Share DeWees chaired a group that spoke to us about "Diversity in a Welcoming Community," asking us "Do We Walk the Talk." Sue Redkey explained the Welcoming Congregation Program to us, emphasizing that we must take specific steps to qualify. Teri Wolf, a member of Tacoma UU Congregation, sang a special song she had written, "Another Chance." Sue Redkey and Kathy Knowles then focussed on whether we walk the talk, and Share finished with overall comments about the program. Overall, it was an excellent kickoff to our Welcoming Community Program.
Instead of a normal Sunday service, we enjoyed a picnic at Kathy Knowles' house in Olalla. Attendance was very good, as was the food and the socializing. The weather started out cloudy and cool, but the sun came out and warmed us all. The photos below tell the story.
We watched three videos, loaned to us by Rev. Bruce Bode, which cover the beginning of Unitarianism in this country.
1. Famous Founders: Priestley and Jefferson
2. William Ellery Channing: Unitarian Christianity
3. Theodore Parker and the Second American Revolution
Liz Huddle introduced the videos and Leif Bentsen led a discussion following.
At our 4/28 Sunday service we launched our Stewardship 2013 campaign with a two-page flyer. Click here for page one and here for page two. Included in the flyer was a pledge card which you can see here. An important addition this year is that you can make your monthly payment toward your pledge by using PayPal or a credit card under the Donate menu at the upper right.
Pledge cards will be available at each service until we close the campaign on June 23 at our Annual Fellowship Meeting. You can always print the card off your computer and bring it to a service, or you can just email Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org with your pledge amount for the year and method of payment.
Thank you for your generous support.