"The River"

February 5, 2023

10:30 am

Jonathan Prescott

Stories of Mercy: Meeting Our Broken World with an Open Heart.

So many challenging things are happening in our world. It’s natural for us to feel afraid. But while our instincts tell us to lash out against those we fear, contemplative wisdom tells us instead to take refuge in mercy. We’ll explore how offering mercy can change our hearts and change our world.

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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


You need to be fully vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 per the current CDC guidelines. 


 Masks are still to be worn during the service and masks are now optional during coffee hour. Do NOT attend if you have had a runny nose or cough or fever in the previous 5 days.  

Services coming in February

Feb 12

Joseph Bednarick

A Magic Bullet

I have a dream of a world where people talk to each other with respect and compassion and are there for each other when they need it. Where armed conflicts, angry outbursts and separation are things of the past. Wishful thinking, you say? No – not wishing, but hoping – and hope is different. Hope comes with legs and arms, hearts and minds. 

It is difficult not to experience despair in these turbulent times. How do we keep hope alive, while being realistic and contributing what we can to solutions? Come and hear about the magic bullet- something we know, something that is within our capacity, something that we can each do in our own special ways

Feb 19

Rev. Barbara Gilday

Feb 29

Jonathan Prescott

Listen to previous SUUF services here

SUUF Events and news

We want to extend these invitations from Matt Meyer, who led our worship service this past Sunday.

  • You can stay in touch with Matt by signing up for his ‘worship & music’ email list here
  • You can get a copy of his award-winning children’s book “Desmond Gets Free” here.
  • And you learn more about Wednesday evening worship with Sanctuary Boston here, where Matt serves as Director of Community Life.
  • YouTube link to the recorded service: https://youtu.be/c4cc70LtO30

Update on the changes being made to the UU Principles and Purposes, from UU President, Rev. Frederick-Gray


New banner! Simme Bobrosky has taken the ideas we expressed at our Banner Design Service and created a wonderful image. We are now looking for people with quilting, applique, or other skills that might be able to create the banner. Please contact Simme if you are interested: [email protected]"

Collage Making!

February 5th after service.

Bring a brown bag lunch, a glue stick as well as any collage materials you might have.

Thank you,

Linda Kuller

Happy February birthdays!!! Best wishes to Andra, Eileen, Pete, Ken, Russel, and any others celebrating your special day this month.

SUUF Movie Night!!

SUUF Movie Night is the 2nd Saturday of the month

Come join the fun!

Doors open at 7pm, movie starts at 7:30pm

SUUF Zoom Links For This Week

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

Sunday, February 5, 10:30 AM | Sunday Service 

Tuesday, February 7, 5:30 PM | Covenant Circle

Thursday, February 9, 6:30 PM | Board Meeting

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

Happy Wanderers 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.

4th Sunday recipients list

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

Feb - Wise Caregiving  offers workshops, retreats, and presentations to help professional and private caregivers thrive in today’s challenging environment.

Mar -: SFEG

 Apr - Familia Unidas por la Justica

May - OPOP One parish One prisoner

Jun Helping hands foodbank


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.ike "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining"!

SUUF's very own Anneliese Vance-Sherman and Matt Bianconi are part of the upcoming TAG production of the play "Prelude to a Kiss" which is showing at the Lincoln Theater. Come support our friends and enjoy a night of community theater! Tickets are on sale now: https://lincolntheatre.org/live-stage-prelude-kiss

Common Read: Mistakes and Miracles, Congregations on the Road to Multi-culturalism Widening the Circle Committee, Feb. 2, 16, March 3, 16 10-11:30 am. Quimper UU Fellowship is hosting the UUA Common Read via zoom. We will discuss this book that is a series of stories of UU churches that are on the path of becoming anti oppressive, antiracist and multicultural Beloved Communities. The books are not ready yet but can be pre-ordered on-line at the UUA Inspirit Bookstore. If the books are not received in time the dates will be changed. For more information, email me at [email protected] or (360) 424-5003. Brenda Cook

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 [email protected] or call (360) 424-5003.

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

Community events and news

We'll be having our monthly rally in front of Planned Parenthood on Division Street at 11:00 to 12:00 on this Saturday (first Saturday of the month). Hope to see you there!

Sheila McCandlish

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PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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2022-23 Board of Trustees
Emily Bianconi - President
Rosemary Stevens - Vice President
Ken Stern – Treasurer
Linda Kuller – Secretary
Mike Murdock
Pete Smith
Jim Heard
Donna Rieper
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
500 West Section St.
PO Box 1203
Mount Vernon, WA 98273