"The River"
Sunday Service, June 28, 10:30 AM
 Sunday, July 12, 2020
Miracle of Close Attention and Focused Thought

It is a miracle that that a big bang of energy precipitated into particles and congealed into galaxies. It is a miracle that life blossoms on at least one planet we know of. It is a miracle that at least one species on that planet developed language and tools and consciousness. But it is a miracle that anything exists at all.

This summer our Religious Education Curriculum , titled "Miracles", focuses on any phenomena that inspire awe and wonder.

And this summer our Sunday services will include ideas and themes to loosely track that CRE curriculum. It is our good luck to have Tatum Kenn as our new Director of CRE; at some point in each service she will summarize the previous week's lesson. This curriculum is intended for all generations.

This Sunday inaugurates a new summer format. While one congregant will still lead the general direction of the service, it will be comprised of a number of segments contributed by various participants, to deliver a group production with more variety and zing and more faces to smile at.
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.

The Zoom link will be emailed to you on Sunday!
"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
Hanna Dunning had a beautiful, little girl on June 12. Hanna grew up in our fellowship and attended our Children's Religious Education program. She and her partner make their home in Copenhagen, Denmark. 
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.
The front door lock has been changed at SUUF. Thank you Pete Smith for this building upgrade. There are no keys in the lock boxes, and if you have a key, it will no longer work.
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

The Zoom link will be emailed to you on Wednesday.
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.

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.
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