"The River"
Sunday Service On-Line

Regular Sunday services are offered on-line for the duration of this emergency.

We haven't found a way to transmit snacks and coffee, but otherwise we will reconstitute much of the experience of coming to the Fellowship.

The technology platform we're adopting, called Zoom, lends itself to a participatory experience.

We will be together at the same time. We will see each other, talk in turn, chat, listen, and watch. It will be a like campfire for the dispersed.
How to Attend Services On-Line

On Sunday morning you will get a brief e-mail from us with a link. That link will take you to the meeting and will automatically enter the password.

The link will also appear in the Announcements from the prior week.

Here is an invitation to Sunday's meeting:

Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

We will gather together on-line again this Sunday, to share some reflections on sharing. Sharing in worldly ways, sharing in empathetic ways. Sharing ambitions, sharing experiences, sharing memories.

Have on hand a cup of any sort, with anything you wish to sip in it, or nothing. We will lift a cup together, as Nicki Hamilton urged us to do, aspiring to commune in spirit.

Topic: Sharing
Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

The first time you use it, Zoom will ask to download and install its own app.

If that installation doesn't succeed, you will have the option to access the meeting through your regular web browser. It's not as good, but it works.

You can also join by phone:
+1 301 715 8592 US

Meeting ID: 202 093 427
Password: 035681
The first known fatality in Skagit County from the new corona virus was our own Nicki Hamilton.

She was articulate, determined, accomplished.

It was her wish not be memorialized with service or ceremony, so we will just lift a cup in appreciation for her spiritual sensibilities. 
Here is a wonderful pastoral message from our UUA president.  

Rev. Sarah Schurr  
Congregational Life Field Staff  
Based in Portland, Oregon  
Helping Kindness: a note received from Tatum Kenn

Hope all is well, 

Just wanted to put it out there that if there's anyone in our Congregation who is at-risk and would like assistance with receiving groceries or other goods, if handed a list and money, I can make some trips.  

Best, Tatum.

Volunteer for the Ad-Hoc Program Committee

While we ride through this epidemic we will be holding ourselves together as a community through new varieties of activity. Interested in help to create and roll out some new approaches to spiritual enlightenment, social interaction, and the pursuit of justice? E-mail us.
We said Good-Bye to the Mortgage

Final payment of the mortgage has been made, a timely relief that will help minimize overhead expenses.

Many thanks to the Sherman family for the Souper Sundays that raised enough to make this the last payment.
Happy March birthdays!!!  Best wishes to Mathew, Jasmine, Iola, Susan W, and any others celebrating your special day this month.
This space awaits a photo or poem or news or reminiscence from you, when you're ready. Email your contributions to the office.
Resources for parents While the Burke is temporarily closed, we're working hard to provide resources for you and to stay connected with the community. See below for online resources and activities. We'll share more exciting ways to stay connected regularly.  Doris Brevoort
People at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon have to stay in their rooms for the duration of this isolation period. That's lonely for residents whose main contact with others is at meals in the dining room. If anyone would like to reach out and be a pen pal with a resident at Mira Vista, call Dorry at 360-424-1320.
(Yesterday I visited Marcia at her window!) Thank you from Doris Brevoort
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall ( See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)
Cancelled -Spiritual Movement Exploration

With Andra Heath
March 16, 23, 30.  

We will come together weekly for some light instruction about how the human body moves. Then together we explore movements to enhance the spirit within us. Finally, self-exploration is encouraged. Find your own "feel-good" movements as music plays in the background. It is for all ages.
Come for;    Emotional and Physical Healing
better Mobility
and just plain Feeling Good. 
5 weekly sessions each Monday night in March 2020 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Suggested donation $5 each week or $20 for all 5 weeks paid in advance.

Cancelled - Norma Jean Young reiki classes March 27-29 Friday 7-9 free Open Circle, Class Saturday 10 am to 5;30 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. NormaJeanReiki.com/contactform

Kadampa Meditation
Saturday, May 23, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Drop-in class in meditation and modern Buddhism
For more information call 206-526-9565 or visit website below.
Office Administrator, Newsletter : Claire Phillips skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm

Worship Team Leader : Sally Riggers suufmusic@gmail.com

Board contact: Jim Heard james.heard@skagituuf.com