"The River"
Sunday Service

Sunday, August 2, 2020
10:30 am

A Miracle Inside

Ken Dunning

As a species and as individuals, we have been learning a lot about the nature of our lives and what we need to be healthy. The last 150 years we have been on a steep learning curve regarding our physiology, nutritional needs, emotional make-up and needs, and our environmental needs in terms of clean air, water and soil able to grow nutritional crops. Now, our own progress into the realms of electronic gadgetry and communication devices are putting us face to face with a another aspect of our existence which we can no longer take for granted, the essential energetic aspect of our lives and the world around us.
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 like a campfire for the dispersed.

T he Zoom link will be emailed to you on Sunday!
COMING AUGUST 30, SUNDAY
the first and possibly only annual

SUUF
TALENT SHOW
Service

unveiling the miraculous skills gifts dexterities voices abilities craftiness mastery flair knack know-how and genius
in our very midst!

Music! Song! Dance! Poetry! Knitting! Legos! Woodworking! Painting! Sculpture! Drama! Prose! Cake decorating! Photography! Model Airplanes! Rock Collections! Whatever Your Thing!

hosted by our very own

Kathy Roche-Zujko

Enter! Send pictures or videos to:


Doris Brevoort is hosting the Covenant Circle as a midweek Zoom meeting. C hatter and chitchat with your cherished chums at Wonderful Wednesdays at One.

Topic: Wonderful Wednesdays at One
Time: 01:00 PM

If you are interested in joining the Circle, email Doris at fieldofwans@comcast.net.

The Zoom link will be emailed to you on Wednesday.
Reduced and variable office hours in August. It's summer vacation time again. Because of the Covid situation, volunteers will not be helping out in the office, and I will still be here, but not keeping regular office hours. I will be doing the newsletter on Thursdays for sure and will send it out about 4 pm on that day. If you have contributions, get them to the office by 3 pm on Thursday. Stay well, and take care, Claire
Updating Contact list in August. The Fellowship maintains a members and friends contact list. The list contains, name, address, phone number and email. If you have changes to your information or are new and would like to be included, please email the office. The list is distributed via email, but only to those who are included in the list.
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.


Empty space awaiting your news, etc.



"Summer Miracles"
Starting June 29th, our Fellowship begins "Summer Miracles," a program that invites a prolonged encounter with awe and wonder. Stories from our Unitarian Universalist Sources and hands-on activities engage members (child AND adult) to discern miracles, experience and express awe and wonder, and discover their own agency for miracle-making. We will make a uniquely Unitarian Universalist inquiry—a religious search which simultaneously embraces the awesome truth of a miracle’s mystery and the “how and why” of rational explanation. We will explore different kinds of miracles, from the awesome, ordered beauty of Earth and all life on it, to their own capacity to transform themselves and others to bring forth love and justice.

This is an online based program intended to stand-in for CRE, but as this is a multi-generational program everyone is invited to participate. If able, I urge members to join our private, member only facebook group. There, having discussions on activities will be much easier and more engaging. Non-members and those without facebook can opt for the weekly email, which will be sent out every Monday.

If you would like to opt-in for the weekly email or have questions, please contact Tatum at tatumkenn97@gmail.com
Happy July birthdays!!!  Best wishes to Cindy, Rev. Barbara G, Michael, Rev. Vincent, Andrea, Christopher, Odessa, Cat, Greg, Disa, Rosemary, Kathy, George and any others celebrating your special day this month.
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.

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

Here's the address above for mailing pledge checks and donations. Thank you for your continuing support!
Activities hosted at Diversity Hall ( See flyers and information posted on the Renters Bulletin Board in the hall.)

Dances for Universal Peace hopes to return in 2021.
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
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273