and inclusive movement to tackle the climate crisis, create family wage jobs and reduce racial inequity with the Alliance. But to change everything it’ll take everyone. Come and find YOUR role in the movement!
We need your help to achieve cleaner air, reduce health and economic disparities, and create vibrant and livable communities for all.
I can’t wait to see you there!
Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy
Faith Over Fear - Standing with our Muslim Neighbors Roadshow. November 9 at the First Lutheran Community Church, Port Orchard [2483 Mitchell Road SE]
3:00 to 5:00 pm
Each year the Islamophobia Industry spends over $30 million dollars to make people afraid of Islam and American Muslims. We can build a future based on our shared values and vision for America. Join Aneelah Afzali and Pastor Terry Kyllo for an overview of the threat the Islamaphobia poses to our nation and civil liberties and what we can do about it together.
Wednesdays, weekly: Meditation Group
The Still Mountain Rain Sangha is open to all, non-UUs too. We meet from 3:30 -5:00 pm, led by Barbara Casey, who is a dharma teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Beginners are welcome. Call Betty Jean for information or directions. 253 432 4417.
RESULTS is working to end poverty in America. We equip everyday people with the tools to effectively engage Congress, the media, and your community on issues impacAng low-income Americans. By being informed, engaged advocates, RESULTS volunteers are creaAng the poliAcal will to end poverty. Lawmakers in Washington, DC are making decisions that will have a far-reaching impact on people in poverty here as well as in the rest of the world. Join RESULTS in Tacoma to learn how you can influence and inspire your elected officials to make ending poverty a priority. RESULTS Advocacy Workshop Saturday, October 28, 10:00am - Noon Centro Latino, 1208 S. 10th St, Tacoma For more information, please contact Andy Clarke at email@example.com. Learn more at www.results.org
Oct 22 Hospitality and our Welcoming Congregation
Hospitality is the ancient and primary vocation of religious community. Come join our discussion as we explore our personal and communal experiences and plans for the future of our Welcoming Congregation.
This service is likely to revolve around our 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th principles.
As a followup to the October 8 service here are some good sources of added information on climate change and effective actions we can take in our lives:
We sincerely thank all who attended our Lyrica Concert in September. Because of the generosity of our guests and members we were able to donate $822 to UUA for disaster relief efforts.
Get more involved in social justice by joining with others in the NW UU Social Justice network. http://www.nwuujn.org/
The Northwest UU Justice Network is a growing group of Unitarian Universalists (UUs) and like-minded justice allies who are working to build a more just and sustainable world. We "do more, more easily and to greater effect" by working together.