Living with Dementia. Speakers: Rev. Jane Dwinell & Sky Yardley The Rev. Jane Dwinell and Sky Yardley have been “Living with Dementia” since Sky’s diagnosis of probable early stage Alzheimer’s disease in the summer of 2016 at the age of 66. In the service, they share their experiences of what it is like to live with this disease. Jane is a retired UU minister and author, and Sky is a retired family mediator.
Celebrant: Rosemary Stevens
The Spiritual Brain – Science and Religious Experience Class at SUUF
Sunday after coffee hour
. There will be 30 minute lectures followed by 15 minutes of discussion. The lectures are on DVD's For more information, contact Nancy Miller 425-754-6138 or
April 15 topic:
In this lecture, you will explore how specific religious and theological ideas might arise in the brain and why they might be compelling to thinking creatures. You will also learn how religious ideas can derive from a variety of brain processes. These ideas can range from the practical or mundane to the very esoteric or even mystical. It may be that this entire range – all of the religious ideas that human being are capable of having – are not only related to brain functions, but are also structured and limited by what our brain can do.
Class Title-Why do we have a spiritual brain? Lecturer: Andrew Newberg, MD director of research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Our annual Stewardship Dinner
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the single biggest celebration of arts and culture on the planet. Every August for three weeks the city of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, welcomes an explosion of creative energy from around the globe. Every year thousands of performers take to hundreds of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. It is an inspiring celebration of the best performances and entertainment from every continent of our planet.
Why am I telling you this? Because, if you come to the Stewardship Dinner you will see a performance that will be part of this international extravaganza this summer.
Sign-up sheet is in the coffee room.
The free Annual Stewardship Dinner will be on Saturday, May 5th at 6 PM. The cuisine this year will be Italian featuring Bethany's homemade meaty red sauce and lots of garlic, Mama Mia, that's good. We will have very special entertainment, wine, laughs, music and pledge cards. In addition, Sally will be presenting an important survey that we would like you to fill out. This will give us a better idea of what you want to happen at SUUF. Tom Gillespie, Stewardship Chairman
For our April communication we would like to invite you to participate in a brief survey about Conflict Resolution in Skagit County.
Also, remind you of our next seminar EQ+CR" (
Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution
) on April 18th, from 5:30 to 7 pm at SUUF
to see Flyer) and Register
for any 2018 date.
Finally, we want to suggest a couple of interesting events in our community.
The League of Women Voters and Volunteers of America are organizing:
Civil Discourse in the Public Arena (Click
to see Flyer)
- What? Civil Discourse Kickoff Event (Free)
- When? Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9 am to noon
- Where? Skagit Valley College, Quall Center, 2205 West Campus Place. Mount Vernon Free Parking
Skagit Valley College is organizing: Diversity and Equity Talks, by Geena Rocero cofounder of Gender Proud (Free)
to see Flyer When? May 11th at 1 pm.
Where? McIntyre Hall
Please visit and like our facebook page.
Jorge Manzanera, M.A
Certified Professional Mediator
Creative Arts Eliot Camp 2018 for UUs and their Friends and Family
Creative Arts Eliot" takes place at the beautiful Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal in Seabeck, Washington from Saturday, August 11 through Wednesday, August 15, 2018 and offers opportunities for UUs and friends and relatives to enjoy many wonderful aspects of a multi-generational “ summer camp" experience while also pursuing an interest in one or more artistic or creative endeavors. Talented presenters will delight and inspire during a five-day camp full of learning and fun with morning workshops in Poetry, Small Art Quilts, Paper Maskmaking, Improvisation, Photography, Painting, and Songwriting; and afternoon workshops in Theater Games, Dragon Sculpting, and Intermediate Ukulele. An additional morning program, “Active Sports,” will be available for those wanting a more physical activity, with biking, hiking, kayaking all possible options based on the interests of those who sign up. Campers choose one or two workshops to focus on while at camp, and spend the rest of their time enjoying waterfront fun, sports, games, walks, campfires, singing, UU community, worship, cards and board games, evening programs and entertainment, and numerous other planned activities including Firelight, music/talent shows/concerts, and an “Extravaganza” on the last day to celebrate the fruits of everyone's creativity. For more information, please contact the Eliot Administrator
or visit our website at
Pacific Western Regional Assembly
Join your fellow western Unitarian Universalists in Portland, Oregon, April 27-29.
for the Pacific Western Regional Assembly will be open through
Still haven’t decided if you’re going? Take a look at the variety of workshops, dynamic speakers and other offerings via the
Regional Assembly website
Got youngsters? Great! We have an exciting
planned for them
Each district will hold their annual meeting on Saturday afternoon, April 28. If you will be attending Regional Assembly and would like to serve as a delegate for your congregation, contact your board president. They have through
certify the delegates
from your congregation.
Hope to see you in Portland!
Covenant Circle Group
Bring whatever book you are reading to Haggen’s on Division Street in Mt. Vernon and join an invigorating and far-ranging discussion. The first and third Thursday of each month at 1:30. On the second Thursday of each month, lunch at a different place, meeting at 1 p.m. (Call Joy for location.) Questions? Call Joy Lindberg at 424-8090
The Building and Grounds Committee
needs a few good men (and women) to help make the improvements to the church and grounds. Talk to Garth. (Rosemary)
Opportunities for Stewardship at SUUF:
On the entry table is a green book full of opportunities! Take a look, take a form and join in the fun.
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship runs on volunteers. Your help is appreciated and invited! There is also a hospitality sign-up by the kitchen window. Other opportunities exist. Please speak with anyone on the Leadership Council.
handouts are available with UU Principles, SUUF history, bylaws, and more!
Cancelled. Moving class to Anacortes
Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion
3 Thursday evenings, May 24 - June 7, 5:45pm - 8:15pm
Location: Anacortes Senior Activity Center, 1701 22nd St, Anacortes, WA 98221
Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution Seminar
Free to the public
every month of 2018.
Every third Wednesday
at SUUF from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. We will explore the nature of conflict and strengthen our conflict resolution skills. It is not about politics. and it is non-religious.
Jorge Manzanera, M.A.
Certified Professional Mediator
Healing and Intention Drum Group
of each month 6:30- 8:00 PM. Rev. Elke Siller.
Dances of Universal Peace
of each month here at SUUF 6-8pm. For more information contact Aarti Cathy Wooten 360-629-9190 or
Donation $5-10. No one turned away for lack of funds. Info on entry table. The Dances of Universal Peace are simple, meditative, joyous, multi-cultural circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from the many spiritual traditions of the earth to touch the spiritual essence within ourselves and recognize it in others.
Meditation for everyone
7:00 to 8:30 pm presented by
Buddhist teacher. Just drop in. Everyone is welcome.
Our Revolution Skagit
Sunday meeting, 2:00 – 4:00 pm at SUUF. Come and join others concerned about political issues. This group is an offshoot from Skagit County for Bernie Sanders.