"The River"

February 11, 2024

10:30 am

Celebrant: Matthew Bianconi

Music: Simme Bobrosky

Valentine's Day: Questions to build love


Join Matthew and Simme for a craft project and singing love songs, while we learn more about each other using questions scientifically proven to accelerate falling in love.


Zoomers, gather your craft supplies!

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+1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 83222201810
Sunday Service On-Line:
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Services are in person 10:30 am at the Fellowship, 500 W Section St, Mount Vernon and on Zoom

If attending services in our building

Masks are encouraged but optional. Do NOT attend if you have had a runny nose or cough or fever in the previous 5 days.  

Upcoming Services



Feb 18

Kay Knott


Feb 25

Jose Ortiz

4th Sunday Social Justice Service

The CCS Farmworker Center provides a welcoming place for Skagit Valley Indigenous/Latinx families to connect with educational and community resources and receive support to become effective advocates for their community’s needs. The Farmworker Center also provides a venue for cultural expression, enabling the entire community to benefit through the creation and exhibition of artistic works and celebrations. Farmworker Center staff speak English, Spanish and Mixteco.


Mar 3

Rev. Barbara Gilday

Childcare is now available during Sunday services

Listen to previous SUUF services here

SUUF Events and news

Come join us for movie night on February 10 where we'll watch the animated film "Flushed Away". It's the story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life. Starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Winslet. Run time 1hr 25min. Doors open at 7pm and movie starts at 7:30.

In March, we will plan a more free-form social gathering instead of a movie: bring a craft or a game and enjoy time in fellowship with each other. We also invite your ideas for activities you'd like to do on these second Saturdays! Email Emily at emilyakerr@gmail.com

Happy February Birthdays!

Happy birthday to Andra, Eileen, Pete, Ken, Russel, and any others celebrating their special day.

The Covenant Circle is a mid-week gathering, a chance to chat and share with others outside of the Sunday service.

Covenant Circle 

Tuesdays at 5:30. All are welcome! The conversation is wide-ranging and easygoing. ("Who could ask for anything more?")


Zoom link here


Passcode: 407993

SUUF Zoom Links For This Week


(Click on an item during the meeting time to attend.)


Sunday, February 11, 10:30 AM | Sunday Service 


Tuesday, February 13, 5:30 PM | Covenant Circle



Wednesday, February 14, 7 PM | Board Meeting

4th Sunday recipients list

You can send your donation using our online donation link, adding it to the collection basket on Sundays, or by mailing a check to SUUF.


Feb - TriParish Food Bank/CCS Farmworkers

Mar -Paths to Understanding

Apr - PFLAG

Wednesday Walking GroupEnjoy a walk in the great outdoors with fellow SUUFers, Due to weather variability, the weekly walk day and time may vary or get changed as the weather is assessed. If folks want the weekly walk info, please contact Linda Kuller 360-420-1506. and she will add you to the texts with walk info and notices of any changes.

Hospitality

If you are attending services in person, drinks or snacks that you bring to share are much appreciated


News from SUUF members and Friends 

This space awaits a photo or poem or news or reminiscence from you when you're ready. Email your contributions to the office.

Community Engagement Corner

What SUUF members are doing in the area of social justice and local organizations and opportunities! 

This year is a critical election year and a key focus is for people who share our values to vote! Doris Brevoort has participated in this weekly “Coffee and Cards” event in Mount Vernon where Democrats meet in the morning, talk and fill out postcards to voters. Check it out-maybe we will see each other there!! Cory Sevin

Community events and news

Hi Music Lovers:


What better way to shake off the post-holiday blues than with a HOUSE CONCERT! We're excited to invite you to a house concert we're hosting on SUNDAY Feb. 11 at 2pm. It's going to be a fun and easygoing afternoon of live music, with  Karyn Ann, a Portland-based singer/songwriter known for her bluesy, soulful compositions  Karyn Ann - Fire Song [LIVE] (youtube.com) . And this time, we will even have an opening act!


Described as a "combination of Patty Griffin grit and Amy Winehouse grace" by American Songwriter, Karyn Ann has been charming audiences across the US for nearly a decade. Her powerful vocals and thoughtful songwriting weave together the themes of nature and personal experience into a narrative that highlights the many facets of universal human emotions.


The concert will be held in our music room, which is the perfect intimate setting for an up-close and personal performance. There is a suggested donation of $25. per person to support the performers, and light munchies and drinks will be served. ALL FUNDS go directly to the performers. 


Please RSVP, and feel free to bring along friends and family members. ( Just let me know, so I have an accurate count, as seating is limited). We hope to see you here!

Date: Sunday, Feb. 11, 2pm

The Montgomery Court House, Mt. Vernon

Kathy & Wes

Occasionally, we get notification of an event and it is too late to get it in the weekly announcements. If you are interested in getting additional emails about racial/ social/climate/ justice issues please email me at brendundas@outlook.com or call (360) 424-5003.

The contact person for OPOP (One Parish, One Prisoner) is Eileen Gribble.

Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SUUF)
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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Office Administrator, Newsletter: Claire Phillips skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm



Board contact: Donna Rieper dottyr.se@gmail.com 360-855-0781

2023-24 Board of Trustees

Donna Rieper, President

Pete Smith, Vice President

Andra Heath, Secretary

Ken Stern, Treasurer

Susie Wilson, Board Member

George Roger-Clark, Board Member

Reta Bray, Board Member


Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273