"The River"
This Sunday
Dec. 30
Blessings of Bad Times    Peggy Bissell
At the end of the year, we reflect on the good times we've experienced. But, what about the bad times? They share the same space. The challenge is to find ways to make them meaningful in a positive way and to then move on in our quest to find joy and promote growth in our lives. Today, as we explore bad times, we'll be joined by authors, movies and inspirational words designed to enrich and support.
For the Children:   Children's Religious Education will follow the service on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month.

Also the smaller babies room now was a speaker system installed. If you should need to leave the service, you can still hear everything in there..
WANTED: hymnals and tablecloths that have gone missing from our building in the last couple of months! Please bring back THIS YEAR (2018) so we can avoid the hassle of issuing arrest warrants!
Happy December birthday to all of you born in this festive month!! A few that we know had birthdays - Susan - December 4, Judy - December 27 and Dorothy. Best wishes to Susan, Judy, Dorothy, Kathy and John and any others celebrating your special day this month.
 January Services
January 6
"Growing Into Harmony" - Rev. Tom Bozeman
Since Unitarian Universalists have no creed, UUs often struggle with what it is that binds us together - what is it that makes us UUs? Some scholars respond to this question with, “covenant.” (One way of describing covenant is, “walking together in love.”) Our covenantal tradition is what links us to our forebears and to each other. What is it to walk together in love? What does it have to do with living with authenticity, integrity, joy, and resolve? How might it nourish us and inform how we live our lives?
  Nancy B. Miller is offering an interactive class on the 7 principles based on Rev. Bruce Davis , "A String of Pearls", An introduction to the UU Principles and Purposes. Jim Heard will sub for Nancy for the second Sunday in January for the 7 Principle Class. Nancy will be out of town This class will be on the 2nd Sudays following coffee hour.
It began Oct. 2018 and will continue for seven second Sundays omitting the second Sunday in Dec.

How is it that we can create communities where a diversity of philosophies and theologies are valued?

What are these values Unitarian Universalists strive to live by and how do they interact with your evolving search ?

The UU's Seven Principles and Purposes came out of conversations in 1961 and were edited in 1984 (they continue to be revised at intervals to ensure their vitality.)

Please come and share your current thoughts on how you feel connected or not to each of the 7 Principles as they are each individually discussed.
Looking forward to your sharing and connecting.
May you be blessed with wisdom,
Nancy B. Miller
The Covenant Circle discusses periodical and book and news. Lately the topics have centered on major socioeconomic issues of the times. The discussion is lively and the spirit is convivial.

They meet every Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at Haggen on Division Street, except the second Thursday of the month, when they convene over lunch somewhere at 1:00. Call Joy Lindberg (360-424-8090) for further information.
New email address:
 skagituu@gmail.com
This space awaits a photo or poem or news or reminiscence from you, when you're ready. Email your contributions to the office.
Office Administrator, Newsletter : Claire Phillips skagituu@gmail.com Hours: Tue. & Thur. 12-4 pm
Worship Team Leader : Sally Riggers suufmusic@gmail.com Board contact: Rosemary Stevens rr_stevens@comcast.net