"The River"
September 19. 10:30 AM

Speaker: Joseph Bednarik
Celebrant: Kathy Roche-Zujko

"Second Best Time"

The proverb goes like this: "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today."
This sermon explores our ever-present second best time, and the lives we choose to live there.
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Meeting ID: 83222201810
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This is 4th Sunday social concerns that will be donated to the Mount Vernon Food Bank. Your donation can be made on the link before or by mailing a check to the office at PO Box 1203, Mt Vernon 98273.

August donation $60 to Children of the Valley

Welcome to SUUF as we approach the Fall Equinox and an inspiring lineup of speakers.
Due to revised state guidelines for which we are grateful & will follow, services will remain online for the foreseeable future.  So find a comfortable space, arrange your device so we can see your smiling face easily, and join us as early as 10:15 for a little chat. Services will still start promptly at 10:30.

September 26
Underground Ministries: What's New. What's Local. What Works.
Chris Hoke introduced us to this amazing organization a year ago; we joined their outreach network (One Parish One Prisoner) earlier this year. Today, we are honored to hear from men who have participated in a newer program, "Resurrection Fellowship". Alvin Shim, OPOP coordinator, will briefly introduce the concept, then turn the screen over to our main speakers, who will tell us how they have found a footing after prison life to become mentors to others.

October brings us variety, loads of religion, Halloween and fun. Stay tuned for...

10/3 Miriam Fein
10/10 Charles Katz
10/16 Rev. Barry Andrews
10/24 Rev. Terry Kyllo
10/31 Rev. Bruce Bode
We Remember
"There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them", my mother explained shortly before she left me. "If you can remember me, I will be you always." Isabel Allende, Eva Luna
Our tree holds our deceased members in its branches, along with others we have lost.
Remembering Bill Malcolmson's death. One of our favorite speakers has passed. We say a fond farewell to Rev. Bill Malcomson. Click the link below for an obituary published in the La Conner Weekly News.

It is with sadness that we must report that Warren Keuffel has died. You will remember Warren as a big man who was profoundly deaf and always sat in the front row at church, so he could read the lips of the speaker. He attended our zoom meetings regularly. Warren was visiting his daughters in Salt Lake City when he passed away. We will miss him. We send our condolences to his family and to his wife, Lori Ann Keuffel.
4th Sunday recipients list

You can send your donation using our online donation link or by mailing a check to the office.

● -Aug-FLora Lucatero/Children of the Valley
● -Sep-MV Food Bank
● -Oct-Terry Kyllo/Paths to Understanding
● -Nov-Oasis teen shelter
● -Dec-Jonathan Prescott/Wise Caregivers
● -Jan-PFLAG
● -Feb-OPOP
● -March-DVSAS
● -April-Anacortes Food Bank
● -May-SFEG (Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group--this is
the group that CRE worked with to plant trees to help
restore salmon habitat)
● -June-Community Action
● -July-Friendship house
● -Aug-Children's Museum of Skagit County Scholarship
Happy Wanderers Wednesday Walking Group. Enjoy a walk in the great outdoors with fellow SUUFers, More information on walks on our website,
You are invited to borrow the book "Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North" by Mark Serrez. It is described as a "gripping scientific adventure story...spanning three decades", is an easy read and filled with amazing information to understand what is happening in the Arctic & aroundthe world. The author is a science collaborator and friend of Mike Steele, a recent speaker. We are happy to mail it to you, or you may check it out during SUUF office hours.
SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

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

Covenant Circle 4 pm on Wednesdays. All are welcome! The conversation is wide-ranging and easy going. ("Who could ask for anything more?")

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

Happy September birthdays!!! Best wishes to Doris, Marcia,Ginny, Alyssa, Mike, Izak. Alex, and any others celebrating your special day this month.
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.

A BG thank you to George Rodger-Clark for getting rid of the old 10 years plus slooooow computer and installing Jorge Manznera's donated computer. Now I'm not spending 25% of my time waiting (sigh) for the computer to respond to commands and no more weird last gasps from a dying computer. Thank you George! Claire
Hours in the SUUF office. I will be in the office Tuesdays and Thursdays, from noon to 4 pm. Summer vacation is over. Claire
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!
2021-22 Board of Trustees
 Emily Bianconi - President
 Linda Kuller – Vice President
 Greg Sherman – Secretary
 Ken Stern – Treasurer
Mike Murdock
Pete Smith
Jim Heard

Jim continues as the lead person for the reopening. Volunteers are welcome. Contact Jim for the work schedule. All kinds of skills are needed.
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: Emily Bianconi, President emilyakerr@gmail.com
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273